The Wombat says: Get ready for a nerd-out Wombat Fans! The Flash is a DC Comics superhero and a very famous one at that. So what’s he all about then? Well, Barry Allen is a junior forensic scientist in the Central City Police Department. One night, a freak lightning bolt strikes his lab covering him with a bunch of nasty chemicals. Soon after, mild-mannered Barry discovers he can run as fast as the speed of light, and has lightning reflexes to match. Naturally he dons a pair of red tights with a lightning bolt on them, calls himself The Flash and becomes a crime-fighter.
So now you know. If he’d had put hs underpants on over his tights he might have been Superman. Do you remember the Flash Gordon movie from the eighties? If you do, you’ll also want to check out the excellent Arcader slot which is designed like an 80s arcade games like Space Invaders.
Let’s get back to the slot, shall we, because NextGen have turned this freakishly fast fellow in the Flash Velocity Slot! Let’s see how quick these reels spin then…
Look and Feel
For a superhero comic book slot, we can’t help but feel that the design is a bit on the basic side like other games such as Jewel Strike and Crazy 80s. The reels are set against a backdrop of Central City. The sound effects are a mixture of dramatic noises and traditional one-armed bandit sounds.
The Flash slot has 5 reels, 4 rows and a whopping 50 pay-lines. Your comic-book symbols in the reels include the Flash icon, a pair of mega fast-moving legs in red tights (we assume that they belong to The Flash), a speedometer, then there’s 3 blokes who look like they’re in fancy dress, but apparently are Mirror Master, Gorilla Grodd and Captain Cold – villains from the Silver Age. As usual your low paying symbols are made up of the J, Q. K & A playing cards.
The Flash himself is Wild in the game and is a nice little money spinner, too. With the Bonus Bet switched on, any win that The Flash Wild symbol appears will given a multiplier of up to 5x – or 3x if you’re in normal bet mode. Plus, these fast and furious Wilds will give out a 10x multiplier on your win in the Free Spins bonus.
Bonus Bet Mode
This will set you back an extra 10 coins per spin, but in return you’ll get more chances to win, and it’ll help you to set off the bonus feature.
This superhero bonus is set off randomly in the base game can be and will turn normal symbols into Wilds.
Bonus Spins and Scatter
The big Flash lightning logo is the Scatter symbol in this slot, land 3x of these with the bonus bet activated and you’ll set off the Free Spins round – which means 12 extra turns for you. Plus the Rogues Feature will come into play. Pick one of 3 bad guys to receive some extras features during your spins.
Captain Cold – When The Flash appears, Captain Cold may freeze that whole reel and award one re-spin. Cool as ice!
Mirror Master – Randomly awarded, the Mirror Master will take you back in time and replay your last 4 spins – so you can play again.
Gorilla Grodd – This bloke in a gorilla costume will add a random wild will be added to your reels on every spin. Good bloke.
There’s some great feature potential in The Flash, but we couldn’t trigger any of them off! Which makes us sad-faced Wombats. Still, you lot might have more luck.
Wombat score: 4/5
This game is no longer available at Wombat Casino. Sorry about that chaps!