Some say that school days are the best of our lives. Our Days from Microgaming brings the classroom and those childhood crushes to the reels of a manga-themed slot with 243 ways to win. Respins and a premium symbols-only free spins round will take you into the world of Japanese Anime and a high school trip down memory lane is just waiting for you to dig out that school uniform, grab that satchel and run for the bus. Spoiler alert, it is a mediocre game that not even manga fans should consider playing.
Our Days is a video slot with five reels and uses the 243 winning ways mechanic. Pays are awarded for three to five matching symbols on adjacent reels. Players can spin from as little as 0.30 credits up to and including a max bet size of 30.00 credits. The game has been placed into the medium to high volatility range and carries an RTP of 96.35%.
Reels on our days are overlaid on a typical classroom setting from a manga cartoon. Tables, desk and chairs can be seen as well as the classes work displayed on the classroom wall. Bet sizes, menus and the spin button are placed below the game window. The theme tune and background music are somewhat repetitive and annoying after a while so if you fancy trying this one out maybe worth muting the sounds.
Here we see a variety in the lower end of the pay table, namely no card symbols. Instead, we see a love letter, diary, lunch box and scarf. The premium symbols are made up of manga school kids – Joy, Nana, Lolita, Amber and Juliet. The red girl and wild symbol which is the games logo both return a shocking three times your bet. Scatters which trigger the free spins bonus are a pair of lovers statues.
Trying hard to leave the mediocricy, the slot will try to surprise you with a feature that has the potential to increase your wins, not that it will make much difference considering the extremely low line pays. Any winning combination will trigger the Respin feature, locking in place the reels that contain winning symbols before the remaining reels respin once to potentially land more matching symbols.
Securing three, four or five statue scatters will award you 8, 10 or 12 free spins respectively. During the free spins only wilds and the premium symbols, the cartoon characters are present on the reels and all lower value symbols are removed. The free spins round cannot be retriggered.
Maybe we have great memories of some school days from a time gone by but unfortunately this slot won’t create any good memories and is best forgotten. Sadly, Microgaming has not met their once great standards with this offering. The pay table is simply so poor that it kills any chance of any half decent win potential. No retriggers, low paying wilds and nothing to really entice slotters to keep on spinning. One for sure where we will all be praying for that home time bell to ring.