The folks at MyVegas have finally found a way to create Apps for IOS (Apple) and Android Mobile Devices that allow us to take MyVegas on the road !!!
The Apps play MyVegas as a separate game. (Regardless of the Level you’ve reached on your computer, you will start the Mobile App at Level 1.)
But, when you link the App to your Facebook account… (which you HAVE to do, to redeem Loyalty Points) …your LP total will update, and track them all together.
NAVIGATING THE APP
On the HOME screen, there are five menu options: GAMES, REWARDS, MY STRIP, STORE and WALLET. (On two different screens.)
- GAMES – takes you to the Slot Games.
- REWARDS – takes you to the Rewards menu, to review what rewards are offered. You can sort them by MGM Resort Partners, by Loyalty Point Price, by Categories or by those Rewards that are being Featured.
- MY STRIP – takes you to your MyVegas Strip map.
- STORE – takes you to the MyVegas Store, where you can purchase Chips.
- WALLET – shows you any Rewards you have redeemed.
From the HOME screen pull up menu on the bottom left, which is accessed by pulling up on the tab with the three blue stripes. (Shown in the image above.)
- The picture is your Facebook picture… (which shows up once you link your FB account, which you should do in order to save any progress) …and shows your overall Challenge progress, and highest Challenge accomplished.
- The HOUSE icon takes you to the HOME screen.
- The Blue ‘V’ MyVegas Chip icon takes you to the REWARDS menu.
- The WHEEL icon becomes active when the DAILY BONUS SPIN is available. (Every 24 hours.)
- The GEAR icon opens a SETTINGS menu, where you control MUSIC, SOUND EFFECTS and VIBRATION options. This is also where you can LOG IN and OUT of Facebook (if different users are playing from the same mobile device) and where you can get MyVegas HELP.
The first few Levels of the Mobile App are played in the Excalibur Slot Game. Once you advance to Level 6, you unlock the Mobile App Strip.
Once the Strip is accessed, there is a pathway, (see image below,) with a number of challenge locations. Each location has three different tasks, denoted by Bronze, Silver and Gold Stars.
On the strip, you will also see your Facebook friends you have connected with (on the Facebook version of the game) … although you can’t interact with them on the Mobile App.
When you click on a challenge, you will see what the task consists of, and what the reward for completion of that task is. Sometimes you have a choice between different options… (Note the word “OR” in the image below)
You can leave tasks partially done, without losing your progress… (providing you have synced the App with your Facebook account) …as your Purple Chips ebb and flow. (As shown below, the Mirage Slot Game task is 15% complete.)
An important consideration is to look over ALL the Challenges available to you, as you start them. The reason for this is that SOME of the Challenges require you to play MAX BET (the largest wager available to you) and, of course, as you progress further, the amount you can ‘bet per line’ increases… so if you can get SOME of the BET MAX Challenges out of the way earlier, you may save yourself some Chips.
It goes without saying, that with collecting Chips being its own challenge, that managing the amount bet is very important. Different Slot Games have different minimum wagers, ranging from 60 Chips (Excalibur, New York New York & Mirage) to 150 Chips (Frontier Fortune, Luxor & Monster Maniacs) to 300 Chips (Pirate’s Cove).
When you complete all three tasks at each challenge location, you see a “CHALLENGE COMPLETED” sign, and can move onto the next challenge you choose.
When you are looking at the Strip map, you can tell your progress without clicking on the Challenges themselves, by seeing how many of the Stars are filled in, with Bronze, Silver and Gold Stars.
It should also be noted, that the Challenges do not have to be done in order. Although you do have to progress through the Bronze task, to get to Silver… and Silver to get to Gold task.
To start a Challenge, from the HOME SCREEN, you choose the MY STRIP option, which takes you to a map similar to the one shown in the image above. You can click on any unlocked Challenge, and advance your player icon to that spot on the map by clicking START. However, if there is more than one task option, you can choose the task you wish to take on, (select the GAME) by touching the Slot Game in the Challenge menu. (Otherwise it will default to the first task option.)
Tasks range from having a certain number of icons appear, collecting a certain number of Purple Chips, Loyalty Points or Chip wins. Sometimes the task may require a certain number of consecutive jackpot wins. There are a lot of different tasks, and you can track your progress in the current task, by clicking on the stars on the top, right corner of the screen. (Marked with the red arrow, in the below image.) When you click on the stars, it opens a pop-up screen which shows the task completion percentage on that particular Challenge.
It should be noted that unlike the Facebook game… (other than buying them) …the ONLY ways to accumulate Purple Chips are to click on the hourly BONUS Chips button… (Bottom right of the Home and Game screens) … and to collect the DAILY BONUS SPIN… (which has multipliers for collecting it on consecutive days, and for Game Levels achieved.)
To see the winning combinations for any of the Slot Games, the PAYS table is available to give further information about what constitutes a winning combination of icons, and how to play the Bonus Games.
As you progress through the MyVegas App, just like the Facebook version,you get access to an AUTO SPIN option, which allows you to spin multiple times automatically.
- 10 x Spin – Level 6
- 25 x Spin – Level 10
- 50 x Spin – Level 35
- 100 x Spin – Level 50
- 200 x Spin – Level 100
You access the BET PER LINE controls as well as the AUTO SPIN, PAYS, and BET MAX buttons by pulling up the pull-up menu from the center bottom of the screen. (See image below.)
The Strip presents the challenges, which become available in phases. The phases are:
- 1 – Carousel Lane
- 2 – King’s Court
- 3 – Outa’ My Way
The folks at MyVegas seem to be constantly “tweaking” and tinkering with the App. While I have been writing this, they have issued two updates. I’m sure they will continue to work to improve and make it better.
In the meantime, whether you prefer the original Facebook version, or the new Mobile App… play on… and Good Luck !