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- Game: Riverboat Gambler
- MFG: WMS
Reviewer Rudy 8Ball Drac Buzz Total
Art-Backglass 7 8.5 6 7
Art-Playfield/Cabinet 7.5 8.5 6.5 7.5
Sound 6.5 8 5 6.5
Rules 6.5 8.5 7 7.5
Playfield Design 6.5 9.5 7.5 8
Replayability/Longevity 6.5 9.5 7 7.5
Total Score 7.5
Rudy: Since gambling requires some degree of luck, so does guessing
the right colors on the roulette wheel for bigger scores. Tough skill
8Ball: Deep ruleset and solid PF layout make this pin a sleeper.
Excellent skill shot and features make this a fun pin.
Definitely a strategy oriented game.
Keep hiting "21" target during MB to build chips fast (bust target
inactive during MB).
Interesting "second chance" extra ball feature.
Drac: Uncertainty of roulette wheel jackpot adds suspense and keeps
Buzz: never played one.
Rudy: another one shot game, but getting lucky on the wheel
gives you some desire to come back.
8Ball: You want to strangle the dude singing "ridin' on that
riverboat" after a while.
Drac: Should subtract points from your score if you lose roulette spin
doesn't -- making it a no brainer to keep shooting the left ramp to get the
roulette spin for potential jackpot.