This slot is all about a road trip on Route 66, the famous highway much depicted in popular culture which runs the two and a half thousand miles between Chicago and California. This slot puts you in the driver’s seat of a classic red/orange Dodge as you drive from state to state, the majority of symbols representing the refreshments you’ll have on the way. There are also three human characters at the slot – the check shirted man who presumably works at the gas station, the blonde Stetson wearing waitress and the driver of the car who looks a lot like Brad Pitt.
The backdrop to the slot is the open road, the win line symbols on either side of the reels drawn in the style of yellow road signs. Above the reels the title is joined by the speedometer, which moves to high speed when achieving a win. This slot has a nice colourful feel and all of the symbols are relevant to the slot. The animation is good – the expanding wild seeing the classic Dodge driving along the open road, while the route 66 sign spins 360 degrees. The accompanying sound is a rock song and you can imagine cranking up the car stereo to hear it loud as you put your foot down on the pedal.
The main feature of the slot is the expanding wild which will see you gain many additional wins.
There are no bonus features as such, though the girl with the fan is wild and will increase the wins of any line she is included in. This symbol also has the biggest prizes, which depend on exactly which line she lands on.
This slot by Saucify has 5 reels and nine win lines, a much smaller number of lines than found at the majority of slots in the current climate – although you can actually go lower as this number is changeable. Your total stake for each spin is determined by a combination of the number of win-lines, the coin amount and coin value.
To achieve a win you’ll need to land consecutive symbols on a win line from left to right, starting with the leftmost reel. All of the symbols need at least three in a row apart from the Truck, where you’ll actually win with just two. This Truck symbol is also the highest paying one in the game, giving you an impressive 7,500x your coin amount if landing 5 in a row. The driver, the waitress and the gas station worker are the next biggest winning symbols, giving you 500x, 350x and 275x wins respectively for 5 in a row. The refreshments make up the rest of the standard symbols in the game – these being a nice juicy burger, syrup laden pancakes, an ice cream, an ice cold beer, a cocktail and a mug of coffee with doughnuts!
The classic route 66 road sign is the scatter symbol of the slot, where you’ll win when landing two or more across all of the reels. Unlike the standard wins, these wins are multiplied by the total stake for each spin, landing just 2 doubling your total stake, landing the symbol on all 5 reels winning you 100x your total stake.
The main feature of the slot is the expanding wild. The wild symbol is the red/orange Dodge which only appears on reels 2 and 4. When appearing it will expand to take up the entire reel, giving additional wins. This can be particularly profitable when the symbol appears on both of the second and fourth reels, making those all-important 5 in a row wins much more achievable.
This slot by Saucify isn’t one that is particularly original and in comparison to many other slots, the lone expanding wild feature makes for a somewhat simplistic game. However, the slot has a nice feel about it – graphically it’s a good one, the wild animation giving the game something of a boost. Fans of slots where all of the action takes place on the reels will enjoy this game – the small number of win lines actually meaning you’ll see more spins for your money. No, it’s not a ground-breaking slot, but it has a certain charm about it and it’s one I would play again.