One of the biggest advantages of playing online slots is that no previous gambling knowledge is required, but that can be a drawback for some players. Now, International Game Technology has addressed the issue with a new online slots game that requires a fair deal of work on the player’s end.
The Reel Edge is modeled after the Japanese arcade game Pachisuro. The reels spin in exactly the same way as they would in a regular online slots game, but it’s up to the player to decide where the reels will stop. So, the player is prompted to stop each reel manually. This adds a level of skill, as players must have pristine timing when determine when to stop the reels.
If the players earns a bonus, they are then taken to an offscreen game which is fairly similar to Pac Man. They must navigate through a maze while catching falling stars, which add up to produce the players bonus cash total.
It is expected that skill games will be the future of the online gambling industry. It will be interesting to see how other designers will interpret this for online casinos, as it has certainly started an interesting trend.