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The wombat says: Germs, ever wondered, what these nasty critters actually look like? And ever felt like getting back at those pesky germs for making your nose runny, your throat achy and generally making you feel like proper crap? (Now I sound like the dude off the Ted slot, don’t I?)
Well, now you can Wombat Fans. Be the Germinator and show these disease-spreading microbes just how it’s gonna go down…
Look and Feel
Germinator is a slot from Microgaming- those people behind the Cool Wolf slot– but it’s a slot you might not recognise at first with horizontal and vertical pay-lines that disappear and create new combinations when wins are made.
Yes, those winning combinations vanish with a satisfying popping sound, and make room for new symbols – a bit like Tetris ( if you’re old enough remember this classic puzzle game). In fact with its colourful graphics and cartoony sound effects, Germinator does look a bit like a retro arcade game.
The aim of the game is to match 3x or more germs in a row on a purple 6×6 grid. Quite a difference from games like the Leagues of Fortune slot, eh? The symbols are made up of a whole gang of germs: the yellow bacteria boss is the highest-paying with x10 the bet, then there’s the ghastly green bug, which pays x2, followed by the blue microbe paying x1 your bet. The two lowest paying germs are the one-eyed red dude and last but not least the bug-eyed orange bloke paying you out a meagre x0.2.
There are no Wilds in this slot (which we find a bit of a downer), but then there’s plenty of other action, with winning combinations exploding and new symbols replacing them, so you won’t get to miss them too much. As you spin away the goofy-looking germs will sneeze and cough, which put a smile on this wombat’s grumpy face.
Germinator Bonus Extra
The bonus round in Germinator is called the Medi-Bonus and you can trigger it off by lining up 3x or more of the Capsule symbols anywhere on the reels.
Once the round has started, you’ll need to pick one germ to remove from the reels. Be sure to have a good look at the overall germ situation and pick wisely, as it will have a big effect on the size of your wins. The bonus round can also be re-triggered if another 3x capsules land again.
But that’s not all Wombat Fans! There is also a non progressive jackpot included in this germ-riddled slot. With 720 coins up for grabs it’s not a mind-blowing amount, but makes for a nice little extra feature.
Germinator is an entertaining game and makes a nice change from the usual 5 Reels/ 25 paylines format. And it’s actually ruddy awesome to wipe out those nasty germs. That said, my wombat sense tells me that this slot is a little on the low variance side. Which means you’ll scoop wins quite frequently, but the cash amounts that you’ll take home will be on the mean side – so don’t expect to pick up mega chunky payouts. This slot is more about having some fun without risking too much of your bankroll.
Wombat score: 5/5
Fun and unique, it’s a thumbs up!