9 May

More from Microgaming: In It to Win It Pokies Review

In It To Win It Pokies ReviewIn It To Win It Pokies is one of Microgaming‘s more stately creations, incorporating crisp graphics and an overall affluent theme designed to attract players with dreams of inordinate wealth. Governed by a grinning tycoon, the game’s biggest highlight is a multi-level free spins bonus.

The premise of the game, as suggested by the title, is taken from the old adage that you can’t win if you don’t play. Hence, you have to be ‘In It To Win It‘. True as that may be, we’ll take a closer look at Microgaming’s 2013 release in our complete and unbiased In It To Win It Pokies Review, including personal experiences in profitability.

In It To Win It Pokies Review – Basics

Being centered around a wealthy tycoon, it shouldn’t come as much shock that the minimum bet on this 5-reel game is $1.00; that’s with a minimum $0.01 per line bet, and all 100 paylines active. Right off the bat, we can surmise that In It To Win It is not best suited for low-limit players. However, you can adjust the paylines to something more reasonable, like 20 or even 50.

In It To Win It Pokies Review - Screenshot

I found the graphics to be highly geometric, with a stately mansion atop the reels and an abundance of greens throughout – the proverbial color of money, of course. In the base game, symbols include the tycoon, In It To Win It logo, personal jet, classic Rolls Royce, bulging money clip, and card values of A, K, Q and J (valued in that order).

In It To Win It Pokies Review – Features

Unfortunately, In It To Win It Pokies is greatly lacking in the features department. There isn’t even a Wild symbol in the base game. The only feature players can hope to trigger is Free Spins, unlocked by landing 3 or more Tycoon Scatters on the reels.

In It To Win It Pokies Review - Feature

When this happens, a two-tier bonus game begins. First, the player must select 1 of 4 briefcases. The contents will include a number – 10, 15, 20 or 25 – denoting how many free spins they’ve won, and one of the base game symbols – logo, jet, car or money clip – which will become wild during the free games.

The wild has no special function, outside of being a wild (no multiplier, no stacking or expanding, etc.) Free spins can’t be retriggered, either.

In It To Win It Pokies Review – Disappointing

With hundreds upon hundreds of pokies in the Microgaming portfolio, I honestly can’t find a single good reason to play this one. I’m sure someone, somewhere, hit a big win on this game since it was released 4 years ago, but dropping coins ‘In It‘ seems like a waste to me.

There just isn’t enough going on here to make it entertaining, and the profitability lies only within the single free spins feature. I did manage to trigger the bonus twice, after a great deal of time playing, but the payout rate was just as bad as the base game.

You may have to be “In It To Win It”, but I’d rather stay out of it, and recommend others do the same. You’ll find a lot more features in Microgaming’s Immortal Romance, and a lot more profitability from its 5 Drive Drive Mega Moolah progressive.