Tue, Feb 26, 7:11am by William Brown
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:29pm
Strike Oil in this Feature-Filled Classic IGT Video Pokie
The state of Texas is famous for its oil, and perhaps due to the TV show Dallas, ‘oil tycoons’ too! An oil tycoon, complete with a ten-gallon hat, plays a leading role in this game, whether in playing the leading role of one of the two bonus features or driving around in his convertible car. Look out for an armadillo, an angry bull, a Texas Tea plane and the yellow rose of Texas on the reels too.
The name ‘Texas Tea’ itself refers to oil, and in the second feature you’ll be drilling for oil, and winning cash as you strike the black stuff! Texas Tea has a fun, cartoon style design, with highlights that see you negotiating deals and prospecting.
Highlights of the Texas Tea Pokies
Theodore R. Texas (Texas Ted for short) is grey-haired oil tycoon in the ten-gallon hat. Land three or more on any of the reels and you’ll enter the ‘Oil Dividend’ bonus feature. This will see you move to a second screen and join Texas Ted in his office (there is no doubt that it’s his office as he has a huge picture of himself on the wall, right behind where he is sitting!). He’ll now write you a check, where the amount he pays you will rise and rise, eventually settling on amount. The potential pay outs are as follows:
Activate the feature with 3 Teds and you’ll win 3x, 8x, 15x or 25x your total bet.
Activate the feature with 4 Teds and you’ll win 8x, 10x, 25x. 40x or 50x your total bet.
Activate the feature with 5 Teds and you’ll win 20x, 30x, 50x, 75x or 100x your total bet.
As well as Texas Ted, the other bonus symbol features an oil rig. To activate the feature, you’ll need to land three or more rigs on a win-line, with the number of picks you’ll have based on the number of them in the triggering spin.
You’ll now be presented with a map of Texas divided into eight different regions, each showing a familiar Texas icon. You’ll now place your 3, 4 or 5 rigs onto the map, and you’ll hopefully see oil begin to spurt! Each rig has a counter underneath and the more oil that is found, the higher these numbers will go. With 3 oil rigs you can win up to 100 coins, 4 can pay up to 200 coins, while the maximum 5 can see you win up to an impressive 495 coins.
This IGT designed pokie features a five-reel set up with a total of 9 win-lines. Your highest win comes when you land five title symbols (set in front of a map of Texas) in a row, paying a huge 10,000 coins. The Texas armadillo pays 500 coins, while the plane, the bull and Texas Ted in her car all pay 250 coins. A series of plant and flowers (including the yellow rose of Texas and cacti) all pay a top prize of 100 coins.
Texas Tea has an enjoyable design, featuring Texas Ted and an armadillo in the bottom corners of the game, cheering on the action when you enjoy a good sized-win. A ‘Dallas’ style theme tune accompanies your play throughout and check out the animation when you land a win with the leading symbols (especially the slightly crazy armadillo!). The bonus action throughout the game adds to the fun feel of the game, with Texas Ted taking centre stage throughout.
This is a retro design – from the first generation of video pokies. You’ll find the basic graphics don’t take away any enjoyment from this classic gambling machine.
IGT has produced an enjoyable and all-action pokie in Texas Tea. The entertaining design of the base game will put a smile on your face as you play, while it’s the bonus action that will get your blood pumping (as well as the oil). Whether Texas Ted is writing you a check, or those oil rigs are pumping crude oil, you’re sure to be in the money! Give this a spin and you might be the one wearing the 10-gallon hat.