Pressing Your Luck with Black Pawkeet Slots
After a long hard day of working at the Faerieland Employment Agency, you realize
you're not making as much money as you want. Sure, you can pay the bills for your
neohome, buy food for your pets, and maybe even buy some codestones to train them.
But your measly savings are hardly enough for that paint brush you've always wanted.
Does this sound familiar? If it does, maybe you should try your hand at the slot
machines. I have won a lot of money from Black Pawkeet Slots (often I win several
hundred thousand NP in one day), and I've decided it's time I pass along some
tips I've learned along the way.
1. Know the terms.
Line- goes from one side of the game to the other. They can be straight across,
or at angles. Press the 9 button to see, in different colors, what Lines are
possible. You can bet on 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9 Lines at a time.
Stake- the amount of your bet for one line. You can bet 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, or
50 NP per Line.
Total- your total bet. Multiply the number of Lines by the Stake per line to
get the Total. (For example, 5 lines at 5 NP each is a total bet of 25 NP.)
Win- the number of NP you win. This is the total (added up) for all winning
Lines. If you win 5 on one line and 10 on another, the Win would be 15.
Your Neopoints- the number of NP you have on hand. When you play, the Total
bet is subtracted from this, and Wins are added.
Play- press this button to play the game after you have chosen the number of
Lines and the Stake per Line.
Max Bet- this button automatically chooses the maximum bet- 9 lines at 50 NP
each, for a Total of 450 NP.
Reel- there are five Reels. They are vertical sets of pictures.
2. Know the Pictures.
There are three different kinds of dubloons. Bronze (brown) are worth the least.
Silver is next. Gold are worth the most. Next comes the picture of the ship
with the plank and the clouds. Better than that are "tankards of grog" - they
look like wood and metal cups. Next are the black pirate ships, then going higher
up the ladder of worth are the pirate krawks, then treasure chests. The best
thing to win is with the piles of gold. There are also green pawkeets, and flags
with a black pawkeet.
3. How to win.
To win on a Line with dubloons, you have to have at least 3 in a row. Everything
else except the pawkeets and black pawkeet flags will win something with at
least two in a row. You can only win if the pictures in a row are from the left
to right, starting with the first Reel.
The pawkeets and flags are special. If you get three or more green pawkeets
anywhere on the board, you will win. The flags are wild cards, so they can stand
in the place of any other picture. For example, if you have a Line with a gold
dubloon, a flag, and another gold dubloon, all in a row, you will win because
the flag acts like a gold dubloon.
The treasure chests are also special. If you are playing the max bet and get
three treasure chests anywhere on the board, you will get to play a bonus game.
For every chest you had on the board, you will get to choose one of 24 maps
that show up. If you have 4 chests, you can choose 4 maps. Each time you pick
a map you win NP or, if your lucky, a one dubloon coin will appear in your inventory!
To get the jackpot, you have to get 5 piles of gold in one Line, but you only
get the jackpot if you're playing the max bet.
4. Tips From a Pro
I have never won the jackpot (yet!) but I have learned some things that might
help you out:
- Don't spend too much time trying to pick "the right" maps to win big. When
the map screen comes up, the NP you will win have already been added to the
NP you have on hand. (To see this, before you pick any maps, refresh the page
of the window that doesn't have the game in it.)
- The least you can get from a map is 150. If you get three maps that are each
150, you probably won't win much from the regular game. If you get 4 or 5 maps,
or if three maps win you 250+ each, you will probably win a lot in the regular
- If you are winning a lot, keep playing. If you lose a lot, stop. I seem to
go through big winning streaks, or big losing streaks.
- Set a limit. I start with 10k. If I lose it, I stop playing.
- Put your winnings in the bank so you're not losing what you just won. If
I win big, like 12,000 or 50,000, I put all of that Win in the bank. If I win
less, I wait for it to add up to a lot, then bank it.
- Learn the rules, then break them. Sometimes I lose my 10k, but I just have
a hunch that I'm going to start winning soon. So I take 5k out of the bank to
play some more. If I lose the 10k AND the 5k, I know it's time to call it quits.
But sometimes the 5k does start me on a winning streak.
- Know when to stop. There are some days I keep winning, and others I keep
losing. I have lost several hundred thousand fairly quickly because I just can't
help hoping I'm going to win big soon. I have learned to stick to my 15k maximum
loss rule. I can quickly win it back another day.
I hope these tips help you achieve your goal, whether it be a multi-million
dollar bank account or the paint brush of your dreams. Most of all, remember
to have fun!!!