I wonder what the world will be like in another fifty years? Recent years have seen so many changes so add on another half century and heaven knows what technological advances will have been made. Perhaps the trains will run on time and someone will produce a remote control that can be used to find the other remote control (mine ended up in the fridge once). Well, take a trip to Retropolis where the future looks very different indeed. This High 5 Games slot can also change your immediate future if you win some big cash prizes thanks to the stacked wild symbols and free spins.
This is a strange looking slot game because it looks like we’re in the future but the characters portrayed look as if they come from America in the 1950s. It’s kind of ‘Pleasantville’ meets ‘The Jetsons.’ It has five reels and a total of 40 pay-lines on its four rows of colourful symbols. The background shows a futuristic looking city
The 40 pay-lines this game has aren’t a fixed amount. You can use the control buttons that are underneath the reels to set either one, 10, 20 or 40 pay-lines. It’s a little bit more complicated than a lot of other games because you can also set the scatter bucks feature. Without that feature, the minimum cost of playing with all 40 pay-lines activated is 0.40 and the maximum 120. However, if you activate the Scatter Bucks feature then the cost of playing Is doubled, more about that feature in a short while. Whatever you do, simply choose a stake you can comfortably afford to lose.
The symbols show a glimpse into the future with a robot maid, a hover car, a robot hairdresser, a husband and wife and their son playing with some futuristic toy. It may be the future but there are still the Queen to Ace paying card symbols. There’s also a ‘5’
The wild in this slot is a symbol that says WILD in four different colours, very futuristic. It may be the future but it keeps itself busy by substituting for other symbols to hopefully create plenty of winning combinations. It’s still not found a way of substituting for the free games symbol but if you get five wilds on an activated pay-line that wins you 1500x your line bet. Other big wins include a 450x multiplier for the husband and wife if five of them come along.
If you can get three of the Free Games symbols anywhere on the second, third and fourth reels then you receive a total of seven free spins. A new set of reels is used for them and it’s possible to re-trigger those free spins all the way up to a maximum of 98.
When you activate all 40 pay-lines and go for the Scatter Bucks feature, arrow wilds are added to the reels. The bonus of these symbols is that they either behave like a wild or have a credit value on them. Just how high the value depends on which reel it appears on and this can go from 25 to 100 on the first reel all the way up to 25 to 10,000 coins on the fifth reel. Playing the Scatter Bucks feature does cost you double your stake though (minimum 0.80 and maximum 480), so keep an eye on your budget.
This game may look simple but there are a lot of rules involved in it when playing. It’s a good idea therefore to press the question mark button that’s underneath the reels. That takes you to the paytable which has details of the free games, the Scatter Bucks feature, how much winning combinations pay and where the pay-lines are. Perhaps in the future you’ll just get your robot to do it all. Have some free games too in order to see how everything works.
There are other games that have similar gameplay to this slot. Try your luck on the IGT game ‘Golden Goddess.’ That also has 40 pay-lines but has a low to medium variance compared to the medium variance of ‘Retropolis.’ That game also features additional wild symbols in the free spins round. Also, you could play another High 5 Games release called ‘The Dream.’ That game has 40 pay-lines, an RTP that’s just 0.10% lower than the 95% in this game and also offers players the chance to win at least seven free spins.
An interesting release from High 5 Games that certainly offers its players the chance to get some decent wins. The theme is a bit of a strange one with the old-style characters living in a futuristic world but it has an attractive look. The opportunity to keep re-triggering the free spins all the way up to a total of 98 is an attractive one and can do nothing but good for your account balance. Be careful with the Scatter Bucks feature because even though it can get you wins, it does cost double the stake. This is definitely worth giving a go.