Description and Review: Racing For Pinks is a street car racing themed slot from the venerable Microgaming development team. Think ‘Fast and the Furious’ and you’ve pretty much got what they had in mind.
This is another in their series of 243 win line games, so – in effect – it’s a 30 reel slot and you have to play all lines. As you can play from $0.01 per line, this isn’t a particular hardship but is something I thought you should be aware of.
Graphically, I have to confess to being extremely disappointed. The pre-launch marketing made it look great but the graphics are indistinct and fuzzy and lack the necessary impact to make you want to play. On looks alone, Racing for Pinks won’t get your adrenaline flowing, that’s for sure.
Playing the slot, I got a distinct feeling of deja vu. I can’t put my finger on exactly which Microgaming slot it reminds me of, so it may be a combination of a couple. But the point is: there’s nothing particularly new or different about this game.
Oh, and it’s dull. The wild symbols only appear in the top position of each reel, so decent wins in the base game occur about as often as an honest politician.
Similarly, neither of the two bonus features is much to write home about. The free spins is your best chance – you can get as many as 30 with a 5x multiplier, but even then you might not win much.
The Racing bonus is pretty tiresome though. Just pick a car, watch it race and you win a prize.
Frankly, I don’t know who Racing for Pinks is actually aimed at. There isn’t enough entertainment to keep the casual slots play interested and isn’t enough big win potential for the serious player. There are many, many better games out there than this one. Play those!
Game Information: 5 Reel, 243 Line Slot Machine.
Wild Symbol: Racing for Pinks logo. Substitutes for all except scattered Bonus and Bonus Race symbols.
Scatter Symbol: Girl bonus symbols on Reels 1 and 5 trigger up to 30 free spins and a 5x multiplier. The symbol on Reel 1 reveals the number of free spins and the symbol on Reel 5 reveals the win multiplier. This free spins round cannot be re-triggered.
Bonus Race Feature: This is triggered by the Bonus Reel symbol appearing on Reel 1 and Reel 5. Players select a car for the race. Even if your car loses, you are still awarded a win prize.
If your car wins the race, you are entered into another race. Successfully pick 5 winners and you are awarded the biggest prize.
Coin Sizes: 0.01 to 0.20. All lines must be bet.
Maximum Win: 94,000 coins.