Slugger Time is a pokie that delivers quirky entertainment nobody probably expects. If that sounds like your cup of tea, then we suggest you make your way to this post-apocalyptic society where you’ll need to head to empty subway tunnels, which means you need to prepare for some trouble. Do trust us when we say this Quickspin pokie, that is packed with free spins, multiplier wilds, and other thrilling features, is a lot more sinister than you’d expect from a pokie game. Are you up for the challenge? Right this way!
Slugger Time Review
We have to say, it’s not easy to define the game theme of Slugger Time. The most correct description of this Quickspin production would be that it is a post-apocalyptic gang related pokie, which takes place at some time in a futuristic world where the fittest survive. Voilà, there you have it. The graphics in the game are excellent and we found that the special effects make it a lot more interesting than one would initially imagine. At first, the game looks like a cartoonish pokie, but then the movements of specific symbols come to the rescue and boost the game. The audio could’ve been better as we reckon that an upbeat tempo would’ve been a more suitable choice for the setting this game comes with.
Nice to know
|Launched||12 July 2022|
|Features||Wilds with multipliers, Free Spins, Free Spins Multiplier, Multiplier, Random Multiplier, Scatter Symbols, Sticky Wilds, Wild|
- ✅ Win up to 22.144x the Stake
- ✅ Bonus Buy Option
- ✅ Multiplier Wilds
- ❌ Copied Game
- ❌ Few Features
- ❌ Small Chance of Winning Max Win
At first it’s a bit hard to imagine what chickens, rabbits, clowns, and broken bottles have to do with each other, but for a very valid reason they’ve been integrated into this Quickspin game. It seems like Quickspin wanted to create some chaos by adding random symbols to the game which makes sense if you find out that you’re about to be part of a gang war in an underground metro station. This sounds like a ‘70’s punk rock theme, but we’re actually thrown into the future where the fights are as bloody as the peak of hooliganism and the punk rock scene. In Slugger Time, all fighters were masks with the previously mentioned object as their symbols. Does this make any sense? If not, get ready for this pokie anyway.
How to Play
Slugger Time comes with a grid in the common 5×3 format. Here you’ll find 22 paylines that are triggered in the standard way by landing 3+ matching symbols in adjacent reels. Here’s how to play the Slugger Time pokie:
- Go for the spin button, which is recognised by the rounded pointer and start spinning the reels.
- Use the coin symbol to set your stake.
- Head for the paytable and check out the features via the menu button.
- Autoplay button is available in New Zealand: choose 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 500, and 1000 auto spins.
- Use Turbo Spin to speed up the game.
- Set your loss limit and the single win limit for responsible play.
All the action in Slugger Time takes place underground in a metro station and the whole gameplay intensifies once the Free Spins feature is triggered. At this time the Irish folk and country music gets mixed with rock which suits the game theme slightly better as you’ll notice once you spin the reels. On the reels in the Slugger Time pokie game, you’ll find the regular low paying A-10 royals as well as the high values which are brought to you via the nunchucks, broken bottles, knuckle dusters, clown masks, and bunny masks. The bunny mask is the most valuable symbol in Slugger Time, paying 2.5x, 7.5x or 40x your stake for combinations of 3, 4 or 5 respectively. Wild symbols appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 and show a multiplier between 2x and 5x. If there’s more than one wild symbol their multipliers are added together.
|Symbol||Payout for 3||Payout for 4||Payout for 5|
|Chicken Head Mask||1.25||2.5||15|
|Wild||Substitutes for symbols above with multipliers up to 5x|
|Bonus Scatter||3 in view triggers Chicken Siege Free Spins feature|
The great thing about Slugger Time is that there are 4 different versions of the free spins feature at your disposal and you can choose. The player decides which of the 4 versions they want to play. You can buy this free spins feature through the Bonus Buy feature which we’ll touch upon first. Unfortunately, there are no other special features included with this pokie.
Bonus Buy feature
Slugger Time is mainly about the free spins feature. You can unlock these by spinning enough scatters or buy them for 75x your stake. An additional advantage if you make use of the bonus buy feature is that the RTP increases from 96.18% to 96.49%. Although the standard RTP is very decent, the latter percentage is even more welcoming.
You can also unlock the free spins feature of Slugger Time in the base game. For that you have to spin a scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5. Before the feature starts, you will be presented with the 4 versions of the free spins feature. You can then choose which of the 4 versions you want to play. In general, the rule is that with a lower number of free spins, the risk and the winning potential are higher. The options you can pick are:
- Fight 1: 12 free spins in which multiplier wilds can land with a value of x2 or x3.
- Fight 2: 9 free spins in which multiplier wilds can land with a value of x3 or x4.
- Fight 3: 6 free spins in which multiplier wilds can land with a value of x4 or x5.
- Fight 4: any number of free spins between 6 and 20 can land in which multiplier wilds can land with a value from x2 to x5.
Multiplier wilds are sticky during the free spins feature which means you can continue to use all the turned multiplier wilds for the rest of the feature.
Slugger Time pokie is played on 5 reels, 3 rows and comes with 20 fixed paylines. A winning combination is formed by landing 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols or wilds from left to right on a payline, starting from the leftmost reel. Stakes range from just $0.20 up to $100 per spin. The Slugger Time RTP is set at 96.18% which is just above average. The volatility in Slugger Time is high, so bear that in mind. This means you won’t win as often as in a pokie with low or medium volatility, although big wins are definitely possible. The maximum win in Slugger Time is 22,000x your bet. The max win is most probable to be achieved with the Free Spins which is thanks to the multipliers and the free spins.
You either hate or love the cartoonish style in Slugger Time and we’re part of the group that enjoys this way of designing pokie. We would only wish that the developers of Quickspin had put some effort into adding something new and exciting to the features as this is where the game clearly lacks some originality. The rest of the game is actually very original in its own way. Although there is no violence in this game, this pokie does come with a somewhat disturbing ambiance.
This Quickspin title has some multiplier wilds that can do serious damage which is something Kiwis will enjoy, as this can already occur in the base game. Bear in mind that your bonus round pick can have a major impact on the win potential, which ranges from 5,111x to 22,144x the bet, so try to carefully evaluate the fight you pick. With 4 options for the same moderate price of 75x you better be prepared for something thrilling to happen though. All in all, we’re sure the pick feature and cartoon concept will interest many players. There aren’t a lot of metro gang related pokies which is why this game manages to stick out from the crowd. If you want to be sure whether Slugger Time is right for you, we suggest you make use of the free demo mode first.