Flux Slot Review
Not only NetEnt’s guys took geometric shapes and made them the centerpiece of their Starburst slot. The same idea came to minds of the Thunderkick team that developed the Flux video slot featuring 5 reels, 3 rows and an eye-catching rotation of colored shapes that are always in flux. The three-dimensional ever-changing symbols look hypnotizing and so do its three bonus modes where you will have up to 48 free spins. The maximum payout in the game is $2400.
The 15 shapes forming a 5×3 game grid are just hanging in the air against a solid blue background, rotating and glowing lightly. There are eight regular symbols, all of them being shapes of different colors and types: a purple bipyramid, a blue rectangular cuboid and more. They create winning combinations when three or more of the same appear starting from the utmost left reel.
Bets are very flexible and are focused on most categories of gamblers, except for high-rollers. The minimum and maximum stakes are $0.10 and $100, with 14 bet size options available. The number of paylines is fixed at 15 and a bet is placed on all of them automatically. Awards you get differ on a symbol type and their quantity landed on a payline, for example, three blue cuboids (the lowest payer) award x0.1, x0.4 or x2 a total bet, while an orange star polyhedron, the top-paying symbol, awards x2, x4 or x24 for 3 to 5 of a kind. Payouts for other symbol combinations are somewhere in-between the specified values.
Well, the prizes for a single combination are not that high. But this is offset well by high frequency of their occurrence and stacked symbols can ramp up your winnings. All symbols are arranged on any given reel as single or stacked, meaning that one and the same shape can cover a reel entirely or partially. If three symbol position are occupied by a like shape, this usually becomes a key to big-sized wins.
A wild symbol is a hexagon-framed yellow letter “W”. It substitutes for all shapes, thus helping them complete combinations. Furthermore, wilds appear stacked in groups of two or three, and this is another beneficial property of this useful symbol. On the negative side, wilds cannot form combos on their own.
3 free spins modes
Now let’s look at free spins, which is the most lucrative part of the slot. To trigger the feature, three, four or five “B” symbols are required to be hit in any place without any specific sequence on a payline. The bonus symbols grant a selection of 3 free spin scenarios you can choose:
- 1) Win both ways (16, 32 or 48 free spins). If this mode is picked, you get twice as many chances to win on any single spin because winning combos will be created from left to right as usual, and from right to left.
- 2) 3 extra rows (12, 24 or 36 free spins). Free spins run on the field having 6 rows and 4 reels.
- 3) Win both ways and 3 extra rows (8, 16 or 24 free spins). This is equally the most profitable and unpredictable mode that has high volatility.
This lovely 5-reel slot offers a rather basic gameplay, and its staple feature is the selection of free spin scenarios. Stacked symbols and wilds add more winning chances.