Game Spotlight: The Green Machine Global

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It’s pure and simple, fast and fun. Choose your risk and your reward in The Green Machine Global, which debuts today as the 125th slot at High 5 Casino! The Green Machine Global has different gameplay mechanics than the other slots at H5C, so we asked game designer Brent to fill us in on the details:

“What you see is what you get in The Green Machine Global. Instead of paylines or ways, you can choose to bet on up to five different colors, all of which have different values – some will show up often with small wins, while others will show up less often but yield larger payouts. If one of the colors you bet on lands anywhere on the reels, you win. It’s that simple! You can play it safe, go for big jackpots, or do both, so there’s lots of flexibility for players. This is the first game that I worked on to debut at High 5 Casino, so I hope it does well and players enjoy it!”

The Green Machine Global is inspired by The Green Machine, which is one of the most popular land-based slot games of all time. We hope H5C players love our version as much as the original!

What do you think of The Green Machine Global? What type of slots would you like to see High 5 Games make in the future?

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High 5 Casino’s Delightful December Statistics

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Today’s post comes from High 5 Blog correspondent Ali.

Here’s our very last stats post for 2014 — a final farewell to 365 glorious days of playing High 5 Casino! In December 2014, an average of $10,014,497,637 was won every hour at H5C. What would you do with that much money? Think about it while you read some more delightful High 5 Casino December stats:

Top-five most-played games: Cat Gangster, Fortune Cat Fever, Sapphire Tiger, Thunder Road, and Mystery Train
Total spins: 3,727,223,593
Spins per day: 120,233,019
Total H5C money won: $7,450,786,241,945
Cumulative hours spent playing: 6,704,165

Can you guess what the top-five most-played games were from December 2013? We’ve got the answer right here: Bah, Humbug!, MISS UNIVERSE Crowning Moment, Valkyrie Queen, Moon Warriors, and Golden Knight.

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Shake the Sky’s Wild December Stats

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Shake the Sky Casino was played for 752,279 hours last month. Social players at STS managed to cumulatively play the app for around 24,267 hours per day despite the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. How many hours do you think you contributed to that total?

Check out more December stats from Shake the Sky:

Top-five most-played games: Golden Knight, Golden Peony, Liang Zhu, Dangerous Beauty, and Cherry Mischief
Total spins: 370,140,841
Spins per day: 11,940,027
Total STS money won: 89,573,903,225,675

What was your biggest jackpot at STS in December? Spin at Shake the Sky today and help January become its best month yet!

High 5 Fight Club

Today I’ll be offering my thoughts on two showdowns between four different High 5 Games slots. Take the polls below and let us know what you think!

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Tales of the Jungle vs. Shadow of the Panther

Who’d win in a fight between the protagonist from Shadow of the Panther and the adventurer from Tales of the Jungle?

Sure, the adventurer from Tales of the Jungle has a spear, and he’s probably a decade younger than the protagonist from Shadow of the Panther. On the surface he may be the favorite in this fight, but I’d put my money on the odd fellow from Shadow of the Panther. Here’s a guy who’s spent his entire life in the jungle, living like an animal and only occasionally emerging from the shadows. He must be incredibly tough – just look at the scars on his face – but more importantly he’s completely insane, which is why he’d win this fight hands down.

EDGE: Shadow of the Panther

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Mystery Train vs. Foxy Dynamite

Would Foxy Dynamite be able to solve the riddle of the disappearing passengers on the Mystery Train?

My faith in Foxy Dynamite is boundless. If she was called in to figure out why passengers are disappearing from the Mystery Train, she’d figure it out quickly while looking fabulous. All she would have to do is interrogate everyone on the train – no one is capable of lying to Foxy when she’s grilling them. The bad guy would be disposed of, and then the party would begin!

EDGE: Foxy Dynamite

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Slot Trivia

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Everyone loves trivia, and we here at High 5 Blog are no different. Every once in a while we’ll post a slot-related trivia question, and whoever guesses correctly first will win a special gift!

What was the largest jackpot payout ever in an online slot machine game? We’ll give you a hint: it’s somewhere between 10 and 50 MILLION dollars. And it was won off a miniscule bet; I felt lucky when I found five bucks in my pocket last week, but this is on another level. Take a guess in the comments below, and be sure to include your name and email address because whoever guesses correctly first will win a special gift from High 5 Games!

We’ll announce the correct answer and the winner in Monday’s post, so be sure to check back! In the meantime, try to rack up some big jackpots of your own at High 5 Casino and Shake the Sky Casino.

Happy Birthday, High 5 Blog!

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High 5 Blog turns one today, and like any proud parents we can’t believe how quickly our baby has grown. In just one year, High 5 Blog published 223 posts that were viewed over 600,000 times by over 300,000 new friends! There’s been all types of content over the course of the year, but we hope throughout it all you were entertained and able to learn more about High 5 Games, High 5 Casino, and Shake the Sky Casino.

You can’t give birthday presents to inanimate objects like blogs, so we’re giving them out to our loyal readers instead! Let us know what type of content you’d like to see at High 5 Blog in the comments of this post, and you could be one of 10 people to win an H5G water bottle and t-shirt. Be sure to leave your name and email in your comment so we can reach out to you if you win.

Thanks for reading! There are big things planned for High 5 Blog in its second year — stick around so you don’t miss out on all the fun!

Behind the Scenes of an H5G Video Shoot

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Usually I sit at a desk, just a normal guy with a normal job, but for a few hours one cold December afternoon I got to be a pirate under siege, fighting for my ship and my soul. Well, mostly I pretended to be dead, a background casualty in the fight scene going on around me. But still, I had a great time serving as an extra in the video shoot for an upcoming slot from High 5 Games.

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Don’t worry – I’m not really dead, I’m just THAT GOOD.

High 5 Games has a hard-earned reputation as the creator of the most beautiful content in the industry, but what’s truly amazing is that the art design of the company’s games has only gotten better in the last few years. The video shoot I attended – held at the surreal Acme Studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn – shows why that’s the case. The purpose of the day’s off-site shoot is to capture live-action footage for a pirate adventure game. The footage will be used for in-game animations, a YouTube trailer, and other supplementary material. Video shoots like this are integral in creating many of H5G’s recent titles.

When I arrive at Acme around 8:30 am a few dozen people are already milling about, performing all different types of tasks. The principal actors practice their lines as they slowly transform into their characters thanks to the excellent work of makeup artists and costume designers; on the other end of the vast studio final touches to the set are applied as the day’s shots are scoped out. Mario, the art director of H5G’s 50 West studio, and Jenny, H5G’s video content producer and casting director, make sure everything is progressing according to plan.

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Directing.

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This guy loves to make maps.

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He did NOT just wake up like this, no matter what he says.

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Three people died during this fight scene in particular.

I’ve been chosen as an extra for this shoot thanks to my neck-beard – which is normally disdained but for once respected – and by not shaving I feel like I’ve done my job for the day. I sit around picking at what’s left of the breakfast spread and talking to my fellow co-workers/extras while everyone with more pressing responsibilities bustles around. Acme Studios is stuffed with clippings of past shoots and all types of bizarre props, so it’s a great place to let your eyes wander.

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Just chilling on top of the fridge.

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Oh, hey there…

After hours of preparation the shooting begins, and different combinations of actors and extras are called upon to bring the game’s story to life. The plot itself can be succinctly summarized as “pirates vs. vampires,” according to Mario.

I slip into my pirate costume, and eventually it’s my turn to sit in the makeup chair. It’s quite odd to have fake blood and dirt smeared all over my body, but I can’t deny that by the end of the process I look like I’ve spent a few months on the open sea.

Mario and Jenny must’ve sensed that I’m a horrific actor, so my on-camera duties are minimal. In addition to playing dead, I’m tasked with running behind a fight scene screaming at the top of my lungs, and fending off a vampire pirate attack. When it comes to doing anything on camera other than not moving and holding my breath, I’m more wooden than the ship on set. Around 4:30 pm I’m dismissed, although the work for more essential members of the production will not end for hours.

Walking towards the subway station, I’m blown away by everything that goes into a video shoot for an H5G slot. Dozens of people applied their time and talents to this shoot, which is just one part of the longer process of content creation. It makes me realize that top-notch games don’t appear out of thin air; they’re painstakingly created by the talented people at High 5 Games.

Cool Casino of the Month: Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City

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Spinning at High 5 Casino or Shake the Sky Casino is plenty of fun, but sometimes you’ve got to get out and head to a real casino. Every month we’ll be highlighting a different land-based casino that you should visit if you’re ever in the area or ready for a trip.

If you’re a slot lover on the east coast, consider a trip to Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City the next time you have time to spare and some money burning a hole in your pocket. There you’ll find over 2,000 hotel rooms to go along with more than 120,000 square feet of gaming space, which translates to over 3,000 slot machines – including plenty of slots from High 5 Games – and 135 table games. In between bouts of gambling, you can visit The Quarter, a shopping mall located in the complex, or head out to enjoy Atlantic City’s boardwalk and beach. Party people can hit up one of Tropicana’s bars or clubs once the sun sets, while those looking for a more relaxing evening can enjoy one of the Trop’s 11 restaurants, then take in a show at its 2,000-seat showroom, comedy club, or IMAX theater. No matter your mood or inclination, there’s something fun for you to get into here.

Fans of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire have even more incentive to visit Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City: Mickey Duffy, the inspiration for Boardwalk’s incredibly annoying Mickey Doyle, was murdered at The Ambassador Hotel (which later became the Trop) as he slept in 1931. Morbid but true.

If you’re anywhere in New Jersey, you can spin H5G slots for real money from your laptop, tablet, or phone through www.tropicanacasino.com. Tropicana’s online casino features 16 top-notch H5G games like Double Da Vinci Diamonds, The Amulet and the Charm, Golden Knight, Shadow of the Panther, and Dangerous Beauty.

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Game Spotlight: Glamorous Getaway

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It may be a new year, but some things remain the same: another week means another great new slot at High 5 Casino! Glamorous Getaway, featuring 2013 Miss Universe Gabriela Isler, is now available to unlock at H5C, bringing the total number of games available up to an absurd 123!

See the world like never before in Glamorous Getaway! Normally, you have to settle for just one vacation destination, but the latest slot from High 5 Games takes you all over the globe. You’ll jet around from New York City to a tropical beach to an Amazonian rainforest to a Northern European ski resort, all while experiencing the best and most luxurious amenities life has to offer. Super Stacks and the Charmed Choice ensure you’ll have so much fun you’ll never want to go home!

Head to High 5 Casino now to participate in the Glamorous Getaway Challenge! If you unlock Glamorous Getaway and get its game level up to 100 by January 14th at 11:59 pm EST, you’ll receive our next game unlocked!

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High 5 Games Help Desk

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Every couple of weeks Elaine, High 5 Blog’s customer-care correspondent, stops by to discuss ways to optimize your High 5 Casino and/or Shake the Sky experience.

Happy New Year, High 5-ers! I hope you all had a wonderful 2014 and are gearing up for an even better 2015! Here at the New York office of High 5 Games, we’re starting the year off with some snow this morning. If you want to stay out of the cold by playing some High 5 Casino, I’ve got you covered! Today, I’m going to answer a few of the questions you’ve asked over the past few weeks.

1. What’s the best browser for H5C?

High 5 Casino is optimized for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. If you’re having issues loading our games on either of those browsers, double check that you have the latest version. You can find information about updating Chrome here and Firefox here.

2. What should I do if I have a question about a payout?

We test our games constantly to ensure that players are always paid out fully for their wins, but if you think you’ve been short-changed we’re happy to look into it. If that’s the case, take a screenshot of your issue and email us at support@h5g.com.

3. How can I collect more credits?

The best way to collect credits is to come back to High 5 Casino every four hours. You should also check H5C’s Facebook fan page daily, and watch your email for the latest promotions from email@news-h5g.com.

Let me know if you’re curious about anything else and I’ll do my best to address it next time. In the meantime, happy spinning and good luck!

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