Bally Technologies Winfall Video Slot Review



Winfall sounds like it should be a knock off version of the James Bond film Skyfall. It is in fact a simple jewel-themed video slot from Bally Technologies. Played using a 5 reel, 23 payline game engine, it also comes with a spin the wheel bonus. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 10p and £500 per spin.

Like many video slots in the Bally catalogue, Winfall isn’t exactly a feast for the senses. The plain black reels contain 5 different gemstone symbols. To create a winning combination, you’ll need to land 3 or more of the same gem either vertically or horizontally. The best of the quintet is the yellow gem which pays 4, 8 or 50 times your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

After a winning combination hits, the successful symbols are swiped from the reels and new ones drop in from above to replace them. This process is repeated as long as the new cascade contains a new winning combination. Each winning cascade will also light up 1 of the red arrow symbols to the left of the reels. If you manage to land 6 cascade wins in succession, then you’ll trigger Winfall’s only feature round.

The Double Diamonds feature is a classic spin the wheel feature. You’ll be shown a wheel made of 16 different segments. In 12 of them, you’ll find cash values. If 1 of these is illuminated when the wheel stops spinning, then this is the prize you’ll win. Thing can get more interesting if you land on 1 of the four 2x symbols. This awards another spin of the wheel, this time with all of the cash values on offer doubled.

That’s your lot as far as gameplay goes. You won’t even find a wild or scatter here, let alone any free spins. The cascading wheels can deliver some decent action though, as can the Double Diamonds feature.

We found Winfall to lack a bit of dazzle which is a shame given the gemstone theme. Neither the design nor the gameplay really stand out. It’s all solid enough, just a little vanilla. If you like to play cascading reels video slots, then it might be of interest. It’s not a game we’ll be playing again and again though as they are much more interesting cascading titles out there like Blueprint Gaming’s Journey of the Gods.

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