iSoftBet's Slammin 7s slot is a good example of thinking outside the box. It's based on certain motifs from classic slots, especially the lucky seven concept, but the gameplay is extremely atypical. The graphics look a little flat at first until you realize that they fit the gameplay perfectly, and players will have a hard time complaining with the high level of exciting gameplay that you get from the way the game is laid out. Overall, this is a game that's really a lot different than anything we've seen before, and it's jam-packed with solid action.
An Atypical Format
There are two parts of the game that players should pay attention to in this online slot. The first is the set of three reels on the left-hand side of the game. That is your main playing field, and it functions like three sets of three reels with a 27-ways format. Each symbol acts as a scatter symbol in this sense. On the right-hand side, however, you'll have two special symbols that rotate with each play to give you a chance for different features, which we'll describe below.
Bet sizing in this game is based on wagering 50 coins at a time. You can bet with coins that run from $0.01 to $0.50 apiece, so you have a pretty significant spread of available bet sizes that go from $0.50 to $25 per turn. This is plenty wide enough for all players, and even the $0.50 minimum bet size is somewhat misleading because the low volatility of this game means it plays like you're betting much less than you really are as far as the swings go.
Three Sets of Features
In the right-hand spots for feature symbols, there are three types of features you can get. The first is a set of multipliers of either 2x, 5x or 10x. All of your wins on that particular spin will be multiplied by the displayed multiplier accordingly. You can also pick up a special +25, +50, +100 or +500 symbol, and that will add a win of the displayed amount to your total for that spin, but it's only activated if you hit a winning combination as well. Finally, you can also pick up the re-spin feature, and this gives you the equivalent of five free spins with a 2x multiplier on all of your wins. This multiplies with the regular multipliers to give you total multipliers worth as much as 20x.
There is a total of ten different winning combinations in this game, and iSoftBet has made it so that they are all based on three of a kind wins. The Slammin 7s symbol is the top symbol, and three of a kind pays 300x. You can also earn 200x for three of the triple bar or 150x for three of the double bar. Three of the single bar symbol pays 100x, and there are no payouts for mixed bar combinations like you might find on some classic slots.
The rest of the six symbols are set up in a way that's really easy to remember the payout. There are three different seven symbols that have flames on them, and three of a kind of any of them pays 30x. There are three more symbols that are sevens without flames, and each of them pay 10x for three of a kind.
The top jackpot in this game is 50,000x. You get this for three of the Slammin 7s symbol with the +500 added on and the 10x multiplier during the re-spin bonus feature. If you get this set of symbols without the re-spin feature being activated (ie: no 2x multiplier), then it's worth 25,000x. This is a serious jackpot that really makes this game stand out even more.
iSoftBet has done a really great job with making sure that Slammin 7s stands out from the crowd. It has an atypical style of gameplay with a really fun setup, and this is something we'd like to see more of in the future. They have a way of doing atypical things with the fundamentals of slot gameplay, and we really believe they have the potential to revolutionize the industry as a whole if they keep this up, especially if other top providers start seeing them as a big enough threat to start copying their ideas.