Among Australian pokies, European fruit machines and American slots Pachislo is the game, which attracts attention of gambler with its unordinary name. The word in Japanese and Chinese is pronounced as "Pa-chi-su-ro" and in English it is "Pa-chi-slo". This type of slot machines is originated from Japan and today is quite popular with Chinese and Japanese casinos. Pachislo differs from other variations of slot games.
Pachislos have animating sounds and lively illumination. Some machines can own LCD monitors and additional 4th reel to improve play. There can be found up to 5 pay-lines. The denomination always varies from 1 to 3 tokens. However, quarter machines can be found as well.
The main peculiarity of Pachislo is that the reels have to be stopped manually. A player has to press buttons under each line of reels. This gives the player an opportunity to control the result of combinations. So, the gambler needs to have stop-skills that can be trained. However, some tips insist on the player not being able to influence the result as the RNG decides if you are a winner or not. You can find a spin knob on the front of Pachislo, not a lever like in other slot machines.
The payout in Pachislo is uncommon as well. There is no a jackpot that you can receive if a certain combination hits. The reward at Pachislo is a determined number of tokens: in most cases 360 tokens. But the player is able to take his winning after he successful wins the next spins, which are called "Big Chance", or after additional period that depends on the type of Pachislo.
There are two types of Pachislo: A and B. At Pachislo of type A the "Big Chance" period lasts 24 winning spins with 360 tokens in total. There are 3 sets in a round, during the 1st and 2nd rounds you will get 8 victories. In the period between the second and third rounds the odds of hitting a higher combination is increased. When you get "replay" or a free turn, the round finishes. It is possible to win up to 500 tokens during the "Big Chance" play.
The other type of Chinese slot machines is type B well-known as Challenge Game. These machines are more favorable for players. The type B slots have the same functions as of the type A, but there is an additional option "Bonus". If you get bonus when playing the "Big Chance", it will be possible to play 201 successive spins. The rounds can last 15-20 minutes and the player is able to receive more then 750 tockens.