- Provider: Microgaming
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 20
- Coin Value: £0.10 – £250
- Maximum Bet: £250
- RTP: 96.2%
- Maximum Payout: 300 times the bet
- Wild: No
- Scatter: No
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Free Spins: No
- Multiplier: No
- Mobile: Yes
Lucky Links Slot Review
If you got tired of your old fruit machine and are looking for something new to occupy your mind, then might we suggest the latest release coming from Microgaming’s creative kitchen? The Lucky Links video slot is brought to us by Microgaming and Just for the Win, and represents a sweet combination of an old-school fruit machine and a modern slot, featuring five reels, four rows and offering 20 fixed paylines that pay both ways. The game looks and sounds great, but when it comes to special features, it does not offer plenty, only one additional feature called Lucky Links, hence the name of the game. Plenty of free re-spins will be on the offer, though, and lots of possible payouts.
The reels are set on a dark and futuristic background, and punters will have the impression they are spinning the reels in outer space. The psychedelic soundtrack will make you wander through cosmos while you are looking for lucky links and big payouts.
When it comes to symbols populating the reels, Microgaming decided to keep it as simple as possible, so plenty of classic symbols with a modern look can be found in the 2017 release. Apart from the Lucky Links logo, which is the highest-paying symbol of the game, you will find lots of Lucky Sevens, Horseshoes, Acorns, Clovers, which serve as high-value symbols, and four card suits (Spade, Club, Hertz and Diamond) as low-paying ones. Unfortunately, no Wilds are included, and there are no Scatters as well. However, you will come across a certain amount of Lucky Links frames, which will be found on random symbols.
Gameplay is also very simple, so even a mere beginner will be spinning like a pro in no time at all. Lucky Links features five reels, four rows and offers 20 fixed paylines. The 2017 release pays both ways, thus enabling gamers to form winning combinations more easily. On the other hand, the value of symbols is a bit lower. Land three matching symbols on a payline, beginning from the leftmost or the rightmost reel and you will win a payout. Betting starts at £0.10, while gamers cannot wager more than £250 per single spin.
The control panel offers all the standard options that can be found in most of the slots, so click on the Spin button to start playing the game, but don’t forget to visit the Bet option and set the most appropriate wager. In Game Settings you can activate the Quickspin option and enable/disable the sound. Once you get tired of spinning the reels, visit Autoplay and set up to 100 automatic spins.
Free Spins fans will not be pleased with the fact that there is no Free Spins feature incorporated in the 2017 release. Microgaming decided to try something different and introduced a Lucky Links feature. In every game round one random type of symbol will appear with the Lucky Links golden frame. If two or more symbols with the Lucky Links frame appear next to each other on adjacent reels, they will lock on their positions and a respin will be performed on the reels that do not contain the locked symbols. Now, if during the following respin new symbols with Lucky Links frames lock on to the already locked symbols, a brand new respin is awarded, and the feature continues until there are no more new symbols to be locked on the Lucky Links. It is possible to trigger up to 3 respins during the feature. Players will be pleased to know that the Lucky Links feature is triggered quite often during gameplay.
When it comes to possible payouts, we already mentioned the fact that the symbols do not pay as much as we would have liked. For example, Lucky Links Logo will get you only 7.5 the bet for five of a kind, while Lucky Sevens reward players with only 3 times the bet for the maximum combination. However, due to the fact that the slot pays both ways and that the symbols tend to land in stacks, multiple winning combinations can be expected. The Lucky Links feature will help spinners fill all the cells with identical symbols for huge payouts. Lucky Links’ RTP is 96.2%.
Lucky Links on Mobile
Even though this is basically an old-school slot, Microgaming made sure that Lucky Links can be played on all modern devices, desktop and mobile. If you decide to try out the game, remember that you can do it anytime, anywhere. The mobile version is just as good as the desktop one, so players who prefer to play their games on the go are guaranteed the same gaming experience.
+ Crisp graphics
+ Lots of respins
+ Playable across all devices
– No Free Spins feature
– No multipliers
– Offers little action
Taking everything under consideration, the Microgaming title is a quite decent slot. Graphics and soundtrack are not state-of-the-art, but are good enough, while the Lucky Links feature can be quite rewarding. Action junkies will not be satisfied with the special features in the 2017 release, because it all comes down to simply spinning the reels, waiting for something to happen. Wins are not big, but are landed quite often. Those of you who like simple and rewarding video slots will definitely love Lucky Links.