Not everyone is a fan of classic slots, and that's completely understandable because many of them have dry gameplay compared to what's available now. With that having been said, Rival Gaming's Sensational 6's is a classic slot that is a bit of an exception to the rule. It has a very old, very traditional structure, but the feature set has been crafted in a way that the gameplay itself is much more modern. It has a strong visual appeal while still sticking to its roots, and it's a game that has more to offer than most games with this type of layout.
The format of this slot has three reels, three rows and just one payline. The single payline is a bit misleading, however, because there are other ways to win outside of the three spots on the reels that fall on this line. Betting is set up for one, two or three coins per spin, though you should stick to having all three coins activated so that you can get the best RTP percentage possible.
All of the payouts we discuss in this review will center around playing with three coins per spin. The coin sizes themselves start at $0.01, so you can play for ultra-low stakes of $0.03 per spin with this game. The maximum bet is $15 per spin with $5 coin sizes along the same lines.
Multiplier Wild Symbols
The main feature in this game, and what drives all of the largest payouts, is the wild multiplier. There are actually three different wilds with three different multipliers, and they appear on three separate reels. The first reel holds a 2x multiplier, and the second reel has a 4x multiplier. On the third reel, you'll find a huge 6x multiplier as well. What's important to realize is that you can combine multipliers too, so you can mix the 4x and 6x on the second and third reels, respectively, to get a 24x multiplier on whatever the prize would be for three of a kind of the symbol that lands on the first reel, for example.
The jackpot payout in this game is worth a huge 3,000x. You'll get this win when you line up all three of the wild multiplier symbols on the payline. This is a pretty big win, and it does add a little volatility to the game because it's so large. However, the rest of the pay table and the high hit-rate that comes from the scatter wins mentioned below will smooth that out quite a bit to limit the swings.
To add value to this game and to provide more of a hit-rate than you'd expect from a one-payline slot, the wild multipliers also act as scatter symbols when they appear without being a part of the winning combination. The 2x wild gives you a 6x win anywhere on the first reel. If the 4x wild shows up on the second reel without being part of a win, it gives you a 12x payout. Finally, the 6x multiplier wild earns an 18x prize when it shows up on the third reel.
The triple bar symbol pays 12x for three of a kind. It's kind of own its own because the rest of the paying symbols are part of a group.
This group consists of the four card suits. The black spade pays a very solid 60x for three, and three of the red heart is worth a win of 45x along the same lines. You can also earn 30x for three of the blue diamond or 15x for three of the green club. What's more is that any mixed combination of these three symbols pays 3x, which adds a bit to the hit-rate, especially when you consider that you can get multiples of this with the wilds.
Rival Gaming's Sensational 6's slot has a lot to offer in spite of the limited amount of screen reel estate that it has to work with. The card suit setup gives players lots of ways to hit small and medium wins, and the scatter pays give you more wins than you'd think you'd get from a game with just one payline. The wild multipliers also give you chances for some pretty big wins, including the 3,000x top jackpot, so there's definitely more in this game than players would expect.