Airplanes Slots feature two different payout schemes: the conventional one, and its duplicate with no house edge.
The Objective of the Game
The objective is to spin the reels so the symbols form a winning combination on the enabled paylines. The payout is dependent on the winning combination formed.
The Slots’ Arrangement
“Airplanes” is a five-reel, twenty-payline slot machine. It has a Scatter symbol “A-380”, a Wild multiplier symbol “F-117 Stealth Fighter” and a Double Game feature. The reels’ layouts are displayed here. Each reel’s layout is made up of 30 positions, containing the following 13 symbols:
These symbols display airplanes A-380, F-117 Stealth Fighter, B-2 Stealth Bomber, Concorde, Boeing 747, Mig-29 Fulcrum, F/A-18 Hornet, Ka-52 Hokum, CH-47 Chinook, Mig-15 Fagot, Be-6 Madge, DHC-6 Twin Otter, and Fokker D1.
The positions on which the reels stop are determined by a random number generator. Each position is equally likely to be stopped upon. “Airplanes” slots’ payout percentage is 98.14%. This means that the house edge is just 1.86%.
The play area displays the slot machine’s five reels. The reels are displayed through a slots window. There are 20 paylines – lines across a slots window where combinations must be formed. You can view a line by moving the cursor over its number located on the left and on the right of the slots window.
Bets are made on the enabled paylines and you can simultaneously use anywhere from 1 to 20 lines. You may bet between 1 and 10 credits on each enabled payline. Once the bet have been made, the slot game starts by spinning the reels. The maximum total bet is 200 credits: 10 credits on 20 enabled paylines.
A winning combination is the appearance of 3 to 5 identical symbols on an enabled payline. The more identical symbols, the greater the win. These symbols must appear from the left to the right in consecutive order, starting on the first reel.
For example, this combination of B-2 symbols is a winning one:
While this combination is not:
You can read about the exact amount of payouts for various winning combinations by clicking the "PAYTABLE" button on the bottom panel of the slot machine. All payout figures show the number of credits that are won for each combination. The value of credits won depends on the number of credits you bet per payline.
The two symbols below are subject to special rules. The first one is called Scatter and the second is called Wild.
Three to five Scatter symbols appearing anywhere on the reels make a winning combination. That means that Scatter symbols do not need to appear in a line on an enabled payline to win. It can be scattered anywhere on the five reels, provided that three or more Scatter symbols appear. Winnings are calculated by multiplying the Scatter symbols combination payout shown in the paytable by the total number of credits bet.
A Wild symbol replaces any symbol except for Scatter to complete winning combinations. It also doubles the payout of any combination it completes except when the winning combination consists of only Wild symbols. For example, in the following combination
both Wild symbols serve as a Concorde symbol and, as a result, there are five Concorde symbols on the line. If a Wild symbol is located on the intersection of several enabled paylines, it will work in the player’s favor for each line. For example, on one enabled payline, Wild symbol can substitute for a Mig-29, while on another payline the same Wild symbol can substitute for a F/A-18.
Just like the other symbols, if between 3 and 5 consecutive Wild symbols fall on a enabled payline from the left to the right, it is a winning combination. For example, the following combination gives a payout for three Wild symbols.
Please remember that Wild symbols can’t substitute for Scatter symbols. Wild symbol is the most valuable symbol, and pays out higher than the others. Furthermore, several winning combinations can appear on the same payline, as in the following combination:
This combination could be treated as either 4 Wild symbols or as 5 Fokker symbols. In such cases, the player gets the highest value payout. According to the Paytable, the higher combination in the example above is 4 Wild symbols, which is what payout would be. However, the following combination
is treated as 5 Boeing-747 symbols because the payout for 5 Boeing symbols is more than for 4 Wild symbols.
The Double Game feature is activated after any win on an enabled payline. The player can choose to play the Double Game by clicking the "DOUBLE" button, or can continue to play the normal game. If the player chooses to play Double Game, correctly guessing the card color doubles his winnings. Correctly guessing the card suit quadruples his winnings. An incorrect guess will cause the total payout to be lost.
Before starting the game, the player must enable the paylines he wants to bet. That can be done it in two ways.
Clicking on one of the buttons on the bottom panel of the slot machine:
The paylines 1, 1…5, 1…10, 1…15, 1…20, will be enabled, accordingly.
Or click on a payline number located to on the left or right of the play area. This number will become the upper limit of the range of paylines enabled. If, for example, the player clicks on the number 12, paylines 1…12 will be enabled.
The reels start spinning when the player bets between 1 and 10 credits on each enabled payline. This done by clicking on one of the buttons:
The number of paylines enabled and the bet per one payline are indicated in the upper-right corner of the slot machine.
If the player wants to make the maximum bet, he should click on the "BET MAX" button. This enables all 20 paylines, bets 10 credits on each and automatically spins the reels.
To repeat the bet made in the previous spin, he should press the "REBET" button and the reels start spinning.
If the player wants to spin several times in a row and use the same bet each spin, he should click the "AUTO" button to start autoplay. Autoplay starts as soon as the "AUTO" button is clicked and the button starts blinking to indicate that autoplay is in process. The manual spin mode is restored by pressing the "AUTO" button while it’s blinking.
If the player moves the mouse cursor over this button, he will see a counter appear above it that displays the number of spins that will be made during autoplay. At the beginning of a game session, this number is equal to the maximum possible value – 1000, but it can be changed by clicking the "SET SPINS" button.
Comments on randomness control. If a series of spins is made using randomness control, one of the counter values appears as “RC”. When autoplay is started and RC is selected, all remaining spins in the randomness control series will be played.
There is an indicator on the upper-left corner of slot machine that displays how many credits are available and the sum of money that the credits equal. At the beginning of the game, 1 credit is equal to 10 cents. The credit’s value can be changed by clicking the "–" or "+" "DENOMINATION" buttons on the bottom panel of slot machine. The first button reduces the value of each credit and the second increases it. Each credit can be worth anywhere from 1 cent to €1.
When there is a winning spin, the payout in credits is shown on the WIN indicator. At this moment, the player can start the Double Game by clicking the "DOUBLE" button. This game can be continued for as long as desired, but the maximum win is limited and cannot exceed the payout for the most valuable combination (five Wild symbols).
If the player’s current win exceeds one-fourth of this amount, an attempt to quadruple it in Double Game will be blocked, and if it exceeds the half of it, he will be unable to start the Double Game.
The maximum payout for a single spin (including Double Game rounds) is limited to €20,000.