Lucky Streak is loaded to its lucky teeth with ways to win. There are free spins, scatters, bonus meters and additional win chances on every spin. All these opportunities are necessary because the standard wins tend to be so low.
Lucky Streak will intrigue those who enjoy the Big Time Gaming slots, Haunted House and Golden Goals, because they’re all the same exact game. They have the same symbols with the same payouts. The meters, click-mes, scatters, wilds and free spins are identical in nature, separated only by slightly different designs.
For those who haven’t played those other two slots, Lucky Streak may be puzzling. Its gameplay is somewhat complex and can be confusing because the game doesn’t offer full explanations.
Give Lucky Streak a spin in its free or paid modes on mobile or desktop platforms.
Lucky Streak’s small five-reel three-row slot sits in the center of the main screen. It’s dwarfed by the Cash Stoppa meter on the left. A smaller meter, for the Trail Bonus, is to its right. A bubble containing game details that will make no sense to new players rests above the reels.
Gaming controls are parked underneath the slot. Paylines are locked at 20, so the bet is set using the “Stake/Line” buttons. The “Start” switch triggers single plays, and the “Plays” button leads to the symbol, payout and payline screen.
As mentioned above, Lucky Streak has the same standard symbols and payouts as Haunted House and Golden Goals. The symbols are, in increasing order of value: Cherries, Lemon, Orange, Plum, Bell, Grapes, Watermelon, Single Bar, Double Bar and Triple Bar.
Three or more consecutive matching symbols aligning from left to right on a payline result in a win. Cherries, Double Bar and Triple Bar also pay out for two symbols.
The game instructions read: Trail Bonus – Payout awarded on the trail stop position. But nowhere does it say what the Trail is nor what determines its stop position. By trial and error, one discovers the Trail Bonus is the meter to the right of the reels. One also eventually realizes that the unexplained random numbers attached to random symbols add up after every spin, and that’s what lights up the Trail Bonus. When the total number is between six and 10, a payout is awarded. When it’s 11 or higher, the Cash Stoppa bonus game begins.
The Cash Stoppa game requires the player to click the “Start/Stop” button to pause flashing lights on various payouts. If the light also lands on “Advance”, the game continues and higher payouts are in play. The bonus game ends when the light stops on “Collect”. Wins range from 40x to 10000x line bet.
The regular reels have one symbol unique to the game, and that’s the Lucky Streak scatter. When three or more scatters show up, the Lucky Streak Free Spins game initiates.
On the first screen, lights spin around arrows numbered one to 15. Clicking the “Stop” button halts the light on one arrow. The value of that arrow equals the awarded free spins.
The bonus reels are the same as the standard ones, with two exceptions. Firstly, they’re packed with Horseshoe wild symbols, which substitute for any standard symbol on a winning payline. Secondly, a win is guaranteed on every spin. Additional free spins can also be won with three or more scatters.
The vast majority of standard symbol “wins” fall below the total bet. That’s why the bonus features are not only fun, but necessary for a player’s enjoyment. Cash Stoppa pays well, but the free spin game delivers even better wins.
Some new or casual players will get confused by the gameplay and abandon Lucky Streak. Others, who test it out in its free mode, will learn to enjoy it. More experienced gamers may appreciate the features, but can find the same action in Haunted House and Golden Goals.