While some of Fremantle’s games have been based on based on less successful TV shows, Play Your Cards Right is not one of those. This was a highly successful game show that ran in Britain from the 1980 until the 2000s.
Play Your Cards Right Theme and Graphics
Bering based on the TV show; the designers have tried to convey this through the visual style of the game. The background is a television studio and looks fairly good, but like some other Fremantle games, there just isn’t much imagination. This results in a slightly bland look to it which may bother some players.
The symbols are fairly generic as well, although they are inspired from the show, being made up almost exclusively of playing cards. The only cards that are not playing cards are the Bonus cards; even the Wild is represented by a Joker.
Play Your Cards Right Features
With five reels and 15 paylines, the base game is fairly standard. Like many of the Fremantle products, the bonus rounds are were the fun happens. There are two different bonus rounds available to the player; both offer some pretty good payouts.
The first is called Grand Final Bonus, activated by getting three Grand Final Scatters on the reels. You will have to progress through a board of hidden cards, guessing if the next card will have a higher or lower value than the one you are currently on. Making it to the end of each row will win tou a 2x, 5x and 10x multiplier.
Next up there is the Double Chance Bonus, which plays similarly to the Grand Final Bonus game. The different here is that above the reels in the game is a Blue counter and red counter. The value of these counters has increased every time you landed one of these counter symbols on the reels. The bonus game will allow you to compete for this prize value, first playing for the red counter and then the blue, if you failed.
Play Your Cards Right Conclusions
After playing this Fremantle product for some time, I can say that I definitely enjoyed it, although it isn’t the best game I’ve played from this developer. The restrained visual style is a slight issue but overall, it is still an enjoyable experience. Give it a try if you get the chance.