Back in the 1980’s, our vision of the future was particularly stylised, with lots of neon lights and computer-generated vector graphics. There was plenty of electronic synth music involved too, because why would anyone possibly use analogue instruments in the future when computers would be able to play the instruments for us?
We mention all of this because Total Overdrive is the latest title from Betsoft Gaming, and we aren’t quite sure whether to describe it as being retro or futuristic in style. What we can say with some confidence is that it definitely looks and feels like a game which delivers a retro vision of the future, so if you’re a fan of that old-fashioned vision of tomorrow, you’ll love it.
Welcome to the Retro Future!
Total Overdrive is a three-reel slot with three rows and five pay lines, and takes place in a computer-generated world which shows a city of the future in the distance. The game itself looks a little like a heads-up-display, with neon strips outlining the reels. Symbols appearing on those reels include single, double and triple BAR’s, a yellow bell, a blue diamond, red cherries, a 7 and a 777. There is also an Overdrive Wild symbol on the reels, and if you get three of those you will win 50 times your bet.
All of the graphics in this title have a superb neon style, and the soundtrack provides the perfect electronic synth pop needed to complete the retro future feel.
Overdrive Multiplier Feature
To the right of the third reel you will see a special Overdrive symbol which serves as the Overdrive Multiplier. Land a win and a 2X multiplier value will appear below that symbol. If you land another win on your next spin, your prize will be doubled by the 2X and the Overdrive Multiplier will also increase to 3X for the next spin, and so on, with the value increasing for every consecutive win you manage to get. When you spin without a win, however, the multiplier value will be reset.
Every win that you get in this game also has the chance of giving you a Sticky Multiplier. When this happens, a hold meter will be shown above the Overdrive Multiplier symbol and the multiplier value will be held for eight spins. This will prevent the value from being reset after a no-win spin, making it a lot easier to build the multiplier up to something extra special. Even better, it is possible to retrigger the Sticky Multiplier feature with the hold meter already in place, which will refill the meter to eight spins.
Excitement Goes into Overdrive
Increasing multipliers with consecutive wins isn’t a new idea, but the way it is executed in this game is simply superb. The Overdrive Multiplier symbol becomes more and more animated, the soundtrack picks up the pace and the reels seem to spin even faster as the multiplier value increases. This really gets the adrenaline going, and will have you willing the meter to reach even greater heights.
An Innovative Approach
‘Total Overdrive is an innovative approach to a traditional slot,’ said Annamaria Anastasi, who is Marketing Director at Betsoft . ‘It appeals to classic slot fans who want that extra excitement in their games in addition to the high cinematic quality that we are renowned for.’
Total Overdrive can be played at MyChance Casino and other Betsoft Gaming venues.
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