Sonic Reels

Sonic Reels Slot Review

Based on the title, I first thought that this slot is based on the classic SEGA game Sonic the Hedgehog, but I was left with fruit instead. We all know that Wazdan is obsessed with classic fruit-themed slots, but at least this one has a modern twist. In essence, Sonic Reels is a music-inspired fruit-themed slot and my worst nightmare if I had to walk into a fruit-themed club.

Gameplay

Sonic Reels is a 6x3 reel, 729 ways video slot powered by Wazdansoftware. Symbols include Cherries, Pears, Grapes, Pineapples, Watermelons, Oranges, Lemons, 7s, and Bars. Special Symbols include the Wild, the Scatter that triggers the Free Spins Feature, the Red Pumpkin Speaker Symbol that triggers the Left Speaker Bonus, and the Green Pumpkin Speaker Symbol that triggers the Right Speaker Bonus. There is also a Buy Feature option and a unique Gamble Feature. More detail will be given in the Features section.

As far as controls go, below the reels, starting from the left is the Balance Window, Information icon that expands to the Paytable, the Settings button, Sound Settings button, Question Mark icon that expands to the Game Rules. Next is the Buy Feature button, the Win Window, adjustable Bet window, and adjustable Volatility button. What follows is the Spin button, the Autoplay button, and the adjustable Speed Mode button. After a win, you will notice a Stacked Coins x2 icon and a Hand holding a coin icon appear on either side of the Win Window. These allow you to either gamble your winnings to double it or to credit your win and continue to play.

Features and Unique Features

Features in Sonic Reels include the Wild, the Scatter that triggers the Free Spins Feature, the Red Pumpkin Speaker Symbol that triggers the Left Speaker Bonus, the Green Pumpkin Speaker Symbol that triggers the Right Speaker Bonus, the Buy Feature option, and unique Gamble Feature.

The Wild substitutes for all symbols, except the Scatter, Red Pumpkin Speaker, and Green Pumpkin Speaker Symbols, to form potential winning combinations.

On either side of the reels, you will see 2 pumpkin speakers with their own accumulative symbol meters on the reel's frame. Collect 5 Red Pumpkin Speaker Symbols in the left-hand side symbol meter, to trigger the unique Left Speaker Bonus. The counter is then set to 5, and after each win, the reels shift one position to the right, allowing the 1st reel to get new symbols for more potential wins. After each consecutive win, a multiplier increases up to 5x. Collect 5 Orange Pumpkins in the right-hand side symbol meter, to trigger the unique Right Speaker Bonus. There will be a countdown from 10 to 1, and on every losing spin, the reels will move towards the left by 1 to 3 positions if a winning combination can be formed. Empty reels are filled with new symbols for combinations to form. Once the counter reaches 0, this feature ends.

Land 3 to 6 Scatters to trigger the Free Spins Feature, awarding 10 to 25 Free Spins. The Pumpkin Speaker Bonuses are also in play, and the feature can be retriggered.

If you don't have the patience to wait for the Bonus Features to land, you can buy them via the Buy Feature by clicking the Cart icon on the control panel. The Free Spins Feature will cost you 22x your stake, the Left Speaker Bonus for 17x your stake, and the Right Speaker Bonus for 12x your stake.

As mentioned in the controls, when you win in the base game, you can gamble your win to double it. If you choose to do so, you can click the Stacked coins x2 icon and be taken to the unique Gamble Feature screen. You will find a giant pumpkin speaker and 2 volume controllers. If you choose the correct controller, the speaker will start blasting music. If you choose the incorrect controller, the speaker explodes, and all wins are lost. If you win, you can choose to continue for up to 7 rounds.

Performance

As far as fruit-themed slots go, I was pleasantly surprised with Sonic Reels and its unique features, that shake up what classic fruit slots once were. Some greats wins can be won here with a broad selection of betting fields. The design, animation, and graphics are brilliant. The RTP is at 96.23% with adjustable volatility.

Max Win

The max coin win is 5400x your stake.

Conclusion

Sonic Reels makes it onto my very limited list of fruit slots that I enjoyed playing, mainly due to the electro-music and unique features that blast the reels back and forth. Sonic Reels is very entertaining, and you will soon find yourself jamming to a great balance. I might just be able to survive a fruit-themed club after all, as long as there are jam jars, then I'm good to go.

Slot Details

Software: Wazdan
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 729 ways
Reels: 6x3
RTP: 96.23%
Bonus Round: Yes
Progressive: No
Free Spins: Yes
Max Coin Win: 5400x your stake


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