The first live The Price Is Right slot machine was released in the late 1990s. It was a hit at the time and remains a very popular themed slot, but WMS recently updated their The Price Is Right slots to include video clips and voice-overs by new host, Drew Carey. Online casinos carrying the new game also now offer surround-sound seating and modern features like Community Gaming and Transmissive Reels. Later in the review we'll also touch on the newer The Price Is Right online slots, but let's start with WMS' impressive live games.
The live The Price Is Right slot machine has five reels and 25 paylines. Like most of WMS' other big titles it is a penny machine, which makes the game accessible to virtually all interested players. The Price Is Right slots feature many of the same bonus games as the original live machine, but with some fun updates. Case in point, the Cliff Hanger feature now moves across the reels, replacing them randomly with expanding wilds.
Fans of the popular TV show The Price Is Right will quickly notice some of the key elements shown in this video slot. The action takes place on five reels and three rows, where there can be up to 25 lines active that allow for combinations from left to right.
The slot has the standard interface for setting the number of lines, the bet per line and the auto spin function if needed. However, it also comes with a special function that will activate a special wheel on the right side of the screen for an extra bet. This will spin along with the reels and can award a multiplier of up to x5 for the win or a special mini game.
Wild symbols and scatters are found in the slot, with the latter triggering the Mini Game Feature when three host symbols appear.
Other The Price Is Right slots bonuses include the Grand $ Game (a pick and win feature), a quick Punch a Bunch feature, the always popular Plinko game, and of course the game's signature Showcase Showdown. The Price Is Right slots casino players must bet all lines to be eligible for the four progressives available through the Showcase Showdown bonus.
The Price Is Right online slots were also re-released in 2009. They're not nearly as over-the-top with just nine paylines, but players can wager up to five credits a line. Like the live slots, the online version features original game show music and bonus rounds inspired by the show's most popular games.
The Price Is Right online slots also feature both a Plinko and a Showcase Showdown bonus. The Plinko bonus is only awarded for three Plinko symbols when there is a bet on all lines. The Price Is Right slots players choose one of the three Plinko symbols in an in-game feature to determine how many chips they'll have to drop. Unfortunately, the Plinko bonus prize is generally pretty small.
The online Price Is Right slot machine's other bonus is a two-part feature. Three or more wheel bonus symbols send you to the wheel bonus where you will earn the amount you spin. Spin more than 55 and you'll move on to the showcase bonus; choose between two doors, the prize amount shown is then multiplied by your line bet.
The Price Is Right online slots have fun bonuses, but not very generous ones. The Price Is Right slot machine makes up for this oversight with a generous paytable. For example, five wilds at max bet award the jackpot prize of 62,500 coins
Unfortunately, there are currently no online The Price Is Right slots casinos that accept American players. By comparison, the live version can be found all over the world. We rate the live game 9.75 out of 10 and the online game 9.25 out of 10.
The Price Is Right slot machine doesn't have a jackpot. The biggest single win is for five symbols of the beautiful assistant on a line, worth 2,500 coins.