The App Store has created a number of interesting crossover games in the last few years. From branded iOS games to crossovers between Angry Birds and various films, existing brands are seeing the wisdom of investing in fun, short spurts of gaming on the iPad or iPhone to reach their audience. The Price is Right Slots is just such a game, marrying the compulsive game play of other gambling and coin-operated games with the classic price-guessing games and imagery of the long running TV show.
This game is similar to many others in the niche. After installation, you can choose to play as a guest or log in via Facebook. You are given 1,500 chips to start, which you will use to bet on your spins with the wheel. The game is free, but to gain more chips, you must either wait a few hours or pay for them in the in-app purchase store. Chips are available starting at $4.99 for 8,300. You can also watch videos or fill out free offers to get free chips. The gameplay is no different than other games in this niche such as bingo or blackjack, but because of the "Price is Right" backdrop, it is a bit more compelling.
You place your bets, choose how many lines to bet on, and pull the lever to start your turn. Each spin gains you experience, which helps you regain chips, and as you win you'll move up the spin wheel to higher multipliers. Of course, this being slots, actually determining what wins and what doesn't is not easy. And this is a video game, so it is completely random. But for anyone who enjoys slots and likes "The Price is Right," it is a fun diversion, well crafted to integrate some truly iconic imagery from the classic show.