Shockwave Poker is a little bit different than other video poker games. It is based on a five card draw with a twist. First of all in video poker you are dealt five cards in which you can exchange. In the online version of this game when you click on a card you are not holding that card. Instead you are turning that card over to discard. To hold a card you will not click on it at all, but click on the ones you don"t want. In Shockwave you can win even money with any pair which is a little different as well. Most of the video poker games are based on Jacks or Better.
The pay outs for Shockwave Poker are going to be the same as other games. The Royal Flush is still going to be 800 times the coin bet as long as you make the maximum bet. The real difference in this game comes from the actual "shockwave" play. The shockwave mode will last for ten plays. To get the shockwave mode you must earn a four of a kind. It doesn't matter what the four of a kind is as long as you get one. In shockwave mode any four of a kind you get is going to be based on the max coin bet and obtaining the 800 times per coin. In other words in this game you are getting a better payout for any four of a kind you score during the shockwave mode. Once you have played the ten rounds you have to get another four of a kind before you can get the high payouts again.
A strategy for this game is to keep any pair you get or three of a kind to try for the four of a kind. You also want to try for the royal flushes as they pay out 800 times in the max bet. As with all video poker games it is important that you always try for the maximum bet of five coins.