Loaded Video Slot review

Loaded has 5 reels and 25 paylines and is powered by the impressive Microgaming. This is an old and classic video slot which has been given a facelift – it has enhanced graphics and animations with it being in high definition. Anyway, you can spin away from as little as 25p to as much as £125 so it suits all pockets.

When Loaded was first released, it caused a bit of a stir due to the theme being a bling-bling one with urban fashion such as jewellery, lavish cars, mansions, yachts and turntables. There is a hip-hop soundtrack playing as you spin but I can see why it caused some controversy a few years ago. Anyway, nowadays it’s quite mild really and reminds me of an older version of Play ‘N Go’s Pimped.

The revised Loaded slot can also be played on mobile and tablet devices which is an added advantage. The Triple 7 symbol is the wild multiplier symbol as it will treble the payout when part of a winning combination. The Bling Bling symbol as it’s known is the scatter (hand with gold rings and holding a microphone).

3 or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels will active the Free Spins Bonus feature – you are presented with 3 options which give you various free spins and multiplier choices. There’s 12 free spins with a 4x multiplier, 16 free spins with a 3x multiplier and 24 free spins with a 2x multiplier.

If you multiply 12 by 4, 16 by 3 and 24 by 2, you will get 48 – theoretically, there is no advantage to picking one over another. Saying that, I will go for the highest multiplier option (so 12 free spins with a 4x multiplier) as just 1 lucky spin can you give you huge wins.

Despite Loaded not being as flash or as modern as newer slots (like Pimped), it’s a classic I used to play a while back – I found it to be a low variance game with the bigger wins coming more often than not in the feature. I love the fact Microgaming are revising their classic video slots and making them mobile/tablet accessible too. However, if you like slots which have similar themes to Loaded, try NetEnt’s Piggy Riches.