While other studios scramble desperately to enhance their offerings with high-tech quirky mechanisms, the Austria-based Amatic seems to have found their haven in cranking out old-school slots. And it’s not a bad thing entirely because this is an area with a significant fan base, not to mention that they always try to touch up each their releases, sometimes adding a newish feature or two to make things a bit interesting.
Moving on to the subject of the day, Lucky Re-spin nails horse-and-buggy to a T with its standard graphics and gameplay. Central to the latter are stacked wilds that turn sticky to award a spin on the house. Sounds interesting? Let’s get into the details.
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The ideal slot for old-school slot fans and slot novices as well. Play Lucky Re-spin for real money here or enjoy a free demo below:
- Default RTP: 97.15%
- Variance: Low-Medium
- 10 Paylines
- Bet Range: 10-3000 Coins
- Sticky Wilds
- Devices: Smartphone, Tablet, Desktop
Aesthetics, Basic Rules, Math Model, and Paytable
First impressions are passé, with cliché symbols levitating in a 5X3 formation to allow a good view of the backdrop, which would have made for a very scenic stellar view were it not for the second-rate graphics. There’s no theme soundtrack, but truth be told, virtually all of us would opt for silence over the din produced by most slots in this genre. As usual, the user interface has been placed along the edges of the grid, and you are only required to use – and + to select your preferred bet before setting the reels in motion with the play button they sandwich.
On to the stats of the math model driving the slot, the default Return to Player percentage is utterly impressive at 97.15%. The volatility, meanwhile, is rated low-medium, which explains the standard values in the paytable, which we will get to in a sec. The only stat we are yet to mention for now is the hit rate, which is unsurprisingly above average, perfectly syncing with the aforementioned stats to dish out low-medium wins as well as the boosting extras a lot more frequently than usual.
In keeping with the retro slots vibe, the symbols utilized in the paytable are all Vegasy. You can see cherries, berries, lemons, watermelons, and triple 7s, all of which need at least 3 of a kind on any of the utilized paylines to trigger a win. The most valuable symbol is the latter, which is worth 50X when occupying a full line across the board.
Keep an Eye Out for the Wild Symbols
Appearing alongside the regular pays are the Substituting Wild Cards on reels 2, 3, or 4. If they appear fully stacked on one reel, they will turn sticky while all the other reels spin to possibly form a winning combination or a stack of wilds on another reel, which will award yet another re-spin while both wild reels remain sticky.
Since wilds can appear anywhere during the re-spins, it’s possible to have fully stacked wilds on all reels at the same time, which will, in turn, bring the re-spins session to an end. That said, the best possible scenario would be to have a full stack of the premier symbol (triple 7s) side-to-side with 4 wild reels to trigger an instant 500X (50X on 10 paylines).
It goes without saying that this Amatic release will appeal most to a particular demographic. To be specific, Lucky Re-spin will fit those drawn to the theme, as well as those first-timers seeking orientation into the slotsverse, like a glove.