Bermuda Triangle

Published: 07/01/2013

Located off the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States and northeast of Cuba, there is an infamous expanse of ocean commonly referred to as the “Bermuda Triangle,” or sometimes the “Devil’s Triangle.” Covering between 500,000 and 1.5 million square miles, it is noteworthy for a high incidence of unexplained disappearances of ships and aircraft.

Although the U.S. Board of Geographic Names doesn’t recognize it as an official name and the U.S. Navy does not believe it exists, the Bermuda Triangle has been the site of many air and sea disasters in the past 100 years. The USS Cyclops sank in an unexpected storm there in March 1918 and the aircraft known as Flight 19 ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean in December 1945. In February 1963, the civilian tanker SS Marine Sulphur Queen sank with its cargo of bulk molten sulfur, too.

Given all the mystery surrounding the region, software developer Playtech decided to use it as a theme for a classic-style slot game named “Bermuda Triangle.” In the upper left corner of the game screen, a single-engine bi-plane can be seen lurching through the sky with lightning bolts and storm clouds in the background, while a dark sea roils below.

A graphic paytable appears at the top of the Bermuda Triangle screen. The reels window is in the middle of the display and the player’s controls can be found at the bottom. Unlike most new slot games online, Bermuda Triangle has just three reels and five paylines—three horizontal and two diagonal—much like of the types of slots popular in the mid-20th century.

Available credit denominations range from €0.01 to €5.00. The value can be adjusted with the +/- toggles at the bottom left corner of the screen. Using the “Bet One” button below the first and second reels enables selection of 1 to 5 paylines for a maximum wager of €25. Clicking on “Bet Max” will select all five paylines, but will not change the denomination of the line wagers.

The total Bet appears adjacent to the reels on the left. All paylines that have been selected are shown as thin grey bars running across the actual reels. To start the game, just click “Spin” beneath the middle reel. Winnings are shown in the “Win” section immediately to the right of the reels, and the player’s current balance can be seen in the screen’s lower left-hand corner.

Winning combinations are on permanent display above the reels to the right. On any active payline, prizes of 25X, 50X or 75X are paid as line multipliers for three matching Dolphin, Octopus or Shark symbols, respectively. Matching any three of the aquatic creatures at random pays 10X.

Three matched Airplanes pays 150 times the line bet. Catching three Sailboats in a row is worth 400X, 500X, 600X, 700X or 1000X on the paylines numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, respectively. Matching any three Sailboats and Airplanes at random pays 100X.

Audio and graphic effects on Bermuda Triangle are minimal. Sonar sounds mark the reels clicking into place, and when winning combinations are paid out, waves can be heard rolling up to the shore and a ship’s bell rings out. There are no bonus games, wild symbols, scatters or free spin features in this game. In fact, it’s only high-tech feature is the Autoplay option.

Bermuda Triangle has no toggle on the main screen to activate Autoplay. Instead, it is hidden and can only be accessed through the pull-down “Tools” menu at the very top of the screen. Then, using the +/- toggles next to the spins indicator that appears in the lower right corner of the screen will set the number of auto spins, else the number can be typed directly into the counter—up to 9,999 spins maximum.

Additional Autoplay options can be accessed by clicking the expanded menu arrows on the very left of the Autoplay display. It is possible to set “stop loss” and “overall win” limits. There are also +/- toggles for adjusting the length of the delay between spins, too.

Published on: 07/01/2013

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