Based on the type of penny slot you’d find in a 1930s arcade, Niagara Falls is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. There might be a vintage look to the design here but the features in this volatile game are bang up to date. The Coin Drop Bonus delivers stacked spins, multipliers trails of wilds and other goodies while the Cash Fall can deliver torrents of coins. There’s also a free spins round with sticky stacked wilds. Play on all devices from between 20p and £400 per spin.
The reels are set up like a classic shove penny game you’d find in a seaside arcade – it looks and sounds terrific. You’ll see a selection of vintage-style symbols spinning round the reels. In order of value are cherries, orange, plums, bell, bar, blue 7 and red 7. The top standard symbol is the Niagara Falls logo which awards 5, 8 or 10 times your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. There’s also a wild. Yggdrasil Gaming has packed a cracking range of extras into Niagara Falls.
Coin Drop Bonus feature – this can trigger if a gold coin symbol appears on reel 5 at the end of a spin. The coin then drops down a slot onto the reels (like on the TV show Tipping Point) and falls into 1 of the 5 slots below the reels. These can be blank (in which case you’ll win nothing) or you could win 1 of the following extras:
- Wild Trail – the path the coin took turns wild and a new payout calculation is made.
- Free Spins – 5 free spins are awarded.
- Shake – a reel shake is awarded which can nudge symbols into a new winning position.
- Stacked Spin – a re-spin is awarded with the reels filled with stacked symbols.
- Multiplier – the current win is boosted by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x.
Cash Fall Bonus feature – this round can trigger at random on any spin. You’ll be taken to a new machine where falling coins fill the meter below the reels. Look out for Super Coins which can provide a 2x boost for coins falling in that slot.
Niagara Falls Free Spins Bonus feature – this round is triggered by landing bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. You’ll then receive 5 free spins. Look out for the stacked wilds that are in play here. When these hit, they lock in position for any free spins you have left.
We really liked Niagara Falls. The old school visuals are superbly done, complemented by a classic ragtime soundtrack. It comes together terrifically well. Yggdrasil Gaming hasn’t shirked on the features either which offer plenty of variety. If you like high variance action, then you won’t be disappointed either as Niagara Falls is a volatile game with top wins of 1,000 times your bet on each spin/free spin.
If you fancy a game that combines a vintage design aesthetic with plenty of fresh extras and volatile play, then Niagara Falls comes highly recommended. Saying that, Yggdrasil Gaming is known for their graphic-rich offerings – Dwarf Mine or Champions of Rome are recommended.