High 5 Fight Club

We often ask our players over on the High 5 Casino fan page to comment on different game vs. game matchups. Today I’ll be offering my thoughts on two fascinating showdowns; take the polls below and let us know what you think!

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Ravishing Beauties vs. Daughters of the Regiment

Who would win in a fight between the Ravishing Beauties and the Daughters of the Regiment?

The Daughters of the Regiment may not look intimidating, but their beauty masks some serious fighting skills. They were willing to risk life and limb to fight in America’s Revolutionary War, so they would probably be down to battle the Ravishing Beauties, an all-star team of monsters that includes a vampiress, a mummy, a werewolf, and a frankenwoman. I think the Daughters of the Regiment would put up a good fight, but ultimately the Ravishing Beauties would take them down. A musket with a bayonet attached just isn’t enough firepower to defeat supernatural evil. The Daughters’ guns would probably malfunction at the wrong time, and even if they did manage to get a few shots off the 17 minutes it would take to reload would be ample time for the Ravishing Beauties to attack.

EDGE: Ravishing Beauties

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Figaro vs. Pasión y Fuego

Would you rather star in a theater production of Figaro or in a telenovela like Pasión y Fuego?

As someone who is physically incapable of keeping a straight face or memorizing more than 12 words at a time, I’m really not cut out for the stage or the small screen. However, if I had to pick I would definitely rather star in a telenovela like Pasión y Fuego. It would be really, really hard to be in a theater production; think about performing the same role six or seven times a week in public for months or even years. Television, on the other hand, has a less demanding production schedule. Plus, it would be far less embarrassing to be a terrible actor on TV than it would to be a terrible actor in front of a live audience night after night.

EDGE: Pasión y Fuego

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¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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Is it sad that I took four years of Spanish in high school, and still had to use Google Translate to make sure the title for this post was correct? Probably. But regardless, nothing is going to get me down on Cinco de Mayo, not even the fact that it falls on a Monday, which means I may be in a bit of a margarita haze at work tomorrow. We here at High 5 Games hope you have a great day filled with cervezas (I remembered that word), tasty food, and, of course, High 5 Casino. Here are a few half-baked suggestions for fun H5C slots to play today:

Pasión y Fuego

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The finely manicured lawns, gleaming cars, and opulent houses in this neighborhood do not tell the entire story. Beneath the pristine surface, drama lurks, waiting to bubble to the surface. Years of wicked schemes and treachery threaten to tear one family apart, while two desperate lovers struggle to overcome deception, betrayal and temptation. When life gets this intense, nothing can quell the Pasión y Fuego! Clusterbucks and an Enduring Bonus lead to big wins in this exciting game, which has a Spanish title and is therefore perfect for today.

The Lovely Outlaws

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These gun-toting ladies are the most wanted outlaws west of the Mississippi. With a new set of warrants out for their arrest, they’re storming into town and looking for a showdown with the sheriff. Swing on through the doors of the drinking saloon, take a seat, and order yourself a whiskey. Because these sharp shootin’ ladies are riding through at high noon with business to settle, and you do not want to miss it. Tumbling Reels and Connected Lines create thrilling wins in this high-octane game! And the ladies all wear sombreros, which is why we’re recommending it today.

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Don’t worry, we’re aware that Mexico and Brazil are two very different countries, but we chose this slot because it’s a game about celebration. Carnaval in Brazil is like no other celebration in the world. Elaborate costumes, sizzling samba music, and non-stop fun, the world’s largest party is simply unstoppable. Let loose, take to the streets, and watch as the sights and sounds of Rio come to life! Split Symbols and Scatter Pays generate enormous jackpots that will make you want to keep the party going!

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Slot Fundamentals: Enduring Bonuses

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Slot Fundamentals is a column we’ll be running occasionally to help our players better understand how our games work. This edition deals with Enduring Bonuses, which are types of bonus rounds found in some of our games.

The allure of a high-paying bonus round is one of the biggest reasons slots are so much fun. Slot players never know if their next spin is going to be the one that leads to a bunch of free chances to hit a huge jackpot. High 5 Games is dedicated to creating the most innovative titles on the market, which is why the company created Enduring Bonuses, which are twists on the traditional bonus round. But how exactly do Enduring Bonuses work?

There are two types of Enduring Bonuses, and they can both be best understood by defining them in contrast to typical bonus rounds. In a typical bonus round, players are awarded a certain number of free spins, after which the round ends. By contrast, Enduring Bonuses end when some other condition is met. In the Enduring Bonus in Dream Beauty, bonus rounds don’t end until players have scored a certain number of wins. When players land a win with the main character, their win counter goes up, not down (i.e. from 2 to 3 instead of 2 to 1). In Pasión y Fuego’s Enduring Bonus, the free games last until either three or four wilds lock into place in the middle reels, depending on how the bonus round was triggered. Enduring Bonuses tend to lead to higher-paying, longer-lasting bonus rounds, and they guarantee that players receive at least a few wins. Look for Enduring Bonuses in High 5 Casino games Dream Beauty and Pasión y Fuego and Shake the Sky games Golden Horse and Enchanted Beauty, which is coming later this week!

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Ask the CEO

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Tony, the CEO of High 5 Games, was kind enough to write a guest column for High 5 Blog addressing some of the questions our players asked on the High 5 Casino and Shake the Sky fan pages.

Lucinda Lopez writes, “Mr. CEO: Lots of these games are at the real casino, and some are not. Do you think some of the other High 5 Casino games will eventually hit our local casinos, or are they only for use on Facebook? Like Pasión y Fuego!”

Hi Lucinda, thanks for reaching out. Moving forward, we absolutely plan to release as many of our social games as possible in land-based casinos. We’ve been premiering our most recent games on Facebook because it’s the fastest way to get our games to our loyal players. By debuting our slots on High 5 Casino or Shake the Sky Casino, we’re able to evaluate what our players like, and build large audiences for our titles before they hit land-based casinos. Social games like Stella Drive and the Orb of Chance and Ocean’s Glory have already launched in land-based casinos through Bally Technologies, and other games, like White Lion and Empress of Time, are set to debut in land-based casinos soon, also through Bally Technologies. Pasión y Fuego is actually one of many games from our social apps that are releasing to land-based casinos through Bally Technologies in the future.

Brendan McNees writes, “How long does it take to make a game, from creating the basic concept, art, music, through to actual implementation?”

Hello Brendan, great question. High 5 Games is a comprehensive production company, meaning every aspect of game creation is handled in-house. This allows us to make the best games, because we’re in control of the entire process. First, we work to identify key features that will lead to exciting gameplay, and once we’re happy with the results, we move onto choosing the best theme. From there, we work on the game’s animations, graphics, and music, and then it goes through quality assurance, to make sure it plays flawlessly and is paying back correctly. Throughout the whole process, we’re tinkering with the game in an effort to constantly improve it. Typically, the whole process from start to finish takes six to nine months, and we’re always working on multiple games at one time.

Lu Ferraz writes, “Nice to meet you. I like H5C very much and the graphics are amazing. I’ve never been to Vegas, so I’d like to know are the slots really this way? I hope you bring us more fantastic slots. Hugs from Brazil!”

Hey Lu, thanks for the kind words. One of the things that makes High 5 Games so unique is that our slots are exactly the same, regardless of the platform that you play them on. If you’re playing Dangerous Beauty at High 5 Casino, you can be assured that its gameplay, math models, and art design will be identical at High 5 Casino Mobile, in an online real-money casino, or in a land-based casino. We don’t alter the payouts of our social games using predetermined wins. We’re committed to authenticity, and we know our players appreciate the real gameplay. You always know what you’re getting when you play one of our slots, which is something our competitors choose not to say.

Derek Haley writes, “I love the slots in the casino. I play them often. Cave King, Sirens, Jaguar Princess. Do you have a favorite slot within your company you like the best? If so, please share it with me.”

Hi Derek, glad to hear you love the slots and play them often. It’s always nice to hear from players that are enjoying our games. We have created over 300 different slot games, so there’s a lot to choose from, and I love them all. I love each and every game. We put so much care into creating them, it’s impossible to choose just one.

Sabrina Hawkins Simmons writes, “Why does High 5 Casino not have access for Android phones and tablets?”

Hey Sabrina, good question. I know the availability of an Android app is a concern that is frequently voiced by our social players. I absolutely hear all your requests for an Android app; our community management team does an excellent job of sharing the feedback from our players, and I appreciate our players taking the time to let us know what they think.

I know there are thousands of people on the waiting list for Android. I, like you, am anxiously awaiting an Android release. We do our best on a daily basis to give our developers any support they need, so we can get the app out as soon as humanly possible. We expect to have a very high quality version of the app available when it releases.

Linda Wright writes, “Have you ever thought about starting up real accounts for your players where we can play and win real money?”

Thanks for the question, Linda. Sure, there are already a number of H5G games that are available for online real money play in regulated jurisdictions worldwide. As you may know, the state of New Jersey passed a bill last year that allows online gambling in approved online casinos within the state. CaesarsCasino.com will be High 5 Games’ first online partner in New Jersey. Within the next few weeks, six H5G games will be launching at Caesars’ online casino, and I definitely encourage all of our New Jersey fans to try out their favorite games. We’re excited to have the opportunity to bring our slots to players in new online gaming environments like New Jersey.

Your Favorite Social Slots, Coming to a Casino Near You!

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

Players are always asking us where they can find their favorite High 5 Casino and Shake the Sky slots in real casinos. We know that our Facebook casinos are a great time, but we can appreciate that there’s no experience that matches the thrill of being in a real, live casino. For this reason, we’re very excited to announce that 10 new games from High 5 Casino and Shake the Sky Casino will be making their way to land-based casinos in the future, courtesy of Bally Technologies.

The great games that will be debuting on casino floors are Gypsy, Madame Monarch, Pasión y Fuego, Foxy Dynamite, Valkyrie Queen, Palace of Magic, Zen Panda, Night Jasmine, Silk & Steel, and MISS UNIVERSE Crowning Moment.

Make sure to keep an eye on the High 5 Casino and Shake the Sky fan pages for updates on when these fan-favorite games will be released. Which of our other social games would you like to see in your local casino? Let us know in the comments below!

Slot Fundamentals: Clusterbucks

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Slot Fundamentals is a column we’ll be running occasionally to help our players better understand how our games work. This edition deals with Clusterbucks, which are an alternative to paylines and ways that determine wins in some of our games.

If you’re reading High 5 Blog, you’re probably familiar with paylines and ways, but you might not have heard of Clusterbucks, one of the latest gameplay innovations from High 5 Games. In a Clusterbucks slot, groups of matching symbols lead to big wins, even if they don’t start on the left-most reel. But how exactly do Clusterbucks work?

A Clusterbucks win occurs whenever four or more like symbols are found adjacent to one another on the 4 x 4 grid – even if they don’t begin on the leftmost row – with larger clusters of symbols naturally corresponding to larger wins. Some players find Clusterbucks to be a more aesthetically pleasing and intuitive way to reveal the outcome of each spin, because they can immediately look for and identify symbol groupings, rather than searching through numerous paylines or the scattered consecutive symbols that constitute wins in ways games. Look for Clusterbucks in High 5 Casino game Pasión y Fuego and Shake the Sky game Golden Horse!

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