Online slot players who still have a soft spot for the ‘good old days’ when slot machines were actual machines with mechanical moving parts will love the latest release from Yggdrasil Gaming. The new title is called Niagara Falls, and it does a truly fantastic job of recreating the experience of playing a fruit machine from the 1930’s whilst at the same time boasting some very modern features.
A Retro Title with a Twist
Niagara Falls is a five-reel fruit machine which takes its name from the world-famous waterfall. The symbols have all been designed to look like they were first created in the 1930’s, and therefore include the traditional cherries, grapes, oranges, bells, 7s and BARs, as well as a Niagara Falls logo, a whiskey barrel Bonus and a golden coin on the fifth reel.
The game plays like a genuinely old-fashioned device, with mechanistic sound effects accompanying the spinning of the reels, which also bounce slightly when they come to rest. Traditional ragtime music plays in the background, which helps to enhance the 1930’s feeling still further, and if you have ever played an old machine you will appreciate just how good a job the designers have done to recreate the experience here.
Of course, Niagara Falls is as much a modern title as it is a salute to the gaming days of old, so there are a couple of additional features present which you probably wouldn’t have been able to enjoy in decades gone by…
Free Spins and Coin Drop
A Free Spins Bonus round is launched by getting three whiskey barrel symbols on the wheels at the same time. This round boasts wild reels which lock into place, helping you to land bigger prizes more often.
Get a coin symbol on the fifth reel and the game will go into Coin Drop mode. This releases a coin at the top of the screen and gives you a chance to win a prize (such as multipliers and stacked spins) at the bottom of the screen, depending on how the coin navigates a series of pins in the reels.
Cash Fall Bonus
Being based on a famous waterfall, it would be disappointing if Niagara Falls didn’t exploit that fact for feature purposes. Fortunately, the game does exactly that, and when you trigger the Cash Fall Bonus (something that could happen on any spin of the reels) coins will cascade down to help you win prizes.
Step Back in Time!
There are plenty of ‘retro’ games around, but Niagara Falls is one of the best in terms of delivering an authentically ‘mechanical’ gaming experience. Visit Casumo Casino to take a tumble down memory lane and see if you agree!
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