Published: fri 23 aug 2019 | Updated: fri 23 aug 2019
Slots World Ready for a Win Win
The online slots world already has many thousands of titles, and if development companies were to suddenly stop releasing new ones we would already have more than enough to keep ourselves entertained for decades to come. However, that is missing the point a little, because developing new titles isn’t just about giving the world more games for the sake of it. On the contrary, it is just as much about pushing boundaries and demonstrating how ever-evolving technology and approaches can be used to raise the bar of quality, not just once, but again and again.
One new game that raises the bar, and then some, is Win Win. This title comes from Swedish development company ELK Studios, and although it has many of the elements of a traditional mechanical fruit machine, it is a thoroughly modern game which makes maximum use of the very latest software and hardware capabilities. That means that it is a slot which will suit both traditionalists and millennials, making it a Win Win for all concerned.
Three Reels in High Resolution
The visual presentation of this game is stunning, and won’t fail to impress anyone who appreciates the design side of things. Win Win has three reels and three rows, as used to be the case with almost all slots just a few decades ago, but here there are seventeen pay lines. One of those pay lines, running horizontally along the middle row, is a ‘special’ pay line because it can deliver the biggest wins, as we will soon explain.
Because this game has its roots in traditional fruit machines, many of the symbols used are very familiar, and include red 7’s, blue 7’s, green 7’s, red BAR’s, blue BAR’s, green BAR’s, watermelons, lemons, cherries, a diamond wild, a diamond bonus, a WIN symbol on the first and third reels and a golden 777 on the second reel. The WIN and golden 777 symbols only appear on the special pay line.
All of those symbols are stunningly illustrated, and a display area above the reels provides informational updates (such as the value of any win you achieve or information relating to special features that are active) without obscuring your view of the reels themselves. A dynamic background of subtle patterns and colours adds a nice sense of depth to proceedings, and an upbeat soundtrack accompanies the action throughout.
Locked Reels Respin
Win Win has several great features, and the first of those is the Locked Reels Respin. This feature is activated by getting identical symbols on the first and third reels, and when that happens those reels will be locked in place and a padlock will appear in the upper display area. The middle reel will then spin again, and the developers have ensured that your chances of achieving a winning combination are even higher during this part of the game than they are in the base game. Should you be lucky enough to have bonus symbols on the first and third reels, you will also have a greater than normal chance of spinning in a third bonus to trigger the Free Spins bonus game.
Watch for the WIN Symbol
The WIN symbol is always good to see on the special pay line because it never fails to bring something good with it. Get a single symbol and it will ensure that the other two symbols on the pay line are turned into a winning combination. Get two symbols on the special pay line and you will be given a winning combination of the middle symbol with a multiplier of x10. Get two WIN symbols with a golden 777 in the middle and you will win 500 times your bet.
Free Spins Bonus Game
This feature is activated by getting three diamond bonus symbols on the reels at the same time. When this takes place, you will be randomly allocated a multiplier value, which could be x2, x4, x6, x8 or x10. That entire sequence of multipliers will be shown on the upper display area, and for good reason. If a free spin results in a win then the multiplier will increase by one step, but if a free spin results in no win, the multiplier will decrease by one step.
This Free Spins bonus game will continue for as long as you have a multiplier value of x2 or more. If you have a losing spin which would decrease your multiplier from x2 then the feature ends, but if your multiplier remains at x2 or higher the free spins will continue. ELK Studios say that this makes it possible to achieve ‘infinite free spins’, as there is no limit on the number that can be enjoyed. We’re not sure that it’s really infinite in the literal sense, but we look forward to finding out!
Play WIN WIN at Casumo Casino and other venues offering ELK Studios titles.
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