From the moment you see the intro video for this slot, you’ll see that it is a cut above most of the slots in the 888 Games range in terms of graphics and production. That video shows a wooden airship, powered by steam, before sweeping around to the side and to see the ‘Steampunk Nation’ logo.
The background to the reels is equally impressive, with pipes and electrical sparks. A city scape is visible through the transparent reels. There are multiplier wilds in play, a progressive jackpot (which like on many 888 slots is awarded at random) and a free spins bonus game too.
Behind the excellent graphics, you’ll find a standard 5-reel slot setup. There are 3 rows of symbols visible on each reel, with 25 win-lines crossing them. You can bet from 1x per line and up. There is the regular auto play option available. This lets you pick 10, 25, 50 or 100 spins each time.
The impressive looking airship from the intro video is the highest paying symbol. This is worth 2500 coins for 5 of a kind, 1000 for 4, 200 for 3 and 20 coins for just 2. There are two characters a man in top hat and a flame haired woman. These are worth 1500 and 1000 coins respectively for the full set of 5 on a win-line. Both characters pay from 2 of a kind, though the remaining symbols require a minimum of 3.
There is a top-hat (which might be made from leather), a strange looking gun and a clock next. These are mid-prize symbols. Playing card make up the smaller wins, these are created with cogs and levers showing to fit in with the steampunk theme.
Logos are wild, and will substitute for any of the regular symbols covered in the section above to create more wins. Any wins which they do create have the listed prize doubled.
Scatters pay for the total number in view, and are not ‘tied’ to the win lines. What is more, these prizes are a multiple of your total bet. For 3 city-scape symbols you get 3x your bet, for 4 you get 10x that bet and you get a generous 50x your bet for 4.
Three or more scatters also trigger the free spins bonus game. You get 15, 25 or 50 free spins for 3, 4 or 5 of them.
This is one of the most impressive designs in the 888 Games range. There is a liveliness about the design which you do not find elsewhere. When you spin the background comes to life. There is a green pulse of energy coming from the logo, sparks appear from above the game, lights flicker on the right. A classical music type tune plays while you spin, though the game is silent between spins (except for the bonus game).
Behind the reels you will see the tops of a city, dotted with skyscrapers. This is covered in smoke, a by-product of the industrial age of the theme.
The symbols are beautifully produced. While the playing card symbols are usually treated as ‘fillers’, here the designers have made them into features. Cogs, levers and gold combine to make these look very impressive. The stand out symbols are the airship and two human characters. The airship symbol does look good, though is too small to see the impressive details that you will have seen via the intro video.
This slot certainly boasts impressive graphics and smooth production. If you are familiar with 888 Slots then you will be very familiar with the setup and the game play. This is the same system used in most of their games. Everything from the win-lines to the random jackpot to the free spins bonus round have been used before – though admittedly not in such a visually attractive setting.
As stunning as the graphics are, the lack of animations on the reels is a shame. I’m sure you will not mind if you are lucky enough to combine those 2x wilds with a long free spins bonus round.