Mystery Reels From Red Tiger
They say a little mystery can go a long way, and this is most certainly true for Red Tiger’s fruity creation, Mystery Reels. It’s perfect for those who prefer to play online pokies that are simplistic in design, but which also have the ability to keep them guessing, which pretty much sums up what this 2017 release from gaming innovator, Red Tiger, is all about. What isn’t a mystery, though, is the casino game’s theme, layout, paytable and features. Fans of classic online pokies are sure to enjoy the fruit salad of symbols and other traditional icons that make up the colourful selection on the reels. And players in New Zealand who like an uncomplicated gaming experience can rest assured that they’ve arrived at the right place, as Mystery Reels offers just that here as a Red Tiger game at Platinum Play Casino.
So, there’s no detective to be found or a mystery to be solved on the 5 reels and 3 rows of the Mystery Reels release. Instead, the theme is evident in the online casino game’s unique Mystery Symbol feature, which we’ll elaborate on in a bit. The aforementioned golden apple symbol displays a big and bold question mark, which creates mystery around the possibilities of what it could reveal, when flipped over. And it’s this element of surprise that makes it a firm favourite with many Platinum Play players the world over. Furthermore, Mystery Reels boasts a punchy soundtrack, which speeds up as potential winnings occur and the bonus features are triggered, adding energy to the game. And while the symbols echo a classic theme, the neon lights that light up around the bonus wheel bring this game right into the present.
While most players nowadays prefer to play online pokies, there are still some who enjoy classic fruit machines at land-based establishments. This audience should be quick to recognise the line-up of symbols on the Mystery Reels 20-payline screen. The selection includes brightly coloured depictions of cherries, a lemon, an orange, a plum, grapes and a watermelon, along with a traditional golden bell and a flamin’ red seven symbol. What one doesn’t find on the game’s reels are low paying card symbols, which appear on most online and mobile casino pokies. To enjoy a potentially winning outcome, players need to see 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols appear consecutively from the leftmost reel on an active payline. The good news is that even the lowest paying cherries symbol, pays a decent 54x for 5 matching symbols, while 5 of the highest paying symbol, the seven, pays a whopping 900x. So, landing a winning combination of any of the symbols will give players reason to smile.
What sets Mystery Reels apart from your typical classic online pokies game, is its features. And while it might keep things simple on this front, it doesn’t mean players won’t get ample opportunities to pocket proper payouts. Let’s first take a look at the game’s main attraction, the Mystery Symbol, represented by a golden apple. When it lands on the screen after a spin, it will display a question mark, which is then replaced by a random number. The Mystery Symbol will then transform this number of other symbols into Mystery Symbols, whereafter they will all flip over to reveal one of the paying symbols, along with a corresponding potential win.
Next up is the game’s sought-after Bonus Wheel feature, which is triggered when one or more Bonus symbols appears on the reels. Upon its launch, a new screen featuring the multi-coloured Bonus Wheel appears, containing 10 wedges, each with a unique Multiplier prize. The triggering number of Bonus symbols determines the number of spins one receives – indicated in a block at the top left corner of the screen. In turn, the number of Multipliers won from the Bonus Wheel Spins, are displayed in the block on the top right corner. The prizes vary from 2x up to 10x Multipliers, Double All, +3 Spins, +5 to All and a Mystery Prize, which could be any of the aforementioned. When the Spins are completed, all the Multiplier values are added up to reveal your winnings.
A Classic Red Tiger Favourite
Turning a seemingly simple theme into something exciting is what the Mystery Reels creator, Red Tiger Gaming, is all about. The innovative software provider has been releasing feature-filled titles since 2014 and has amassed quite a few industry awards throughout the years. And with their varied, experienced and highly skilled team, they’ve created a long line-up of immersive titles, geared towards players who want to play online pokies that balance visual entertainment and audio enhancements with in-game features and payout potential. Good news for players at Platinum Play – the casino boasts a wide selection of Red Tiger’s pokies, located in its online slots section – the term used for Pokies at Platinum Play.