The Gift Shop game can be found at casinos offering Play ‘n Go software. Play ‘n Go are a growing provider in the industry and have a rapidly expanding portfolio of both slots games and clients. They do offer a full casino platform, but primarily seem to be used as a bolt on package for extra slots games. Play ‘n Go do publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. As such we know that the house edge for Gift Shop is 5.88%.
The Gift Shop game is made up of 3 reels and 1 payline.
Wild – The “Diamond Ring” symbol is Wild, substituting for all other symbols.
There are no bonus or additional features in the Gift Shop game. Here is a breakdown of symbol combinations and their value:
1 “Diamond Ring” – 1 coin = 2x the bet – 2 coins = 4x the bet – 3 coins = 6x the bet
2 “Diamond Ring” symbols - 1 coin = 6x the bet – 2 coins = 12x the bet – 3 coins = 18x the bet
Any 3 “Gift” symbols - 1 coin = 6x the bet – 2 coins = 12x the bet – 3 coins = 18x the bet
3 “Coins” symbols – 1 coin = 15x the bet – 2 coins = 30x the bet – 3 coins = 45x the bet
3 “Bear” symbols - 1 coin = 40x the bet – 2 coins = 80x the bet – 3 coins = 120x the bet
3 “Chocolate Box” symbols -1 coin = 200x the bet – 2 coins = 400x the bet – 3 coins = 600x the bet
3 “Diamond Ring” symbols - 1 coin = 800x the bet – 2 coins = 1600x the bet – 3 coins = Jackpot
Gift Shop is as simple a 3 reel slots game as you could possibly imagine. In fact, I would argue that in order to come up with something so basic, so lacking in bonus features, so firmly rooted in the past, you might actually have to be a little creative. Slots games are capable of so much more. Yes, I know that when you peel off all the surface fluff most games, even ones with spectacular bonus features, are all the same. They’re all just the same game you played 20, 30 years ago with more bells and whistles. So maybe Gift Shop should be applauded for cutting through the nonsense and heading straight to the quick. However, the counter to that would be that we play these games, not just to win money, but also to be entertained and there is no doubt at all that Gift Shop falls a long way short of being entertaining. The final nail in the coffin for this game has to be the high house edge, making the game poor value for money on top of everything else.
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