This week brings the electrifying High Voltage Blackout slot from Everi, which has a unique bonus game and some pretty heft Lightning Multipliers. Also on tap is Bar-X Colossal, a game with a retro feel and both Locking and Colossal reels. Both make for some interesting game play.
High Voltage Blackout
This high-energy game plays on everyone’s big city fears: a total blackout. But to make the big bucks, that’s exactly what you want.
Regular play includes Wilds, Stacked Wilds, and Lightning Multipliers (2X, 5X, and 10X). Should you get more than one of the latter on a spin, all multipliers are combined to achieve a total multiplier for your win, which can really add up.
Best of all is the Blackout Bonus, which replaces the typical Free Spins round.
Trigger three or more Blackout Bonus symbols during a spin and bonus play begins. You’ll see a split screen, where the top is a city skyline with three layers of colored buildings (pink, green, and blue) and the bottom contains 28 Pick buttons. You’re awarded five picks.
Each button will correspond to a particular colored set of buildings and may contain multiple blackouts (from 2 to 6). For each building you hit with a blackout, you receive an award (15x bet for pink, 25x bet for blue, and 50x total bet for green). The real bonus is if you can wipe out a whole color scheme, in which you will get a big bonus award.
- 5 reels/40 paylines
- Wilds and Stacked Wilds
- Lightning Multipliers
- Re-spin Bonus and Blackout Bonus
- Bets: $.40 to $300
- Available at: SugarHouse
This retro-styled game is very minimalist in nature, but that’s not to say it isn’t complex. It’s a simple 5 reel/3 line game with only five paylines and four symbols (Bar, 7, X, O). Only three of those symbols are of value, however, as even five Os leave you with nary a cent won.
Where the game gets a bit tricky is the center three reels. These lock and contain both Colossal symbols (which can equate to colossal payouts) and the Bar-X Bonus symbol. Colossal symbols take up all 3×3 reels and when it does appear, you’ll get a respin, with the Colossal symbol staying put.
The Bar-X Bonus occurs when one Bar-X Bonus symbol shows up fully in the center reels. It will trigger a number of free spins based on the same color Free Spin Pot that is located above the reels.
- 5 reels/5 paylines
- Locking Reels with Colossal Symbols
- Auto Play and Gamble features
- Free Spins Bonus Round
- Bets: $.20 to $500
- Available at: Mohegan, Resorts