There’s nothing wrong in my book with a retro themed game. We didn’t quite have 243 different ways to win back in those days tough. Neon lights hadn’t really come into play either and they play a big part in this slot. It almost makes you wonder how the word ‘neon’ failed to make its way into the title of this entertaining game. It may have a retro feel but there are modern features included too. That includes a free spins round and a wild symbol that you will be seeing quite a lot of with a bit of luck.
This is a five-reel game that as you can probably guess from its title has 243 different ways to win. How on earth does it squeeze all of those into five reels and three rows of symbols? Well, it does so by paying out on matching symbols on adjacent reels. Even more helpful is the fact that this game pays in both directions It’s great to see games that have a retro feel and Microgaming have many in their excellent catalogue of games.
The symbols are of a retro nature but no sign of any fruit. Instead we see bells, bars, red 7’s, blue diamonds, silver stars and the ten to Ace playing card symbols. The reels are transparent and in the background, we see a night sky with stars galore. Not the most thrilling of backgrounds to be honest. Playing this slot costs, you a minimum of 0.20 and the maximum 40. A decent range and should suit all different kinds of slot players.
There’s a wild symbol in this slot and it’s the orange symbol that has ‘Wild’ splattered all over it, so no chance of it being missed. You won’t want to miss it either as it can substitute for other symbols to help get you some more winning combinations. It’s not able to sub for the Free Spins scatter symbol and you can probably guess the important role that symbol plays in this game.
The wild symbol also gives you the best win in this game. Five of those win you 1000 coins. To find out how much each winning combination will pay you, access the paytable. Also, have some free games to see how everything works. It’s a fairly easy game to operate and shouldn’t give you any problems. The soundtrack is a bit sci-fi in nature, but if it doesn’t appeal to you it can be muted.
To get some free spins you not surprisingly need to get three or more of the Free Spins scatter symbol anywhere on the reels. This gives you a total of ten free spins to play with and you receive some help in getting some big wins. On each spin of the reels, there’s two or three stacks of wild symbols making an appearance. That should make for a fair bit of substituting and more winning combinations. There’s also the chance to re-trigger the free spins if those scatter symbols make more appearances in triplicate.
As well as a free spins, round, there is also the gamble feature. Now this isn’t compulsory by any means. If you wish, just collect your win, whistle a little tune, and get ready for the next spin. However, if you are in a daring mood, go for the gamble. Rather than the usual playing card gamble, we get something a little bit different this time.
To accept the gamble, you click the yellow dice that can be seen on the left-hand side of the reels. Then your task is to click either the green or pink rectangle then an energy pulse will flash If you make the right choice and double your win. Get it wrong though and all that win is lost. You are allowed five successful guesses but this is pretty difficult so be careful with it.
If the gamble feature is one of your favourites when playing a slot game, also try ‘Tootin’ Car Man’ from Nextgen Gaming. If it’s free spins that attract you to a game, then try your luck playing other Microgaming slots such as ‘Rugby Star’ which is another of their games that has 243 different ways to win. Other Microgaming slots with a medium variance include ‘Dolphin Quest.’
Another impressive release from Microgaming. It has a good look to it and will appeal to those who like retro games. The bonus game can be a lucrative one, particularly if those scatters get you more free spins. Just be careful with that gamble feature though, try to keep your wins not hand them right back.