Enter the Prime Zone, a shiny reboot of the classic fruit machine. Created by Quickspin, it’s a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot that comes with multiplier wilds that can boost base game wins by up to 5x. Trigger the bonus round and you’ll receive 7 free spins. Alter the volatility by choosing where your Prime Zone wilds can hit to deliver all win multipliers of between 1x and 4x. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 10p and £100 per spin.
There’s a glossy sheen to the design in Prime Zones. In the background, you’ll see hotels and palm trees. The symbols are rather more prosaic. Joining the lower value heart, diamond, club and spades are a bell, a diamond and a blue 7. The top standard symbol is the red 7 which delivers 2, 10 or 50 times your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 on 1 of the game’s 10 paylines.
Potentially even more rewarding is the wild. This pays 2, 10 or 100 times your bet as well as replacing everything bar the Bonus scatter. Wilds can also boost payouts when they combine with a standard symbol to create a winner. Landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 boosts the payout by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x – this is called the Multiplier Wild feature.
The main extra here is the Prime Zone Bonus feature which is triggered by landing the Bonus symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin. Your reward is 7 free spins. Before they start, you’ll need to choose a Prime Zone to activate. This determines where wilds can hit and what, if any, multipliers are active. It also allows you to vary the volatility too:
- Prime Zone 1 – choose this low variance option and you’ll see wilds on reels 1, 2 and 3. Payouts are at the standard 1x. Expect plenty of smaller wins here.
- Prime Zone 2 – here the wilds can hit on reels 2, 3 and 4. All wins come with a 2x multiplier. This is the medium variance option.
- Prime Zone 3 – the highest risk but potentially best rewarded option is Prime Zone 3 where wilds can appear on reels 3, 4 and 5. Winners that land here are trebled.
- Mystery Prime Zone – pick the Mystery and the Prime Zone shifts with each free spin. Multipliers can be 1x, 2x, 3x or even 4x here.
Quickspin has taken the classic fruity and given it a virtual coat of paint. The fresh look is matched by the gameplay which offers something a little unusual, especially in the Prime Zone Bonus feature. The wilds and multipliers can combine nicely in the bonus round and the variable volatility is a good addition.
It’s not a video slot if you want a huge variety of extras. If you like the simple charms of an old school fruity with some potentially tasty extras thrown in, then the Prime Zone is a game to consider. You can win 2,685.5 times your bet from the 4x multiplier in the feature but the 5x multiplier from the Multiplier Wild feature in the base game can give you wins of 5,000 times your bet on each spin.