Valentine’s Day at High 5 Casino

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means different things for different people. If you’ve got a special someone, the only way they’ll know you love them is through consumer goods purchased on a corporate holiday, so be sure to splurge on the $82 dollar quintuple-tiered box of chocolates, four dozen red roses, and an $11 Hallmark card with live doves that fly out when your partner opens it. If you’re flying solo this V-Day, you should still snag that $82 dollar quintuple-tiered box of chocolates, because it’s good to love yourself. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we got to thinking about which High 5 Casino characters should couple up:

A Night of Mystery and Foxy Dynamite

The detective from A Night of Mystery and Foxy D may be operating in different time periods, but they still have a good deal in common. Most importantly, they’re both excellent detectives, so if they met they’d have a lot to chat about. Plus, both sides would have to be faithful, because you can’t get anything by either one of these people.

Wellspring and Valkyrie Queen

It’s probably hard for the Valkyrie Queen to find someone who sticks around, what with her being an immortal goddess and all. Which is why the explorer from Wellspring is perfect for her – he’d just keep refueling at the Fountain of Youth, and the pair could go out until he got so sick of her he chose to die.

When he’s not slicing into rich women who want smaller noses, Dr. Amante likes the finer things in life. The vacationing woman from Aegean Sunset certainly likes the finer things in life, too. They’d probably get together after she comes in for a totally unnecessary consultation.

Jaguar Princess and Shadow of the Panther

These two weirdos deserve each other. I imagine neither one is much of a talker, but if they could get past the awkwardness of the first few dates they’d make a perfect pair.

Royal Lion and Sapphire Tiger

Actually, these two already coupled up: where do you think Liger Loot came from?

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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!

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

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 Fundamentals: Mystery Bucks

Slot Fundamentals is a column we run occasionally to help our players better understand how our games work. This edition deals with Mystery Bucks, a popular feature that can be found in some of our newer games.

When Tumbling Reels debuted, High 5 Games knew it had an innovative and soon-to-be popular feature on its hands. But the company was not content to simply churn out games with the same feature, and resolved to improve upon Tumbling Reels, a goal it achieved when Mystery Bucks premiered. How exactly do Mystery Bucks work?

Mystery Bucks are activated by paying an additional side bet when playing all lines. When Mystery Bucks are active, each symbol that explodes as part of the Tumbling Reels feature has a chance to reveal an additional credit value, the sum of which is put directly into players’ pockets! This makes for extremely exciting gameplay, because players have two features working in tandem that can lead to multiple hits per spin. Look for Mystery Bucks in High 5 Casino game Foxy Dynamite, and Shake the Sky Casino game Tall, Rich and Handsome.

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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 taking a look at two different questions we’ve posed before, and offering my two cents on the matchups. Take our polls and let us know what you think!


Foxy Dynamite vs. A Night of Mystery

Who do you think is the better detective: Foxy Dynamite or the sleuth from A Night of Mystery?

One thing’s for sure: they’re both better detectives than me. I can barely find my keys or my wallet half the time, let alone a dangerous criminal. I have to give the edge to Foxy here, though. Just take a look at their tools, and you may agree with me. Foxy’s equipped with a big gun and a fast car, whereas the detective from A Night of Mystery has a pipe and a magnifying glass. No matter how brilliant he is, he can’t hope to keep up with Foxy and all her gadgets.

EDGE: Foxy Dynamite


Cave King vs. Majestic Sea

Would you rather take your chances with the dinosaurs from Cave King or the sharks from Majestic Sea?

This one’s easy. Sure, both dinosaurs and sharks are terrifying, but think about which scenario would be easier to escape from. If I was taking my chances with the dinosaurs from Cave King, I could at least try to run and hide under a bush, or in a tree, or something. There would be a slight chance of survival. If I was being attacked by the sharks from Majestic Sea, though, I’d be fish food in no time. There’s no swimming away from sharks. They’d probably let me tread water for a while, then eat me once they got tired of watching me cry.

EDGE: Cave King

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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: Tumbling Reels

Slot Fundamentals is a column we’ll be running occasionally to help our players better understand how our games work. This edition deals with Tumbling Reels, a feature that can be found in many of our most popular games.

To a slot player, there’s nothing better than landing a long string of matching symbols on one of your favorite games. At least, there used to be nothing better, until High 5 Games unveiled its innovative gameplay feature Tumbling Reels. In a Tumbling Reels game, players can get jackpot after jackpot, all for the price of one spin. But how exactly does this feature work?

It’s pretty simple, actually. In a Tumbling Reels game, symbols on winning paylines disappear after being recorded, which causes symbols from higher up on the reels to fall down into their place. This creates brand new possibilities for big wins without risking any additional credits, and goes on until no winning payline is created by the new combination of symbols. Look for Tumbling Reels in High 5 Casino and Shake the Sky games like Double Da Vinci Diamonds, Crystal Kingdom, Foxy Dynamite, The Lovely Outlaws, Secrets of the Forest, Tall, Rich and Handsome, and Valkyrie Queen!

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Game Spotlight: Tall, Rich and Handsome

Today’s game spotlight comes from Nikita, High 5 Blog’s Shake the Sky correspondent.

Like many other single women out there, I have a list. You know the one I’m talking about. A list of the qualities I want my ideal man to possess. Smart, funny, doesn’t live at home with his mother – you know, simple things like that. And let’s be real, I also want him to be tall (so I can wear 5 inch heels), handsome (like David Beckham handsome), and rich (like Donald Trump rich).

Well, clearly I haven’t found my list guy yet, but at least I’ve found an alternative to becoming a contestant on The Bachelor. Shake the Sky’s Tall, Rich and Handsome is just what I need. I get to live vicariously through the dating life of a game show contestant as she chooses between four handsome suitors. For me, playing this game is the perfect form of online dating – no sorting through hundreds of profiles, no awkward first dates, no effort at all!

Like me, hordes of Shake the Sky players have discovered the joy of Tall, Rich and Handsome. As one of the first games to debut on STS, it quickly became one of the app’s most popular games. Tall, Rich and Handsome’s fun theme, paired with its innovative features, make it a true winner.

High 5 Games’ Red Gold studio expertly brought the game show theme to life with the inclusion of live-action video. When a player hits a winning payline, the video reels show a clip of the contestant with one of her potential suitors. The experience makes it feel like you’re watching a real dating show, but you’re the one that’s winning.

Fans of H5C’s Foxy Dynamite will recognize Tall, Rich and Handsome’s Mystery Bucks feature. When Mystery Bucks is active, each major symbol that explodes as part of the Tumbling Reels feature has a chance to reveal an additional credit value. This adds to the excitement of the dating game, as players anxiously wonder ‘Will he or won’t he call?’. If a suitor does call, players are rewarded with extra payouts.

Basically, Tall, Rich and Handsome is just downright fun! If you haven’t already, head to Shake the Sky today and take advantage of our limited-time offer to get nearly all your games unlocked! You’ll be able to play Tall, Rich and Handsome, as well as all of Shake the Sky’s other releases, with the exception of the latest release. Tall, Rich and Handsome is also available now at High 5 Casino. Don’t miss out, play now!

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 we’ll be taking a look at two different battles we came up with, and determining who would emerge victorious. Take our polls and let us know what you think!
Golden Knight vs. Dangerous Beauty

The battle of the sexes. The showdown between the swords. Golden Knight has a size advantage, and he’s definitely wearing a lot more armor than Dangerous Beauty, so it’s understandable why some may side with him in this matchup. But I’m going with Dangerous Beauty. Golden Knight strikes me as a bit of a glory hound – he’s just fooling around, looking to score some fame and maybe the princess’ heart by winning the tournament of champions. He’s never been in a battle with much on the line – in between tournaments he probably drinks a bunch of mead and hunts for pheasants. Dangerous Beauty, on the other hand, must fight for her life and her land when invaders try to take what’s hers. So you know she’s not messing around. Plus, look at that katana, and that wild gaze. She’d slice and dice this aristocratic pretty boy up in no time flat.

EDGE: Dangerous Beauty

Foxy Dynamite vs. The Lovely Outlaws

The Lovely Outlaws shot the sheriff, but would they be able to shoot the coolest detective of all time, Foxy Dynamite? This is a tough one to adjudicate. Foxy has modern weaponry and transportation on her side, plus she’s taken down some of the toughest criminals around in her day. But The Lovely Outlaws earned that name, and they’re still on the loose for a reason. Unfortunately, I think the bad guys win this time around. The Lovely Outlaws have a serious numbers advantage, and I think that and their sharpshooting would be enough for them to take down Foxy, despite her best efforts.

EDGE: The Lovely Outlaws

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Behind the Music: H5G’s Sound Department

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Sound plays a subtle yet vital role in the overall aesthetic of slots. High 5 Games’ sound department must be able to rapidly switch between different genres of music in order to properly capture the spirit of a game. “Sounds really affect our emotions, and they can be very helpful in establishing the themes of a game and what universe it resides in,” said Aldo Perez, H5G’s creative sound director. When the sound department does its job properly, the music and sounds in a game join with the visuals to create a unified whole. “Foxy Dynamite, for example, just plays really well, to the point that the player may not even recognize the sounds are separate from the visuals,” said Matt, who as H5G’s resident audio wizard probably has the coolest job title in the company. “It takes a lot of work to make it all seem effortless and coherent.”

It typically takes three to four weeks for a game’s sound design to be completed. “I look at all the projects that are coming in, and I do a sort of pre-production evaluation on them so composers aren’t groping,” said Aldo. “I have an initial back-and-forth with art and math to understand how the game functions and what’s special about it. We think of every game like a film, and try to tell stories through sound. Once you figure out the setting of a game, what world it lives in, you can begin to zoom in on the story.”

The games then move onto the sound designers and composers. “Typically the first step is to write the underscore, which is the continuous soundtrack that plays in the bonus round,” explained Matt. “The underscore captures the theme of the game, and then it becomes your palette for the rest of the slot. From the underscore we create little bits of sound for animations and what not.” The sound department, which makes music using an even split of real instruments and computer programs, tries to compose the underscore using musical styles and instruments that fit organically in the game’s world. This is the most collaborative stage of the process, with everyone pitching in to provide constructive criticism or serving as session musicians translating a composer’s ideas into reality.

Aside from composing and recording the underscores, there’s also the task of creating the incidental sounds that further draw players into H5G’s releases. “Maybe you want one of your animated characters flicking a lighter,” proposed Matt the wizard. “You record a flicking lighter and it doesn’t sound anything like it needs to. You have to make it bigger than life, so people recognize what it is. So you pull out a bike chain and slap it against metal, and then mix that with a scraping sound, and all those things will go into the sound of a lighter. It reminds me of animation, where all this work is put in for a character to move for 10 seconds. You have to be so meticulous to make it look effortless.” Sound design is a thankless but crucial job, in that the better the wizard works his alchemy, the less likely anyone is to notice it.

The final step of the process is post-production. “We make sure that everything sounds the way it is supposed to once it gets in the game,” said Patrick, H5G’s technical sound director. “Once the composer is finished, I load everything into the prototype and go through it to see if any artistic or technical changes need to be made. Does it sound right? Is it mixed correctly? Once that’s sorted out on all platforms for all clients, we master it, which essentially means we make it all sound like it’s of the same package.”

Recently released High 5 Casino game Jazz is one of the titles the sound department is most proud of. In the future, even more High 5 Games slots will have their themes driven by sound. For now, though, the members of the sound department will continue to produce music that sounds great, and effortless, and likely coheres so well with the rest of the game that players barely notice it. And that’s how they’ll know they did their job.

Which H5G slot has your favorite music? What type of music would you like to hear in future H5G games?