JPM interactive launched a brand new online SWP (skill with prizes) game based on the new TV game Reversal of Fortune onto online gambling site Bet365.com this week.
Reversal of Fortune features popular UK TV presenter Eamonn Holmes and has a unique style of game play that offers a novel experience for players. Those who have tried to read something in a mirror will have a good idea of how tough this game can be.
In the looking-glass world of the game, answers to questions are shown back-to-front, and the skill features – “Pair ‘Em Up”, “Reflections” and “Picture Puzzle” – all require an ability to see things in reverse.
After selecting a stake between GBP 1 and GBP 5 the player is shown special footage shot with Eamonn Holmes introducing the game with an explanation of what to expect. This is followed by a game grid with 25 squares behind which are a series of options or awards.
There are questions and skill puzzles that award points to move up the points ladder earning prizes along the way with up to GBP 50 on a maximum bet. In addition there are a number of other symbols or awards. If a player collects 4 clovers they win the online jackpot or can receive extra chances in case of a wrong answer with a Try Again icon. Other icons such as Mirror, Reveal and Pass give further help to players in answering the more difficult questions. Some icons allow the player to still win points while others give no points but save the player losing altogether.
There are no safety points if a player continues playing after achieving a prize level and subsequently loses. At each win point they are offered the option to collect or continue. Awards are regular to ensure players do not feel there is no point in carrying on but questions get harder as they advance.
The only guaranteed prize is the Live Jackpot and if this is achieved it is awarded whether the player wins or loses in the main game.
Each individual question or puzzle is timed and unless a player uses one of the bonuses to solve or pass the puzzle he or she must complete the task in the time allocated or the game will end once the time runs out.
Once all 25 squares have been used up a new grid is generated and the game ends only when the maximum prize is reached, the player loses from not answering a question correctly or takes a prize offered without continuing the game.