Developer: Chris Miles
Price: free Download on the App Store
If you like the digital cha-ching that comes along with video slots then you're likely to get a kick out of iSlots. The realistic-looking app features the same whirling music and falling-change sounds as an actual Vegas-style slot machine.
Getting started is a breeze, place your bet just like you would in the casino by tapping the "Bet One" button then "Spin Reels" to play. Or go for broke by tapping "Play Max" to automatically place the maximum bet of 3 coins and spin the reels all with one step.
The graphics look great with just the perfect touch of authenticity, right down to the scrolling advertisement at the top of the machine. (Chris Miller, the game's developer, obviously understands the power of self-promotion.)
One thing I noticed while playing is that when you run out of credits — unlike it real life — there is no penalty. The game seamlessly restores 100 credits and so you can keep playing without even a momentary thought of "Uh oh! There goes the rent!"
Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when playing: iSlots only functions in landscape mode; access the options page to change the music or reset credits by tapping the "cash out" button; to see the legend and learn "what wins what" scroll up to see the top of the slot machine.
There's one thing I don't like about iSlots — losing. It's the same thing I don't like about real slot machines. The ratio of win to lose definitely leans more towards the former. But, I guess that's a big compliment to game. iSlots is just like the real thing. And that means the advantage will always be to the house.