Since Blindfold Blackjack and Blindfold Video Poker was so popular, and I didn’t want to create a Slot Machine game – several accessible slot machine games already exist – I decided to take a look at Roulette.
Roulette is a simply game, in that you pick a one or two numbers to bet on, you spin a wheel and a ball, and if the ball lands on the number when the wheel stops, you win.
When you place a bet, you can pick one or more numbers, or red or black (half the numbers are red, half are black), or odd numbers, or even numbers, or groups of numbers. The wheel has numbers from 1 to 36, and the number zero. When the ball lands on the individual number you picked, your win 35 times what you bet. When the ball lands on one of the numbers in the group of numbers you picked, you bet can vary from 1 to 1 (for even or odd) up to about 8 to 1 (for a group of 3 numbers).
Creating the wheel was easy: I found some great wheel spinning and ball rolling sounds, and built several types of wheels. I learned that Roulette can use different wheels – one for American Roulette and one for French Roulette, and they differ on the number of zero or double zeros on the wheel. There are also wheels with the alphabet.
The harder part of the game was how to place a bet. In Roulette, not only can you make a bet as described above, but you can make a bet based on the layout of the betting table. For example, the betting table has 3 columns of numbers: first column from 1 to 12, second column from 13 to 24 and the third column from 25 to 36. When you place your chip at the top of the column, it means you want to bet all the numbers in the column. When you place you chip to the left of a row, such as the row 1, 13, 25, it means you want to bet those 3 numbers. Or you can be in groups of 6 or 18, and so on. All in all, there are probably over 50 betting combinations.
The game has been pretty popular, with only Blindfold Blackjack and Blindfold Video Poker being download by more people.