New York is one of the most famous cities in the world so it’s no surprise there are plenty of films, books, songs etc dedicated to the Big Apple as it’s known. Now comes a slot game with software by Ainsworth that uses this city as its main theme though as the big wins flood in, you might be trying to work out why this game includes alligators, all will be revealed later in this review.
This is a five-reel game that has a total of three rows of symbols and has 243 ways to win. That huge amount is achieved because wins are paid out on matching symbols on adjacent reels. The minimum cost of playing the Legends of New York video slot is 0.40 and the maximum 10,000 so a high roller will enjoy this as much as a night out in New York.
The background is two shades of blue with signs to the left and right of the reels declaring the 243 crazy ways to win and in the bottom left and right corners are yellow taxis. The symbols include a few that you might not be expecting in a New York themed slot. We get to see a train, a yellow taxi, a police officer with a truncheon and then an egg that has broken open to reveal not a chicken or a duck but an alligator.
Now that might surprise you a bit but there have been rumours for years of alligators living in the sewers of New York but with little actual evidence but that’s a real legend for you. That’s why they are a symbol in this slot but not the wild. The all-important wild symbol is the Legends of New York logo and can substitute for all the other symbols apart from the compass which is the scatter.
It’s the scatter symbol which players will want to be seeing plenty of in this online slot. That’s because if three of the appear anywhere on the reels then it triggers the free spins round. Eight free games are awarded and if the player is looking for some more, all that is required is for two scatters to make an appearance anywhere on the reels during the free spins round to award another five more games that don’t need to be paid for.
There is a different set of reels used in the free spins round and the wild symbol only appears on the second, third and fourth reels but can substitute for everything apart from the scatter or the multiplier symbol, more about the latter in a second. The egg isn’t part of this section of the game, instead we get a fully-grown alligator who has had enough of life in the sewers and is making his escape through a manhole cover.
Also added to the reels are Statue of Liberty multiplier symbols which also act as a wild but only appear on the second and fourth reels. If appearing on the second reel and helping to create a winning combination, that win has either a 2x or 3x multiplier attached. If It happens via the multiplier symbol on the fourth reels, the attached multiplier is either 2x or 5x. so there can be some big wins in the free spins round particularly if more than one multiplier is involved with the possibility of wins being multiplied 15x.
This isn’t too complex a game to play on your PC or iPhone and it’s easy to set your stake via the control buttons situated underneath the reels. It’s always helpful to know as much as possible about any slot game that you play at an online casino. To do that simply have a good look through the paytable to find out all about how the game runs, it’s a bit like looking through the tourist guide before going to New York. The paytable includes details of how much the winning combinations pay and you can cash out 500,000 if five scatters appear anywhere on the reels. Also have some free Legends of New York slot machine games to see everything that happens when the reels start spinning.
There are other games that can be played that have similar gameplay to Legends of New York. You can test out the Aristocrat slot ‘Buffalo’ which also has 243 ways to win. It also has a free spins round but one in which multipliers can reach as high as 27x. Also try your luck on the WMS game ‘King of Africa’ which only has the twenty pay-lines to get wins on but also offers a free spins round, has medium variance just like this game and a slightly higher RTP.
New York has many a legend and this slot game can be added to the list. It has a great look to it and there are plenty of ways for punters to get good wins. The free spins round is where the big wins can come and you’ll be hoping that the multiplier symbols do their job and do your account balance wonders. Definitely add this slot to your play list.