It was in 2013 that NetEnt released a video slot that did remind me of Super Mario Bros! The square-shaped reel configuration definitely helped me to think of the two Italian plumbers as well as the 90s video game-style soundtrack. Square trees, mushrooms and even square clouds are responsible for a 90s type of atmosphere, but unfortunately, we didn’t see Mario and Luigi disappearing into the sewer system.
We did get everything else in the background, but the foreground was reserved for round pastilles and squared fruits and all of this was recycled in 2019, the year Reel Rush 2™ was launched. Just like its predecessor, the Reel Rush 2™ slot has borrowed elements from social gaming-inspired mechanics such as Candy Crush Saga. I’m sure there are more, but since I’m not much of a game type, I couldn’t tell you which games Reel Rush™ and Reel Rush 2™ could remind you off.
And it doesn’t matter anyway, because NetEnt made brought enough originality into the game, although the gameplay was obviously inspired by its predecessor including the 5×5 reel mechanic and an incredible maximum of 3125 ways to win! Added to the Re-Spins, Wilds and Free Spins, however, are the 8 Random features and Super Free Spins!
With the Reel Rush 2™ slot being available at the NetEnt online Casinos, you’ll be able to play the improved version of the Reel Rush™ slot with lots of added slot excitement. Now again, you’ll start the game with a humble 45 ways to win as on every corner of the game, three symbols will be unlocked resulting in a 1-3-5-3-1 layout. Each winning combination in the main game activates a Re-spin with a maximum of 5 Re-spins. During each re-spin, the number of ways to win increases going up to a maximum of 3125 ways to win.
In the Reel Rush 2™ video slot, it’s hard to miss the train as with every spin, a new train is passing by, delivering the best of the best video slot features including Random Wilds, Second Chance, a Block Breaker, a Symbol Multiplier, a Symbol Upgrade, Extra Free Spins, Extra Super Tokens and a Multiplier Boost.
Added to the game is the Free Spins Screen giving you a chance to wither Buy Super Tokens, Gamble Super Tokens or to start Free Spins or Super Free Spins when enough tokens available. Altogether, it’s obvious that the Reel Rush 2™ slot is bringing way more slot excitement than its predecessor.
The Reel Rush 2™ slot is bringing a very impressive number of video slot features, but before you start to enjoy all of them, you must pick a preferred bet to play with. Just as in the Reel Rush™ slot, you’ll have 10 bet levels to choose from, but there are fewer coin values available. While many NetEnt slots these days are offering higher maximum bets, it’s the Reel Rush 2™ slot that’s bringing only five coin values and therefore a lower-than-average maximum bet of 40.00. Good enough for the average player, bad news for the high rollers.
Reel Rush 2™ features
The Reel Rush 2™ slot is definitely the better version thanks to the Random Features and the additional Super Free Spins feature. I don’t even know where to start but let me start with the standard Wild symbol that’ll appear on the reels 2,3, 4 and 5 in the main game, during Free Spins and Super Free Spins and substitute for all symbols without any exceptions.
As mentioned before, the game has a train passing by with each new spin, bringing some of the best Random features I’ve seen so far in a video slot. As mentioned before, the Reel Rush 2™ train is bringing an incredible 8 Random video slot features, each adding to the slot excitement.
The Second Chance feature is awarded in a no-win situation with a Re-spin as the result. No blocks are unlocked unless the train is bringing along a Block Breaker.
The Block Breaker feature unlocks 2 or 4 blocks which results in a growing number of ways to win.
When the Random Wilds feature bought a ticket for the train and is arriving, it’ll sprinkle 1, 2 or 3 Wild symbols onto the reels.
When a Symbol Multiplier comes along, the Symbol Multiplier feature is activated. A random symbol will be awarded a x5, x10, x15 or a x20 Multiplier for all wins formed by this symbol.
When the Symbol Upgrade symbol arrives, a selected symbol will be transformed into the next higher paying symbol found in the pay table.
You’ll receive extra Free Spins as soon when a Random Free Spins symbol arrives with the train.
Extra Super Tokens will add tokens to the super token meter.
Leaves me to explain the Multiplier Boost which will increase the progressive Multiplier Meter by x1.
With the Random features explained, you would think we’re almost there, right? Wrong! So, I continue with the Free Spins Meter which will increase when 2 blocks are unlocked. This will release a star which is then added to the Free Spins Meter and 1-5 tokens for the Super Tokens Meter. The Free Spins Screen will become available as soon as the Free Spins Meter is full and all blocks are unlocked. When 2000 Super tokens have been collected, you’ll be sent to the Super Free Spins directly instead of the Free Spins Screen.
If sent to the Free Spins Screen, you can buy Super Tokens to reach 2000 for the Super Free Spins to be awarded. You can also gamble for Super Tokens and a chance to activate the Super Free Spins. Or you simply start 8 Free Spins or 8 Super Free Spins if 2000 Super Tokens available.
During the Super Free Spins, a Multiplier Meter is added to the game with a chance to win Super Big! The Progressive Multiplier meter increases by x1 each time a win occurs or when the Multiplier Boost Random Feature is activated.