Another new MyVegas Slot Game, was unveiled today… Reel Chef. A MyVegas “take” on the Iron Chef TV Show.
The primary game field has the background of a fancy restaurant, with the kitchen serving “dishes” onto the tables of a 3 by 3 Slot Game.
As with all Slot Games, you want to try to match tiles, in order to win bonuses. In this case the “main” winning combinations revolve around feeding the restaurant patrons (seated at the six “judging” tables (continuing the Iron Chef concept) on the top right hand side of the above image) and you do that by matching three entrees.
The six dishes are: T-Bone Steak, Lobster, Catch of the Day, Rack of Lamb, Coq Au Vin & Honey Glazed Ham. (You can consult the Reel Chef PAYS table for pays)
In the above image, there is a BONUS Dessert (it appears on the closest of the nine tiles.) Should two or more of these BONUS desserts come up, a star will light up, and you are one step closer to playing the Bonus Game. (There are five stars which need to be lit, as shown on the side table at the bottom left of the above image.)
When you light up all five stars, you advance to the first Bonus Game, where you choose one of three Chefs in a “cook off” contest.
They are Chef Borschnikov (who makes Soup), Chef Norimoto (who makes Sushi), and Chef Risottolini (who makes Pizzas)
Each Bonus Game involves spinning a wheel, and getting a more favorable outcome than your opponent.
In the above example, you can see that both you (the PLAYER on the left, at the top) and the Reel Chef (the character on the right, at the top) have a “clicker” indicator on their own side of the wheel, so the results for both are determined by a single spin of the wheel. Depending on the results, there may, or may not, be further spins.
– In the competition against Chef Borschnikov, you have to collect the ingredients to make Borscht, before he does.
– In the competition against Chef Norimoto, you have to fill three Sushi boats (collect 12 pieces of Sushi) before he does.
– In the competition against Chef Risottolini, you have to bake more pizzas than he does.
In any case, whether or not you are the winner, you win the Bonus Chips you have collected during the Spins.
You return to the restaurant after each Bonus Round, in order to collect more Dessert (stars) in order to begin the next Bonus Round.
Once you have defeated all three of the Reel Chefs, you advance to the final Bonus Round, facing Monsieur Canard.
In this final Bonus Round, you collect Free Spins. If you don’t collect more than Monsieur Canard, you only get your own Free Spins, and have to face him again. If you collect more than Monsieur Canard, you win both your own and his Free Spins, and start the game at the beginning. (Facing the first three Reel Chefs)
The folks at MyVegas seem (again, like the Mirage Slot Game) to have put a lot of effort into creating a different and entertaining environment for a new game.
Having taken a look at the first batch of comments on the MyVegas Facebook page, it seems that, while the game is fun and entertaining, it does cause a steady erosion of the Chip stack, compared to some other games.
(Please remember… I don’t get a chance to look at anything before any of you, so I’m trying to figure out the game, see how it plays, and write my article, as soon as I can. As with all games of chance… luck varies!!! So your results may be different. If they are, please let me know!!!)
Tastes vary, as shown by the variety of Slot Games in the MyVegas world.
I *DO* really like how the Bonus Games are more structured, than (for instance) Excalibur, where, in my opinion, the Bonus Games seem to be endlessly popping up. For an early level player, this might not be an issue, but for those of us trying to leverage the benefit of the Auto Spin, a more structured Bonus Round is great.
I think the Reel Chef Slot Game has a fun and entertaining concept, and given that they JUST unveiled it, has some real potential. (But hopefully they loosen up the payouts a bit.)
Good luck !!!