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  Roller Coaster Dice:

This is a multi-level game is played with a pair of dice. Players bet on the total of the dice roll, and how it compares to the total of a previous roll.

Rules

One starts by placing one’s wager. The usual interface for this game asks you to place your bet by clicking on plus or minus signs to change the amount. Once the desired amount is displayed, you can start the game. First, the computer program rolls some dice to establish a sort of threshold amount. You then bet on whether the total yielded by a second dice roll will yield a higher or lower total than the one of the first roll. Conveniently enough, you can specify your bet by clicking the “Higher” or “Lower” buttons found on the interface.

Now we come to a discussion of the game’s multi-level structure. This game has eleven levels, but only some of them allow a cashout. These are the fifth, seventh, ninth, and eleventh. Reaching the eleventh and last level allows an automatic cashout. You reach the next level of the game by guessing correctly. If you guess wrong, the game ends and you forfeit your money. However, getting a total of seven with your dice twice in a row can get you to the next round, even if you should happen to guess wrong the second time.

Bets

You will basically be making only one bet per round. The amount of money you choose to bet is up to you. Be aware that, while it may seem quite easy to win, you do have to get to the cashout rounds first. Otherwise, you will not get your winnings. It is not only necessary to guess correctly, but to achieve a winning streak of some length.

You should also note that, while it might appear that you have total freedom to decide how much or how little money you are allowed to wager, the mechanisms of the game actually do manipulate the amount of money you wager from round to round. Be aware that, as you proceed from one level to the next, your wager is multiplied. Perhaps, you should start with small amounts to ensure that you can afford to stick around for the higher levels (and higher payouts).

Roller Coaster Dice


Also, do remember that you are supposed to place your wager before any dice at all are thrown. This means that you cannot judge your odds first, and decide later whether you want to risk a lot of money. Besides, once you choose your wager for the first round, the program takes the choice away from you, automatically increasing your bet should you decide to proceed to a higher level. As such, it becomes very difficult to use your wager as part of your strategy.

Strategies

All dice games are games of chance. Of necessity, strategy consists of long-term betting plans and rudimentary odds calculations. Unfortunately, it must be admitted that the very stripped-down betting options in Roller Coaster Dice limit one’s strategic choices, unlike, say, Sic Bo, a game played with three dice and many different kinds of wagers to choose from.

If you plan to bet very conservatively, it is recommended that you keep to the lower levels. This is because you will want to avoid the automatic multiplication of your wager that comes with moving on to a higher level. If you wish, you can simply stick to the lowest possible cashout level (in this case, the fifth), so that you can continue to collect money without having to risk higher and higher amounts.

The limitations on strategy placed by the mechanics of the game might seem rather frustrating. However, the upside is that, with strategy taking a backseat, beginners have more or less the same chance as players who are more experienced with calculations and other gambling-related skills.

Experience

Players who have experience with other dice games like Sic Bo and Chuck-a-Luck will immediately note that this game does not offer many options in terms of betting, partly because only two dice are used, not three. Then again, one might also say that the relative simplicity of this game’s betting rules is a plus point. Having to choose among a huge number of betting options can be tedious instead of exciting.

The simplicity in the betting structure is offset by the additional dimensions brought in by the presence of multiple playing levels. Since the game is structured in a series of rounds, the outcome of your rolls influences whether you will be able to get to the next round. You may have a brief winning streak, but will it be long enough to get you to the cashout round? The suspense mounts, like a car slowly climbing an incline up a monster ride. If your losing streak ends, it is much like a roller coaster car suddenly plunging back downwards: you have to start building up a potential heap of winnings all over again.

This might all sound rather annoying. After a few go-rounds of this, some players might indeed decide to throw in the towel. However, the fact that you have to keep raising the stakes, with the possibility of losing it all if your winning streak stops at the wrong time, is easier to bear when you compare this to other gambling games. For example, we might notice surprising parallels between these rules and the ones found in Texas Hold ‘Em poker. The stakes do keep rising higher and higher, and it is possible to lose shocking amounts of money, only to recoup one’s losses (and more!) in succeeding rounds. The rule about having to double your wager if you want to proceed is a lot like the rule in blackjack about having to lay down more money if you would like to add another card to your hand. As such, this is a dice game that has taken some of the most thrilling aspects of card games, and, as such, is very different from other dice games.

This game truly does live up to its name, and is the “roller coaster” in the theme park of dice games.

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