In the bowels of this Reactor are strange crystals making sparks fly. With a cool new way of handling the bonus features and a good RTP this one is a CasinoGuru favourite.
Reactor is based around some high-tech, possibly alien, power source in which colourful crystals generate huge amounts of electricity. The crystals on the symbol make for a visually pleasing world which is augmented by animated electricity and techno soundtrack.
Overall its a clever variant on the normally dull and overplayed Bejewelled model of slot design, created by Red Tiger Gaming.
This slot is a beaut to look at with its flashy animations and electric, anti-gravity visuals.
The animations work with the design and the whole thing is rendered with a very high pixel count.
There is a throbbing techno track which only plays during spins. If it is not to your taste it can get pretty grating as the music is very insistent. If that is the case, just turn the music off to enjoy the tasteful sound design of the slots which the music somewhat masks.
The gameplay has really just the single main aspect. There are no gamble features or minigames to distract from a nicely made five reel slot with twenty winlines.
The main distinction here is that the game allows the winlines to pay in both directions.
None of this is to say the gameplay is bad, just simple. It is well paced and has some good customisable features.
There is a Wild symbol, which works in the usual way, substituting for any symbol except the Battery symbol. If you land the Battery symbols in a row on a winline they are also the highest paying symbol. However, they only appear when triggered by the Battery symbol.
The Battery symbol is an interesting addition to the game. In place of the usual bonus symbols, the Battery acts as a scatter. Hit one and it will give you a single free re-spin. Hit two and you get a respin and a symbol swap. If you luck out and hit five you get in order: a re-spin, a symbol swap, random wilds, mega wilds (a two-by-two or three-by-three Wild symbol) and a random multiplier of up to ten times your wins.
The return to player for Reactor is a creditable 96.02%, more or less middle of the road for the industry.
On the site we tested, the range of allowed bets per spin ran from £/$/€0.20 to just £/$/€20.00, which is a very low maximum bet. However, only the largest of bankrolls or those foolishly attempting a system like the Martingale are likely to have an issue with it.
The volatility, however, is very high. You can go a lot of spins without hitting a win, but if you get lucky once there is up to a maximum payout of five-thousand times your bet per spin on this slot. We particularly like highly volatile slots as they work well with our preferred strategies.
We like Reactor. It is pretty to look at, fun to play, well built and has a simple but slick bonus system.
Add to that the fact that it has a reasonable return to player and huge volatility and it is a great game to pair with our strategies.
As a result we strongly recommend Reactor.