Sometimes you just need to get back to basics, evidently that was the design remit of the team over at Rival gaming when putting together their new five times wins slot. This is a classic bandit slot, all the nostalgia of the old Las Vegas casino floor, all the easy gameplay – no frills.
No expense spared got changed to no expense incurred with this slot, you don’t get a bonus round, free spins, scatter, progressive jackpot, a proper musical score or 3D video animations. What you do get is an incredibly easy to play 3 reel, 3 row slot with 1-3 active pay-lines and a massive bet multiplying wild symbol. The question is, in a world where slots are becoming more and more futuristic, can this fruit machine slot hold its own against the competition?
After playing the game a while I think I can see where Rival are going with this, if you haven’t played slots before a simple clear layout such as this game has is a great introduction, there are also plenty of players who find some of the latest slots too confusing and complex. There is also a note to be had on compatibility, a game this simple will play on any device; desktop, windows phone, tablet etc. There is no way even an older device will struggle to run it and that may be a decent point in its favour, I’ve seen even older iPhones crash on some of the modern game bonus rounds as they struggle with the advanced graphics.
The music and win sound effects are pure fruity, close your eyes and your ears will tell you that you are in the back lounge of a quiet bar clicking away at a traditional cabinet machine. Symbols are straight forward too, you get eight icons, cherries, three types of bars and three coloured sevens plus the games feature symbol which is a 5x multiplying wild.
Wins aren’t to be scoffed at either, the game RTP is nearly 96% and those wild symbols pack some real power, the top win for 3 coins with the highest normal value symbol, the red sevens, is 150 coins. Put together 3 of the wilds and you earn a massive 5000 coins, in terms of jackpot to bet size that is immense. Even on just 1 coin you would get 1500 for three of the multiplying wilds!
I opened this slot expecting to be bored of it in 5 minutes, but in fairness to it the wins come thick and fast, it is simple but hugely playable and the thrill of chasing those wild symbols for a potentially massive jackpot does keep you engaged! Whilst the simple graphics and gameplay may not appeal to everyone, this might earn a place as a simple to play mobile game on your list.