02/03/2012 : iOS apps based on successful full-size land casino faves
US gambling games and equipment supplier Bally Technologies added impetus to its pursuit of the online and mobile sector of the industry Thursday with the release of four new titles to its library of play-for-fun mobile applications.
Cash Wizard, Golden Pharaoh, Fireball and Betty Boop’s Love Meter are all based on the successful full-size casino versions of these popular games, and are available to download from iTunes for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
The releases bring to nine the Bally titles now available, with more than 92,000 downloaded in just over a year.
“We’re growing our mobile play-for-fun application library at a rapid pace and we’re looking forward to introducing additional titles like Betty Boop’s Fortune Teller, Hot Spin, and Lighting Jackpots,” said Dan Savage, Bally Interactive's vice president of marketing this week.
“Cash Wizard, Golden Pharaoh, Fireball, and Betty Boop’s Love Meter are all standouts on casino floors,” he said. “With bonus features, outstanding interactive-gameplay, trailblazing play mechanics, and a GPS-enabled locator feature to help players find the real slot in a nearby casino, these apps are also standouts among mobile casino games.
"Cash Wizard, Golden Pharaoh, Fireball, and Betty Boop’s Love Meter join Bally’s other play-for-fun app titles like Cash Spin, Vegas Hits, Playboy Hot Zone, Triple Trouble Poker, and Code Red."
The Cash Wizard mobile app comes to life with full animation and graphics. Like the real version found on casino floors, the game offers gameplay and bonuses. The mobile version of Cash Wizard also includes the 1970s hit-song “Magic”, which can be downloaded directly through the app from iTunes.
Golden Pharaoh features game mechanics like U-Spin, a gesture-control technology that enables players to touch and spin a virtual wheel during a bonus round. Another player-favourite play mechanic offered in Golden Pharaoh is Directional Wilds, where a “wild” dial appears on a reel and spins, making every symbol in line with the pointing dial wild.
Fireball features a towering, eye-catching upper screen and upbeat music, and includes Bally’s popular Game-in-Game feature as a unique eight-level progressive.The app delivers a host of classic and popular Bally titles in one action-packed package.
Betty Boop’s Love Meter brings to life America’s sweetheart in an engaging and fun mobile game. Featuring Betty and her sidekick Pudgy, this slot game offers nine bonuses available at any bet and a variety of enticing progressive jackpots. In the “How Hot Are You?” bonus, players place their thumbs on the touchscreen to have their “love temperature” read.
Each of the apps are Game Center-enabled, allowing players to track their progress and compete against each other on leader boards and against themselves to earn virtual badges and rewards.