Game Preview: Da Vinci Ways

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

If you love playing Double Da Vinci Diamonds and Secrets of Da Vinci then this post is for you! The latest High 5 Games slot to feature the Italian polymath and reels of sparkling diamonds and jewels is Da Vinci Ways, releasing later this week at Shake the Sky Casino.

Some slot games draw players in with amazing art design. Others have innovative features. Da Vinci Ways has both! Travel back to Renaissance-era Italy, where you’ll be able to admire some of Da Vinci’s most famous works. The Mona Lisa, Lady with an Ermine, Virgin of the Rocks, Portrait of a Musician, and a portrait of the master himself are depicted so beautifully in this game, you may wonder if you’re playing a slot or visiting a world-class museum!

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What renowned artist’s works would you like to see depicted in an H5G game? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Game Preview: Geo Quest

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Geo Quest premieres later this week as the latest premium game at Shake the Sky Casino!

There are wonders scattered all over this vast planet, and Geo Quest lets you visit a few of them while on the search for big wins! Get ready for a globe-trotting trip that will take you from the Egyptian pyramids to the Roman Colosseum and beyond. Grab your passport and pack a bag, because you’re about to embark on a journey you’ll never forget! Stacked Symbols, Stacked Wilds, and a Collect-2-Wild Bonus lead to spectacular jackpots!

We here at High 5 Games have plenty of interests outside of making the best slots around. In honor of Geo Quest’s imminent release, High 5-er Lori is here to talk to you about geocaching, one of her hobbies:

Geocaching? What?

Exactly! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor scavenger hunt that is conducted through the use of a GPS. The goal is to locate geocaches, which are hidden everywhere and contain all types of random stuff, through the use of certain coordinates (longitude and latitude for the win!). People from around the world can play anytime, anywhere.

Fun! How do I play?

Playing is pretty simple, and the official rules can be found on www.geocaching.com. To get started, you visit the aforementioned website and type in your zip code to view the hidden caches near you. Each cache has its own set of coordinates that you then put into your GPS (you can use a handheld device, a smartphone app, or a car GPS). The cache page not only gives you coordinates, but also a description of the container, its size, any specialty items inside, and sometimes even hints. Believe it or not, there are over 2 million active geocaches and over 5 million geocachers worldwide!

What’s inside a cache?

There are many different types of caches that can be found, ranging from large ammo cases to nano-sized rock decoys. Inside every cache, aside from whatever else you find, and no matter how big or small, is a log book. Everyone that finds the cache gets to log their name inside; once that’s done, you can also mark it on the cache page online to let everyone know what you found (or didn’t find).

You are typically able to find items inside larger caches. Many themed caches exist, where fellow geocachers can take and leave things like CDs, or music, or foreign currency. Don’t start geocaching just to turn a profit, though; if you take something, you must leave something of equal or greater value. You might also find trackables inside a geocache, which are basically dog tags that travel the world living in different caches (sort of like a Where’s George dollar).

Some of the most unique caches I’ve found in the past include a fake spider on a tree in a park, a magnetic fake bolt underneath a guardrail, and an ammo container in the woods that contained foreign currency. I currently am trying to figure out where to place a cache that looks like a piece of chewed gum, but is really a tiny magnet! I doubt anyone will ever discover it, but I still want to find the perfect location so it doesn’t get lost or stolen.

Some High 5-ers take the plunge…

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I took some High 5-ers on a rendezvous to find one of the caches hidden in Madison Square Park in New York City. The weather did not cooperate during our first attempt – it poured the whole afternoon. Being determined geocachers, we went out looking anyway but came up short. The second time we went it was beautiful out, and using the hints given to us, we were able to find the cache! That tricky bugger was magnetized inside a street post – you would have never known it was there unless you were looking for it. We all had a great time flexing our detective skills and looking like weirdos in the park!

Go out and play!

Geocaching is a lot of fun, and practically free to do! I love exploring new areas in towns that I’ve been to a hundred times. Geocaching gives you a whole new perspective on the world around you, which is brimming with secrets just out of sight and waiting to be discovered.

We’re interested in what you’re interested in! If you have any cool hobbies or stories you’d like to share, leave us a comment below!

Be sure to check out Geo Quest when it debuts later this week at Shake the Sky!

Game Preview: Dragons of Avalon

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

Dragons of Avalon releases later this week at Shake the Sky Casino!

Players that enjoy fantasy and adventure will love Dragons of Avalon. This game is packed with exotic, flying, fire-breathing creatures!

The Dragons of Avalon were supposed to just be a myth. An old wives’ tale told to frighten little children. Yet when Avalon comes under attack, ancient eggs thought to be dead begin to crack, and enormous wings begin to appear on the horizon. Are the Dragons of Avalon enough to save the land from a deadly invasion?

Dragons of Avalon features Locking Wilds and the Bonus Mega Multiplier. In the free games bonus round, players start out with a 10x multiplier for all their wins. For every ‘+1 Multiplier’ symbol awarded in the bonus round, the multiplier symbol increases accordingly. Combine that with the fact that any wilds lock into place for the duration of the free games, and you’ve got an incredibly rewarding bonus round!

Be sure to check out Dragons of Avalon once it releases at Shake the Sky later this week!

Game Preview: Fortune Cat Fever

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

We don’t know about you, but of all the cats in the world, our favorite is probably maneki-neko, more commonly known as fortune cat!

Lucky for us (and you), next week’s Shake the Sky release is Fortune Cat Fever and it has an abundance of our favorite feline. The fortune cat is a common lucky charm that makes a beckoning motion with its paw and is meant to bring good luck to its owner. The fortune cat is often depicted with a decoration around its neck, and in Fortune Cat Fever, you’ll notice all the cats wear collars with small bells. These accessories were common attire for wealthy household cats over 200 years ago in Japan; the bells helped owners keep track of the location of their furry friends.

Fortune Cat Fever features Split Symbols for double the wins, and a free games bonus. The fortune cats in this game wear lots of cool costumes, but keep your eye out in the bonus for a very special fortune cat… It’s none other than Elvis fortune cat! He’s even wearing The King’s signature white jumpsuit. We’re sure you’ll have just a hunk, a hunk of burning fun with Fortune Cat Fever – coming next week to Shake the Sky Casino!

Game Preview: Emperor’s Delight

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

Travel back to the time of the Tang Dynasty and experience a world of wealth and luxury in Emperor’s Delight, which is being released at Shake the Sky Casino later this week! This game features the auspicious symbols and traditional themes that can be found in many of the quintessential Shake the Sky games; for instance, the oranges on the plate are a symbol of good luck and wealth.

Emperor’s Delight is part of a larger collection of games known as the Imperial Collection, which will all be available for play at Shake the Sky in the future. The next Imperial Collection game slated for release is Fortune Cat Fever, which is coming next week.

Emperor’s Delight features Stacked Symbols and Free Games. Players are given a glimpse at a beautiful painting, part of the emperor’s personal collection, when going into the Free Games bonus!

We hope you enjoy a look inside the emperor’s grand palace while playing Emperor’s Delight! Be sure to check it out when it premieres at Shake the Sky Casino later this week!

Game Preview: Big Dragon Lounge

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

This week’s Shake the Sky release is Big Dragon Lounge. This game will transport you to a rainy evening in 1920s Shanghai. The lounge is packed, and you’ve got a front row seat. A captivating singer is on the microphone, but you’re about to learn that there’s much more than meets the eyes going on at the Big Dragon Lounge…

Big Dragon Lounge is sure to please players that enjoy Shake the Sky games offering a more traditional aesthetic. Dragons, red and gold detailing, and other traditional symbols abound.

Big Dragon Lounge offers players 576 ways to win through its innovative 3-4-4-4-3 reel configuration. This game also features the Winner’s Choice Bonus with Wild Multipliers. When the Winner’s Choice Bonus is triggered, players can choose one of five bonus options. Each bonus option offers a different number of spins and three different multiplier values that can appear on wild symbols. The multipliers are additive, creating great opportunities for a winning combination!

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Game Preview: Dragon’s Blessing

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

This week’s Shake the Sky release will be Dragon’s Blessing!

Under the watchful eye of the golden dragon, all your dreams of wealth and prosperity can come true. Be enveloped in opulence as symbols of luck, happiness, and wealth swirl around you. Respect its mighty power, and you too can experience the full magnitude of the Dragon’s Blessing.

Dragon’s Blessing has plenty of auspicious symbols to bring you lots of good luck while playing! Golden celestial dragon symbols and phoenix symbols complement each other to create a harmonious yin-yang balance. The dragon with the flaming pearl under its chin symbolizes good luck and prosperity. Even the red and gold color palette of the game has special symbolism, with red representing good fortune and gold representing wealth. Also, on Chinese New Year, it is common for elders to give younger people a red envelope – similar to the ones found in this game on the J, Q, K, and A symbols – as a sign of prosperity to welcome the New Year.

Dragon’s Blessing has a 3-4-4-4-3 reel configuration, which provides 576 ways to win. This new title features Stacked Symbols and both Left-to-Right and Right-to-Left pays for even more chances to win.

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Game Preview: Islands of Galapagos

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The Islands of Galapagos lie down by the Equator, in the Pacific Ocean to the west of South America. Journey to these famous islands to see the amazing variety of life that compelled Charles Darwin to study there. You won’t believe your eyes as you relax with cool animals in a warm climate!

Islands of Galapagos debuts at Shake the Sky Casino later this week! This is a perfect game to play as the weather begins to get warmer and summer approaches. Animal lovers will especially love this slot, as it features turtles, birds, lizards, and marine life. Islands of Galapagos has great gameplay to back up its awesome art design; Super Symbols and Split Symbols let you win big while taking in the wildlife!

What do you think of Islands of Galapagos? What type of games would you like to see us make in the future?

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Game Preview: Prince Nezha

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

Prince Nezha is coming this week to Shake the Sky Casino! Players who love the more traditional game themes at STS will certainly be drawn to this new social slot, inspired by Chinese mythology and the warrior deity Prince Nezha.

This new game tells the famous tale of Prince Nezha’s feud with the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea. Players are invited to travel with the Prince to battle the Dragon King at his underwater palace. Prince Nezha features beautiful, brightly colored artwork and exciting animations. Deep in the sea, players can surround themselves with all types of aquatic life, and, of course, plenty of auspicious symbols! Swim alongside prosperous crabs, and be surrounded by the fortuitous powers of dragons. While you’re paddling through the water, keep an eye out for the bloom of translucent jellyfish, or a wild, purple-haired mermaid.

Prepare yourself for a fantastic aquatic adventure in Prince Nezha! Super Stacks and a free games bonus will lead to enormous jackpots when this thrilling game debuts later this week at Shake the Sky Casino!

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Game Preview: Empress of Time

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Empress of Time is coming soon to High 5 Casino! You’ve probably heard the expression ‘Time is money’ before – in Empress of Time, this statement comes to life. Time is the only currency that matters, and the Empress controls its fair distribution. Of course, immense power creates many enemies. In this struggle of good vs. evil, will time end up in the wrong hands? If you choose to join the Empress of Time in her battle, you’ll be rewarded with 720 ways to win and Free Games with Increasing Multipliers.

Empress of Time was created by H5G’s Baby Ninja studio. H5G illustrator Jerry graciously provided some background on the making of Empress of Time:

“The theme was a lot of fun to work with, and allowed me to create these surreal complex backgrounds. I had so many different ideas that it was difficult for me to narrow them down, but in the end I really like how unique this game turned out. I hope players enjoy our take on a steampunk fantasy world.”

H5G animator Mike, who also worked extensively on Empress of Time, added:

“From an animation perspective, Empress of Time was a lot of fun because it required various layers of moving parts that needed to sync together. The way it was constructed was rather appropriate, since it’s inspired by the steampunk genre. The characters in the symbols were also a lot of fun to animate, and they all seem to exude very different personalities, which is very tough to convey in a three-second animation.”

Are you excited for the upcoming debut of Empress of Time at High 5 Casino? What type of games would you like to see us make in the future?

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