Reel Rush brings a fun and colourful setting to the screen. The background to the reels is similar to that of a retro console game, giving a countryside feeling with nicely shaped clear cartoon-like objects, including trees and mushrooms. When spinning the reels, calming music will start to increase in tempo as the player scores a win and obtains a respin or triggers free spins.
The game’s theme also extends to the symbols on the reels. The high value symbols are six chunky cartoon style sweets including a strawberry, pineapple, lemon, watermelon, grapes and a plum. The lower value symbols are represented by hard boiled sweets coloured red, orange, yellow, green and purple. The wild symbol is a brown chunky rectangle that looks similar to the high value sweets.
The slot’s main bonus feature is built into the base game. At the start of the game, there are just 13 reel positions available and the rest are marked with an ‘R’. Each time that a win lands, two of the ‘R’ symbols are removed, freeing up more positions and making it easier to land a win on the next spin. At the same time, a free respin is granted. After five respins, all of the ‘R’ symbols will have been removed, but if you fail to land a win then the reels are reset. As the respins continue and positions are unlocked, the number of ways to win increases. The first respin has 135 ways to win, the second 405, the third 675, the fourth 1125, and the fifth 1875.
Above the reels, there is a row of six stars and one star is filled with each consecutive win. If you manage to fill all six stars then all of the ‘R’s will be removed from the reels and you will win eight free spins. The free spins are then played with 3125 ways to win.
Reel Rush is a medium volatility slot and it has an RTP of 96.96%, which is in the higher range for online slots. Low volatility slots pay out small amounts regularly, whereas high volatility slots pay out large amounts less frequently. This slot falls somewhere in the middle, so players can expect to hit mid-sized wins on a regular basis.
The slot has a top standard payout of 1000x that is won by landing five strawberries along a payline. The pineapple can payout up to 500x, the lemon can payout up to 250x, the watermelon up to 200x, the grapes up to 150x and the plum up to 100x. All colours of the hard-boiled sweets have a top payout of 50x. However, players may land multiple winning combinations simultaneously, so it is possible to win far more than 1000x on each spin.
How to Play
Reel Rush is an easy to play slot. Before spinning the reels, players first need to set their coin value, from 0.01 up to 0.20, and then their bet level, from 1 to 10. There is a base level of 50 coins bet per spin and this is then multiplied by the bet level. For instance, on bet level 1 players bet 50 coins per spin while on bet level 3 players are betting 150 coins per spin. Once players are happy with their bet, they can click on the spin button to start the reels.
The slot has additional functionality designed to enhance the player experience. There is a ‘Max Bet’ button that quickly sets the bet level to 10. There is also auto play functionality that allows players to set up to 1000 spins in motion together with stop conditions.