Having the words ‘SLOTS’ and ‘MILLIONS’ spelt out to you isn’t necessary for you to enjoy an online casino game, but it certainly helps you to visualise your winnings, especially when they’re in bright, bold letters and colours.
Essentially it’s a classic slot machine dressed up to look a lot fancier, but that shouldn’t affect your experience unduly, not unless you’re particularly against simplistic or old school styled games.
Speaking of ‘old school’, try not to take that description too literally, for this is a modern title when all is said and done. The symbols have 3D photorealistic finishes to make them look good enough to eat. And as for the cartoony feel, well that just adds further texture to the whole experience.
Even though you have the letters of the name spread out against the 3x5 grid, you don’t have to spell out the title to make a decent win, in fact you just need to get five of the same icon for the top tier prizes to come pouring in. Then there’s a generous wild and many free spins to add to the booty, and you’ve got a well-rounded game to try out, novice or not.
If you’re to have any hope of getting the top sum of money, which isn’t much more than €500, you’ll need to dip your hand into your pocket (only ever so lightly) and place a bet. There’s a demo should you not wish to gamble any cash, but in truth the best experience is when you have the rush of making a win. At the whim of the 5 reels, so to speak.
Betting in SlotsMillion is both basic and complex, all because of how the title has been designed: all the options save the automatic spin and spin button have been tucked away inside the setting section. That’s the cog symbol in the lower right hand corner. When you select it, the first page that comes up is that involving the line amount and coin sizes.
There are up to 30 winlines, but you don’t have to play with nearly that many if you don’t wish to, which gives a great level of flexibility to all players. That being said, you’ll welcome a higher number of paylines because they’re the way to more wins, potentially at least. There’s a list of numbers, click the one you want and the line amount will be set to that figure. Nice and easy.
In regards to the stake size, that can be €0.50, €1 or €2 per line, which means you can have a total wager of between €15 and €60. Granted this isn’t the most accessible range, but nor is it out of the realms of possibility for the majority of users. Still, if you desire a cheaper pay-in, SlotsMillion may not be for you.
At the bottom of the settings section you have to choose how many spins you’d like to trigger if you use the autospins, and whether you’d like the sound on or off. Note that while you select the number of rounds here, you physically activate them on the main screen.
The free spins are probably the best part of this title, mainly because the bonus game is so tedious to trigger. We played for quite some time and never struck lucky, which says a lot about the expected player returns rate. Therefore, we decided to aim our eyes on the free games prize, which can be up to 20 spins.
Should that not interest you, you can play for the wild and its ability to move about other symbols to make a winning combination, though remember, only the highest combo will be rewarded.
All of the symbols need to be matched in a three, four or five of a kind format, on one of the active lines you have – anything less than that and you won’t be winning money but losing it. This however, should be standard knowledge for regular players.
Don’t get us wrong, SlotsMillion is a game that has enough variance to keep interest alive, even though it lacks flare, but that hasn’t saved the game from eventually becoming mundane and ‘same-old’.
It feels like this activity would have been more rewarding, and appealing, if it had been made to actually look like a retro game rather than a contemporary one.