Peggle is a popular puzzle game that is playable on a variety of games consoles and mobile devices. The game first appeared in 2007 and has been a great success with over 50 million downloads since its creation. It has been rated as one of the ‘Top 5 most addictive computer games of all time’.
A clear sign of the success of the game is that it has now become the subject of its own slot. Anyone familiar with the Peggle game will be pleased that the design of the slot relates to the game, with a similar mechanical feel. The slot features one of the more original free games rounds and the opportunity of winning 25,000 coins at any spin.
This slot differs slightly from other five reel games due to the 4 rows of symbols on each reel as opposed to the usual three. The reels are backed by a colourful meadow strewn with hundreds of mini stars. On the reels you’ll find a number of Peggle related symbols which are joined by bold and colourful playing cards from 9 to Ace.
This five reel game has a much larger than average 50 win lines. These are fixed so players must play all 50 at a time. You’ll choose your total bet for each spin by clicking up or down on the icon at the bottom of the screen and then hit spin to play (you’ll also have the auto play option where the slot will run for 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 spins without interruption).
To win you’ll need to land consecutive symbols from left to right on one of the 50 win lines, the majority of symbols needing 3 in a row, while the top paying require just 2.
The top paying symbol is the ‘Peggle’ title and should you land five in a row you’ll win 500 coins. The blue and the red Peggle icons in the game pay 400 coins while the gold and silver trophies pay 300 coins if you gain a full house of symbols. The playing card symbols complete the standard symbols.
The top paying title symbol also offers the chance of a huge win. This symbol is stacked so will fill an entire reel on occasions. Should you be lucky enough to see the symbol fill every reel entirely, you’ll win 25,000 coins. The wild is a golden star symbol and will substitute for any other symbol (apart from the feature symbol) to give you additional wins when playing.
The feature of the game is activated by landing the ‘Extreme Fever’ scatter symbol three or more times across the reels. The free games round here is certainly different, as instead of gaining a set amount of spins, you’ll enter a round based upon previous achievements you’ve had when playing.
There are 10 goals to achieve when playing this slot. Examples of these achievements include ‘five consecutive winning spins’, ‘back to back bonus triggers’, ‘ten consecutive losing spins’ and ‘achieve every possible pay table win’. Each achievement you unlock gives you more options in the free spins round, where you’ll now choose from one of ten different rounds (the more achievements you unlock, the more choice you’ll have!).
Examples of the free spins rounds you’ll have include the reels continuing to spin until you have gained a total of ten wins, or spins with stacked wilds appearing on reels 2 to 5.
Of all of the free spins bonus features I’ve come across, this is possibly the most original and it’s certainly not a feature that you’ll become tired of anytime soon, as you’ll want to continue to progress in the game.
This slot by Blueprint is very different to your average slot, more of a hybrid between a slot and an arcade game in some ways. This is exemplified by the achievements you’ll unlock during the game, giving you bigger and better options as you progress. There is always a danger that a slot based upon a video game will only appeal to players of the game, but this is not the case here, as the slot offers enough originality to appeal to all slots fans.