Do Not Turn Off The Audio

Today online slot games are as much a product of art as they are of technology. Slots have gone way beyond merely spinning the reels and counting the payout. Every nuance of the slot game is crafted to perfection so as to give the player an experience to savor. An integral part of this craftsmanship is the audio effects that have been built into the game. Microgaming in particular uses audio effects to raise the level of their slots games to new heights.

Therefore when you are playing slots, and particularly Microgaming slots, do not turn off the audio. In fact the effort should be just the opposite. Ensure that you have a good sound card installed in the computer. Preferably have a good set of speakers or at least a head set that transmits sound clearly and loudly. Microgaming slots have four audio components, each serving its own function. Most Microgaming slots begin with an introductory movie. A message says that the movie can be stopped by clicking anywhere and most players do just that. However the movie (actually just a small video clip) sets the tone for the slot game. It helps in enjoying the game to a greater degree and the audio is an essential part of this move. There are three different types of audio effects in the game. One is the background sound that is played when the reels are not spinning. It is a musical piece that complements the theme of the game. The second is the game sound, which is the humming sound of the reels spinning that is played when the reels are spinning. It adds realism to the experience. The third is the win sound. This is played when an active payline draws a winning combination. This sound complements the animation that is activated with the win. Microgaming offers the option of individually turning off each of the sounds, but it is best to play with all sounds enabled.

The contribution of the audio to the gaming enjoyment cannot be adequately described, it can only be experienced. However an attempt is being made to describe it using the recently released slot game The Rat Pack as an example. The introductory movie begins with at the entrance to a theatre at which a crowd has collected waiting to go in. But under the gutters the rats are having a performance of their own. As the camera moves from the human crowd down the pipes to the rats’ theatre the sound of human cheering fades and amidst the music of the Rat Pack the cheering of the rats can be heard. The Rat Pack is not a rock band but more of a jazz band and the background music plays soft jazz tunes. There are many types of win sounds. A simple tune for normal wins, a more pronounced tune for scatter wins and loud cheering for multiplied wins. Whenever any of the Rat Pack appears in a winning combination they sway to the tune being played.


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Comment by: Blake On: November 14, 2009
Turn it up... a little louder... turn it up.... Yeah you need volume in the new 5 reel games especially the new games that Microgaming and Playtech have been offering.
Comment by: Hurley Jeminach On: November 07, 2009
Agreed turning off the sound in online casino software is something that's not advised. I do however thing that it does get annoying sometimes. I really like what Wizard Gaming has done in that they switch up the sounds within their games from time to time.
Comment by: Augustine On: October 20, 2009
Audio and sound fx adds so much to the expereince turning these off or dulling them just takes away from what the online casino gaming expereince is meant to be.
Comment by: Richards On: October 06, 2009
Love the audio while playing slots don't know why anyone would really want to shut it off especially in Wizard Gaming casino software they're software and slots games definitely need that you leave the sound on and moreover even turn it up a little louder.
Comment by: Jamie Beacher On: September 21, 2009
Yeah big mistake you're never going to want to do this unless the sounds and audio within the game are so annoying that you can't really handle it.
Comment by: James Ballthasar On: September 14, 2009
Yeah turning off and avoiding the sound both music, background, sound fx is not the best idea. I think that it adds so much to the game and it's not really worth turning it off.
Comment by: SlotsFresh On: August 26, 2009
I think it's a part of the whole expereince listening to the audio while you're playing. Turning off the audio completely will definitely take away from the experience. If anything I think if you're getting annoyed with the sound simply turn down the volume.
Comment by: Andrew K. On: August 18, 2009
Agreed some of the new slots games that are being produced by all software providers pay more attention to details when it comes to audios and not just background loops. I've found that the sounds played when animations are being rendered on screen, etc... have come a long way as well.
Comment by: Dilan On: August 15, 2009
Some games I think you can do without the audio however I'm finding that with many of the games that are powered by Wizard Gaming software that that sound FX and audio within these games is quite nice and well executed on.
Comment by: Angie Kent On: July 30, 2009
Some of the newer slots games out there offer some great audio that's accompanied by some of the fantastic animations they're doing now a days with the online slots games that are being produced so definitely don't lower the sound if anything turn it up a little louder.
Comment by: Richards On: July 23, 2009
In particular some of the new games done up by Wizard Gaming have very impressive audio I think that they're definitely the leader when it comes to audio both sound FX wise and background music wise.
Comment by: James Ballthasar On: July 16, 2009
If you're not into the audio at online casinos I think that changing your audio settings to filter out certain audio in the games is a good idea. For example I know that I get kind of annoyed when playing blackjack when hearing and listening to dealer voices. I'll generally turn this kind of audio off while if there are any background loops or card dealing sounds I'll typically let these continue playing.

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