When I first learned of the Mermaids melodies T1 slot machine, I was a little skeptical. After all, how can a song that doesn't even have a chance of being played out on the silver screen have any chance of being programmed into a video slot game? To my pleasant surprise, though, the song did show up onscreen. It appeared when you chose the 'Play' or 'Stop' option when playing the game. There were several other options, too, including rewind, stop, fast forward, slow down and jump right to the reel spin. My initial reaction was that the song was too 'easy' to be a real attraction. In fairness, the tunes do appear to be quite simple, especially for a machine that promises to offer thousands in jackpots. The music fades in and out very naturally. The melody does not overact and draw your attention away from the play. I suppose that if someone sang the words, they could use falsetto or a fakey voice to get the same effect, but it seems like an approximation. It would not be as good as the original tune. Playing more carefully, it does seem that this is not a machine that is going to give up just yet. There are many songs available to play, so you don't just have to play the first one. It is possible to continue playing without even looking at what is onscreen. It would seem that the music must play automatically as you move the reels, or it would be very boring to look at the screen. Regardless, I am going to give it a try. At first, I was just going to start watching the screen in boredom. But, when I heard the song, I knew I had found the machine to try. The song itself is an original composition by Finnish composer Teiju Lehti, and his work is not readily available in English. This should be an interesting discovery for all those who want to play music written in another language. With the help of the manual that comes with the machine, I was able to figure out how to turn on the machine. It is important to read the manual before actually turning it on. The instructions will tell you how to configure how you want your game to play. After doing this, I was ready to place my money and try to win some. Unfortunately, despite the manual describing the song, I didn't know how to play the song. I needed to get assistance. Fortunately, when I turned to the customer care center, they had me play the song for them. They told me how to use the machine and that it should play the music that I wanted. So, after some careful thought, I put my money and coins into the machine and hoped that I'd win something. When the song started to play, my excitement quickly diminished. To make things worse, I quickly realized that it was just a normal casino play. No big deal, I thought. Then I noticed that the screen was showing one last number before the song ended. I frantically looked for the number I had just seen and soon discovered that the winning ticket was the exact same number as the previous winning numbers. Upon realizing what happened, I quickly ran back to the machine to change it. As soon as I did, however, the screen went black. I was disappointed. Upon looking at the machine, however, I realized that there was another song that plays while you are playing the machine. Regardless of the outcome, I was happy that I had spent an hour playing this song because this is one of my favorites.