Fri, May 24, 10:32pm by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:23pm
NASCAR, which stands for the ‘National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing’, draws some of the biggest crowds in sport, with many thousands of fans cheering on their favourite drivers every weekend. The leading stock car series in the world, NASCAR is popular across the US and is quickly growing a global fan base. This online pokie from Bally brings the energy, the speed and the colour of the sport to the casino floor – start your engines!
On joining the game, you’ll be able to pick from five different driver modes, including legendary names such as Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr – while the action contains the following highlights:
The standout feature of the game is certainly the U-race. You’ll find yourself in the centre of the track, taking control of your chosen driver and his car. This isn’t an arcade game, so you won’t need the racing skills of Jeff Gordon. All you need to do is to occasionally pick the racing line from a series of 3 arrows. Then you’ll watch the action on that HD screen, all in 3D.
There are five drivers in the race and the higher you finish, the higher the rewards. Every time you make a racing line decision, a multiplier is awarded, which is applied to the next spin of the reels, while the racing action continues on the upper screen.
Pit Stop Bonus – On activating this feature you’ll find yourself staring at a screen filled with fifteen separate lug nuts. You’ll now get to pic five of these, where behind you’ll find simple credit wins. However, alongside the standard wins you’ll also find car parts and each of these pays a significantly bigger win. Land 2, 3 or even all 4 car parts in your five picks and you’ll be looking at a mega win.
Burnout Bonus – When entering this feature, you’ll be presented with a bonus wheel, which you’ll spin by touching the screen (utilising the U-spin technology from Bally). When the wheel comes to a stop, you’ll find yourself with between 5 and 15 free spins. These free spins come with a nice variety of multipliers, standard wilds and locked wilds. These awards change every time, so there is always a nice element of surprise in this feature.
The NASCAR pokie features a 5×3 reel set up, with the main symbols relating to parts of a car. If you’re the kind of person who likes to spend time with your head under the hood of a car, you’ll certainly appreciate this!
A silver engine awaits, along with Goodyear tyres (some great product placement there), tyre pressure monitors and more. There’s one symbol that every NASCAR driver wants to see too – the chequered flag. The final symbol in the game is the driver you chose at the start – he appears on the reels too.
Bally has created a highly impressive visual delight in the NASCAR pokie. With that huge LCD display, the HD graphics catch your eye immediately. Images of your favourite drivers fill the game too, and their individual cars also feature in the race, which fills that upper screen.
The lower screen features all of the on-reel action, where the symbols are a nice mix of metal, tyres, cars, trophies and contraptions – close your eyes and you cannot almost smell gas and oil.
Check out the sound effects too, where you’ll feel part of the NASCAR crowd as the cars roar when they go pedal to the metal – the surround sound system coming from the impressive driver’s seat you’ll play from.
This high-speed Bally-designed pokie is sure to grab your attention on the casino floor. While racing fans will certainly enjoy it, this all-action game will have much wider appeal. The main bonus games see you take to the track and enjoy the oval action, while the further combination of a ‘pick me’ feature and a bonus wheel is perfect for any pokie fans. Pick your favourite driver and hit the track.