Ooh, we love a good slots pun. Reel Rush Slot gives us a real rush! Geddit? NetEnt takes us on a trip through classic video game history with this five reel, 3,125 Ways to Win online slot. The Swedish studio has form for creating slots with innovative reel structures, with Dazzle Me, Motörhead and Finn And The Swirly Spin springing instantly to mind. Featuring hidden symbols, an expanding reel structure and a jackpot of up to 480,000 coins, the Reel Rush slot is sure to cause a real stir.
With all of those innovative slots in mind, Reel Rush’s reel structure and game mechanic is much more like that of When Pigs Fly. Our initial reels are shaped kind of like a cross – one symbol on each end, three rows on reels 2 and 4 and five rows on reel 3. But with each concurrent win, the reel structure expands to deliver more ways to win with each winning spin. The more we win, the more chance we have of winning as our reel case gets bigger. With each consecutive win, we fill up a star meter on the top left of our reels. Fill up this meter with six wins and we launch the Free Spins bonus feature.
The game’s styling is very much 80’s video game, in terms of graphics and sound. Our low-paying symbols are made up of Sweets of various colours, while our high-paying symbols are cuboid fruits that could be in any classic or vintage slot – Blueberry, Blackberry, Grape, Lemon, Pineapple, Strawberry. The Wild is our Wild, substituting for all symbols and letting us go wild for another win and another reel expansion.
Filling up six stars triggers the Free Spins bonus game. We are treated to 8 free spins, which might not seem like the craziest amount but let’s not forget we will now enjoy these free spins with our fully expanded reel case. This amounts to 3,125 Ways to Win for all of the 8 free spins which, with an expanded reel case, means we have more chances of landing winning combos and extra Wilds.
The fun, retro styling and soundtrack is like taking a trip down memory lane, while the innovative reel design and bonus structure is like taking a trip to the future. It’s like Back to the Future meets Mario World in glorious online slot technicolour. Playable across any device, NetEnt’s Reel Rush online slot is sure to appeal to slots fans, gamers or anyone born in the 80s. NetEnt has got love for you if you were born in the 80s, the 80s. Yeah.