Get ready for a sugar rush from candy and sweet fruits on the slot from NetEnt. Reel Rush was the first foray from the Swedish studio in to games that featured more than 243 ways to win. It comes with an expansion mechanic that gradually increases the win ways from 135 to 3,125 and a free spins round that can lead to wins of up to 962 times your bet on every single free spin.
Reel Rush is a video slot with five reels and an initial 1-3-5-3-1 format with 135 ways to win. Consecutive wins will increase the size up to a 5-5-5-5-5 format with 3,125 ways. The success of the slot saw it being converted to HTML5 format, making it available for play on desktop and mobile devices from 0.50 to 100 coins per spin. It has medium volatility with an unusually high RTP of 97.00%.
The game features a colourful abstract design with all things in geometric shapes, starting from the forest and clouds in the background to the pay symbols on the reels. A tranquil electronic soundtrack is dramatically interrupted when winning combinations land on the reels.
The pay symbols can all appear stacked up to two symbols high in the base game and free spins. They start at the low end with oval-shaped candy in purple, green, yellow, orange and red colours. A single five of a kind will pay 1x your bet. They are followed by six geometrically-formed fruits – plums, grapes, melons, lemons, pineapples and strawberries. Hit five across the reels to win 2x to 20x your stake.
A rectangular icon with a star and marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, appearing on all reels except on reel one. There are no scatter symbols on this slot.
Central to the action on the reels is the respin feature with an expansion mechanic. It activates when you hit a win in a spin. The game window will open up blocked positions and gradually increase as the reels respin at no extra cost. The default is a 1-3-5-3-1 format with 135 ways to win. The expansion will start after the first win and continue until you either trigger the free spins or no new win lands on a respin. In the latter case, the game window will be reset to the default and the total win is paid.
NetEnt created a winner with Reel Rush that has advanced to a players favourite. It has been so successful that they spent the extra cost to convert it to HTML5 format in 2018. It has a simple gameplay that is easy to understand, yet is suspenseful time and again as to whether the game window will expand to the full size to trigger the free spins.