If you have never seen a slot game that's full of vibrant and pastel colours, then you haven't seen Thrill Seekers from Playtech! Even if you have seen something as colourful, compare that game with this one...and what do you think? Geeees, I have never seen so many variance of different colours being used in any game graphics before, except in Thrill Seekers. Personally, I find that everything has been overly done in giving colours to the background and symbols, so much so that anyone taking a first look would automatically go "oh gawd...!" But lets not judge a game by its colours! :D
Thrill Seekers is a 50-paylines 5-reels game with a fun-fair theme, complete with joy rides and a rollercoaster. The opening screen is pretty nicely done, colourful and lively, showing kids having a fun ride on a rollercoaster. What comes after that is another picture altogether. Although looking very nice initially, those symbols on the reels all look similar and not distinguishable enough between one and the other. With the exception of the Bonus symbol, which shows an orange-coloured hammer with bright yellow 'BONUS' wording, all other symbols tend to blend into one another, creating a rather confusing overall look. The wild symbol, showing a colourful clown, which is expected, has the word 'WILD' in a light shade of pink, which doesn't stand out at all from the other symbols, which shouldn't be the case. The wild symbol is one of the most important symbol in any game and should be made distinctly recognisable at an instant. In Thrill Seekers, the wild symbol gets lost in the crowd of other symbols and wins with the wild are not apparent enough. This is sad, because no one likes having to look hard at the screen all the time, or after each spin searching for wins. It is very very tiring to the eyes and becomes a real turn-off!
Symbols used in the game are represented by fun things, like candy bars, drinks, ice-cream, candy floss and popcorn, whilst the higher paytable symbols use images of a boat-ride, tunnel-ride and rollercoaster-ride, but each and every symbol has got too many colours in them! They should have been more simpler for better effects. At the moment, everything becomes too gaudy! Eeeeyew! Where payouts are concerned, the wild has the usual 10,000x line bet for 5-of-a-kind and the scatter has 200x total bet for 5-of-a-kind. So far so good. However, the other symbols are not so better strung, starting with 50x line bet for 5-of-a-kind of the candy bars to 500x line bet for the rollercoaster-ride. Getting 3 or more bonus symbols on any payline triggers a Bonus game, whereby you get the clown to hit the button, see the hammer rises and hit the bell and a cash prize is awarded. Prizes are randomly awarded, either 40%, 80% or 120% of the total bet. Not a lot at all, disappointing most of the time, but the bonus rounds do come quite often. Still, the prizes are never big enough for any satisfactory wins! The scatter symbol is a funfair ticket, 3 or more of which anywhere on the reels trigger 10 free spins with a 2x multiplier. More free spins can be won with every 3 or more scatters appearing in the free spins. But, the 10 spins and the 2x win multiplier are just not sufficient for any substantial wins, unless you so happened to get 5 wilds on any payline.
In play, the frequent bonus game awards were interesting at first, but the repeatedly low payouts soon brought in boredom and dissatisfaction. Free spins are hard to get, and those 10 spins with 2x multiplier do not deliver most of the time too, making for yet another disappointment. Well, Thrill Seekers in the beginning, turning into I'm Getting Sick-ers soon after! You'd be very lucky if you can enjoy playing this game! :(