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Aristocrat Publishes Reel Power and Super Reel Power

Aristocrat logoMultiline slots were first introduced by Aristocrat Leisure back in the nineties. Prior to that, players could only bet on one line before developers began adding more paying lines on slot machines until they reached 243 pay lines for 5-reel shots and an extra 27 pay lines for 3-reel shots, which is the maximum number of paying lines combinations.

Players usually pay separately for each line, which technically means they are playing several different games. However, if players needed to pay for 243 credits to play all lines it would become very expensive. For this reason, bets are fixed to all pay lines, and winnings are lowered adequately.

Are More Paying Lines a More Fun Way to Enjoy Slot Machines?

With increased popularity and technologies in the betting sector, Aristocrat managers designed more interesting and clearer ways on how players can understand what their bets are, or for what they are paying whilst hitting the spin button.

The Reel Power

This new feature was named Reel Power. As previously mentioned, there are 243 combinations of pay lines on classic 5-reel slots, and each has 3 symbols on every reel. This essentially means that players only pay for 5 reels instead of 243 pay lines. Changing bets requires players to bets per reel and not per line. Winnings are multiplied by bets per reel while scatter wins are multiplied by the cost of the total bet.

Super Reel Power and Xtra Reel Power

Although Reel Power had 243 paying lines, this wasn’t enough for many Australian players and the company had to devise and come up with more than 243 paying lines on their 5-reel slots. A simple idea was developed which added more symbols on each reel. 4 symbols on 5 reels meant 1024 ways which were named Xtra Reel Power, and after they added 5 symbols to each reel, slots had a total of 3125 which was further called Super Reel Power.

The most popular games which use Xtra Reel Power are Buffalo Moon and Buffalo Slot. Other slots using the Reel Power system are Imperial House, Shaman’s Magic, Fire Light, Party in Rio, and Red Baron.


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