High Society is one of those slots which shows you how your life might be if you suddenly became very rich. On the reels you have diamond rings, gold watches, a jet aeroplane, a luxury yacht, gold bars and lots and lots of money! In a nice reference to traditional slots, you also have gold-framed cherry cuff-links.
The game itself plays out on five reels, offering some impressive pay-outs. The real highpoint of the slot comes in the feature round. You’re guaranteed to have free spins, but you choose from one of two features. Do you want wild-filled reels or do you want some very impressive multipliers in place? The choice is yours.
The Rich List is a five-reel slot with a set number of 25 win-lines. The slot pays from left to right and the coin values range from 25c through to $5. The pay table shows that the highest paying symbol in the game is the jet aeroplane. Land this symbol five times in a row and you’ll win 3,000 coins. The next most profitable symbol is the luxury yacht, with a top win amount of 2,500 coins. A black Rolls Royce car, complete with gold trimmed wheels and a golden grill has a top prize of 2,000 coins.
These ‘money’ themed symbols are completed by gold bars, a briefcase full of cash, silver bars, money bags, the diamond ring, the gold watch and the cufflink. It’s strange to find a slot without the usual array of playing card symbols filling the reels – for this MicroGaming have to be commended.
The wild symbol is represented by the title / logo of the slot. This appears on reels 1 and 5 only. As the wild it will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter. This symbol is stacked on both of the reels it appears on, making for some very good opportunities. This wild works best when it fills reels one and five – just hope for matching symbols in between for that big win!
The scatter symbol shows a green €100 bill. Land two or more across any of the reels and you’ll win an instant cash prize, while at least three will also enter you into the feature. You’ll now be faced with a choice of the following two free spins features:
Super Wild Reels – You’ll have a total of 10, 15 or 20 free spins based upon triggering the feature with 3, 4 or 5 scatters. During each spin you will find that fully wild reels can pop up on reels 2, 3 and 4. At least one of these will be wild, but you might be lucky enough to see all three wild. As an added bonus, any time the scatter appears on reels 1 or 5, these will turn fully wild too. Land the scatter on reels 1 and 5 and it retriggers too.
Super Multipliers – This feature gives you a set number of 10 free spins. Each win will be subject to a multiplier. Land the feature with 3 scatters and the multiplier will start at 2x. This will increase by 1 every time a scatter appears on reels 1 or 5, up to a maximum of 6x. Trigger the feature with 4 or 5 scatters and these multipliers are even larger. The wild appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 here, while scatters on reels 1 and 5 will retrigger too.
This MicroGaming designed slot is set against the backdrop of a city scene at night, with the lights shining from high rise buildings. The reels themselves have a black background, meaning the mix of colourful symbols stand out. The design of the symbols is simple but effective, although more animation would have given the game a further boost. The accompanying soundtrack is firmly in the easy-listening camp – think elevator music!
High Society is an entertaining game which might have you dreaming about that big life-changing jackpot win. The base game is much like any other, although the concentration of the wilds on reels 1 and 5 gives a slightly different feel. The feature is what really makes the slot stand out. Having a choice as to how you’ll play it is always good, and each choice makes for an exciting round of spins. This game is worth playing for the feature alone.