So there I was, playing some slot machines in Holland Casino on a recent trip to Amsterdam andÂ I came across a bank of Aristocrat slot machines with a twist…you could play 4 games at once on each screen!
It turns out that these are called Wonder 4 games and they are a bit cleverer than it sounds. Because not only can you play 4 games at once, but you can choose each of the 4 games. So you could have the one top left and bottom right playing Pompeii, the top right one playing Buffalo and the bottom left one playing Fire & Light. As an example. You can choose to play all 4 of the same game if you want.
And it doesn’t stop there. I was playing 4 Pompeii slots together (and doing quite well as it happens!) when I hit the bonus feature on one of them. If you know the Pompeii slot machine well you will know that you have to line up the Coin scatters (or Wild symbol) on reels 1-3, left to right. Which I did. Except on the Wonder 4 machines, the 3rd reel also contains a “Super Scatter” which triggers the featre on all 4 games! So I effectively got 4 bonus rounds and a very decent 200x win. Shoulda taken a photo, I know.
The only negateve here is that these Woner 4 games are not available online yet. They are detailed on the Innovate Gaming website so I guess they develop them for Aristocrat whereas Aristocrat’s online games are developed by Next Gen Gaming or Game Account Network. The latter release their games to MoneyGaming for online play while Next Gen licence to casinos like Bet365 Games.
Pompeii itself is available to play online but only at a couple ofÂ casinos (check out the Aristocrat slots website for details or see my recently-ish postedÂ Aristocrat online slots list) and because of Aristocrat’sÂ need to protect theirÂ land-based licences, the online slotsÂ are only available to players in a few countries as of August 2013. Not the USA yet, not Australia either but New Zealand players should be OK and from late 2014, US players in some states like New Jersey and Nevada should also be able to play them online all being well.