The casino game software developers/designers at Net Entertainment seek to bring the excitement, dazzlement and wonder of both old-time amusement parks and cutting-edge 5-reel slot machines. Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune brings stacked wilds; the awesome “Claw Feature”; the “Theme Park Bonus Wheel” (!); the “Theme Park Ticket Game” video bonus round because as those who kicked ass at town fairs knew it’s all about the tickets; and a crazy six “Theme Park Bonus Games” (!!!) on top of it all. Sweet as cotton candy and caramel apples!
In the Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune slot, the rollercoaster is the wild symbol and may appear stacked on any spin – quite handy in a 50-payline slot – nothing better than seeing those three wilds in the first reel. A very nice touch was provided in the sound effect of the roller coaster whooshing past as the stacked symbols fly by on the reels. (Unfortunately, this generally means that if you hear the screams of the passengers, you’re probably not hitting any wilds on the given reel.)
The symbol of the claw – as in those arcade games in which one must maneuver a crane, drop the claw and hope not to be ripped off when the claw grabs the desired item, begins transporting it to the basket … and Freakin’ DROPS IT!!!! Askdfakjsdksjdfknbjhg @^$%$^@%^#%@ -- appears in reel 5 only. When it does, however, it automatically creates a win across the reels.
Here’s the most common of the bonus rounds in the Tickets of Fortune slots game. Land three scatters on the reels (they’re marked SCATTER) to launch either this bonus round or the Theme Park bonus Wheel. In the Theme Park Ticket Game, you simply spin the wheel a random number of times (usually about three to five); on the wheel are the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 8. The wheel spins, you press STOP and collect the number of virtual tickets indicated by the pointer.
After completing the Theme Park Ticket game in this slot, another screen opens, upon which six game booths are displayed. These open up simple yet hilarious and fun, video bonus rounds to earn coinage. Turn in a certain number of your tickets to play the games (hey, that’s not how it works!), recognizable riffs on old classics in bonus rounds herein called Can Tower, Duck Shoot, Fishing, Punching Bag, Skeeball and Sledgehammer. These games are easy exercises in point-and-click – and landing hundreds of coins, no joke.
The Tickets of Fortune slot’s Theme Park Bonus Wheel may also be launched via the landing of three or more scatters. This is another “wheel of fortune”-type wheel, with all sorts of prizes from tickets to coinage to bonus multipliers.
The PR folks at NetEnt heavily pushed this slot back in June 2015 and had it occupy a prime spot in the company portfolio. Slot reviews on Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune have been gaga since then, and with good reason. This is an excellent slot game; one of our favorites.