Sale Of The Century is a title from Random Logic that is based on a show of the same name that began in the 70s. Hosted by Nicholas Parsons, Sale Of The Century would let players build up a cash balance by answering questions, which they could then use to buy prizes at knockdown prices.
The slot title Sale Of The Century uses the same bold colours of the game show studio set as a backdrop to five gold-framed reels, each with three spots displaying the sort of consumer goods that would be up for grabs in the TV show. The slot offers 25 pay lines, and players can bet between 1 and 200 coins per line.
Three Bonus Possibilities Revive Game Show Atmosphere
One of the ways Sale Of The Century stands out from other slots, in a nod to its game-show roots, is its use of three different bonus features offering players random wins. The Instant Win is a feature awarded at random during base play. If it activated, the player is offered a prize, with two other mystery prizes in reserve. The player can reject the prize and unveil the next one, but if the reject the prize a second time, they must settle for the third one.
Sale Of The Century also includes a question mark icon, which appears only on Reels 2, 3 and 4. If it shows up on all three reels at the same time, it activates the second bonus; the Super Pick feature. All the icons on the screen turn into question marks, and the player must pick one to reveal a prize that can be a cash win, free spins, a combination of the two, or the Gift Shop game.
Two Ways to Trigger Gift Shop Game
The Gift Shop game is the final bonus feature. It can be triggered by the Super Pick, or by three appearances anywhere on the reels of the Scatter: the Sale Of The Century game logo. The player gets 8 free spins on a three-reel slot with just one pay line, winning gift tokens that they can exchange for cash prizes at the end of the round.
The Scatter also pays multipliers of the total spin bet for two or more icons in any position. For two, three, four or five Scatters, this multiplier is X1, X5, X20 and X100.
All Symbols Theme Related For a Change
With so many real prizes from the original game show to choose from, Sale Of The Century dispenses with the poker symbols. Instead, the low-value icons are a washing machine, a lounge suite, a colour TV, a set of golf clubs, a motor scooter and a fur coat. The latter two pay a top prize of 150 coins for five of a kind.
The high-value symbols are gold watches and a diamond necklace, which each win 20, 100 or 500 coins for matches of three, four or five. The cruise liner and the sports car begin paying prizes for just two matches, and they also win the top prizes in base play: 1,000 or 5,000 coins for five matches, respectively.
Game Show Buzzer Wild
The Sale Of The Century Wild slot is a pair of hands pressing down on the big red buzzer familiar to fans of the TV show. It appears only on Reels 2, 3 and 4, and as usual it can stand in for any other symbol to complete winning lines, except the Scatter and the question mark.