Poke the Guy is a zany, psychedelic experience from Microgaming. Offering players the opportunity to jump right into a 1950s B Movie combined with the warped mind of Ren and Stimpy, it is unlike any other video slot game on the market, mainly because it isn’t a video slot in the true sense of the word. Essentially, Poke the Guy is a random chance generator that has a graphical user interface bolted on top of it. Microgaming have framed this into making Poke the Guy look and feel like it is a video game.
The choice of projectile players can choose works as the stake modifier and then instead of reels spinning it is firing the projectile at the “Guy” who dances around the screen like a crazed monster. While there isn’t any skill involved in hitting the “Guy”, it is totally random, it still offers a unique take on the video slot genre.
Due to there being no reels or paylines it’s a lot easier to tell if you’ve won when playing Poke the Guy. It’s a simple binary choice of hit or no hit. If the projectile hits the “Guy” then it is a win, if it doesn’t there is not a win. The medium volatility means that there are regular enough wins that come along and they can be big payers. The wager range of $0.01 to $30 allows players on low budgets the opportunity to play to a level they are comfortable with, but the higher budget players may not be as enticed. The maximum win for Poke the Guy is up to 500 times your stake, which pays out $15,000 if you’re playing on a maximum wager game. This isn’t that bad a payout for a game with such a low maximum wager. The RTP for Poke the Guy is 94.89%, which is a little on the low side compared to other games on the market.