Stay Cool at High 5 Casino

Summer Games
As of last weekend, summer is officially here. We hope all of our players at High 5 Casino have a wonderful few months filled with backyard barbeques, trips to the beach, and [insert other clichéd summer activity here]. Sometimes, though, you need to get out of the sun and enjoy a little indoors time. Here are a few High 5 Casino games that can help you beat the heat:

Pearl Bay

What could be more refreshing than a dip into Pearl Bay? This exotic destination isn’t quite like your local creek. Check out exquisite fish and curious mermaids while winning big with Locking Wilds and the Bonus Mega Multiplier!

The hottest night club in town has to have air conditioning, right? Regardless, as you’re drinking and dancing the night away while surrounded by glamorous characters in an opulent setting, you’ll certainly feel cool. Major jackpots with Super Symbols don’t hurt, either.

Spending an afternoon at a beautiful waterfall that also happens to be the Fountain of Youth sounds like pretty much the ideal summer day. You’ll come for the surroundings, but you’ll stay because of incredible wins with Bonus Select!

Majestic Sea

Deep below the surface, an aquatic wonderland filled with underwater friends awaits you. Take a deep breath, and search for sunken treasure, which you’ll likely find thanks to Split Symbols!

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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 interesting showdowns; take the polls below and let us know what you think!

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The Palladium vs. Cabaret Nights

Would you rather spend an evening at The Palladium or Cabaret Nights?

If you’re not dressed to the nines and looking for a good time, don’t even bother showing up at The Palladium, the hottest night club in town. If you’re ready for the night of your life, though, this is the place for you! Unfortunately, I am very rarely ready for the night of my life, and I don’t own many nice outfits, so I think I’d rather check out Cabaret Nights. Sipping on a glass of wine in a dark, crowded tavern while waiting for a show to begin sounds much better than awkwardly dancing by myself in a night club where I feel underdressed. Plus, in my imagination Cabaret Nights is pretty cheap and has a great selection of cheeses, while The Palladium is more expensive and has really underwhelming appetizers and no cheese plates at all. When in doubt, I follow the cheese.

EDGE: Cabaret Nights

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Gypsy vs. The Vanishing Act

If you were hosting a party, would you rather have Gypsy telling fortunes or the escape artist from The Vanishing Act performing tricks?

If Gypsy was at my party, I feel like it would quickly turn into a bad time. Assuming she’s telling truthful fortunes, there’s probably a lot of bad stuff in my future. I don’t want to hire her just to find out I’m going to die broke, alone, and sickly – I’d rather find out slowly on my own, like a normal person. I’m not looking to be depressed at my party, which is why I’d rather hire the escape artist from The Vanishing Act to perform tricks. He wouldn’t tell me how crappy my life was going to get. Instead, he’d just bundle himself up in ropes and locks or whatever, drop himself in a water tank, and miraculously escape. I don’t even care if he’s somehow cheating, he’s still making me feel way better than that downer of a fortune teller.

EDGE: The Vanishing Act

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80+ Games: The Most Slots Available on Facebook

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

While other apps may try to compete, no one else even comes close. High 5 Casino has the most slots available anywhere on Facebook! With 80+ titles and counting, it’s easy to see why High 5 Casino is Facebook’s premiere destination for slots!

H5C slots aren’t just any old games either. The majority of our authentic slots can actually be found in real casinos around the world. That means while you’re spinning the reels on Jaguar Princess, someone in a Las Vegas casino probably is too. When you hit a jackpot on Thundering Buffalo, someone in a Singapore casino could be winning big as well!

And while we love offering the most slots, we also really love the places that our slots can transport players to. High 5’s premium slots are created with beautiful, realistic artwork, exciting animations, and vibrant music, providing a complete, immersive experience. Is it cold where you are? No problem! Open up Oba, Carnaval! and travel to the streets of Rio for the hottest festival of the year. Stuck at home on a Friday night? Not anymore! Click on The Palladium and dance the night away at the coolest night club in town.

Where else would you like our slots to take you to? Let us know in the comments section below. Who knows, by the time we hit 100 slots, maybe we’ll be able to take you into outer space! Oh wait, Stella Drive and the Orb of Chance already goes there…

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Slot Fundamentals: Super Symbols

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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 Super Symbols, a feature that can be found in many of our newer games.

The rush a slot player feels when long rows of matching symbols start to line up is one of the main reasons they continue returning to one particular game over another. High 5 Games tried to make that rush even more exciting with Super Symbols, a new feature that leads to bigger and more beautiful wins. How exactly do they work? Jeremy, an H5G software engineer, was kind enough to provide an explanation of Super Symbols:

“Super Symbols is an exciting new feature in several recent High 5 games. In a Super Symbols game, the reel strips have large, oversized versions of some of that game’s highest-paying symbols. If they land, they contribute to your win as if they were made of a grid of normal-sized symbols – there are 2 x 2, 3 x 3, even massive 4 x 4 Super Symbols in some games! That leads to huge wins, and they pay even if they don’t fully land on the screen, just so long as they form part of a winning combination. Look for Super Symbols on some of High 5 Casino and Shake the Sky’s newer games, including Ocean’s Glory, Stella Drive and the Orb of Chance, Zen Panda, Flying Warriors, and The Palladium.”

We hope you found that helpful! Which slot fundamental would you like to see us explain in the future?

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Game Spotlight: The Palladium

I’m a great dancer. Everyone knows that. My skills are so intimidating, in fact, that girls always refuse to partner with me, and entire dance floors clear on my arrival. My secret: I’ve discovered that true rhythm lies not in the hips or the legs but rather in (drumroll, please) the arms and the hands. While most dancers try to move around and feel the music, I stand locked in place, feet firmly on the ground, pinwheeling my arms and contorting my hands to the beat like a man on fire, or someone trying to escape from a swarm of locusts.

One night club that I would’ve loved to check out is New York City’s The Palladium, which was renowned for hosting wild parties and the best Latin musicians from the mid-1940s until it closed in 1966. Although it’s been shuttered for almost 50 years, High 5-ers can now visit this famed hot spot, and drink and dance the night away while surrounded by glamorous characters in H5G’s new game The Palladium! Mario Ruiz, the art director of H5G’s 50 West studio, was kind enough to provide some details about the game’s creation:

“We wanted to incorporate a dance element into one of our slots, and mambo music and New York in the 1960s felt right. We found models who fit the part, but we also made sure that they could really dance. The Palladium was actually one of the first games we shot with live actors, so it felt almost like a test run. After we shot a few more live-action games, we ended up revisiting The Palladium, and added a bunch of different camera angles, costumes, and more dancers so it looked even better. The game has a certain West Side Story vibe to it that we think players will enjoy. It’s very energetic and colorful, and it looks so good in large part due to the efforts of Guillermo [animator], David [digital illustrator], and Scott [production artist].”

The Palladium has more than just a cool theme and top-notch art design going for it, though. It also features Super Symbols, a new gameplay innovation from High 5 Games that debuted in Ocean’s Glory. With Super Symbols, extra-large major and wild symbols can appear on the middle reels of the game. These symbols are sized 2×2, 3×3, and 4×4, and appear in addition to traditionally sized symbols. Super Symbols count as if each space they cover is occupied by that symbol, making it easier for players to achieve large wins on multiple lines at once that will have them feeling like VIPs!

What do you think of The Palladium? Which musical genres would you like us to base games on in the future?

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