It might sound like the title of an ITV daytime gameshow but Lucky Links is in fact a 5 reel, 20 payline fortune-themed video slot. Played using a win both ways game engine, it comes with the Lucky Links feature where matching symbols lock together to offer re-spins and potentially bigger rewards. Play from between 10p and £250 per spin.
The fortune theme is as old as time but the design in this game has a fresh, modern look. The glossy reels include heart, diamond, club and spade symbols as well as 4 symbols more closely related to the luck theme. You’ll see 4-leaf clovers and acorns that pay up to double your total stake per payline. Next come the horse shoe and lucky 7 which pay 2.5 and 3 times your bet for a 5-symbol combo.
Best of the lot is the Lucky Links logo which awards 1, 2 or 7.5 times your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. The win both ways game engine means that winning combinations can be created from right to left as well as left to right.
Those payout figures hardly set the pulse racing – there’s a chance to increase them courtesy of the Lucky Links feature though. At the start of each spin, 1 symbol is chosen at random and edged in gold. If you manage to land 2 matching edged symbols next to each other, they will link together.
These symbols are then held and a re-spin follows. As long as a new link is created, the re-spins continue. The process is similar to a streak spin. The more matching symbols in the link, the better the potential rewards on offer.
You’ll notice that there aren’t any free spins or any other extras on offer here – the game revolves around the Lucky Links feature solely. You can expect to hit it regularly. Really big wins will be harder to come by though. This is a low variance title so you can expect steady hits but not particularly large awards.
The lack of extras and low volatility will be a deal breaker for some. The slick design and link feature are perfectly solid though. Lucky Links is a basic game. As long as that’s what you expect you shouldn’t be disappointed with this simple offering.