Head to a dystopian future in Arcane: Reel Chaos where the only thing standing in the way of arch baddie Deep Pockets are 4 power-wielding heroes. Created by NetEnt, this 5 reel, 20 payline video slot combines cracking design with a wide range of extras. Base game modifiers include stacked and overlay wilds, re-spins and multipliers. There’s also a multi-level free spins round where multipliers can boost payouts by up to 4x. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 20p and £20 per spin.
NetEnt has created another fine-looking game here. Set against a backdrop of a ruined church, the reels include lower value A to 10 symbols plus the 4 heroes who go by the names of Flare, Chronos, Zero.x and Psyop.
The most rewarding symbol is the baddie Deep Pockets who offers awards of 1.75, 7.5 or 50 times your total bet if you manage to land 3, 4 or 5 across a payline. There’s also a wild that can hit on all 5 reels and replace everything apart from the scatter. Spicing up the base game are 4 random modifier extras:
- Psyop’s Stacked Wilds feature – Psyop can appear and turn a whole reel wild. If this triggers during the free spins, you could see 2 or even 3 wild reels.
- Zero.x’s Overlay Wilds feature – Zero.x can turn between 3 and 5 symbol positions wild. A new payout consideration then follows.
- Flare’s Multiplier feature – Flare’s extra is a spinning multiplier wheel. Depending on where the pointer lands, you’ll receive a payout boost of 2x, 3x or 4x.
- Chrono’s Re-spin feature – Chrono’s modifier can go live on any winless spin. All 5 reels spin again. These re-spins keep on coming until a winning combination hits. The re-spins start with a 2x multiplier. Each successive winless re-spin increases that figure by 1. Multipliers can reach up to 10x here.
There’s also a triggered Free Spins feature – to land this you need to hit the scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. You’ll then go on to play a multi-stage free spins round. In each round, Deep Pockets take on 1 of the 4 super heroes in turn. Whether you progress to the next level depends on the health meter. The more levels you get through, the bigger the potential multiplier boosts on offer. They start at 1x then rise to 2x, 3x and 4x in the subsequent rounds. Get through all the levels and you’ll receive an extra bonus prize.
NetEnt has packed plenty of back story into Arcane: Reel Chaos. It’s not exactly lacking on the gameplay front either. The 4 modifiers deliver plenty of play and the multipliers can make the free spins well worth hitting. Mix all that together and Arcane: Reel Chaos becomes a very playable proposition.
Medium variance, you can win 10,000 times your bet from the Chrono’s Re-spin feature if you fill the reels with Deep Pockets and get a 10x multiplier. If you want big wins, NetEnt’s Dead or Alive II and Vikings are recommended.