Review: Reel Rush Touch by NetEnt
Reel Rush is a throwback to the 90’s video games; at the same time, it is a futuristic take on online slots. There aren’t any fancy features, yet the game is governed by an entirely new set of rules. Winning combinations reset the reel and creates more ways to win. One wager could re-spin up to 5 times, with 3125 ways to win! You’ll have to play this to believe it.
Bear with me while I explain the rules of this wacky slot. There are no fixed number of paylines, instead there are winways (ways to win). Winways are formed by 3 identical symbols on consecutive reels from utmost left to right. The sweets with artificial fruit flavourings are the least lucrative, while the strawberries multiply your wagers by 1000x!
The game starts of with 5 reels and 45 winways. When a winning combination is formed, the game automatically Re-Spins with a new reel configuration. During each re-spin, two more symbols are activated on the reels and the number of winways increases. This can go on and on, creating a satisfying crescendo of wins and multiplying your initial wager by tens of times.
- Normal Game: 45 ways to win
- Free Re-spin 1: 135 ways to win
- Free Re-spin 2: 405 ways to win
- Free Re-spin 3: 675 ways to win
- Free Re-spin 4: 1,125 ways to win
- Free Re-spin 5: 1,875 ways to win
- After the 5th Re-Spin, you’ll get 8 Free Spins and 3125 winways!
I got through to the third or fourth re-spin every 10 spins or so. The highest level with 3125 winways is fairly rare and understandably so as it is the “jackpot feature” of the game. When I finally hit the Free Spins Mode, I experienced such an immense joy and excitement; my perseverance was worth it.
Reel Rush is a low volatility slot with many frequent wins of smaller values. The game accepts a large range of wagers, from £0.50 to £100. Imagine wagering few pounds and getting every penny of your money’s worth with 5 re-spins and 8 free spins!
The Reel Re-Spin is undoubtedly the star attraction in this slot game. Besides that, NetEnt presents a tidy game with no other distracting features. There are no Feature Games, Stacked Wilds, Tumbling Reels, Trail Chases and the like. However, no slot game is complete without Wild Symbols, which substitute other symbols to create winning combinations.
As with all NetEnt slots, the game performs flawlessly on all devices. The fruits and the theme music is reminiscent of ye’ old video games of the 90’s. In fact, other players credit the music accompaniment for creating a winning atmosphere and inducing thrill. I found that the sound takes a while to load on slower internet connections and it’s such a shame to play without it.
NetEnt also installs all the basic controls – Autoplay mode and options for bet levels, coin values, graphics quality, background music and sound effects.
A welcome twist to fruits and candies!
The gaming world is awash with fruit machines and candy games, which makes further innovation particularly challenging. This one bends the rules and sits right next to my other favourite sugary game, Candy Cash by Pocket Fruity. Candy Cash is a fusion slot that features a 9x9 grid of falling sweets. It has more bonus games and surprises in contrast to the much simpler Reel Rush.
Reel Rush is bound to excite everyone with its addictive re-spins and nostalgic animations. Whether you bet a few pennies at a time or a tens of pounds, you’ll enjoy the quick cash turnaround too.