There is more life in the Mystery Reels series from Red Tiger Gaming. The Power Reels version of the slot follows the original as well as the Megaways sequel, featuring the ominous golden apple as mystery symbol. It comes with a giant game window and not too many paylines but with high volatility and a scorching win potential of up to 5,250 times your bet. Mystery Reels Power Reels is also part of the Daily Drop network of progressive slots with two jackpots in play.
Mystery Reels Power Reels is a video slot with seven reels, six rows and 30 fixed pay lines, featuring the proprietary game engine from Red Tiger Gaming. Wins are awarded both ways for two to seven symbols on a line from left to right and from right to left. You can get your dose of mystery on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 100 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with a rather low RTP of 95.67%.
Connoisseurs of Red Tiger Gaming will know what to expect in terms of visuals, especially when they are familiar the two other versions of the slot. A dark green canopy serves as the backdrop to the giant game window that is populated by large stacks of fruit and other traditional slot machine symbols. A generic soundtrack when idle changes into an upbeat electronic piece to keep things lively.
The pay symbols start at the low end with cherries, lemons, oranges, plums, grapes and melons, awarding 2x to 15x your stake for a single seven of a kind. They are followed by bells and blazing 7s at the high level. Hit seven on a line to win 25x and 50x your bet respectively.
A shiny diamond is the wild symbol and top payer with 175x your stake when seven land on a line. It will also perform the usual substitution duties. A golden apple with a question mark acts as the mystery symbol.
There is not much in features to report as the slot is geared towards fast-paced reel action without the interruption from a free spins round or a bonus game. The Mystery Symbol feature will trigger either randomly or when a symbol lands on the reels in a spin. Up to three Mystery Symbols can appear on a single spin, each in a 2×2 super size. It is then allocated a random number of 1, 2 or 3 clones in the same size, which spread across the reels adjacent to the triggering mega symbol. Once the process is completed, all in view will reveal one common pay symbol.
In our example below, we hit two Mystery Symbols on the right and each cloned once, revealing the grapes. It paid a mere 13x bet, however, a full screen of wild symbols would lead to the maximum win of 5,250 times your bet.
Last but not least are the progressive jackpots. The Super Drop is unlimited while the Daily Drop will be won guaranteed on a daily basis latest by a time threshold. A percentage of each bet contributes to the two jackpots. To win one of them you will need to hit three jackpot symbols anywhere on the reels in one spin. The game will then randomly award one of the two jackpots. The chance of winning it is directly correlated to your bet size.
Well, simple is sometimes better or maybe not? Not so sure what to think of this slot. It feels like reheating soup leftovers from yesterday as Red Tiger has already two near-identical slots with the mystery symbol. They all look the same bar the pay lines arrangement. Whether this third reskin was needed will be decided on how players will react as not everyone is a fan of giant game windows with a mere 30 pay lines. The chance to hit one of the progressive jackpots might just be the lifesaver for this slot. As of September 2019, it is exclusively available at the GiG and MT SecureTrade casino brands but is bound to go global at a later date.