Is there any theme that NetEnt won’t shy away from? Short answer, no. In fact, it’s taken on the glorious world of horse racing with this Scudamore’s Super Stakes Slot, a release that will see us thundering down the home straight with our heads down and eyes bright. But it’s not just a slots rendition of the gee-gees. It’s got spinning symbols. It’s got betting options. And it’s got a race track. All of which help to play towards 5,000 times our stake.
First and foremost, Scudamore’s Super Stakes is a slot. But, just as NetEnt has achieved with some of its other sporting slots such as Football Champions Cup, this slot is also a celebration of the sport. All symbols appear stacked, with our high-paying symbols appear in the form of red, blue, green and purple Jockeys who vie for the post. The royal cards also make an appearance as the low values (Royal Ascot, anybody?). Each spin of the reels brings a swirling mixture of green and brown colours that perfectly evoke horses thundering along a course. They come to a halt over five reels and 20 paylines, but it’s not all just horsing around on the slots.
The reelcase is set against a racing track and the buttons at the bottom of the screen are a mixture of green and light brown, helping to recreate that racetrack environment. Betting values and payline selections are easily accessible and the big spin button in the middle is adorned with a celebratory wreath. With Wild Jockeys, something we thought we’d never say, and a range of enhanced features NetEnt breathes new life into horse racing.
Peter Scudamore is our Wild symbol and, to be honest, it doesn’t matter if we know who he is or not. All we know is that he’s helping us to replace symbols and create more winning combinations. Randomly throughout the base game, the Random Wild feature can come in to play. Two to five Horseshoe symbols appear on the reels, turning their new positions into Wilds. So far we’ve had generous jockeys and rewarding horse footwear. But it gets better.
NetEnt brings even more of the real horse racing experience to the slots reels with the Bet Slip feature. Essentially, we make a bet by picking one of the game symbols and then betting on how many times we can land that symbol in a set number of spins, for example 24 in 20 spins. If we get 24 of our symbols in 20 spins, it pays out 16.4 times our bet. The Bet Slip track works out the magic formula depending on our choice so this little extra is a nice way to bet on horses while still winning on the spins! We are rooting for our symbol just as we would root for a horse vying for the line on the home straight.
And then comes the Peter’s Classic Cup feature, which gives Scudamore his due. When the Trophy Scatter lands on the first, third and fifth reel, we get to see the racing in action. A track appears at the top of the screen while the reels move below. We select a horse, all named after other NetEnt slots – all time fans’ favourite Gonzo’s Quest, Divine Fortune, Berry Max, and Tin Foil Hat. If our horse wins we get the associated prize, with Divine Fortune paying out 5,000 times our stake!
This is a day at the races that any slots fan will enjoy. The Bet Slip and Peter’s Classic Cup feature add excitement, fun and frenzy and are a great way to bridge the slots–horse racing gap. Try it out and Peter Scudamore might just be your new favourite sporting hero.