Chimney Stacks Slot Review
One can hardly imagine a slot can utilize a chimney theme but this slot from Bally does. The game neither breaks new ground as for features nor takes accolades for excellent visuals, still it provides a couple of interesting features including wilds, scatters, free spins and popular Locked Wilds. With bet sizes from $0.50 to $400, the slot is perfect for low rollers and high rollers alike. Chimney Stacks has a $5000 jackpot and low-variance play with frequent but fairly small wins.
The slot has 5 reels, 4 rows and 40 fixed paylines. Thanks to so many paylines that are active on every spin, symbols complete winning combinations very often, but this advantage has a flip side, which is fairly small win values. For example, the maximum jackpot prize mentioned in the introductory text above is just x12.5 times higher than a total bet. Anyway, you will often experience winning spins because of a low-variance nature of Chimney Stacks.
As in most of Bally slots, the symbol set incorporates standard card values from Ace down to 9. They are not designed to match the theme – just generic symbols, which are found in any other slot from Bally. The max payout produced by cards is equal to $1000 at max (just x2.5 times a total bet). The other three regular symbols are Weathervane ($1200), Bellows ($1500) and Top Hat ($5000). All symbols without exception create combos when three of the same land exactly along an active payline.
Players are offered a single option that can be changed to decrease or increase a total bet size. This is a line bet and its value is in the range between $0.01 and $8. The game requires an extra bonus bet that is x10 a line bet. Therefore, the minimum and maximum bets are $0.5 and $400, accordingly.
A wild in the slot is represented by city skyline. The wild fills in for all regular symbols helping them complete combinations. There’s a difference in how wilds behave in regular play and during free spins. In a normal play mode, the wild appears stacked on all reels except for the first one. So chances are that all the four symbol positions on any given reel will be covered with wilds. As for free spins, wilds have a new look and extra features attached. Finally, hitting five wilds on a payline awards up to $5000.
Free spins with Locked Wilds
A Free Games symbol is a scatter that lands on reels 1, 3 and 5 only. Three of these symbols are required to launch a bonus, at which point you get x4 times a total bet plus 10 free spins. And here another great feature is waiting for you. Normal stacked wilds that are encountered in regular play become locked wilds. Whenever a full stack of wilds covers an entire reel, it will stay permanent for each free spin. Your cash prizes can really boost your casino balance if you manage to get multiple wild stacks locked in their positions during free games!
The slot tries to keep things simple offering a few basic features like a wild, a scatter and free spins. The only two features that stand out are stacked wilds and locked wilds but these are the key money-earners in Chimney Stacks. The first jackpot in the slot is $5000.