“Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Slots” is a simulated gambling app comprising multiple slot titles with an overlaid Win & Share Trivia Event feature.
The app is free-to-play. The slots within the app function identically to real-money slots in that they are completely random, with slot reels and bonuses that function like actual slot machines. Each slot in the app conforms to real-money gaming regulations. Optional in-app purchases include Coins (used for “gambling”) and Gems (used for completing title-specific achievements).
In-app achievements include experience points (XP) and leveling-up, in addition to title-specific achievements that are tracked, saved and rewarded by individual player.
WIN & SHARE TRIVIA EVENT
This feature is triggered randomly, and all active players (regardless of slot title) are eligible. The Contestant is chosen randomly, not dependent on game outcome, from among all active players.
If chosen as a Contestant, you’ll be presented a trivia question and 4 possible responses. Your award is based upon your current Bet Multiplier and how many guesses are required to get the correct answer.
Once the Contestant finishes, every non-Contestant (currently an active player) also receives an award, based upon their current Bet Multiplier and how many guesses were required for the Contestant to get the correct answer.
The lobby features the slot title icons and heads-up-display (HUD).
SLOT TITLE ICONS
Each slot title is depicted as an icon, which may be perused through swiping motions. Upon downloading the app, a set of titles will be available for play, with one of these being unlocked. Through play, XP are earned with each wager and level-ups occur at prescribed thresholds. Upon leveling-up, you earn awards, including but not limited to coins, gems, increasing the maximum Bet Multiplier, unlocking additional slot titles, increasing the value of the Question of the Day and increasing the value of the Bonus Question.
The HUD generally appears on every screen and comprises: Coin Meter, Bank Meter, Level/XP meter, Leaderboard Icon, Status Icon, Achievements Icon, Settings Icon and Home Icon. Interact with the HUD by touching the appropriate tab.
The Coin Meter displays the player’s current Coins/Credits. Credits are used to wager upon slot titles. Note that within a slot title, the player’s current Coins are also displayed, simultaneously, in the Dashboard of an individual slot within the Credits Meter. Tapping the Coin Meter allows you to purchase additional Coins.
The Bank Meter displays the player's current Vegas Bucks Bonus Total. Earn Vegas Bucks on select games! Collect game symbols to win the Bonus! Use Vegas Bucks just like Cash in the store! The faster you complete the Goals, the more you win!
The Level/XP Meter shows your progress in terms of levels and experience points (XP). Touch the Level/XP Meter to see how close you are to leveling-up and the awards you’ll receive once there.
See how you compare with other players! Leaderboards are updated periodically and are not real time. Each player may appear only once per category. Check back often as new categories are added!
Depicted as your Facebook image, the Status Icon shows your current status. It is also the portal for inviting friends and sending/receiving gifts to/from friends.
Depicted as a trophy, the Achievements Icon is utilized for entrance to the accomplishments area. Touch the Achievements Icon to see your progress, visually depicted in the “Walk of Fame” through the various slot titles. You earn a never-ending credit bonus for “finishing” (that is, succeeding in fulfilling 9 prescribed goals) each slot title.
Depicted as a gear, the Settings Icon is utilized to modify various settings of the app, e.g. volume, speed/style of spins, etc.
The Home Button takes you from a particular slot title back to the Lobby.
Each slot title is unique with its own reel configuration, paytable, paylines and rules of play. Generally, a dashboard appears with every slot title and comprises: Help Button, Win Meter and Play Button w /Bet Multiplier Buttons.
The Help Button is used to depict the help page for the individual slot title. With the help page, the rules of play, payable and paylines are described.
The Win Meter depicts the win associated with the current play.
The Play Button (with Total Bet overlaid) is used to initiate a spin. The Bet Multiplier Buttons are located on either side of the Play Button and are utilized by the player to increase or decrease the wager. The Total Bet depends on the slot’s betting rules and is a function of the Bet Multiplier.