HOW TO PLAY CRAZY PACHINKO LIVE
The first major phase of Crazy Pachinko is called the Qualification phase. That’s the part when you play live slots. You’ll see an online slot machine with 5 reels and 3 rows. It’s a fairly simple one, too, so anyone with any experience with slots will understand it. During this phase, the game is not truly “live” in the usual sense. You can’t really see the presenters yet, so the gameplay boils down to a regular online slot but with multiplayer features such as a live chat.
During the qualification phase, your goal is to hit at least three Scatter symbols. If you do, you’ll qualify for the Pachinko Bonus round.
As for the slot itself – it’s a working, paying slot machine. It doesn’t have too many extra features except the Scatter. However, Scatters may nudge and move to make Bonus wins more likely. Scatters may also appear with multipliers up to 10x, which are added to your winnings once you move on to the next phase.
We should also note that the Crazy Pachinko top slot offers multiple forms of Feature Buy. Activating XXXTreme Spins guarantees at least one Scatter symbol per spin, greatly increasing your chances of qualifying and the chances of Scatter multipliers appearing. However, it costs 15x the stake per spin. Alternatively, you can directly buy a ‘ticket’ to instantly qualify for the bonus for 75x the stake.
The game show section of the game isn’t always live. Instead, a Bonus Round happens every few minutes and qualified players get to see it. So what if you qualify but have a few minutes to spare? You can try and increase the winnings of the upcoming bonus round by playing the Top-Up game.
The Top-Up phase features a 16-reel slot, where each of the 16 squares is a reel that spins on its own. It kind of looks like a Hold & Win slot feature if you’re familiar with those. The reels all have multipliers, and every time one hits it’s added to a running count at the bottom. Any multipliers won this way are randomly distributed between 16 positions. They can then potentially increase your winnings in the Pachinko Bonus round – more info below.
The size of the multipliers won in this phase depends on your stake. If you choose to increase your bet in this stage, all of the multipliers will increase. However, the base stake used in the bonus round is the same as the stake used to Qualify.
Pachinko Bonus Round
The live casino game show part of Crazy Pachinko kicks off at this stage. You have nothing left to do at this point except sit back and hope for the best.
The central component of the Crazy Pachinko Live bonus round is a big wall with obstacles. The presenter drops a puck from the top, and it travels down to the bottom. The obstacles will nudge the puck and determine which way it falls. In the end, it falls into one of 16 positions which hold 16 different prizes. This determines your final payout.
All 16 positions offer a base multiplier value. Some are bigger, some are smaller – you’re guaranteed to win something, but the puck’s trajectory determines how much. However, multipliers secured in earlier phases are added to the 16 positions. Specifically, the 16 positions from the Top Up round are added onto the 16 positions in the Pachinko phase. Lastly, multipliers won on Scatters from the qualification slot are added multiplicative. You can find the complete formula for these payouts further down in this review.
Also, one of the positions in this phase is marked as ‘Double’. If the puck falls into this position, all the base Pachinko multipliers are doubled and the presenter drops the puck again. The results from this second drop are final.