There have been games that have surprised me before but Poke the Guy by Microgaming is taking things to a whole new level and is leaving me speechless.
We Have a Winner
I’ve seen some horrible games over the years but I think I may have stumbled upon the worst slot ever created. I don’t even know what to say or how to describe it but let’s start by revealing the name. A strong contender for the worst slot of all times is…drumroll please… Poke the Guy by Microgaming. Wow!
Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime?
Some say that it is reminiscent of the old Donkey Kong arcade game from the early 80’s. Sure, the graphics are at least somewhat better but the monkey jumping around on the screen does seem familiar.
Still trying to make sense of it all
So Many Questions
There are a couple of things that come to mind when being faced with such a spectacular creation. To be honest, I first thought it was a joke. I mean did Microgaming once actually think it was a good slot? There’s just no way.
I’m sure the creators were messing around and thought it was funny but the fact that somebody in a management position approved it and launched it, is just mind boggling. Or maybe it was just a mistake?
Try to Locate the Spin Button
When I first loaded the game, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Someone told me to look it up so I did. Just looking at the screen left me a bit clueless of what I was looking at as well as trying to locate the spin button.
Can someone explain this guy to me?
Landmarks From Around the World
From what I can see it’s supposed to be different landmarks from around the world, like the Eiffel Tower, Mount Rushmore and the Sphinx etc. Ok, that makes sense I guess but what about the guy in a monkey suit that keeps jumping around? What’s the deal with this guy?
Your Weapon of Choice
If this was a video game or arcade game, you would be able to aim your weapon towards the target before firing. In this case, your weapon is a slingshot with which you will shoot anything from a rubber duck to a pile of ice cream.
You can choose to fire a fish at your target
Change Bet Level
In order to choose your ammunition, you need to change your bet level. Each level has its own ammo.
As Random as It Gets
Unfortunately there are no skills involved at all and whether or not you will hit the target is completely random. Yes, I know “normal” slots are also random but they seem more controlled than this version.
My biggest win was this 18x, which is the second highest win possible
Knock Down a Prize
When you do manage to hit the guy, or shall we say poke him, your prize is random as well. Your award will be anything from 2x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 18x or 500x and the amount will appear in a cloud.
This cloud will look slightly different depending on the size of your winnings. It’s not very creative but by this point I’m not expecting much.
Eventually I managed to get one win of 18x, which I guess looking at the prizes would be considered the second best.
How mean spirited of the monkey man to laugh as his friend is getting his heart broken
What Happens When I Miss?
I’m so glad you asked because you will miss a lot if you play this game (94.89% RTP). Besides not winning anything, you will break the heart of the little rubber duckie (if that’s your ammunition).
You can literally watch his heart break on the screen while the monkey man laughs, sucks on his thumb or whatever else he feels like doing while taunting you.
What Are the Features?
A couple of fun features might have actually saved the game, regardless of how bad it is otherwise. However, the guys at Microgaming were kind enough not to put ANY features in the game, making it ever worse.
All the Evidence I Need
Even after writing all of this, I’m still not really sure what to say. Maybe that’s all the evidence I need to realize just how bad this slot is.
Should you for whatever reason want to give Poke the Guy a shot, you can find it at TrustDice, 7Bit Casino and Fortune Jack among others.
I will keep my eyes out for more of these strange slots that have somehow made their way into our lives. Feel free to send me suggestions and I will take a look at them.