Hellcatraz

Hellcatraz Slot Review

All hell is breaking loose in the then well-known prison Alcatraz where we are taken to a nostalgic 8-bit arcade designed game that oozes with uniqueness. If you were an avid Nintendo gamer in the 90s and want to play a slot that differs from the rest, then Hellcatraz will have you begging to be locked up. Speaking of nostalgia, my dad was released from Alcatraz when they shut the operation down and said he got a job as a clown somewhere. I wonder if he is the real Ronald McDonald, as I got an overly eager greeting from him the last time I ordered my Happy Meal.

Gameplay

Hellcatraz is a 6x6 reel, 46656 ways video slot powered by Relax software. Symbols include Hearts, Diamonds, 4-Leaf Clovers, Stars, Handcuffs, Prison Guard's Badges, Sharks, Prisoners, and Correctional Officers. Special Symbols include the 'W' Wild, the Numbered Mystery Symbol that triggers the Mystery Reveal Feature, and the Key Symbol that triggers the Super Free Spins Feature. There are also 2 Gameplay Modes to choose from, a Cascading Reels Feature and a Buy Feature. More detail will be given in the Features section.

As far as controls go, you will find the Balance window, Win window, and Bet window at the bottom of the reels from left to right. On the reels' right is the Turbo Mode button, Bet button, Spin button, Autoplay button, and a Menu button that expands to the Home, Bet, Autoplay, Paytable, Settings, and Game Rules pages.

Features

Features in Hellcatraz include Special Symbols include the 'W' Wild, the Numbered Mystery Symbol that triggers the Mystery Reveal Feature, and the Key Symbol that trigger the Super Free Spins Feature. There are also 2 Gameplay Modes to choose from, a Cascading Reels Feature and a Buy Feature.

After every win, the Cascading Reels Feature comes into play, replacing every winning symbol with a new symbol to form new potential winning combinations. This continues until no new winning combinations land.

The 'W' Wild substitutes for all symbols to form potential winning combinations.

Unique Features

During each spin, there are Numbered Mystery Symbols on the reels. Each Mystery Symbol has a counter that reduces by one after each winning cascade. When the counter reaches zero, the Mystery Reveal Feature is activated, and all affected Mystery Symbols turn into the same symbol.

Hellcatraz has two modes: Lockdown Mode and Mixed Mode. In Lockdown Mode, all Numbered Mystery Symbols will have the same counter values. In Mixed Mode, they will have different counter values.

Key Symbols appear randomly on top of Standard Symbols on the reels. Each Key Symbol can award 1-10 Keys. After the Keys have been collected, the Standard Symbol behaves as usual.

The Super Free Spins Feature is triggered once 2000 Key Symbols have been collected in the Key Collector Meter on the reels' left, awarding 5 free spins. Mystery Symbols on the reels during each spin will always reveal without any cascading wins needed. You can trigger an additional free spin when revealing the special Golden Mystery symbol by landing two cascading wins.

The Buy Features gives you 2 options, you can either pay 200x your stake and buy the Super Free Spins Feature directly, or you can use up the Keys you have already collected and then top up by paying extra. The amount you have to pay depends on the number of keys you have already collected.

Performance

Hellcatraz screams originality from the design to the gameplay. Yes, the features are not necessarily ground-breaking, but the innovation comes into how they are triggered and function. The bonus is that there is massive payout potential here as well. The design, animation, and graphics are sensational. The volatility is high, and the RTP sits at 96.46%-96.83% (depending on the mode).

Max Win

The max coin win is 51843x your stake.

Conclusion

Hellcatraz is one of those few slots that tick each and every box when it comes to invigorating gameplay. In a nutshell, it is a masterpiece of a slot that will have you wanting to bust out of your cell and make a run for it with all the cash up for grabs. Yes, this slot is highly volatile, but it comes highly recommended as well if you are an avid slot gamer. Take me to Hellcatraz, and I will make sure all hell breaks loose.

Slot Details

Software: Relax
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 46656 ways
Reels: 6x6
RTP: 96.46%-96.83% (depending on the mode)
Bonus Round: No
Progressive: No
Free Spins: Yes
Max Coin Win: 51843 x your stake


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