HOW TO PLAY LUCKY STREAK X SLOTS
Before we dive into the whole multiplier thing, let’s explain how Lucky Streak X works on a basic level.
The game itself is a true classic online slot – a virtual fruit machine. Everything from its looks to the basic rules has been designed to emulate classic, old-school slots. In practice, this means that there are only three reels – just like the original one-armed bandit. Furthermore, every reel has just 3 positions, which is less than what most modern iterations use.
Lucky Streak X has only 5 active paylines due to the relatively small board it uses. As always, your goal is to match 3 identical symbols along one or more of these paylines. Three matching symbols are the only possible winning combination, which makes things a bit easier to calculate.
Before spinning, you can use the buttons at the bottom of the interface to control the size of the stake. The game uses a traditional system in which you bet one coin per active payline – in this case, 5 coins in total per wager. This means that the minimum bet is €0.05, seeing how the lowest-value coin is €0.01. Of course, you can’t really play with less than 5 coins per spin, so this system doesn’t really have a big impact on you as a player. All of the payouts on the in-game paytable are displayed clearly through hard amounts of money, so it’s easy to understand how much you stand to win using which combination.
(UN)LUCKY STREAK MULTIPLIERS
The central feature of Lucky Streak X is the streak multipliers. They’re very easy to understand, but highly impactful on how the game works as a whole.
The gist is that every losing spin contributes to a multiplier you can see at the top of the screen. It starts at 1x and increases by 1 every time you spin the reels and make no winning combinations. This means that you would have a 2x multiplier on your next spin, then 3x on the next one (provided you lost the second spin), and so on.
However, the multiplier resets back to the default 1x whenever you win. Effectively, losing spins boost the first win down the line.
As you’ve probably guessed by now, the total multiplier accumulated up to the win is then applied to its payout. For example, if the winning combination pays €5 by default, a multiplier of 3x would result in a €15 payout.
Endorphina slots quite famously feature an additional Gamble system. While not unique as an idea, Endorphina’s version of this feature is more interesting than how most other software providers go about things.
Gamble features in slots allow players a chance to increase their winnings every time they win. This is done through the use of an “all or nothing” extra bet.
Every time you win, you can click the button at the bottom left to gamble. This opens up a kind of card-based minigame. You are presented with a face-up card – the dealer’s card. Your job is to click on one of the three face-down cards. If your chosen card is of a higher rank than the dealer card, your winnings are doubled. If not, you lose them outright.
You can use this feature to double your winnings up to 7 times in a row. Note that the rank of the dealer card determines how easy the gamble game is to win. The lower the card, the better it is to use the Gamble feature to improve your profits. Be careful, though – accepting the additional bet substantially increases the risks and overall volatility of the game.