Innovative Hi Lo Arcade Game From Playtech

Published on: July 11, 2013 

Many online casino software providers include Hi Lo games in their portfolios of arcade games. This category is referred to as instant win games by some software providers. Most often the Hi Lo games involve guessing whether the next number called will be higher or lower than the previous one. These games do not hold interest for long. Playtech offers an arcade game titled Around the World Hi Lo. In order to make this game interesting Playtech has built in a theme and incorporated some exciting features. Around the World Hi Lo can be played at all Playtech online casinos like Bet365 Casino and Paddy Power Casino.

Around the World Hi Lo is the four stage arcade game. Players who make six consecutive correct guesses complete one stage of the journey. The around the world journey begins with the player boarding a train. He then travels to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower, New York to see the Statue of Liberty, China to see the Great Wall and London to see the Big Ben. Players cannot leave the game in between stages. However after completing a stage they have the option of collecting the payout for that stage or travelling on to the next stage. The payouts increase with each stage. The first stage offers a payout of 2.5 times the staked amount. The second stage offers a payout of 3.0 times the staked amount. The third stage offers a payout of 3.5 times the staked amount. The fourth stage offers a payout of 4.0 times the staked amount.

The numbers are called by spinning the wheel that has numbers ranging from 1 to 49. The Playtech software is so programmed that the same number cannot be called consecutively. Therefore the two options of Hi and Lo suffice. Normally in Hi Lo games if the player guesses incorrectly he loses the wager. However Around the World Hi Lo provides players with a buffer. The first time the player makes a wrong guess he gets one strike. If he guesses incorrectly again within the same stage then he loses his bet. If the player reaches the end of the stage with no strikes then he gets paid as per the multipliers stated earlier. However, if he reaches the end of the stage with one strike then his bet is returned and the strike is removed so that he can begin the next stage with a clean slate.

Apart from numbers from 1 to 49, the wheel has three special slots. The first one is RS, which stands for Remove Strike. This removes the strike a player may have received without any penalty being imposed. It is as if he had never received the strike at all. The player will be entitled to the multiplied payout at the end of the stage. The second special slot is AS, which stands for Advance One Step. The player moves one step ahead on that stage of the journey without having to make a guess. Therefore his risk is reduced. The previous number called holds for the next guess. The final special slot is AL, which means Advance One Level. The player advances to the end of the stage and receive the multiplied payout for that stage.

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