Nothing could be more spectacular than playing a game of Independence Day. It is complete with fireworks and other patriotic symbols that are sure to make anyone smile. I found this game and was game for giving it a try. There are so many games out there to choose from; sometimes one doesn’t really stand out from the others. This one, I do believe, is worthy of being given 4 out of 5 stars for overall experience. I didn’t hit the big jackpot, but I did win a modest amount that made playing worthwhile.
The game was created as a colorful homage to celebrate the birthday of the United States of America. I liked the overall feel of this slot, as it was nostalgic in feel. I miss the old slots that had coins jingling with every spin; this one seemed to stir some of the feeling of playing an older game. The graphics were just enough to allow it to feel sentimental without being too high tech. Adorned with red, white and blue, the game is a colorful splash of fun. Some nice features about the sound include the fact that they have added some imitating clatter that sounds like coins dropping. So while it is a video slot, it has that traditional feeling and sound. One disappointment is there is no patriotic tunes being played that are fitting for these festivities, but it was a minor inconvenience.
Not every computer will be able to play this game; it does require that you have a Flash Player downloaded. It must be version 9, and it is free to install. Anyone who has an Apple computer or a Netscape Communicator may have difficulty playing this game. The demo mode is nice for those who are trying to get the feel of this slot. I choose to play for free first then I choose to play for real money. I wanted to get the hang of things before putting money on the line.
It’s not rocket science to play this game, thankfully. There are three reels and five pay lines to consider. To win, you must get a combination of 7 symbols. If you get three red 7’s, then you will get 1,000 coins added to the bank. There are other combinations available. Getting two 7 symbols plus a BAR will also trigger a win. To get the largest payout, you need to get a red, white and blue 7 all at the same time. This will payout over 12,000 coins. I like the auto play option so that I didn’t have to keep changing the bet and amount of reels to play. However, you have to be careful because it can be so easy to gamble away large sums of money quickly using this feature.
The game was created by WGS Technology. There are over forty different ways that you can win. Some symbols that trigger a win are Betsy Ross, George Washington and the Liberty Bell. Other famous statues can be seen, like Mount Rushmore, Uncle San and the Declaration of Independence document. In this game, the wild symbol is George Washington. If Betsy Ross should appear, she brings along with her free spins, which are always welcomed. There must be three character cards of Ms. Ross appear, and they must be from left to right. During the free spin bonus section, all prize amounts are doubled. During the free spin section, you can re-trigger the bonus by getting Betsy again, but the subsequent spins are not going to be doubled. There are 10 free spins total, and the ability to make serious cash here.
The highest jackpot is able to be triggered by getting the Declaration of Independence x3 on any of the pay-lines. This will be for the ultimate win and unfortunately doesn’t happen very often. Overall this game is fun. The background for the bonus section is a map of the United States and various landmarks and pictures come and go throughout the gaming session. The main board is traditional, yet packed with items. As you can imagine, this game is played in the US, as not many others are nostalgic toward this countries history.
WGS Technology is one of the biggest makers in patriotic games for the US. They have other games out that have gained them a top spot for making games with meaning. Liberty Slots is another one of their games, as is the Miami Club Slot. With good payouts and a decent visual display, this is a good game.