2 Can from Aristocrat software has both live casino and online versions. This game is a 25 line video slot with a jungle theme. The name is a play on words, with the best winning symbol a Toucan – the exotic bird made famous by the Guinness adverts.
This is a simple video slot game by today’s interactive standards. You’ll find wild and scatter symbols and a free spins round too. There are no break-out bonus features to distract you, and the top payout of 18,750 coins more than makes up for the lack a progressive jackpot .
Like all Aristocrat slots, the familiar mechanical clicks as the reels stop and the attention to detail with both the graphics and sound effects are top quality.
There are 25 win lines on the 2 Can slot. This number is fixed, meaning you’ll need to change your coin denominations and ‘credits per spin’ to match your preferred spin amount. The smallest is a denomination of 2c with 25 credits, for a spin of 50c. At the other extreme you can bet $5 with 125 credits per spin – a huge $625 each time you spin the reels.
A useful feature is that you can view the pay table for different credits per spin. You will see that the increases are linear – no enhanced payouts for the top symbols for choosing the maximum credits. There is an autoplay button which lets you choose 5, 10, 20, 30 or 50 spins. You can stop this any time as the button says ‘stop’ and counts down your spins once the game begins.
The Toucan symbol is wild in this game, substituting for any symbol except the scatter (the Orchid). You’ll be paid up to 10,000 coins for 5 Toucans, in addition to the other combinations that the wild symbol will complete. The Orchid pays the most, this is the scatter symbol with 18,750 for 5 with max credits. Hitting 3 or more Orchids will trigger the free spins round (see below).
Other symbols include a leopard, monkey, tree frog, chameleon and butterfly – with the familiar playing card symbols making up the rest. My experience with this slot is that there are plenty of small wins to keep you playing while you wait for the free spins or bigger wins to drop.
There is a free spins round in this slot, which can be retriggered during play. You’ll get 10, 15 or 20 free spins for, 3, 4 or 5 orchids anywhere on the screen. Toucans take on special characteristics during the free spins. When you get one on the screen it flies away, with 2 birds flying back. On their return the extra Toucan lands randomly on the screen, giving you an extra wild symbol and (usually) more wins. This is especially effective when you get 2 or 3 Toucans on a spin.
If the extra Toucan lands on an Orchid, they will share the spot on the reels – flashing alternately. Getting 3 or more Orchids will retrigger the free spins round.
Toucan Facts – While best known for the Guinness adverts, there is a lot more to Toucans than that. This bird is native of the South American jungles. Instead of just one type, there are actually 40 different varieties. Unfortunately for Toucans, their giant bill is only for show – and would not be much use in a fight with predators.
This pokie plays to the strengths of Aristocrat, it is a solid game which is easy to play – with excellent detail in the graphics and sound effects. The free spins round with extra wilds can result in the occasional bigger win, while there are plenty of smaller wins to keep you playing while you wait for the feature to be triggered.
While the interactive bonus rounds of other Aristocrat slots like Outback Jack and The Walking Dead is missing, this game will appeal to those of us who enjoy solid games without too many intrusive features.