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Do you fancy getting some teenage kicks and a good dollop of Japanese manga styling? If you are feeling up for it, then get ready for Microgaming’s Our Days slot. Just to warn you Wombat fans, this is a full on lurve slot. If Barry White was Japanese, he’d be playing this. The drawings are top notch though – we are talking Sherlock of London slot machine quality. A great effort from Microgaming.
Through a sea of emotions and secret smooches, this wombat noticed that there’s a 50 x your wager up for grabs on each and every spin, and 243 ways to win. Let’s try to hold it together wombat fans- pass me the tissues, please? This game has a pretty traditional format compared to games like the Battle Mania slot, but let’s just say that you won’t be seeing many melons or cherries.
Look and Feel
This game is based on the anime style that’s the bread and butter of Japanese comic books and cartoons. This fantasy style is just the ticket for a journey back in time to nostalgia land, to the time of teenage kicks. It certainly stands out! The graphics are top notch – on the same level as the Ancient Fortunes Zeus slot from Triple Edge Studios – except this game has a pretty unusual theme. I mean, when was the last time you hit the slot machines and ended up spinning two lovestruck Japanese dudes on a pastel background? See?
A blurry classroom with desks sets the scene behind the reels. Our Days slot transports us into the hothouse of a school day’s crush with all the baggage that comes with it. It reminds me of the first time that I met the now Mrs Wombat when we were mere joeys. I complimented her on her huge front teeth- that didn’t go down too well.
Anyway, back to the game. A set of transparent reels hold the icons which are presented as dreamy thought bubbles shapes. There’s no doubting the high quality of the game’s appearance, it looks the part.
Our Days slot plays out over 3 rows, 5 reels and a healthy 243 ways to win.
Five teenagers, the love-struck Nana, Joy, Amber, Lolita and Juliet are the high-value icons on the reels. Juliet awards 3 x your wager if you can get five or her onto an active pay-line.
Refreshingly, the lower value icons aren’t from the card deck, those icons have been swapped out for the stuff of teen dreams. There are teeny love notes, a secret diary (yikes), a cookie jar full of dreamy stars, lunch boxes (ooooh!) and scarves to keep you warm.
The game’s logo is the Wild which subs for all icons except the Scatter. The Wild is oddly confined to the base game alone. A miniature boy and girl make up the Scatter which sets off the bonus round as usual.
Make a win and you will find that the winning icons are frozen in place for a special Re-Spin feature. The reels will spin again to try to make a second win. As long as you can make wins, you can get another free spin. Not a bad result for a school days crush and better than a bad dose of acne.
Lure 3, 4 or 5 Scatters onto the reels and you will gain 8, 10 or 12 free spins respectively. Then let the good times roll my little love-struck wombat friends as this mode provides reels without any of the lower value icons in place. Big wins are the only way to go! That’s more like it, take a selfie and load it up on Insta, quick!
Our Days slot is a low variance game with a certain teeny charm. I can’t argue with a re-spin feature that helps you to generate more wins or with the 12 free spins. Microgaming’s teen drama isn’t their most compelling game with low payouts but it’s a decent slot with some fine looks that make it worth a spin.
Wombat Score: 3 out of 5
I’m just a teenage dirt bag, baby. I’m going to give it a 3 and a half. Sorry Microgaming.