- Provider: Microgaming
- Reels: 4-5
- Paylines: 81 – 243 ways to win
- Coin Value: £0.01 – £10
- Maximum Bet: £100
- RTP: 96.02%
- Maximum Payout: 2,717 times the bet
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Multipliers: No
- Mobile: Yes
Reel Splitter Slot Review
Microgaming and Just for the Win teamed up once again to develop the Reel Splitter video slot. Playable from £0.10 per spin, the 2019 release seems as a simple fruit machine that boasts crisp graphics, but there is more than the eye can see. The Microgaming product features four reels and three rows, offering 81 ways to win, but, if you land a winning combo with 4 symbols, you will trigger the Reel Split Respin and get a fifth reel, while the number of ways to win increases to 243. Also, if you trigger the Free Spins feature, you will get five reels, 243 ways to win, the slot will pay both ways and the central reel will be Wild throughout the feature.
The visuals may fool you to think that the 2019 release is a classic fruit machine. All the symbols populating the reels are simple, yet crisp and all of them will be familiar, except maybe the Logo, which is the highest-paying regular symbol. Expect plenty of fruits on the reels, like Lemons, Plums, Limes and Cherries. Also, there will be plenty of playing cards representing low-value icons. The Wild substitutes for all other symbols but the Free Spins Scatter, which triggers the Free Spins feature.
As for the rules of the game, they are pretty standard, so you will be spinning the reels like a pro in no time at all. The Microgaming title features four reels, three rows and offers 81 ways to win during the base game. The number of reels and ways to win increases during special features. Also, during the base game, the Reel Splitter video slot pays from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel, with three of a kind being the minimum for landing payouts. Betting starts at £0.10 and the biggest possible bet is set at £100 per single spin.
If you land a winning combination with 4 symbols, you will trigger the Reel Split Respin. A fifth reel is added in the centre and only the central reel respins to try and create a new winning combination, while other reels are held in place. Also, the ways to win are increased to 243 during the respin.
Land three or four Free Spins Scatters to trigger the Free Spins feature and get 8 or 16 freebies. Now, here you get a fifth reel in the centre and the central reel becomes Wild and remains Wild until the end of the feature. Also, during free spins, the slot will pay both left to right and vice versa, so expect huge wins.
The biggest win gamers can expect in the Microgaming title is set at 2,717 time the bet. The symbol that pays the most is the Logo, which will get you 12 times the bet for five of a kind. Trigger the Free Spins feature to get a Wild reel and payotus from both ends of the slot. Reel Splitter’s RTP is 96.02%.
Reel Splitter on Mobile
Even though this is an old-school slot machine in its essence and even though it boasts simple, yet crisp graphics, the Microgaming product is pretty up to date when it comes to modern technologies. The 2019 release can be played across all devices and it offers the same quality of the game on any compatible gadget.
– Free Spins come with Wild reel
– The 2019 release pays both ways during freebies
– Easy to use
– Takes time to trigger freebies
– Generic playing cards
– Respins are not that rewarding
Well, we are not that fond of classic fruit machine, but this time we will make an exception and only because the 2019 release offers a couple of special features. The Microgaming title boasts crisp visuals, while the soundtrack becomes a bit annoying after a while. The Reel Split Respin feature is not that rewarding as we expected, but the Free Spins feature is awesome, even though it is not easy to trigger. The Wild reel placed in the centre and the fact that the slot pays both ways during freebies will secure you some serious cash, if Lady Luck is on your side.