|Symbols||Retro video game|
Reel Rush is an unusual 5 reel video slots game from NetEnt, featuring enjoyably retro video game styling, progressive jackpots and a top prize of 480,000 coins.
With more ways to win than most slot games, this colorful game will appeal to players looking for a new twist on slots experiences.
Look and Feel
Reel Rush is designed very much like a casual mobile game, with a simple video game feel and the familiar imagery of plants, brightly colored fruit shapes, and colorful backgrounds, all rendered in smooth, 2d graphics.
The gently chiming soundtrack is, like many casual mobile casino games, simple and non-intrusive, though quite repetitive and peppered with typical video game style sound effects that have a decidedly retro flair.
Players familiar with 2D and 8-bit gaming classics will find several nostalgic details among the bright, colorful art style and music, and even those who aren’t fans of classic games like Super Mario will still catch the nods to popular modern properties such as Candy Crush.
The symbols in play are different colored candies, with lower value symbols represented by lozenge shapes in purple, green, yellow, orange, and red, and higher value symbols represented by the same candies but in larger form, depicting stylized rectangular fruits. The wild symbol is a golden toffee-brown star, labeled “Wild.”
Reel Rush offers a minimum bet of 50p with a ceiling of £100 per spin. Bet level is controlled by “Level” and “Coin Value” selectors, and there are autoplay and max bet options available, with a maximum coin value of 0.20.
What’s interesting about the game, however, is that the combinations available across its five reels can total up to 3125 ways to win when free spins are in play, and this offers a huge range of possibilities to players.
When the main game starts, the reels will hold only thirteen symbols, with pale blue “R” symbols blocking out the rest. As play begins, you’ll see that each wins scratches away two more “R” blocks – much like a lottery scratchcard – and opens up more chances to win again on the next spin.
If your winning streak ends, then on the next spin the play screen will revert to its original form and the “R” blocks will all be in place again.
Reel Rush’s whole design – which is very innovative in terms of gameplay – fits together very well, so what are technically bonus rounds feel as if they are seamlessly integrated into the main gameplay.
There are bonuses, however: consecutive wins will fill the stars above the reels (which are reminiscent of the “lives” in video games, of course) and, after six wins in a row, eight free spins will be unlocked.
The fact that Reel Rush doesn’t feature many bonuses, or many of the conventional slots features such as scatters and lucrative multipliers, shouldn’t put players off. The flawless design and innovative twist on conventional spin-to-win games provides an enjoyable experience, with good variance and the chance for some great wins.