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Reel Power

Slot Machine published 25 years ago by Aristocrat Leisure Industries Pty

Reel Power screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Reel Power © 1996 Aristocrat.

A 5-reel video slot machine incorporating the '243 Ways' system.

TECHNICAL

Aristocrat MK5 hardware.

Button panel:

Bet buttons : 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 Credits
Line buttons : 3, 9, 27, 81, 243 Ways
Extra buttons : Collect (yellow), Reserve (green), Gamble (purple) and Take Win (orange)

1, 2, 10 and 20 Credit buttons are also used for Heart, Diamond, Club and Spade gamble respectively. This gamble is x4 if correct.
3 and 243 Ways buttons are also used for red/black double up.

TRIVIA

Reel Power was Aristocrat's first game to feature way bets instead of paylines. The name 'Reel Power' was later reused for all Aristocrat multi-way games, replacing the '243 Ways' name.

SCORING

All pays are left to right except scattered Crabs which pay any. Boat appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and substitutes for all symbols.

Marlin: 3 = 500, 4 = 1000, 5 = 5000
Fish: 3 = 100, 4 = 500, 5 = 2000
Pelican: 3 = 100, 4 = 200, 5 = 1000
Ace: 3 = 20, 4 = 100, 5 = 200
King: 3 = 10, 4 = 50, 5 = 200
Queen: 3 = 10, 4 = 30, 5 = 150
Jack: 3 = 10, 4 = 30, 5 = 150
Ten: 2 = 5, 3 = 10, 4 = 20, 5 = 100
Nine: 2 = 5, 3 = 10, 4 = 20, 5 = 100
Crab: 3 = 5, 4 = 20, 5 = 400

TIPS AND TRICKS

243 Ways to Win:

'3 Ways' costs 1 credit, plays reel 1
'9 Ways' costs 3 credits, plays reels 1-2
'27 Ways' costs 7 credits, plays reels 1-3
'81 Ways' costs 15 credits, plays reels 1-4
'243 Ways' costs 25 credits, plays reels 1-5

Any reels not specified pay in the centre position only. For example, "27 Ways" enables all positions the first 3 reels while the last two reels pay in the centre position only.

SERIES

1. Reel Power (1996)
2. Wizard Ways (1996)

SOURCES

Game's ROMs.