Net Entertainment’s Reel Rush 2 Video Slot Review

Reel Rush 2: Demo

The sugary looking Reel Rush 2 is a strange 5 reel video slot from NetEnt. Land consecutive wins to open blocked reel positions and increases the number of ways to win up to 3,125. On any spin you could land 1 of 8 modifier extras. Collect tokens to trigger free spins and super free spins that come with expanding multipliers. Stakes start at 20p, rising to a maximum of £100 per spin.

Cartoon visuals

The blocky visuals in Reel Rush 2 could come straight from a TV show. With a green landscape in the background, you’ll see a selection box of 10 sweetie-style symbols. The best of them is the strawberry which awards 0.5, 2.5 or 20 times your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 on adjoining reels. There’s also a wild that can hit on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Unblock the reels

Some symbol positions are blocked. To unblock them, land a winning combination. This also awards the Re-Spins feature with a free re-spin. The more wins in a row, the more positions are unblocked and the more ways to win become active. This ranges from 45 up to 3,125. After a winless spin, the reels go back to their starting state.

8 random modifiers

You’ll notice that there’s a track beneath the reels. On each spin, 3 carts will appear. Any or all of them could carry an object which triggers an associated modifier extra. There are 8 of these in total with the latter 3 modifiers relating to the Free Spins feature:

  • Second Chance feature – a re-spin is awarded if you don’t land a winning combination.
  • Random Wilds feature – between 1 and 3 wilds are added.
  • Block Breaker feature – 2, 3 or 4 blocked positions are opened.
  • Symbol Multiplier feature – a 5x, 10x, 15x or 20x multiplier is attached to 1 standard symbol.
  • Symbol Upgrade – a randomly chosen symbol is upgraded to a higher paying symbol.
  • Extra Free Spins feature – 1 extra spin is added when you enter the Free Spins feature.
  • Extra Super Tokens feature – between 3 and 15 extra Super Tokens are added to the meter.
  • Multiplier Boost feature – any multiplier gets increased by 1 in the Free Spins feature.

Free spins meter

Unblock 2 reel positions and a star is added to the meter to the side of the reels. If you fill the meter during one round of spins and re-spins, then you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature and with it, 8 free spins. You could start with more free spins if you triggered the Extra Free Spins feature randomly in the base game.

Super Free Spins feature

An unblocked position also adds between 1 and 5 Super Tokens to the second meter next to the reels. Once you have amassed 2,000 of these, you’ll be able to upgrade a free spins trigger to the Super Free Spins feature. This brings an expanding multiplier into play. The multiplier boost increases by 1x with each win. You can add to the Super Tokens by gambling when you trigger the Free Spins feature too.

Unusual gameplay

With all the modifiers, shape-shifting reels and token collecting, the gameplay in Reel Rush 2 is rather out of the ordinary. We weren’t mad keen on the visuals or the sound which was a bit too Teletubbies for our tastes. If you don’t mind the theme, then the unusual features make Reel Rush 2 a game to consider.

Reel Rush 2 does offer payouts of up to 5,000 times your bet on each spin or free spin and is medium to high variance. If you want a video slot with lots of bonus features, NetEnt’s Dead or Alive II is the best one to play.

 

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