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In gambling, there are options either to win money, to get nothing, but also to be losers in it all. Games like bingo or lotto, for which you need to invest very little money and the winning funds are large, are considered games that won’t lead you to a huge loss.

Losers are those who invest a lot of money in dynamic and progressive games, i.e. try to get as much money as possible. But we all know that games of chance do not work that way and that it takes a lot more time and money to make a profit.

In fact, the best in these moments is the self-control that we would have, or with other words said –  the management of money and the controlled expenses for gambling. But what if you are in a cycle of constant loss?  Is there a chance you can get out of it all and get your money back? This will be today’s topic that we will talk about in this article.

What is a losing streak?

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In short, this happens when you have no profit in the long run, whether you gamble or bet on sports. A losing streak is what goes against the odds, even when they are on your side.

This actually proves to us that even when the mathematical precision is on point, it does not necessarily mean that the outcome of the game will be positive for you. But when it happens too long, in a way the player is discouraged and disappointed, and at the same time, he hopes that the next bet is exactly the one that is winning.

This also happens in real casinos, but also when you play through services like mobilecasino.ph. That is why it is important to learn to overcome the problem and try to get the best out of the given situation.

Now that you know what a losing streak is, here are some tips to help you get started:

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  1. Recognize this loop right on time

Sometimes we are so engrossed in the game that we fail to notice that there is a constant loss. This means that you should pay attention first to your money, and then to the outcome of your game. Although it is really easy to notice when you are not doing well, if you are constantly gambling, you can actually miss these signs, especially if you are constantly focused only on the game.

That is why you must be aware all the time, follow the events and constantly monitor your activities. This will prevent you from getting too deep into the losing streak, which is a good starting point for breaking this cycle.

  1. Identify what you are doing wrong

We are sure you believe in your skills, but if this happens for too long, it’s time to look at the bigger picture. Look back to understand for yourself what you are missing and what is actually the reason for not getting a single cent in the past.

In this way, you will review your own experiences and find a way to become better at what you do.

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  1. Only play safe for a while

Playing for sure means that you are betting on obvious matches or playing games that are easy to win. In this way you reset the luck factor, so you can work again for your own benefit.

Although many do not believe, when there is a lot of nervousness and mistrust in the game, then things seem to turn against you and this happens to almost everyone. But if you take a short break and come back betting on obvious outcomes, then you reset things and regain your self-confidence. Sounds weird, but in many cases, it really works, so it’s worth a try.

  1. Take a longer break

When all else fails, get time for regeneration and rehabilitation. The idea is again to reset the luck factor, i.e. to rest and you and all those “universes” that work in your favor.

When you are rested you can look at your mistakes more objectively and learn how to correct them. It will help you decide if you really want to continue gambling or if you have time for a new hobby that will not cost you that much money.

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  1. Set financial limits

This is probably the most effective way to get out of the cycle of huge losses while gambling. In fact, no matter how good you are, you need to limit the amount of money you can lose in the game. This can be difficult, especially if you are used to spending a lot of money.

But after you rest and take a break, you can come back with this restriction. This means that you start the cycle again and wait to see if the outcome will be positive for you or not. Be persistent and do not allow yourself to exceed your budget.

You will be amazed at how flawless this method works and it can even bring you huge benefits and quick recovery after losses.

  1. Stay calm

Yes, we are aware that it is difficult, but that way you will prevent yourself from making reckless decisions. Self-control is actually the most difficult skill you need to learn to apply in practice, but it is not impossible, really. All you have to do is not react violently and, of course, do not blame the world or your teammates for your bad result.

When you calm down, you will be able to see the problems more clearly and eventually help yourself get back in shape faster.

We sincerely hope that these tips will be easy and useful for you. The cycle of recurring losses is really frustrating, but as you can see, it is possible to get out of it and recover from it all. It is up to you to be smart and resist the need to spend even more money on gambling.

And we can promise you that you will see for yourself what is best for you and you will decide how to proceed.

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What Makes Gambling In Casinos So Much Fun https://vermontrepublic.org/what-makes-gambling-so-much-fun/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 10:02:54 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=6300 When it comes to entertainment, casinos are one of the oldest forms out there. With origins that date back several centuries, people seem to simply be drawn to them. But what exactly is their allure? Why have they become as popular as they are now, and what do they really have to offer? Well, casinos …

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When it comes to entertainment, casinos are one of the oldest forms out there. With origins that date back several centuries, people seem to simply be drawn to them. But what exactly is their allure? Why have they become as popular as they are now, and what do they really have to offer?

Well, casinos certainly aren’t a fly-by-night business, as is evidenced by their rich history. Let’s take a closer look at what makes them so much fun to hang around in and what they have to offer that keeps players coming back for more, time and time again.

The Thrill Of It All

Most players are well aware that in one way or another, the house has the edge on all casino games. While the mathematical side of things can get a bit complicated to understand, the thrill of playing in a casino is almost unbeatable.

This thrill is multiplied when the odds are stacked against you (which may or may not be an entirely accurate calculation to make). The thrill of beating the odds is incredible, and the possibility of that happening at any given point makes each game that much more exciting for players.

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The Thought Of Winning Big

Who hasn’t dreamt of winning a jackpot? Just the thought of winning a life-changing amount of money that may well be the solution to a lot of issues for you is enough to get you straight to the casino! Just like everyone else who’s imagined a big win, you’ve probably thought about all the different ways you’d spend the money: maybe a dream vacation? Or perhaps you want to settle those pesky credit card bills? Or even just treat yourself because you feel like it! Regardless what your dream is, the thought of it being realized will certainly pique your interest.

The wide variety of casino games available makes the possibility of that big win seem so much more tangible too. There’s so much to play, and each one offers a new opportunity to win.

There’s Always Something To Look Forward To

Casinos have been around for ages, and they have been able to keep attracting masses of players, time and time again. While most of the games available at casinos follow the same rules and formulas, make no mistake: there’s always something new on offer.

Casino game developers are constantly hard at work thinking of new, creative ways to make the games fun, exciting and different for players to enjoy. For example, there are thousands of slots games out there, and many of them boast varying themes that cover everything from bright colours to pop culture icons.

The rate at which new casino games are developed is quite impressive too. The industry is an extremely competitive one, so game creators are always trying to stay ahead of their competitors by crafting traditional games with modern twists. This works out perfectly for players, who will always have some fresh, new and exciting content to look forward to.

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Casinos Are Designed With Entertainment In Mind

Apart from all of the incredibly exciting games on offer, casinos were also designed with the comfort and entertainment of players in mind. Everything in a casino has been created so that players are constantly amazed by everything around them.

Usually, the designers of casinos have put a great deal of time and effort into making sure that the casino is unlike anything that players have ever seen before. For example, the ceiling inside the building may have been designed to look like the night sky, or the decor may even have been placed to make it seem as though players are walking through an Ancient Roman city. Whatever the theme may be, expert designers and artists have usually spent years crafting and creating an environment that makes players feel as though they’ve been transported into another world.

In addition to this, the graphics used on the slot machines are state-of-the-art and have been designed to be eye-catching to players from the second they set foot in the casino. Little elements like this all add up to create a world of entertainment that players will absolutely love being in!

There Are Always Bonuses Available

Perhaps one of the best things about joining am online casino is the fact that as a player, you have plenty of access to some of the best, most generous bonuses around. For many players, the thought of losing big sums of money puts them off indulging in games that have potentially huge wins attached to them. This is where offers like Grand Rush bonus codes come in.

The bonuses on offer from casinos can vary. Almost every casino offers a welcome bonus to players when they first sign up. Usually this means that the casino will double (or sometimes even triple!) the money that they put down to play with for their first few deposits.

This is the perfect opportunity for players to put down the large sums of money they’ve always dreamed of using to win big. With the bonuses on offer, they can greatly reduce their own personal risk but at the same time, increase their potential to win significantly.

There are also plenty of different kinds of bonuses generally available at casinos, so even after your welcome period has ended, you’ll still have several more to look forward to as you play, such as loyalty bonuses, birthday bonuses and regular promotional bonuses.

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Casinos Have Great Perks

Other than a wide variety of games on offer, as well as the significant potential to win big, casinos also have a wide range of perks on offer that elevate the levels of fun and excitement that players love.

These perks include concerts and performances, world-class restaurants, and access to exclusive events. In most cases, you can’t join a casino without becoming a member (membership is free of charge), and as you use your membership card to play casino games, you earn yourself points and cashbacks that help you work your way towards redeeming the aforementioned perks. It’s the added cherry on top of the world of fun already at your feet when you enter a casino!

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Ways to Maximize Your Wins in Online Casinos https://vermontrepublic.org/maximize-wins-in-online-casinos/ Mon, 21 Jun 2021 11:26:22 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=5869 We all go to online casinos with the vague hope that we will leave with more money than we started with. However, most people go into this expecting to have a good time but ultimately walk away with no money. What if we told you with a few simple money management techniques and mindset changes …

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We all go to online casinos with the vague hope that we will leave with more money than we started with. However, most people go into this expecting to have a good time but ultimately walk away with no money.

What if we told you with a few simple money management techniques and mindset changes you could drastically improve your chances of walking away with some money in your pocket.

Here are some tips for maximizing your money and your wins in online casinos.

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#1 – Play the short odds (not the long odds)

This is a great tip for both casinos and bookies. While it is more tempting to bet on wild odds it is a lot more sensible to regularly play the short odds. And slowly build up your pot of winnings.

If the odds are 2/1 then you are more likely to win (even if it is a small win), than putting the same amount of money on something that is 20/1. It is better to double your bet than lose it.

You can also apply this thought process to betting on yourself. If your current draw on Black Jack is 18 the odds are not in your favor to take another card. By not taking a risk you are less likely to lose. And you must stop losing before you start winning.

When betting in online casinos you will win more by playing the short odds regularly rather than taking big risks on the long odds.

#2 – Place smaller bets

A simple way to increase your odds of winning is to place small bets.

The more bets you place the more likely you are to win. Therefore you are better off placing 2 $5 bets, rather than one $10 bet. In fact, the odds of winning would be even higher if you placed 10 $1 bets instead.

As we will mention in the next section, small bets, buy-ins, and jackpots are the secret to winning consistently in online casinos. The only way to win big at any type of casino is to win consistently over a good period of time.

This tip is particularly useful when you are playing slots. As playing on slots with a cheaper buy-in will allow you to play many more games.

On card games, you may feel like this is a bad idea, as you are making the jackpot size smaller, but in the long run, placing smaller bets will increase the amount of money you will win.

#3 – Choose smaller jackpot tables

When a table advertises large jackpots, it can be tempting to spend all your money playing on it. However, statistically, you are likely to win more money if you play on tables with smaller jackpots.

Tables that offer larger jackpots will have a bigger buy-in. This means you will get to play fewer bets before your money runs out. The fewer bets you place the less likely you are to win. So, placing smaller bets is the best way to win.

You will also find that there are fewer people competing to win the smaller jackpots. Which will, again, increase your chances of winning on these tables. Winning one or two small jackpots is better than winning no big ones at all.

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When playing in online casinos you should play for smaller jackpots as they require you to place smaller buy-ins and have fewer people competing for the top prize.

#4 – Keep an eye out for offers and jump on them

One of the major benefits (aside from not having to leave your lovely home) of playing at online casinos is that they regularly make offers. This is something traditional casinos never do.

You will often see online casinos giving away free bets or spins as a signing up bonus, or to celebrate a major event or anniversary.

When you see casinos making these kinds of offers you should jump on them.

But do remember to read the small print. Most casinos will put a limit on what you can use your free bets and spins on, but will still allow you to win money with them. However, if you cannot use them on large jackpots, the free bets are a great opportunity to practice the games that you later want to bet on.

As we will mention in the next section, a good way to increase your chances of winning is to practice before you bet.

When betting in online casinos keep an eye out for free bets and other offers.

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#5 – Never bet on a game you haven’t played before

This may sound like simple advice, but it is all too tempting to ignore when you are in the heat of the moment.

If you have never played a game before then you shouldn’t play for money. You are more likely to lose your money on it than make a profit. Essentially, you are wasting your cash.

There are many sites online that will allow you to play the most common casino games for free. Make the most of these sites. Use them to get the practice in and build up your skill set. Only when you are happy with your performance should you start playing for money.

These free online games are also a great way to sharpen your skill when it comes to games you already know how to play. A little practice every now and then won’t do you any harm.

If you are looking to maximize your wins and make the most of your money then you should stick to games you are confident in. As well as taking the rest of the advice we have given above. When you are on a winning streak it can be tempting to jump into something new, but it is best to resist that urge.

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What Are The Most Popular MMORPG Games In 2023? https://vermontrepublic.org/most-popular-mmorpg-games/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 06:46:58 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=3992 The world of MMORPG games is much larger than many believe. There are so many that you can check out right now and although they are really similar at first glance, the truth is that they are very different when you look closer. In reality, we are looking at numerous possible differences so it should …

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The world of MMORPG games is much larger than many believe. There are so many that you can check out right now and although they are really similar at first glance, the truth is that they are very different when you look closer. In reality, we are looking at numerous possible differences so it should not be a surprise to see that some are much more popular than others. 

Below we will talk about the MMORPG games that are the most popular right now if you want to choose one to try in 2023. 

World Of Warcraft

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Although the game is over 10 years old, it is still the most popular of all the MMORPG games you can play right now. Over the years, the game did end up changing a lot. It brought in a huge graphic overhaul, new continents, races, and classes. You now have access to a WOW raid boost like on this site and the game is simply huge. 

What makes it so special is that there are countless really small things that were very well done. This is especially the case when referring to the quests you can experience. 

There are times when the MMO looks traditional but this is not a surprise since we are talking about the game that practically defined what an MMORPG should be like. Choose between the Alliance or the Horde and start interacting with millions of people from around the world. 

RIFT

When Rift appeared, it started a brand new MMO wave in the industry. It did prove to be a really resilient game that withstood the test of time. The original strengths the game had still exist. This includes spontaneous events with countless players fighting against invasions and the customizable class system. However, Rift did change into a better game by making changes. It is often updated and features seasonal events, among other additions. 

Blade & Soul

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This Korean MMORPG has a fantasy martial arts theme. This is enough to be interesting for many but we have to highlight the highly intricate world design as something that is often mentioned as a huge plus. It has unique races and many classes that will draw you in. 

In the came you can choose the very versatile Jin, the mighty fighter Gon, the mystical Lyn, or the natural power master Yun. Then, you get thrown into huge combo chains and fast encounters. You can team up with your friends to move into numerous dungeons or you can start a PvP career. No matter the case, it is a certainty you will need to learn a lot about it before you master it because of how different it is. 

ArcheAge

We can say ArcheAge is traditional as an MMO. It features factions, a story you will most likely forget, and countless quests. However, what makes the MMORPG special is when you start a sea experience. This is because the ocean is simply huge. It actually takes up to one hour to ship from west to east and you can encounter many dangers like pirates, sea creatures, whirlpools, and storms. You can even meet a Kraken that can only be taken down by a full raid with over 40 players. 

ArcheAge is available as a free experience but there is an interesting premium subscription that should be considered because of the various perks you get, like the fact that you get to own some land. There, you can build anything you want. 

If the open seas is a theme you want to try out, ArcheAge is definitely what you have to consider. 

Guild Wars 2

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Guild Wars 2 was often mentioned as being the opposite of World Of Warcraft. It has a design that tries to improve on the less-stellar mechanics we see in many MMORPGs and this is why it is so popular right now. 

You can play many regular quests and there are some small storylines that actually change based on how you do while you do them. 

In Guild Wars 2, gamers end up organically working together. This can have an impact on the entire region, like stopping roving monsters. At the same time, the end game content keeps evolving so you will not get bored. 

Albion Online

This is an MMORPG where you can just craft, relax, and sit back, all while you tend to a farm. However, the game is PVP right from the start and there is a full-loot drop system in place. Because of this, you have to be really patient and tactical or you can end up losing a lot. The game requires a lot of perseverance in order to succeed so it can be considered as being much more challenging than others on the list. 

Neverwinter

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For many MMORPG enthusiasts, this is a game that should not work. Its theme is based on D&D, including spells, abilities, classes, and places included in the popular tabletop game. This should not really be successful in an online environment. In part, the success is attributed exactly to the original D&D, which is properly shown inside it. 

In Neverwinter, there are many expansions that include new classes and races when compared to the original. You thus end up going right through the original story and can experience the lands that were originally presented in Icewind Dale. 

Skyforge

Last but not least, Skyforge is a very good game because of the fact that it combines a perfect early game, a very beautiful world, and a completely unique class system. In this game, experimentation is actually rewarded, just like personal exploration is. After you unlock a class, you can select it so your playstyle dramatically changes. You do not have to go through days of leveling before you can do this. Also, the gameworld is an interesting mix of weird SciFi and fantasy. 

Speaking about the early game, it is interesting and varied. You can do many tasks and there are many rewards you can receive so you get to pick your gameplay style. You will often end up faced with solo instances with a linear story and then open zones that encourage you to team with others.

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7 Strangest Sports That You Can Bet On in 2023 https://vermontrepublic.org/sports-you-can-bet-on/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 06:23:45 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=4373 People across the globe keep themselves entertained through various sports. When it comes to betting, we got many games in our minds on which people bet their money. It can be cricket, football, etc. But there are many strange sports on which betting is legal, and people worldwide are not familiar with these games. Nowadays, …

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People across the globe keep themselves entertained through various sports. When it comes to betting, we got many games in our minds on which people bet their money. It can be cricket, football, etc. But there are many strange sports on which betting is legal, and people worldwide are not familiar with these games. Nowadays, many individuals are involved in gambling activities such as online casinos like maximumcasinos.com or other betting activities.

In the following write-up, we will discuss different sports that people bet and are quite hard to believe. If you are also unaware of these games, you must know to gamble your money and win amazing prizes. Many individuals are earning a good amount of money by betting on these sports, and some are unaware of this fact. Let us check out some strange sports that you must consider for the betting.

  1. Arm Wrestling

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The trend of betting in arm wrestling was started in 2017 when many NFL players participated in the tournament, managed by the commissioner of the league, Roger Goodell. All the winnings are sent to the charity so that no one gets the profit or loss. The best part was a good time that the entire team enjoyed that day.

They felt immensely good after winning and give money to the charity. After that day, arm wrestling is now counted for the betting. Nowadays, many big competitions take place, and people bet a lot of their cash on such leagues. Some bettors end up the match by losing all their money at once.

  1. WWE Wrestling

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People bet on professional WWE wrestlers and get enough opportunities to earn money. Many big and famous wrestlers tend to win the matches because they are initially booked. Sometimes, a good player loses the match when they are booked to lose. In many cases, the matches are fixed. Therefore, many people know which one will win and lose in the tournament.

Therefore, people know how to bet on different wrestlers. It is one of the entertaining sports betting, in which many people are actively participating in it. Sometimes, there are chances that the celebrity who is rocking on various social media platforms wins the match.

  1. Cornhole

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It is an easy sport, which involves teams in pairs. They throw some bags of corn into the dummy boards. The betting is done locally because it is not quite a popular game. People who participate in watching the game only gamble their money on the winning team.

You can see such sports in many country fairs or special events. You and your friends can participate actively in the game or bet on your favorite team. It is an entertaining activity that helps keep the participants and the audience together.

  1. Harness Racing

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It is also called the trotting race, which is quite popular in Sweden and Finland. You might have watched different videos in which a couple is sitting on the cart, which is finely connected and pulled by a horse. Now, you can imagine a race with such a cart and animals and one person riding the cart.

The horses are professionally trained so that they can understand that they are in a race, and they have to win the battle. Many people across the globe bet on such racing. It is quite common in New Zealand and Australia. Gambling can be a bit difficult because it is hard to determine which one will win the race without any fouls.

  1. Rock, Paper, and Scissors

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You might have heard about this game, which usually kids play with their friends. It may be surprising for you that adults are also involved in such a game. It is a simple and entertaining activity through which one can earn a huge amount.

There is no physical strength requirement, but you have to understand the gestures and instinct of another person. The bettors choose their favorite player and gamble their money. There is another option that you can change your bets according to your instincts. Well, it is a game of luck, but some skills will make you more fortunate.

  1. Darts

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You might have played this game, but do you know that you can bet on it. Well, many people do not aware of this fact. It is an exciting and entertaining game that many individuals can play at the same time.

The skills of the player decide whether he will win the event or not. Many bettors bet on this game and win huge cash prizes at once. There are many champion leagues where one can try his fortune and take advantage of all the opportunities. Many fans are there who love to watch competitive matches and enjoy betting on it.

  1. Chess

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It is a perfect pastime for many people across the globe. But surprisingly, it is one of the ideal games where many individuals bet. Everyone is aware of this board game, and two persons play it. It is a bit difficult game because you need to understand another person’s mind and what he will do next.

Many competitions take place in France and Russia, where people get many opportunities to earn money. You can change the bets whenever you feel that the winning person is the other one you do not choose. Therefore, it is another shocking game that people must aware of gambling.

The Bottom Line

Undoubtedly, there are many strange sports in which a person can bet, but many people worldwide are unaware of them. Now, after going through all the games, you can easily invest your time and money in different sports. It is a better opportunity to try your fortune differently without doing much.

If you trust your instincts, and if there are chances of betting on the game with perfection, you must pick any of the mentioned sports. Sometimes, people travel abroad to watch and enjoy such strange games and put their money at risk. It is an amazing way to earn more money in return.

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The Most Groundbreaking Slots of All Time – 2023 Review https://vermontrepublic.org/groundbreaking-slots-of-all-time/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 05:24:23 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=4503 The Liberty Bell was the world’s first slot machine. Charles Fey created it in 1895 and it set the standard for the modern technology that governs these games today. The Fortune Coin Co. then went on to develop the first video-based slot in 1976. And the online version followed in 1994, running on software developed …

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The Liberty Bell was the world’s first slot machine. Charles Fey created it in 1895 and it set the standard for the modern technology that governs these games today. The Fortune Coin Co. then went on to develop the first video-based slot in 1976. And the online version followed in 1994, running on software developed by Microgaming.

While there are thousands of different titles available to players today, only a handful can be said to have shaped the industry. In order to make this list, they need to have been innovative in some remarkable way, have broken records, and remain as popular and relevant as they ever were.

Blazing 7s by Bally Technologies

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Blazing 7s is the oldest slot on this list and was introduced by Bally Technologies in the 1970s. It’s still being played today thanks to the Progressive Jackpot it features. It starts at just US$1 000, and it’s a $1-dollar machine. While this prize may not change your life, it certainly has the potential to brighten up your day, week, or even month!

Blazing 7s was one of the first of the quick-hit Progressives. So, whenever you’re enjoying a slot featuring this kind of prize today, you’ve got this 50+-year-old game to thank for its inspiration.

Cash Splash by Microgaming

While Microgaming launched the first-ever online casino platform in 1995, another three years would be needed for the invention of its first linked Progressive Jackpot game.

Cash Splash had already been released in a 3-rel format, but the 5-reel version added a Wild that helped to activate the games big prize. To win the Progressive Jackpot, you need to line up 5 Wilds on the 15th line.

Double Diamond by IGT

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Double Diamond hit the internet in 1989 and has gone on to become a mainstay in the world of online slots. It’s available in 3-reel mechanical, 5-reel video, and online formats 30+ years on!

Double Diamond has a classic, sophisticated feel thanks to the diamond symbol multiplier which increases the payout of any winning spin by 2X. So, 2 bar symbols along with a double diamond will pay out double what 3 bar icons will. 1 bar symbol and 2 double diamonds will pay out 4X as much as 2 bars and a double diamond will and so on. Land 3 double diamonds and you’ll take home the top reward!

Gonzo’s Quest by NetEnt

Gonzo’s Quest was initially released in 2011 and debuted a brand-new idea when it did. Avalanche Reels had arrived, which saw any winning symbols being removed from the reels and getting replaced by whatever icons were sitting above them. In addition to this, there’s a multiplier attached to the prize which keeps increasing after every successive win.

All the biggest slots developers now feature their own version of the original Avalanche Reels in their games.

The Incredible Hulk by Playtech

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The Incredible Hulk was released in the mid-2000s by Playtech as part of a bigger series of games they were developing with Marvel. Other titles include The Fantastic Four, Iron Man 2, and X-Men. This game features many paylines, an adrenaline-pumping Smash Bonus feature, and special expanding hulk icons.

But when Marvel was taken over by Disney, the family-friendly media conglomerate felt that slots weren’t an on-brand product, so this innovative series was brought to an end. Don’t be too sad about that though. Click this link to find tons of games that filled the void!

Jack and the Beanstalk by NetEnt

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Although 3D slot games have been around for some time now, very few are as excellently designed as Jack and the Beanstalk by NetEnt. This fairy-tale-themed game features a flawless animated introductory film showing the hero trying to get out of the giant’s castle in the clouds, golden eggs in hand.

Jack and the Beanstalk was the first-ever slot feature Walking Wilds, special symbols that shift 1 reel to the left after every respin. It’s also been adapted into a trial virtual reality format, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in Jack’s magical landscape while you play.

Mega Moolah by Microgaming

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While Microgaming’s Major Millions Progressive Jackpot slot has been in the news lately for the size of its prizes, Mega Moolah is light years ahead. It debuted in 2009, just after this producer marked its 400th slot release milestone and features a well-developed African theme along with a free spins bonus game. There are 4 separate prizes available for lucky players to win and it’s in the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest-ever online slot payout.

Thunderstruck by Microgaming

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Thunderstruck is a slot release by Microgaming featuring a Norse mythology theme and part of a wider software upgrade by the developer. And despite it being successful enough to warrant a frequently played sequel, the beloved Thunderstruck II, players are still flocking to play the original, almost 20 years after its debut.

Players can land free spins by landing 3, 4, or 5 scatters and all wins during this feature are multiplied by 3X. Thor, the God of Thunder, is the wild icon and can stand in for all other symbols to get you the payout you need.

Tomb Raider by Microgaming

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Tomb Raider was released in 2005 and stands as one of the earliest examples of a branded online slot. Microgaming developed the game alongside Eidos Interactive, the original makers of the original video game series.

While the technology at that time didn’t allow for any kind of skill-based bonus round based on the original game to be featured, the slot still shows us actual images of the heroine Lara Croft which was ground-breaking at the time.

Wheel of Fortune by IGT

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Wheel of Fortunes is another IGT slot release that has remained as one of the world’s most popular slots for over 20 years now. It features sound and graphics from the TV game show it’s named after and you hear a lot of audio effects from it while you play. It’s a trendsetter that inspired wheel spin bonuses in many other titles.

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5 Most Popular Online Slots to Play in 2023 https://vermontrepublic.org/popular-online-slots/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 09:31:11 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=3663 Online slots are among the most popular and entertaining means of pastime for fans of gambling and video games. No matter if you are an avid casino fan who occasionally goes for a real-life spin or simply someone who is a gamer, online slots will surely keep your attention for hours on end. Both pros …

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Online slots are among the most popular and entertaining means of pastime for fans of gambling and video games. No matter if you are an avid casino fan who occasionally goes for a real-life spin or simply someone who is a gamer, online slots will surely keep your attention for hours on end. Both pros and newbies love visiting websites like Slotwise, which offer dozens of different slot games to keep you entertained.

In the modern world of countless forms and types of entertainment however, it may be a bit of a challenge to find exactly what you are looking for without wasting too much time. For this reason, we decided to bring you a list of the most popular online slots to play in 2023. Out of the many thousands of slots available on the web, the following is a list of the best and most engaging ones, which also offer some of the best ratings and real-time transport protocol percentage (RTP%).

  1. Starburst

Starburst is arguably the most popular online slot game in history. It is always extremely busy in the online casinos and there are always people playing it. It is developed by NetEnt and it features a 5-reel, 20-pay line video that has a 96.10% RTP. It is mostly popular due to the low variance, meaning it makes regular payouts to players. This is of course the most important thing when playing any casino game so if this is enough for you, look no further. Except for good win rates, Starburst features amazing graphics while keeping a traditional and classic feel of slots. The best bonus feature it has is expanding wilds, which can land on any of the three available middle reels. When they do land, they expand and fill the entire reel, earning the player multiple payouts. Free spins are also present with the remaining reels.

  1. Age of Asgard

The Nordic mythology theme has always been a fan-favorite across the entertainment industry, and online slots are no exception. Even better, it is a relatively new slot on the market, made in 2019, and it already has a place at the top among the heavyweights. This is another 5-reel slot, but compared to Starburst’s 20, it has 50 paylines. Furthermore, its RTP sits at 96.2%. Its features include wilds, free spins, and clashes. It pays up to an astonishing $488,860 if you play the maximum bet. Per spin, you can play anywhere from $0.20 to $200. Lose yourself in the battle between good and evil surrounded in Norse mythos, and win some money in the process!

  1. Guns N’ Roses

No, not the legendary band, but the online slot game of the same name. This slot was the best slot machine of 2017, and as such, it is still among the best. Once you plat the NetEnt’s masterpiece slot, you will be rocking your way to some serious bucks. One of the favorite features of the many players are of course the super-famous tunes of the iconic rock band. It is much more engaging and even easier to win while listening to the old-timey hits that will never go out of fashion. Other than music, Guns N’ Roses also offers breathtaking graphics and effects. This jam-packed slot utilizes the popular 5-reel, 20-payline format, and has an RTP of nearly 97%. Symbols, free spins, multipliers, and wilds are only some of the interesting and appealing tricks up its sleeve. There is even a bonus wheel, as well as a bonus game!

  1. Jack and the Beanstalk

This online slot is a favorite for the high rollers. It is among the older games present on the web world, but it is still going as strong as ever and remains relevant. With the theme of the famous children’s tale of Jack and his quest to the castle in the skies, it is another classic developed and run by NetEnt. The game has an RTP of 96.30%, and features 5 reels and 20 paylines. Gameplay brings expanding and walking wilds, a bonus game, scatter symbols, and free spins. The 3D animations and graphics are adorable and full of color, and it is among the liveliest slots out there. The big spenders like it because it has a very high variance, meaning it is harder to win than others. There are always people playing it in online casinos. Give it a shot, and maybe those magic beans will lead you to some hidden away treasures?

  1. Wild Toro

ELK Studios launched this online slot game towards the end of 2016, and ever since, it has been a fan-favorite with many positive reviews and recommendations. It is a medium to high variance slot, meaning both semi-casual and serious spenders are welcome. The game is known to dish out some large payouts, which is what draws in most users. The jackpot it offers is the 2,250x your total bet, so the more you play the more you could take home. For $100, you could be walking away with $225,000! However, even if you do not manage to bring home the jackpot, the potential to win is high thanks to the remaining game features. Wild symbols, re-spins, and walking wilds are there to help you make some bucks. The bull-fighting theme with a daring matador and an angry bull fits in beautifully, and the graphics and sounds complement the general vibe like a charm. The RTP of this game is 96.40%, it has 5 reels and 178 pay lines.

Conclusion

There you have it, fellow online slot players, five of the most popular games to make your betting casino come true. No matter if you are a casual newbie looking for some blood rushing through your veins from excitement and anticipation, or a hardened online casino pro, these five games are not going to disappoint you. Now it is time to get out there, spin those lucky wheels and levers, and earn yourself a small fortune on the side!

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The Most Famous eSports Titles that People Bet on in 2023 https://vermontrepublic.org/esports-titles-that-people-bet-on/ Thu, 21 Jan 2021 14:38:23 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=5032 The eSports industry consists of multiple computer games that have millions of active players. There are even a few mobile eSports titles, but they are not that popular when it comes down to betting. Apart from having loads of players, each eSport title has numerous tournaments, some of which are sponsored by the world’s biggest …

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The eSports industry consists of multiple computer games that have millions of active players. There are even a few mobile eSports titles, but they are not that popular when it comes down to betting.

Apart from having loads of players, each eSport title has numerous tournaments, some of which are sponsored by the world’s biggest companies. Unlike many years ago, almost every big eSports event has a prize pool that surpasses $1,000,000. Naturally, this attracts a lot of teams, which also affects the gambling business because bookies have finally started to allow their customers to punt on eSports.

Unless you are a gamer, choosing an eSport to bet on is not that easy. Some games are really interesting to watch, but betting on them is easier said than done. That’s why we’ve decided to share with you some of the most popular computer and mobile games that you should consider when choosing what to bet on.

Overwatch

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Ever since it was launched back in 2016, Overwatch became a massive hit because it was Blizzard’s first official shooter. Nowadays, everyone who likes this game can bet on the Overwatch League, one of the biggest tournaments in eSports.

One of the few drawbacks that you have to get used to is the lack of smaller events. In other words, once the Overwatch League comes to an end, you won’t have that many things to bet on. Luckily, there are some websites that allow you to punt on random Overwatch games.

If you decide you want to bet on Overwatch, you have to stay up to date with the latest changes in the game because the meta changes all the time. So, if you see that one of the teams picks heroes that are not in the meta, it is usually a good idea to bet against them.

Dota 2

If you take a look at the e-sports betting sites in Silentbet.com, you will see that each one has Dota 2 as an option. This shouldn’t come as a surprise because this is one of the first MOBAs that was considered an eSport.

Dota 2 is fun to play and even more enjoyable to watch, but betting on it isn’t easy. The game is known for its dynamic team-fights, which means that even if a specific team has a massive lead over its opponents, it can still lose. Furthermore, the newest updates made the game even more unpredictable because there are all sorts of new items and heroes.

Luckily, you can find tons of information online, as long as you have the time. There are various websites dedicated to Dota 2, where you can read analysis and predictions that will definitely help you once you start betting.

Another important thing that you need to remember about Dota 2 is that the tournaments here are divided into two big groups. The first ones are a part of the Dota Pro Circuit, whereas the others aren’t. Those that fall into the first category usually have more markets and better odds. What’s more, you will always find the best teams in the world there, so it shouldn’t be hard to choose one of them.

Arena of Valor

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The next eSport on our list is Arena of Valor. This is one of the first mobile games that earned its place among desktop eSports due to its fast-paced gameplay and incredible graphics.

AoV is also a MOBA, but there aren’t as many mechanics as in Dota 2, making it a better betting option. Sadly, most gambling operators still don’t offer it because they are mostly focused on PC games.

What’s interesting about this game is that it was known as Strike of Kings, and it is available on iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. Like other MOBAs, this game has different modes, but on average, each match lasts around 15 minutes. That’s one of the reasons why people love betting on it.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

The game is the most popular eSports in some parts of the world, especially in Eastern Europe. CS: GO is a shooter that has all sorts of tournaments, which means players have various betting options. Some of them are organized by Valve, whereas others are hosted by other companies, but they bring together the best CS teams in the entire world.

What makes this title so good for betting is that it’s not as complicated as some of the MOBAs on the list. Once you read some information about the best teams globally, you should be ready to place bets. What’s more, the updates here are not as drastic as the ones that you will get on Overwatch or other similar games (such as Valorant). So, even if you haven’t followed the game in a while, you shouldn’t have any problems. Just check whether there have been any recent roster changes.

StarCraft II

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StarCraft was one of the first eSports in the world, so it’s not surprising that its successor has millions of fans. Even though MOBAs and shooters have taken over the eSports industry, real-time strategies such as this one still have regular tournaments, which means that you can bet on them.

Unlike the other games on this list that are popular worldwide, StarCraft II is mainly played in Asia. Although there are a few European players as well, the vast majority of professional gamers are from South Korea. Hence, the big tournaments are usually held there.

League of Legends

The last game that we want to include on this list is League of Legends. Although it is pretty old, this game still has millions of fans and is widely regarded as one of the biggest eSports.

League of Legends is similar to Dota 2, which means that it is also a MOBA. During the years, the professional scene was dominated by Asian teams, but there are a few squads from Europe that are also really strong.

If you want to bet on it, you have to look at the LCS and other big tournaments.

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12 of the Best Gaming Deals to Look Out for This Holiday Season https://vermontrepublic.org/best-gaming-deals/ Thu, 10 Dec 2020 09:22:26 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=4795 Did you know that more than 150 million Americans play video games on a regular basis? This means that, if you’re getting ready to do your holiday shopping, odds are there’s a gamer or two on your shopping list that you need to buy gifts for. If you don’t know much about gaming, however, finding …

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Did you know that more than 150 million Americans play video games on a regular basis? This means that, if you’re getting ready to do your holiday shopping, odds are there’s a gamer or two on your shopping list that you need to buy gifts for.

If you don’t know much about gaming, however, finding the best gaming deals can be next to impossible. After all, how do you know if something is actually a good deal or not? And with so many items to choose from, how do you decide which gifts are worth buying in the first place?

If this sounds like you this holiday season, worry no longer, because we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll break down 12 awesome gaming deals that you can find this holiday.

We’ll tell you what the deals are, why these deals are worth taking advantage of, and how much money you can expect to save. That way, you can make sure that everyone that you love, including your favorite gamers, has an awesome holiday.

1. The Last of Us Part II ($30)

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The Last of Us Part II came out in June of this year, and much like the first entry in the series, it received tons of critical acclaim. While not as beloved as the first, Part II is a must-play for anyone who enjoyed Part I and wants to see what happens next in Joel and Ellie’s story.

It’s a game that is well worth paying full price for, as it’s not even six months old yet. But at 30 bucks, you simply can’t beat a deal on a game that is this good.

2. Marvel’s Spider-Man: GOTY Edition ($20)

While Marvel’s Spider-Man is over two years old now, it’s still worth checking out, especially if you missed it back in 2018. With a new Spider-Man game out now, grabbing this version of the game, the Game of the Year edition, is a good idea for all PS4 and PS5 owners.

Because it’s a bit older than The Last of Us Part II, Marvel’s Spider-Man is only $20 right now. And if you grab Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales as well, you can pick both up for less than a hundred dollars and play as the web-slinging hero for hours this holiday season.

3. Death Stranding ($20)

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2019’s Death Stranding might be the most polarizing game of the last generation.

For some, it’s the game of the generation, and legendary game developer Hideo Kojima’s best work yet. For others, it’s a game that never really took off, and despite an interesting premise and an odd marketing strategy, wasn’t all that they hoped or wanted it to be.

Regardless, at only $20, it’s a game that is worth picking up, especially if you’ve never played it before. That way you can decide for yourself which side of the fence that you fall on, as again, the game is quite divisive, even in 2023.

4. WD 2TB Gaming Hard Drive ($70)

If you’re a big console gamer, and you’re digital-only, you can’t have too many hard drives. After all, every game that we’ve mentioned so far on this list have massive file sizes that will take up tons of storage space post-download. As highlighted on Blogging.org, this is also a top choice amongst Roblox and online gaming users as well.

The good news? The WD 2TB gaming hard drive is on sale right now for only $70. You can pick that up and get an extra 2TB of storage space for your PS4, allowing you to save the three previously mentioned games and still have some space left over for more great titles.

5. Nintendo Switch GameCube-Style Controller ($40)

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Big fan of the Nintendo Switch? Enjoy paying classic GameCube games on your Switch like Super Mario Sunshine? Pick up a wireless GameCube-style controller for your switch today.

At only $40, this GameCube controller is an absolute steal. It’s also compatible with tons of Switch games, which means if you love the GameCube controller, and you own a Switch, it’s more than worth having.

If you love playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the GameCube controller can take your experience to the next level. In fact, it’s arguable the only way to play the game, especially if you enjoyed previous entries in the series like Melee.

6. PSP 3 Months Membership Card ($16)

Are you a big online multiplayer gamer? Worried about your PlayStation Plus membership running out? Pick up this 3-month membership card for only $16 before the deal expires at the end of the year.

Keep this in mind: if you pick up 4 membership cards, you can get an entire year of PSP for only $64. Even if you’re membership still has a few months left on it, taking advantage of this deal for the future is a no-brainer.

7. Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One Edition ($50)

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There have been tons of games delayed in 2023 due to the global pandemic and COVID-19. Perhaps none have done so more controversially than Cyberpunk 2077, a game from CD Projekt Red.

If you’re still interested in playing the game once it comes out, despite the delays, and you own an Xbox One, you can grab it today for only $50. That’s a great price for a major AAA game that hasn’t even come out yet, especially one as anticipated as Cyberpunk 2077.

8. Nintendo Switch Lite ($250)

Looking to get an extra Nintendo Switch for your household? Or perhaps pick one up for a friend or family member? You can get a Nintendo Switch Lite for only $250 right now, which is a great deal on an amazing console.

It’s worth noting that the Switch Lite is smaller than the original Switch and can only be played in handheld mode. But with a sleek design, tons of awesome colors to choose from, and a great gaming library, it’s the perfect gift for any gamer this holiday season.

9. Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition ($450)

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Don’t have a Nintendo Switch yet? Love all of the previous additions of Animal Crossing? Scoop up this Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing edition for $450, as it’s one of the best “big-budget” deals on this list.

Animal Crossing is the current best-selling game on the Nintendo Switch. It’s won tons of awards, and for good reason, as it’s the best entry in the popular Nintendo franchise yet.

And, of course, you get a Nintendo Switch with this deal too. It’s Animal Crossing-themed and loaded with tons of accessories, making it a great gift for any Nintendo fan.

10. Gaming Laptop Deals

Looking to snag a new gaming laptop this holiday? Don’t want to break the bank while doing so? You don’t have to, as there are tons of excellent deals going on right now to choose from.

The folks at Lenovo, in particular, are offering top-of-the-line gaming laptops at over 60% off. That means that you can pick up a laptop like the Thinkpad X1, which is normally $2,699, for only $999. Pretty crazy, right?

11. Final Fantasy VII Remake ($30)

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Are you a big-time retro gamer? Or just someone who is nostalgic for everything 90s? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, and you haven’t played the Final Fantasy VII Remake yet, grab it now while it’s only $30.

Even if you’ve never played the original Final Fantasy VII from 1997, we can’t recommend this game enough, as it’s one of the best releases of 2023. There are going to be a few more Final Fantasy VII remakes coming out over the next few years too, so this could be an entire series that you end up loving.

12. LG 27GL650F-B Gaming Monitor ($250)

Got a gaming PC that you’re always playing on? Not happy with your current monitor setup? Purchase this LG 27GL650F-B gaming monitor now, as it’s only $250 at the time of this writing.

This is an excellent monitor that can take any gaming setup to the next level. It’s also great when paired with a gaming laptop, or even a gaming console, making it worth having for all gamers.

The best part? This laptop, with shipping and handling, is normally over $300. But for this holiday season, you can pick it up for only $250, which is quite the steal.

Need More Help Finding Big Gaming Deals?

If you’re shopping for a gamer this holiday season, you’re going to make your favorite gamer happy as long as you stick to the gaming deals on this list. Everything that we’ve mentioned is worth having and priced fairly, so you can have peace of mind knowing you made a smart purchase.

Looking for more awesome gaming deals to take advantage of? Need more help picking out the right gift for your friends and family? Check back with our blog often, as we having everything from gaming reviews to useful tips and tricks.

 

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Super Mario Bros. 35 Is Out Now, And It’s Great https://vermontrepublic.org/super-mario-bros-35/ Sun, 11 Oct 2020 05:52:27 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=4399 It’s official – “Super” Mario, the world’s most famous and iconic video game character, has entered middle age. As of October 2023, the legendary mustache-sporting plumber is 35 years old. That makes us feel very old, so we’d hate to think what it does to the people at Nintendo who invented him. There was never …

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It’s official – “Super” Mario, the world’s most famous and iconic video game character, has entered middle age. As of October 2023, the legendary mustache-sporting plumber is 35 years old. That makes us feel very old, so we’d hate to think what it does to the people at Nintendo who invented him. There was never any chance that Nintendo was going to allow the occasion to pass without celebrating it, and so there is a whole range of special Mario anniversary-themed events happening both online and offline this month, and also in months to come. We strongly suspect that the newly-released game “Super Mario 35” is going to be our favorite of them.

If you’re a fan of the classic Mario format, you might want to look away now. We’ve seen many people try to tinker with the format of Mario over the years, and not all of them have gone well. The less said about the 1990s movie the better, and we’re not at all sure about the Mario-themed online slots game “Plumber” either. To be quite frank, we’re not actually sure we should be counting “Plumber” as an official tie-in product because the Nintendo logo and the character’s name are suspiciously absent from the creation of the online slot, but there’s no mistaking the inspiration behind it. As Nintendo is currently looking at new ways to make money from iconic properties, they might approve the creation of a ‘real’ Mario-themed slots on websites like Dove Casino in the future, but that’s beside the point. Here, with “Super Mario 35,” Nintendo has tried to do something new with a very old game. In our opinion, they’ve succeeded admirably.

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The first thing you need to know about this game is that it’s free to download and play so long as you have an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription. The second thing you need to know is that this game is total multiplayer mayhem. It almost doesn’t matter how well or badly you play your individual game, because every time one of your opponents defeats an enemy character, that enemy character might get teleported onto your screen for you to deal with. The winner is the last player whose Mario avatar is still alive after dealing with all of those enemies. Somehow, Nintendo has managed to take the format of the “Fortnite” style battle royal and applied it to a thirty-five-year-old game, and they’ve managed to avoid ruining the game in the process.

As this is the 35th anniversary of the first “Super Mario Bros” game, thirty-five people play the game simultaneously. That can make the action a little difficult to keep track of because the screen gets very crowded, but you’ll soon get used to it. What you won’t get used to is the frequency at which ghosts and other goombas appear, and how unexpected their locations are. To make matters worse, you’re more likely to be targeted if you’re running out of time to clear your level, or you’re running out of coins. To put that another way, when things start to get hard, the game makes them even harder by default. There’s no room for error either because your Mario avatar has only one life. Once you’re out, you’re out, and you’ll be sat waiting for the round to finish before you can play again. World 1-1 is just-about survivable without breaking too much of a sweat, but anything beyond that point becomes a free-for-all.

One of the few downsides is that being bad at the game will limit your enjoyment of it. You can only play a level once you’ve unlocked it, so if you can’t get past World 1-2, you’ll be stuck there forever, and you’ll soon get bored of it. The novelty of playing Mario with a battle royal format will keep you addicted for a short while, but that will soon wear off if you can’t find new challenges. If you’re good (or very lucky) though, there are plenty of new challenges to be found. The game comes with daily challenges, exclusive and character-specific unlockables, and a few additional power-ups that you wouldn’t have found in the 1980s version of the game. You should find that the physics are a little kinder than they were back in 1985, too. Nintendo has tried to make this version of Mario accessible to new players at the same time as rewarding those who’ve been Mario fans for most of their lives.

You might be thinking that as a seasoned “Super Mario” veteran, you have a better shot at overcoming the first few levels than most do. You would be wrong. Several reviewers have started the game in the mistaken belief that they’ll survive far longer than most of the people they come up against, and they’ve been in for a nasty shock. As one reviewer put it, this version of Mario has done away with the so-called ‘memory tax.’ What’s meant by this is that under normal circumstances, the appearance and behavior of enemies can be predicted. Through playing the game repeatedly, you know when they appear, what route they take, and how to avoid or defeat them. From there, you can learn a safe pathway through every level and stay clear of trouble. That doesn’t apply here. Enemies appear out of nowhere and cannot be anticipated. In some cases, they can’t even be avoided. It’s a whole new way of playing Mario, and the seasoned pros are just as vulnerable to sudden elimination as any rookie.

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From Nintendo’s point of view, the biggest Mario anniversary product released (so far) is “Super Mario 3D All-Stars.” We’re sure there are many people who agree with that assessment, and would rather play a modern game than this rehashed classic, which shows all the signs of its age. To the retro-orientated gamer, however, this is a delight. You don’t get many chances to see a classic re-imagined as boldly as this one has been, and it’s nice to get re-acquainted with an old favorite after so many years. On top of all that, as we said earlier on in the article, it’s free to play for existing subscribers. We can think of worse ways to spend a few hours at zero cost.

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