They were strong women before the end came. But when it did, they had to fend for themselves in an icy wilderness. They didn’t care. They got on with it. And now they are prowling the badlands in NextGen’s Renegades slot, hunting down gems and crystals and proving their bravery and strength. If you are after a slot with five reels, 243 Ways to Win and strong female characters to take us through an epic story, then you need look no further.

Gameplay

Set against an icy tundra, the Renegades of the game’s title look like they are ready for battle. A quick glimpse at the pay table puts some meat on their bones. Freya is a Valkyrie of Valhalla, Harriet Hellstorm a pilot. Raffaela Blaze and Valda Dragonslayer brandish swords, while Ivy Sabreclaw wears a wolfskin coat. These are five forceful foxes who are on the hunt for gems, our lower paying symbols. But not only do all symbols appear Stacked and Mega, when two or more reels lock together to form huge symbols, but also as oblong horizontals. It almost plays as an epic game of tetris, with the 243 Ways to Win system enjoying the variously shaped symbols as much as we do.

For a slot with such epic execution, the Fiery Wild and Icy Scatters don’t do too much for the imagination. But the Wild does complete winning combos from nothing, while the Icy Scatters launch the Renegades Free Games – a bonus feature worth waiting for.

Bonuses

Landing three Icy Scatters triggers the Renegades Free Games feature. Now, we must choose one of these Renegades to take us through the bonus game and lead us to the mega wins we crave. Our chosen Renegade will replace all other medium and high-paying Renegade symbols throughout. Let’s hope it’s Freya, for landing five-of-a-kind wins will deliver a x200 multiplier. With Mega Symbols activated…well, you don’t need to do any math to figure out that a series of those wins would be eye-popping.

Summary

With only one bonus feature, you might be forgiven for thinking that NextGen’s Renegades online slot writes cheques that its body can’t cash. Not so. The Mega Symbols created when reels lock together can bring about wins as devastatingly spectacular as the backdrop for the game. The cheques are torn up. These Renegades only accept glimmering gems. And with sword-wielding skills they are intent on delivering some to us as well. Boom!