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Online slot machines are essentially virtual re-creations of the original Las Vegas slot machines.
There are several different types of slots, although their mechanics and rules are practically the same. The game usually involves matching symbols that spin and stop to reveal one or several symbols on the screen. The symbols are usually brightly colored and easily recognizable, such as images of fruits, and simple shapes such as bells, diamonds, or hearts. The main objective of any slot game is to line up various symbols in various combinations on the slot payline.
Variations of the number of paylines and reels lead to the difference between machines, aside from drastic cosmetic differences, which have no impact on the rules of the game. And depending on how many reels and symbols the machine has, the payout table will vary.
This is a good point to distinguish the difference between reel slots and video slots, both of which can be played straight or progressively. Reel slots always have three reels and generally range from one to five paylines (one payline being the most common). Video slots will always have more than one payline (sometimes in excess of forty paylines) and are usually composed of five reels.
The main game screen features reels, paylines, payline buttons and control panel.
Figure 1: Main game screen components
Party Night video slots have 5 reels with 3 visible objects on each.
Paylines and payline buttons
Party Night slots game features as many as 20 paylines. Paylines are straight or zigzagged lines that cross through one symbol on each reel, along which a winning combination is evaluated. Each of paylines selected is highlighted at the game screen in a particular color.
Figure 2: Party Night slots paylines
Each payline has the corresponding payline button. Payline buttons are used for selecting the paylines to bet on. By clicking the specific payline button marked with the appropriate number a player selects paylines inclusively to the selected one. For example, selecting the payline marked with ‘4’ paylines 1 to 4 are selected inclusively. Paylines selected are highlighted, appearing as lightly colored lines across the reels.