Take an American road trip in Lucky Lanes, a 3 reel, 10 payline video slot from WMS and Red 7 Mobile. This trip doesn’t quite have the romance of Route 66 but a re-triggerable bonus round that awards 10 free spins with sticky wilds makes it potentially far more entertaining than a standard commute. Rev up on all devices from between 10p and £200 per spin.
The set up here is slightly unusual. Instead of standard reels, you’ll see the symbols drive into position. On the reels are red, orange, yellow and purple cars. More rewarding are the tractor, cab and police car. The most lucrative symbol is the dollar car. Land 3 of these in a line and you’ll pocket an award of some 20 times your bet.
Joining the standard symbols is the hazard sign which is the wild. As usual, it replaces all the standard symbols. It can also be rewarding in its own right, paying 50 times your bet if you land 3 on a payline. Joining the motorized mayhem is a helicopter which can hover into view at random on any spin. The chopper then drops extra wild hazard symbols onto the reels. A new payout is then made with the added wilds in position.
The Free Spins feature is triggered by landing 3 of the Free Games Truck on the same spin. You’ll then go on to play 10 free spins. Boosting your winning chances here is the arrival of the stacked hazard wilds which replace their single high equivalents from the base game. Re-triggers are possible too. 10 extra free spins are added to your total if you land 3 scatters on the same spin. Lucky Lanes comes with a bonus round guarantee so you’ll win at least 10 times your total bet every time you trigger the round.
This road trip also offers a chance to drive away with 1 of 3 progressive jackpot prizes. These can hit on any spin. On offer are the Minor Jackpot which pays between £1 and £1,500, the Major Jackpot which awards between £5,000 and £20,000 and the Epic Jackpot which delivers between £20,000 and £200,000.
The design here is more akin to a video game than a standard video slot. It’s nicely done. You won’t find a huge range of gameplay here though. The features are rather limited but are solid enough.
This isn’t a road trip we’ll be rushing back to again and again. Lucky Lanes can be a nice enough diversion though if you’re looking for a simple game that offers something unusual. If you want speed and racing, Wheels N’ Reels from Playtech would be my pick as you can win 100,000 times your bet on every free spin.