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In Reel Rush the reels are littered with very sweet looking candies and fruit that looks as if it’s candy as well. If you’re sensitive to sweet stuff, your teeth may start to ache involuntarily. That said, the theme still looks fun and the graphics are crisp and not overloaded with too much detail.
The aforementioned videogame inspired soundtrack picks up pace as the reels rush indeed past you on the screen and you open up more of those hidden symbols to free them and add them to your payline count. You see, the aim of this game is to uncover the reels entire. You start out with a 1x3x5x3x1 grid of symbols and with more consecutive wins you could end up with a 5×5 grid and a staggering 3125 ways to win.
But getting there is really not as easy as it may sound. Every win will start the re-spin feature, which frees up some of those symbols and therefore adds more paylines and more ways to win. But Reel Rush can be quite fickle that way, because many times you’ll get only one free re-spin before you have to start anew. Getting to the 3rd and 4th respin will already fell like a triumph.
In the base game you get 45 paylines. With every consecutive win, however, you’ll add more paylines as you add those symbols. There are 5 free re-spins in total, if you can manage, which means you’ll get first 135 ways to win, then 405, 675, next 1,125 and finally 1,875.
The meter in the top left corner will show you what spin you’re on and how many more you need until you trigger the free spins. That happens once all symbols are indeed cleared and you have the full 5×5 grid and 3125 paylines to play with.
You’ll get 8 free spins, which will be over in no time, because of the fast pace of the slot. Here are your biggest winning opportunities, but don’t be disappointed if it doesn’t work out. We had one round where we just got 20x our bet and it really didn’t seem worthwhile at all.
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Reel Rush can be a lot of fun, especially with the fast pace of the reels. If you don’t mind dry spells or occasional frustration caused by a losing spin after you managed to win 4 re-spins. What keeps you going are frequent wilds, which show up on a majority of the spins. And the fruit candies are pretty worthwhile when you line up four or five on a payline. That’s where we had some awesome wins.
Getting to the free spins can take a long time, requiring careful budgeting and a lot of patience. It’s entirely possible, but we found that it’s a lot easier on the brand new When Pigs Fly, which uses the same engine and features, but has a little bit more charm. If that one doesn’t suit you and you like more of a thrill, Reel Rush should be the slot for you.