If you're like most of us, you've never had the opportunity to appear on a TV game show. But Blueprint Gaming has put together the next best thing. It's a video slot game called Deal or No Deal: What's in Your Box. It is based on the popular 'Deal or No Deal' game show hosted in the UK by Noel Edmonds. Deal or No Deal contains all the best features from the TV show including the ringing telephone and the pressure-packed choices that come with it.
About Deal or no Deal - What's In Your Box
Deal or No Deal only has 20 paylines to work with, but that's more than enough when combined with the game's 5 bonus features. More on those features in just a minute. First, though, you'll have to determine your bet level before you start spinning. There are up and down arrow buttons to the left of the reels used for this purpose. Just click those buttons to establish how much you want to bet across all 20 paylines.
Your spinning options are: manual and automatic. Initiating a single, manual spin is a matter of clicking the green button at the right of the reels. Automatic spinning utilises the smaller circular button at the lower right corner. When you choose automatic spinning, you will determine the number of spins you want the game to make for you. Once automatic spinning commences, it continues until you stop it, all your spins are completed, or you activate a bonus feature.
Wild symbols are in play; standard rules for those symbols apply. There are no scatter symbols, but there are 5 different Bonus symbols used to activate the bonus games explained below.
The Bonus Games
Deal or No Deal includes 5 different bonus games that are activated through the What's in Your Box Bonus. To activate this bonus, you'll need to land three like Bonus symbols on any payline during standard play. Those three like symbols create a winning combination that subsequently rewards you with an extra bonus game. There are 5 bonus games that can be activated:
- Seal of Success Free Spins – A number of free spins for each Bonus symbol landed
- Power Play Free Spins – 10 free spins with enhanced reels
- Deal or No Deal – A picking game that mimics the classic Deal or No Deal TV show
- Go All the Way Bonus – Another picking game that mimics the TV feature by the same name
- Trail of Wealth – Roll the dice and travel around a trail laced with prices.
There is a randomly activated extra feature in Deal or No Deal known as the Bankers Bonus. Just like in the TV show, it starts when the phone rings. That pressure-packed phone call gives you a choice of picking a new deal by way of three red boxes or continuing without taking the risk. The three boxes contain one of the following five prizes:
- Bonus Re-spins
- Colossal Symbols
- Mystery Symbols
- Random Wilds
- Re-spin Streak.
This game uses the Jackpot King feature found in other Blueprint games. It is a multi-stage game that gives you the opportunity to play for the progressive jackpot if you make it all the way to the final stage.
I bet you’re wondering how the Jackpot King gets so big? Well, 0.13% of each stake is added to a reserve pot. When the Jackpot King is dropped it will reset using the reserve pot. The Jackpot begins with a seed fund , which means the Jackpot ends up being funded by the initial seed with an added 0.86% of each stake. Then the final drips of that is the equivalent to 0.13% which is given to the reserve pot.