Deal or No Deal Star Prize is another £100 jackpot Deal or No Deal themed fruit machine from Bell Fruit Games housed in their Eclipse cabinet. As you can probably gather there is nothing unique here, instead we have a mishmash of previously used concepts from the ever running long line of DoND fruit machines, although fans of the concept may like what Star Prize has to offer.
Looking very similar to the classic £25 jackpot fruit machine Getting Ziggy With It, Deal or No Deal Star Prize uses a progressive cashpot as an alternative to hitting the £100 jackpot. There is also a fruit matrix, and a progressive trail to help with enhanced feature entries. Star Prize is more in line with The Big One style of fruit machine, although it does have similarities to many others including Spank the Banker. This means that the main Deal or No Deal game is predetermined, which is unfortunate and is a step backwards from what the concept of Deal or No Deal is all about.
Although there is a feature and cash ladder, the main action is the Deal or No Deal feature game. This uses the Double DoND concept, with the two highest values been cashpot and £100. Lighting three phones opens up the feature, with a further two awarding super, and one more awarding a mega game. You may recognise this from Happy Hour, although the same concept is in use on multiple Deal or No Deal fruit machines. After taking your offer, you may open Box 23 which can enhance or decrease your award in a similar fashion as the TV show. Halve your money, money back, 1p, double your money or add £100 are all possible with the Box 23 option.
Added into the mix is the Deal or Bust button which may be pressed at the very start of the game, or whenever you land on a mystery square. As the name suggests, you’ll either be awarded a Deal or No Deal feature game or nothing. Deal or Bust is progressive and as such can go through very long periods of ‘bust’ before awarding a bonus game.
Deal or No Deal Star Prize is a nice looking game, but offers nothing new in terms of originality. It’s a shame that Bell Fruit are unable to offer or think up anything new, their ideas department must be full of cobwebs. You can play Deal or No Deal Star Prize in pubs and arcades in the U.K.