Some Old Olympics Themed Online Slots

Published: June 13, 2015

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The Rio Olympics are 14 months away. Over the next year the news of the 2016 Olympic Games will pour in – how the training is progressing, which athletes have been unable to make the cut, which athletes are the medal hopes and so on. Players at online casinos can also get into competition fitness by playing on the existing Olympics themed slot games, while waiting for a new set to arrive closer to the Games. This article takes you back in time to two slot machines released for the 2008 Olympics.

Microgaming released a 3 reel fruit machine titled Track and Field Mouse to commemorate the event. It has a single payline in the base game. You get to choose from the Gold, Silver and Bronze payout tables, which have been named on the three types of Olympic medals. These tables award free spins. A winning combination in the base game triggers the Win Spin Video Reels Game, which is played on 3 reels with 5 paylines. The winning combination also determines the number of free spins won based on the payout table chosen. You are awarded a Nudge Gamble feature that allows you to stop the spinning reels whenever you want. You can use this immediately or carry it forward. After a losing spin you may be awarded a Shifta feature. One of the reels will be held fixed while the other two reels spin till a win occurs. The Win Spin Video Reels Game has Olympics themed symbols like medal, Olympics torch, running shoes and stopwatch.

The same year Realtime Gaming released a slot game titled Medal Tally. The Olympics themed symbols are athlete, cyclist, swimmer and Olympics stadium. The wild symbol is the set of gold, silver and bronze medals. The scatter symbol is the laurel wreath, the prize awarded in the ancient Olympic Games. The usual playing card icons are draped in gold medals. The payout table is volatile, making Medal Tally video slot attractive for risk taking players. The scatter symbol awards up to 20 free spins with all payouts being tripled. During the free spins the medals symbols that appear on the reels are accumulated and later a bonus is awarded based on the medals tally. At the lowest level, up to four symbols multiply the triggering bet by 5. At the higher end from 45 to 49 symbols multiply the triggering bet by 1,000. 50 or more symbols award the progressive jackpot.


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