I have always been skeptical about the Vegas slot style games on the Play Store. I could never quite get my head around the appeal - after all there's no chance to win real money, but plenty of opportunity to throw it away into virtual currencies. That aside, I decided to put my skepticism to the side and recently gave the Android game - Hero of Vegas - a spin.
After only a few minutes with the app, I could see why people get hooked! The presentation, the bright lights, the 'gamified' nature of leveling up, and most all - the sound - really made me want to have one more spin. I found there is something surprisingly satisfying about the sound of the wheel spinning and the various rows locking into place (even if it has been years since anything mechanical was happening behind those LCD screens!)
So will I keep playing? Well I'm not sure. If I wanted the thrill of gambling, there are plenty of better ways to spend my money online. But, for some mindless entertainment on the train or bus, there are definitely worse apps out there! The presentation is really fantastic, somehow managing to capture part of the 'essence' of Vegas in app form, and there is heaps of variety! It seems ridiculous, but this one app has over 380 different machines, each with their only little quirks!
On top of this there are tournaments, gifts, leader-boards, and heaps of other cool little features to make the gaming experience more competitive. I guess with the primary game-play mechanic being so simple (press Spin) - it's good to see the developer trying their best to keep things interesting!
All in all, this is an app worth checking out! Again, there are plenty of better ways out there to get your gambling or betting 'fix' but this is still mindless, harmless fun - so long as you don't start putting too much real money into it - Download with caution!
In the words of the developer:
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