Summer slots supremos Eyecon Games returns to the fore with 99 Time Slot, a five reel, 25 payline game that gets us set for the summer by celebrating all things ice cream. It won’t matter if you aren’t a fan of the delicious dairy summer treat, you’re sure to be a fan of the bonus features that 99 TIme whips up. We can find ourselves landing up to 32,000 or x100 our total bet, which anyone can agree are far bigger treats than any 99 or Screwball Scramble we’d find from a rickety old ice cream van.
Like Eyecon’s popular Fluffy Too online slot, 99 Time whisks us to clear blue skies at the beach. A deckchair, pier and ferris wheel that could be the backdrop in Fluffy Too drift off into the hazy background, but it is the icy soft treats of the ice cream van that we are looking for on this scorching day. Ice creams of various flavours and kinds make up our game symbols, with the eponymous 99 perhaps rightly lauded as the game’s top-paying symbol.
The top four symbols only require two matching symbols across any of the game’s 25 paylines to form a winning combo, while the succulent ice creams that make up our lower paying symbols require three or more left-to-right to score winners. We are aided in our hunt for winning combos by the Wild Ice Cream Van, not only the dispenser of sweet creamy treats but also a substitute for all symbols except Scatters. All Wild wins are also doubled, yet more reason to keep an eye out for it.
Taking the lead from the Wild/Scatter mechanism used to such great effect in Eyecon’s Fluffy Favourites and Fluffy Too, 99 Time’s Ice Cream Van Wild also acts as one of the game’s two Scatters. Landing three, four or five Ice Cream Van Wilds triggers 99 Time’s Free Spins feature and earns us 15, 20 or 25 free spins, during which all wins are topped off with raspberry sauce and tripled.
But what would the ice creams be without the Ice Cream Maker? Well worthy of the capitals, this smiling deliverer of creamy goodness acts as our other Scatter. When we land three of him across the reels we launch the appropriately titled Ice Cream Maker feature. Now we have a series of cones and pots to choose from. Each one hides a win multiplier, and with a top award of x100 our total bet we have plenty to salivate over.
There are people out there who don’t like ice creams. If you’re one of them, don’t worry. While the colourful cones on offer here might not excite you too much, the tasty payouts from the game’s multiple bonus features are sure to get you going. And with two bonus rounds to choose from, plus doubled payouts for every Wild win we land, this is one beach that we will be happy to revisit time and again.