Released by Rival Gaming on New Year’s Eve of 2010, Reel Party Platinum is an upgraded version of the original: Reel Party. New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to distribute this game due to the party atmosphere brought about by this day. Remixing online slot games is a common practice is the gaming industry. However, this game tops the cake by finding the perfect balance between providing players with something new and maintaining the brand equity of the old game.
The new game begins with an introductory 3D clip that guides players into a square lit by neon lights where the party occurs. This replaced the old 2D clip that featured 2D fireworks animations. This scene remains as the backdrop behind the reels throughout the game. The symbols on the reel are transparent so you can still view the party behind them.
The graphics of the symbols in the game are spectacular. These symbols bear a resemblance to the original game to maintain brand equity. The clothing and grooming of the hosts are more accurate with regards to today’s trends. The symbols include; a lime cocktail, which replaced a glass of beer; champagne toasts instead of rum; and food. These symbols have been reworked to showcase the superior graphics.
There are plenty of new animations in this version of the game. First, when the host creates winning combinations, the party becomes alive in the background animations. Also, the bonus game is played at a liquor cabinet. Unused glasses must be added to the cabinet with the help of the host.
Both versions offer identical betting opportunities. Each utilizes 15 paylines with a maximum of 5 coins per payline. The coin denomination ranges from $0.01 to $1.00 with identical payouts. Furthermore, there is a round that offers 10, 20 and 100 free spins. However in Reel Party Platinum these free spins are worth triple.
Each of these games is available at all Rival Gaming online casinos. While there have been many old games revived with new graphics and new gameplay Reel Party Platinum is one of the best updated slot games available to date. The graphics simply engulf you with a sharp picture quality and realistic graphics. Also, Rival Gaming has tweaked specific aspects of the game to maintain the brand loyalty that the original Reel Party created among its loyal followers.