If you enjoy the sophistication of old-school slot machines, you’re going to love Lucky Riches Hyperspins. This new Microgaming/Slingshot Studios online slot celebrates all things Las Vegas, complete with a blurred cityscape behind the reels and an appropriately jazzy soundtrack.
Learn all about this awesome casino game in preparation for when it drops exclusively at Mummys Gold on 7 April 2020, before going live across the board from the 7th of May.
Bringing Las Vegas to Life
To really pay homage to Sin City, Microgaming has made sure that every icon on the black reels of Lucky Riches Hyperspins oozes retro glamour. The lower-value icons are playing card symbols from 9 to A, in a simple font that wouldn’t look out of place on any land-based Vegas slot Machine.
Higher-value regular symbols are also clearly inspired by gambling, and include betting chips, a pair of dice, triple 7s, BARs and bells. The reel casing is an understated gold frame, and the user controls are small enough to give you a perfectly unobstructed view of the spinning action.
The betting range in Lucky Riches Hyperspins starts at 0.25 coins and goes all the way up to 125 coins on every spin. A low-volatility slot, it has a return to player percentage of 96.52%, a 37.22% hit rate and a top jackpot of 60000 credits. Rather than conventional paylines, the game uses a Ways to Win pay structure.
Although several developers use Ways to Win in their online slots nowadays, Microgaming was the ground-breaking company that pioneered the format. They’re famous for it, and it’s never looked or worked better than it does right here.
With Ways to Win, as long as pre-set symbols fall on adjacent reels, regardless of their reel position, you’ll get a payout. In this case, when at least 3 of the same icon lands on consecutive reels, it counts as a win. That’s true whether it’s Reels 1, 2 and 3; 2, 3 and 4; or 3, 4 and 5.
Of course, it’s also true if it’s Reels 1 to 4, 2 to 5 or even 1 to 5. When you consider that the payouts are triggered no matter what reel position they fall on, you can see how there are an incredible 243 possible Ways to Win on every spin.
Game-Enhancing Special Features
Microgaming is as known for the special features on its slots as it is for its Ways to Win pay structure and other innovative game mechanics. The extra features on Lucky Riches Hyperspins are as well-executed as ever. They work in the conventional way, in keeping with the game’s old-school vibe, with a few modern twists.
The Wild is the game logo and can stand in for any regular icon when it lands on Reels 2 and 4. The Scatter is a sparkling diamond, emblazoned with the word “Scatter”. When at least 3 appear on the screen at the same, the 15-free spin bonus round is activated.
Free spins can be triggered indefinitely, and a 3x multiplier is applied to all bonus round wins. The Scatters actually do even more than award the usual free spins. When 2, 3, 4 or 5 land on the reels, they pay out 1, 2x, 10x and an incredible 100x.
The final special feature that we have to mention is the Hyperspins that the game is named after. Microgaming’s Hyperspins range of slots have garnered high praise from industry insiders, and deservedly so. Hyperspins allow players to purchase a respin of a single reel.
For instance, if you get the same symbol on Reels 1 and 3, you can pay to respin Reel 2 in a bid to land a winning combination. You can activate the Hyperspins after every spin in the Lucky Riches base game, as many times as you wish as long as you’re willing to pay. Since the return rate is bumped up from 96.52% to 97.49% with the addition of Hyperspins, many players are happy to spend the money on them.
Classic Entertainment With a Modern Edge
Lucky Riches Hyperspins is a stroll down memory lane, but with a few updates that make it even better. When the game launches on 7 April 2020, you’ll be able to witness their modern take on classic one-armed bandits for yourself.