Novomatic’s One Hundred to One Video Slot Review

Based on the mighty US dollar, One Hundred to One is a highly unusual 5 reel, 100 payline video slot from Novomatic. The game comes with just 2 paying symbols. Trigger the bonus rounds for free spins with multipliers of up to 10x. Play on all devices from between 10p and £50 per spin.

Unusual gameplay isn’t something we usually write about when describing a video slot from Novomatic. That’s just what you’ll find in One Hundred to One though. On the reels you’ll see just 2 paying symbols. As well as the blank 0 you’ll see the $, a bar and Free Spins symbol spinning around the reels.

Winning combinations are created by landing 5 matching symbols in 1 of the game’s 100 paylines. There’s nothing for a 3 or 4 symbol combo. Land 5 $ symbols and you’ll receive 0.3 times your total bet. Land 5 bars and you’ll receive 0.5 times your total bet. They don’t sound like impressive payouts. With such a limited number of symbols spinning around the reels and 100 paylines, it’s possible to get some chunky combinations.

That’s certainly the case in the Free Spins feature – 1 free spin is awarded for each 5 of a kind combination that’s made up of Free Spins symbols. That means a minimum 1 but a maximum of 100 from the triggering spin. You can add more free spins once the feature begins.

Each 5 of a kind Free Spins winner adds 1 extra free spin to your total. Also in play during the free spins are multipliers. The round starts at 1x but can increase to 2x, 5x or even 10x for new free spins. For example, every new free spin you trigger will be played with a 2x multiplier and so on. This means you could play with 600 free spins with the last 100 subject to a 10x multiplier.

One Hundred to One is a simple but rather strange video slot. The visuals have a real old school, one armed bandit feel. The action in the base game plays out to Novomatic’s unmistakable bangs and bleeps backing track but morphs into a nice slice of Americana in the Free Spins feature.

The gameplay is very straightforward. Given the large number of paylines and the small number of symbols, you can expect plenty of winning spins and small wins. The most you can win is 500 times your bet per free spin with the 10x multiplier. The bonus round can have its moments though, especially if you get on a good run of re-triggers and get the multipliers high early on.

We expect One Hundred to One will be something of an acquired taste. If you’re after an old school blast with a hint of the US of A, then that’s what’s on offer in One Hundred to One. Unfortunately the payouts don’t match the unusual gameplay so it’s not a video slot we will be returning too. I would much rather try my luck with the volatile Book of Ra Magic or movie-inspired From Dusk Till Dawn (both by Novomatic).

 

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