Reel Rush is a video slot offering an appealingly retro feel while also being extremely innovative. In Free Spin mode, there are no fewer than 3,125 ways of winning. The game is uniquely structured over five reels with five rows, and while it may look deceptively simple, it’s actually crammed with features including Wilds, Respins, Free Spins and more. It’s packed with fun, and you’ll love the soothing soundtrack too!
How to play
Reel Rush slot is powered by NetEnt software, and indeed some have likened the game to a NetEnt version of Super Mario! For many gamers, it’s been described as one of this provider’s most compelling, innovative games.
There are seven different reel configurations, while coin values can be adjusted between 0.01 and 0.20 per spin, and the bet level can be changed to between 1 and 10. Use the Max Bet button to place a maximum overall bet of €/£100 per round.
Ways to win
Ways of winning are created by landing at least three identical symbols from furthest left to right on consecutive reels.
Part of the unique structure also includes a 1x3x5x3x1 layout of the rows, forming a diamond-like shape.
You can also play in a number of different modes, including quick play, turning off the sound effects and/or animations, creating keyboard shortcuts, seeing your game history or adjusting the graphics. There’s also a bespoke control panel.
The background has a decidedly early 1990s retro feel, the graphics are of a high quality. Meanwhile the serene soundtrack becomes a lot more up-tempo as wins are made.
The various shapes included in the reels take the form of differently coloured gem shapes, in primary colours like red, green, yellow and red alongside orange and purple. In fact they look like boiled sweets!
As well as these there are six fruit icons, including a plum, a watermelon, grapes, a strawberry, pineapple and lemon. The smaller the ‘sweets’, the lower their value, while strawberries multiply the wager a thousand times.
These symbols are only displayed on reels 2,3 and 4, during the main game as well as in Free Spin mode, and replace all other symbols to create ways of winning, and activating the respins and free spins rounds.
Reel Rush respins
When you start playing, you’ll see that some of the spaces on the reels are covered with an R, with only the middle row showing symbols on all five rows.
Each winning combination activates a respin, revealing two of the hidden spaces and opening up more ways to win. If there’s a winning combination following the fifth respin in a row, the player gets eight free spins. This reveals all the spaces on the reels and opens up the maximum 3,125 ways of winning.
This feature adds an exciting, unconventional dimension to the game.
These are activated after the fifth Respin, and create another way of winning. You get eight free spins, and this mode offers 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 = 3, 125 winways.
You can’t change your bet level or coin value from the ones you played with in the round which activated the free spins, nor can you win any further free spins in this mode.
Return to Player
The Return to Player (RTP) is generous at 96.96%.
In conclusion, while there isn’t a bonus round as such with Reel Rush, you should find enough here to keep things fun and interesting.