Worst game of the year Microgaming! What the hell is this?
Is it a slot? Is it a mistake? What is it? We can’t really wrap our heads around Microgaming’s upcoming release – Poke The Guy. First of all, it looks like something designed in 1989, and the whole thing will make you question your sense of reality. Microgaming’s tagline goes “simple, stupid fun”, and yes, it might make you giggle a bit at first glance, but it won’t take long before turning into an annoyance.
In all honesty, Microgaming has been going downhill lately and becoming a bit lazy ever since partnering up with Just For The Win and Triple Edge Studios. Allowing it’s name to be used on second class slots is a shame and degrades the brand in our honest opinion.
How Does It Work?
This is certainly not a traditional slot, that’s for sure. The game centers around one single map, with no bonus game or any kind of features. In a sense it has more in common with scratch card type of games than slots.
Players simply choose their bet size (ranging from €0,05 to €30), with each bet size having a different item assigned to it. All one has to do is to click the slingshot (spin button) and try to hit the weird character moving across the map. There is of course no level of skill involved, it’s all just random. If whatever item that is thrown at the guy hits him in the face, the player will be rewarded one of the multiplier values of either 2x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 18x, or the top prize of 500x.
The game really makes no sense at all and you are likely to have a wtf moment trying it out the first time. The guy (looks like a giant wearing a one piece), stomps around on a map that features the Eiffel Tower, the ancient pyramids of Egypt, the Sphinx and Mount Rushmore.
We played it for a while and got bored after about 30 seconds, and still 30 minutes later of constant slingshooting we couldn’t hit anything better than 12x. It’s a fast game that rips your money in no time and which may trigger a psychosis, so beware.
The RTP is not known and is not stated in the help file which is very bad and a big no no. If for some reason you want to play this game it is available on Casumo and pretty much all our casinos listed here.
Update June 2019: game was so bad it appears to have been pulled from all operators.
Poke The Guy (Microgaming)
Bigwinboard Rating - 8%