I remember the day Starburst was launched, directly condemned by the reviewers. Not the design though, as it was very recognisable from the games so popular on the telephone like Tetris was in the old days. No, it was the simple gameplay bothering them, because how was it possible for players to like this game with just one actual feature? How were the reviewers going to sell this video slot if they have nothing to sell? Funny right, because those who know the NetEnt video slots well, also know Starburst these days, is the most played video slot designed by NetEnt.
They say history repeats itself, and I guess that can count for a lot of things right, including the NetEnt Games. Because I got sort of a flashback the moment Reel Rush, but this time I was more concerned about the design, other than the features or gameplay. Actually, I don’t think any bad reviews could have popped up anyway, because reel Rush is original, even though NetEnt used the old-fashioned fruit symbols to cover up the reels. Just as we’ve seen also in NetEnt video slots like Fruit Shop and Fruit Case.
Back to the 90’s
Designed and developed by Nintendo in 1983, Super Mario Bros became a big hit, with children, and so it seems with their parents too. If from the Nintendo generation, you must remember Mario the plumber and his younger brother Luigi, investigating the sewers of New York. Although I have to admit I never realised the squared figures, the brothers always disappeared in, where sewers. Now it does make sense!
I’m sure many of you will appreciate Reel Rush due to these familiar green colouring pipes, magic mushrooms, stars and coins. It’s all of these typical details that remind me of the many hours playing Super Mario Bros with my brother, as we were both lucky not having any home(work) yet. Although work or no work, it didn’t matter, because both of my parents were working, but still I recently found they had enough time left to play Super Mario Bros, secretly when I and my brother were at school or sleeping. And even if you don’t belong to the large group of ex Super Mario Bros addicts, you’ll probably still appreciate the arcade-style of Reel Rush as it’s still used for many games.
Besides a refreshing theme, fruity symbols and a great gameplay, Reel Rush is also offering a wide range of betting options. First of all, you can choose to activate a maximum of 10 bet levels responsible for your winning chances. To increase your winnings you can make a choice out of five different coin values. As no bet lines are involved or whatsoever, Reel Rush is one of the few video slots designed by NetEnt without a minimum bet of 0.01 as 0.50 is the lowest you can go. But I can assure it’s definitely worth it.
NetEnt fans know a regular video slot game involves five reels with on each reel three symbols, but Reel Rush is different. Reel Rush offers you five reels as well, but this time with five symbols on each reel instead of the usual three. Allow me to tell you not all of these 25 symbols are activated straight away, and that’s exactly what’s so nice about Reel Rush, as this game offers you a chance to experience a level of win anticipation unheard of in online casino gaming. The moment you start playing this gameplay offers you 45 Ways to Win, but the more consecutive wins occur, the higher the amount of Ways to Win going up to an amazing 3125 Ways to Win. A winning combination in any spin during the main game activates a re-spins. If more winnings are made during this re-spin, the amount of Ways to Win will be increased because of two additional symbols that appear on the reels. This way your chance to win will increase after every consecutive win, going up to five re-spins. Re-spins in Reel Rush Touch create chances for massive wins, with increasing Ways to Win up to five re-spins.
Less is more
Just as the Starburst slot, neither Reel Rush is packed with extra features, but as Starburst proved before, less can be much more. After all reel Rush is all about the original gameplay and its re-spins, while a Wild and Free Spins will keep you busy as well. The Wild, appearing on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the main game and in Free Spins, will do what it always does in the Netent video slots, it substitutes for each and every symbols as this time there are no exceptions there.
If you the game goes wild and you were already lucky with five re-spins, you can start to become excited as one more winning combination after this fifth re-spin will activate eight Free Spins. This simply means that six consecutive wins activate the Free Spins feature, one to look forward to, even though it’s only eight Free Spins awarded, these eight free games can make dreams come true. This and the nostalgic feeling you get the moment Reel Rush is opened, are the main reasons why I highly recommend Reel Rush, as an online casino game as well as the mobile game specially designed to play on your mobile phone or tablet.