Hologram Wilds Slot Machine
During the 1890s, the first slot machines started to emerge containing playing card symbols. As they developed over the next decade, other symbols were introduced to include cherries, melons, lemons and 7s. Development continued even further, and over the years saw more diverse themes and sounds being introduced with many slots losing sight of fruit altogether.
Through the rise of casinos online during the 1990s, slots introduced to the internet produced a wider audience. This allowed even more spectacular themes and game play than the land based machines could offer. However, there has always been a love of the original styles and many developers look to producing retro styles in nostalgic slots. Hologram Wilds by Playtech looks forward to tomorrow’s gaming with a salute to the yesterdays of the past with one of their most recent online slots. It has 5 x 4 reels that play in streams of light and has 40 fixed paylines. It also has fruit, lots of it!
Shine a Light
Setting the line bet will place the total stake between 0.40 and 400 coins to allow click spin and set the reels into motion. The background is a starry night with the play buttons along the foot of the screen. There is no frame to define the reels. Instead there are 5 discs spaced out that are set just above the play buttons, and these have light shining vertically with transparent looking symbols placed into them to give a real holographic looking effect.
The fruit featured on the reels are the classic cherry and lemon which are the lowest payout according to the pay table. The pineapple and apple, blueberries and pear make up the middle ground, moving onto the highest value fruits of banana, plum and classic melon. To complete the nostalgia factor, the number 7 symbol appears with a decent amount for 5 matched on the reels. All wins payout by multiplying the values by the line bet to give the total prize. It has a medium to high volatility rating and we found that there were times where there were little or no payouts until a big one fell which usually happened during the free spins.
A Laser Light Show
To get those spins racing, there is a turbo mode which is quick and easy to select from the play buttons. This does the job fine but the downside is it can cut out some of the great animations and sounds. The auto play features 10, 25, 50, 99 or until the feature options spins to allow players to just sit back and watch the holographic light show, and quite a show it is. As winning combos line up on the reels, the hologram symbols turn into vibrant colour.
The wild symbol, which is the word ‘wild’ with light waves tracing an ellipse pattern around it, appear as single or stacked wilds on the reels and change from white light to gold when helping complete a win line. The scatter is a crown that will also turn to gold on reels 2, 3 and 4 and provides a bonus of 5 free spins with the chance of retriggers. The wilds also step up a notch by an increase to the number appearing and this gives players an extra boost for possible wins to be made more than they do in the regular base game.
The Joker likes Fruit
There are many online slot machines that use great software by Play’n Go. Included in their gaming catalogue is the fruit themed slot Multifruit 81, so named because it has 81 ways to win and also lots of fruit. It has 4 reels and a joker on hand to act as a wild. He pays out as a symbol in its own right for a row of 4. He is also a wild multiplier of x2 or x5 for if two or three are used to complete a win, and his talent extends further as an expanding wild that fills a whole reel.
Players looking to place a bet can do so between 0.02 and 100. It’s bright and cheery in appearance with happy synth music to match. There are also a few nice animations with a winking joker and for the payouts when coins and gems spill from the play area, especially for the super big wins. The traditional BAR and 7 symbols joins the cherry, lemon, melon, orange, plum and blueberries on the reels but there is no scatter to offer any free spins for this one.
Is the Future Tasty Enough?
Hologram Wilds is a new and very stunning slot with clever use of 3D graphics and a space music soundtrack, which meets hand in hand to complement the overall amazing futuristic aesthetic. It allows an old classic to be brought bang up to date and beyond, as a glimpse of how future gaming might one day look. It will appeal to the fans of sci fi but is beautiful enough to appeal to those who are not. It maybe could have added a flashy bonus game or gamble feature, but it doesn’t really need it as it has plenty of gloss with just the simple gameplay it has. Gamblers will need to ensure they have plenty to spend while hoping to cash out big style. Also to bear in mind is the return to player percentage of 95.97%.
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