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The wombat says: Loads of candy, heaps of cash and 3125 ways to win? What’s not to like about this fruity little slot from NetEnt? Granted, it’s light on the theme (no Egyptians here, you’ll need to head to the Legend of Cleopatra for that), but sometimes we just feel like a good ol’ solid fruity with plenty of bells and whistles on it.
Let’s get spinning to see if it lives up to this Wombat’s mighty slotspectations…
Look and Feel
Children of the 80s, rejoice! For as soon as you fire up this fun little game up you’ll think you’ve stepped back in time and right into the Mario Bros! That’s right Wombat fans, NetEnt have clearly taken their game inspiration from 80s video games – even down to the bleepy sound effects and MarioWorld background. Plus, you’ll also find more than a slight nod to Candy Crush here, too, with all those juicy fruit symbols on the reels. Not as many as you’ll find on their Fruit Spin slot mind, but you get the picture.
This slot features 5 reels, 5 rows and comes with a possible 3125 ways to win up for grabs during the free spins. Compare that to our other fruit machines like the Deco Diamonds slot, and that’s a whole lot of ways to win.
You’ll see that only 13 symbols are visible on the reels; the remaining ones are marked with an ‘R’. There’s a very unusual spin mechanic at work here in Reel Rush slot; to begin with the reels are set out so that only the centre symbol on reels 1 and 5, the middle 3 symbols on reels 2 and 4 and the whole of reel 3 are active. Then, depending on the symbol either 2x or 3x matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from reel 1 constitute a win. As you begin to win, the ‘R’ symbols are scratched away.
Sounds complicated, doesn’t it? Give it a spin and you’ll soon see.
Your brightly coloured symbols on the reels are all made up of fruity sweets that come in candy hues of purple, green, yellow, orange and red. Your lower value icons in the game are represented by the smaller oval symbols while the higher value ones come in the same colours just as shiny oranges, strawberries, lemons, blackberries and limes.
The Wild symbol in Reel Rush slot is the golden star, that goes berserk on the reels giving off with golden rays of light when it completes a winning line. This helpful little icon will appear on all reels (except reel 1) and will substitute for all other symbols plus opens up the rest of the reels for play, too. See below!
The base game has 45 active paylines, but each time you land a win you are given a re-spin, and some extra paylines open up. Win 5x times in a row Wombat fans and you’ll open up all the reels and the free spins feature, which means mega bucks! BONZA!
Base Game: 45 ways to win
1st Respin: 135 ways to win
2nd Respin: 405 ways to win
3rd Respin: 675 ways to win
4th Respin: 1,125 ways to win
5th Respin: 1875 ways to win
Free Spins Bonus
Cast your eyes above the reels, and you’ll see that a row of six stars that will fill up one by one whenver you land a respin. We call it the Fruity Star-o-meter! Land a 6th winning re-spin and you’ll trigger off the Free Spins which means 8 extra goes for you, with all 1875 paylines active. As you can imagine, the potential for super mega wins here is huge! Cheers NetEnt.
OK, we know that Reel Rush slot isn’t exactly jampacked with bonus rounds but the quirky re-spin mechanic more than makes up for it. And if you manage to make 6 wins in a row – you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank. Or nearest bush bar in our case… It’s a ‘thumbs up’ from this wombat!