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Mid-Life Crisis slot review

Mid-Life Crisis is a popular five-reel slot with up to nine pay-lines from the popular RealTime Gaming. It boasts a system-wide progressive jackpot. This game is a male version of the Shopping Spree slot; with symbols such as Viagra and sports cars there is no doubt this is aimed at men with a few miles on the clock. The progressive jackpot is every middle-aged man’s dream: a $100,000 sports car or the cash amount of the jackpot (sorry, no Viagra as part of the jackpot). There are many other ways to win big; aside from the jackpot you can win up to 4000 times the amount of your bet.

Best online casinos with Mid-Life Crisis

RealTime Gaming targets countries with strict gambling laws, and it is offering something unique, with the progressive jackpot element of this game. The World Gambling List believes these are the best RTG online casinos with Shopping Spree:

Mid-Life Crisis game play

To start you will need to add money to the slot machine. To do this simply click on one of the chip symbols at the bottom of the screen. The minimum chip amount is $0.25 and the maximum $100. The only coin denomination you can bet is $0.25. You can put as many credits in as you want and cash out any time. Once you have your money in, you can make a bet. Decide how many lines you want to play; nine is the maximum. Next, you will need to bet, up to five coins per line. Then you hit the spin button and hope to see five sports car symbols on the same line.

Mid-Life Crisis progressive jackpot

To win the progressive jackpot you must bet the max of five credits and then line up five sports car symbols on any max bet line. Other prizes range from two times the amount of your bet to 4000 times. The cost for playing five credits on all nine pay-lines is 45 credits ($11.25) per spin. To speed the play along you can use the “Max Bet” button on the right. When the progressive jackpot is won, it resets at $25,000.

The progressive jackpot amount can be found at the bottom of the screen. If you want to view the payouts simply click the “Pay Table” button to the right of the cash-out button. You balance is visible above the Cash-Out button.

More ways to win

Mid-Life Crisis features two bonuses games with prizes up to $1000. The Mid-Life man scatter bonus round starts when you get these three symbols anywhere on the screen: a bald man, a toupee and a gold chain. When this happens you will automatically win up to 350 credits depending on how much you bet. The second game is the Pick Your Poison bonus round. To win this you need the three Lovely Lady symbols anywhere on the screen. You will then be presented with two options: on the left you will see “adventure ideas”. If you pick this one, simply keep picking the various ideas until one of them turns into a comical symbol (such as one of the beautiful women turning into an old woman or a baby). On the right side there will be a youth potion. If you choose this option, all of the wins will begin to automatically cycle through, and end with the symbol of a skeleton. If you have bet max coins and max pay-lines, then you could win up to 4000 credits (equal to $1000).

Mid-Life Crisis verdict

If the idea of a sports car doesn’t get you in for this slot, the chance to win large jackpots may well do. If you enjoy a laugh at your own expense and having a good time while playing slots, this could be the machine for you. Though for our money, some of the generalisations about middle-aged men with thinning hair and growing midriffs cut a little too close to the bone!

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