Paper Wins may be a relatively simple offering, but that doesn’t detract from the huge fun of this newspaper-themed slot. With reels laid out in a 3×5 formation, there are 15 Paylines. Powered by Gamesys, Paper Wins is available from casinos such as Jackpotjoy, Double Bubble Bingo and Virgin Games.
It’s one of those bright and breezy games which swaps flashy graphics for a more traditional approach. The simple yet distinctive design harks back to the golden days of newspapers. It’s all as bold and brash as a red-top tabloid! There’s also plenty of interest in the way of free spins, Wilds, Scatters and multipliers in the bonus rounds.
So hold the front page and read all about it below!
How to play
The reels stress the newspaper theme and are designed as for printing presses. Old-time musical jingles provide the sound effects as the reels spin, enhancing the nostalgic feel of this game.
Enjoy Paper Wins whether you’re risk-averse or see yourself as more of a high roller, with coin sizes kicking off at a penny and going up to a tenner. There’s a maximum bet of £150, while the top-line payout is 10,000 coins.
Your bet is the equivalent of the coin size times the number of lines in the game. So if you bet 10p a line, for example, and you play on 15 Paylines, you’re betting £1.50 a spin.
Before you spin, you can collect a number of bonuses in the form of newspapers. Each one reveals either multipliers or free spins or triggers the kick-off of the round.
Paper Wins symbols
There are 10 symbols in all. Many icons reflect the sections of a daily tabloid paper, from Sports and Free Hols to TV Fun, and help set the mood. Others include slot-machine classics such as bars, double bars and fruit (bananas and cherries), plus the lucky number 7.
And, as you would expect, you win by matching symbols along the Payline.
Scatters can pop up anywhere, and the total number of coins you’ve bet multiplies payouts. Look forward to landing up to 50x coin size, wherever these symbols appear on the reel when you land five Scatters.
But you’ll get a win when you land a couple of these anywhere on the reels.
These substitute for anything to complete wins, and again can offer some pretty big prizes, although they don’t replace bonus or Scatter symbols. These are the game’s highest-paying symbols, and greatly boost your chances of winning. Land five on a Payline to bag 10,000x coin size.
Play the Bonus Pick and free spins rounds
Collect three bonus symbols (which look like front-page headlines) on an active Payline to trigger the Pick Bonus round. These symbols will only appear on restricted lines. You then have to click on a reel to reveal whether you have won free spins and maybe even a multiplier, bringing even more possibilities to the equation.
You could also reveal a Start Free Spins symbol to end the Pick Bonus round and launch into a free spins bonanza. You’ll play free spins with the same number of Paylines and coin sizes that you used in the base game.
If you bag another three Scatters during this feature, you’ll retrigger the bonus for the chance to land more free spins.
Return to Player (RTP)
We’ll be honest, this isn’t the highest you’ll find anywhere with Paper Wins – at 94.95% it’s a little on the low side.
Paper Wins has a determinedly nostalgic feel, yet, somehow, it doesn’t feel outdated. And what it lacks in terms of number of Paylines, it makes up for in terms of the generosity of its bonus rounds. One reviewer has described Paper Wins as being for the more experienced player.
We should also point out that, if you like a progressive jackpot, this one’s not for you. But we can also see why one reviewer described it as ‘oddly compulsive’. There are certainly plenty of routes to a big scoop.
If it’s good old-fashioned slot fun you’re after, requiring a bit of skill and strategy, sit back and let the presses roll!
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