Old Skool Studios initially released Temperance on May 23, 2018 on White Hat Gaming. On June 6, 2018, the developer released it on Microgaming Quickfire for the mass market. Themes: science fiction, underwater search, pachinko board game, sunken city, deep diving, relics, apocalyptic, speculative fiction, fantasy, and retrofuturistic. More slot games from Old Skool Studios: Jewel Quest Riches (August 2017), La Rouge (March 2017), Epic City (September 2014), and Maui Mischief (April 2020).
Examples of Temperance’s rival slots: Steampunk (July 2018) from PG Soft, Steampunk Queen (October 2019) from SlotVision, and Steampunk Nation (May 2016) from 888 Gaming. Four symbols (“wild” marine scientist, “free spin” girl, scanning sonar, and diving helmet) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Six symbols (bottles, radio, hearts suit, diamonds suit, spades suit, and clubs suit) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Temperance Game Characteristics
Temperance has an unpartitioned 5X3 grid that is embedded on a copper-framed dystopian underwater window; 20 fixed paylines, eleven symbols, seven total bets, three random multipliers, bonus game, 8-20 free games, side game, fixed odds, and regular payouts that range from X0.5 to X1000.00.
On loading, Temperance’s starting page shows its three special features—free spins accompanied by extra stacked wilds, a maximum of 20 free spins accompanied by multipliers, and the five-level survival bonus. Clicking “continue” leads to the user interface.
Temperance has three special symbols and eight ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substitute is a brown-haired “wild” marine scientist wearing googles; the free spins-offering feature is a sword-holding brown-haired “free spins” girl wearing googles; and the bonus-activating symbol is a “bonus” deep diver.
Ordinary symbols: a copper-and-green scanning sonar; a brown diving helmet; three conjoined white bottles; a red-and-copper radio; a predominantly red hearts suit; a predominantly diamonds suit; a black-and-white spades suit; and a black-and-white clubs suit.
Temperance has these bet sizes: $0.20, (minimum bet) $0.40, $1.00, $2.00, $4.00, $5.00, and $10.00 (maximum bet).
These are the Temperance payouts. Two, three, four, and five winning combinations: (the “wild” marine scientist pays X5, X100, X400, and X1000; the “free spin” girl pays X0.5, X10, X20, and X25; scanning sonar pays X2, X40, X200, and X500; and diving helmet pays X2, X20, X80, and X200.
Three, four, and five winning combinations: bottles, or radio pay X10, X50, and X100; hearts suit, or diamonds suit pays X10, X25, and X40; spades suit, or clubs suit pays X10, X20, and X40. Three “free spin” girls offer eight free games; four “free spin” girls offer 12 free games; and five “free spin” girls offer 20 free games.
A winning combination activates the gamble side game, accessed via the dice icons; the players are prompted to select either a red relic or a blue relic, wherein spinning turbines hit a marble on a board game—the marble ultimately rests on either the red or blue. Correct predictions double the current win, while incorrect predictions wipe it out. Temperance’s non-progressive jackpot is $10X1000, which is $10000.00.
The good Temperance software has buttons that are embedded on cogwheels within a piping system. The animated 3D graphics are appealing, including flashes of light, saluting girl, billowing smoke, glowing relics, bubbly suction effect during the winning combinations, and a jelly swimming past neon signs like “diner”, “motel”, “restaurant”, and “sea view hotel”. Sound effects include gears turning and bubbling. The theme song is Charles Trenet’s 2007 track La Mer.
Luck in Temperance
The return to player rate of Temperance is 95.02% and the house edge is 4.98%. Temperance is a game of chance.