For many years, British beer was mocked around the world, with words like ‘warm’ used as an insult. These days that same warm beer is enjoyed everywhere by the young and fashionable. While ‘craft beer’ is the main new term – this Amaya slot machine takes a step back in time to a decidedly traditional British pub. You’ll find fish and chips, and dart boards in the background – and some almost out of tune folk music can be heard while you spin.
You will also find a unique feature. This ‘meal deal’ game sees a new screen, where you will match up fish, chips and beers for multiplier wins. There are also stacked wild symbols in play. These will sometimes result in multiple line hits from the same spin.
The 5-reel, 3 row grid of the reels is sat on a wooden pub table. 25 win-lines (which can be changed) cross the reels. You can bet from 1c per line and up, use auto play or the ever-present Amaya ‘Max Bet’ button.
Stacked wild symbols appear on reels 3, 5 and 5. These will often cover entire reels, and it is not uncommon to see more than one reel covered at once. These wilds give you the opportunity to hit several wins at once. To balance this, some of the individual payouts are on the smaller side.
Logo symbols, which are made to look like a beer mat, are the single highest paying symbol. These are worth a big 2000 coins for 5 of a kind. Like the 3 pub-goers which come next, the logos do pay all the way down to 2 from the left. Those characters are a guy in a green hat with a moustache, a lady with a lot of ginger hair and a waiter with a towel over his shoulder. Each of these pays 500 coins for 5 of a kind, down to 5 coins for just 2. There is also a prize for mixing them. 4 mixed characters from the left gets you 10 coins, and 5 are worth 25 coins.
Playing card symbols, which are simple designs in bold colors, make up the lower paying symbols as usual.
There are unique symbols that appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. These are an orange square with battered fish in a bowl, a pink one with chips and then a blue square with a pint of beer.
If you hit all 3 of them on the same spin, the unique free spins game will begin.
This takes you to a new screen where you will have the view of a bar. Above the bar is a new set of reels. On it you will find just 3 symbols. All of these are one of the fish, chips or beer.
Below the reels, you will find menus, each containing one fish, chips and beer with a check box next to them. You get 6 spins to complete as many of these meals as possible. Each item checks one of the boxes, and each time you get all 3, you get a multiplier of your bet amount. These start low, at 2x, 4x – and go up much higher.
Things get more complex when you take the bonus spins into account. If you complete 3 meals in a single spin (this would mean you have one tick left on 3 menus and hit the right combo to fill them all), then you get 3x the multiplier listed. If you complete 2 meals, this is 2x.
While the rules are complex, this game is very easy. You simply start the spins and watch to see how many of the meals you can complete.
The design of this slot is a pub of around 100 years ago. There is a lot of wood, and some ceiling fans can be also be seen. Even the beer glasses are the old-style types with a glass handle. Those characters on the reels also look like they are from a different era. Overall the game is quick and smooth running – the outlier being the disjointed folk music that plays when you spin.
This slot has a unique bonus game, which makes it worth a look. The theme is endearing, without being anything too dramatic or funny. Stacked wild symbols make a difference in the base game – often completing a lot of wins. If you complete a lot of meals in the feature, the big win potential is certainly there.