NetEnt’s Evolution slot machine is a bit of a strange creature, much like the game symbols full of Draconius Rex, Albus Slugus and other things that lurk in the early evolutionary pool.
Though we doubt that flying racoons with fairy lights on their tales were that common at any point in our genetic history.
Still, you have to give it to NetEntertainment. These are some good looking graphics. You start underwater and move up on land during the free spins, where the trick is to evolve the signs for bigger wins.
But we’ll get to that in a bit. For now, let’s talk numbers.
That’s always the golden question when playing high variance slots right?
Except when you first start playing you’ll wonder if this is as mid variance as you might think. You get a win about 40% of the time, even if the wins don’t always amount to anything much.
Thats because you’ll need to get 5 of a kind symbols to get wins. And those are hard to get during the base game.
Still, every once in a while, you’ll get a decent 40x to 50x your bet win to help you only.
Plus two scatters show up surprisingly, and agonisingly, often. All a tease towards almost granting you freedom from the watery depths onto the land of free spins.
You can win up to 44,000 coins in one good free spin round, which amounts to 176 times your bet.
However, this Evolution slot machine has a way of going on a hot streak that can get you far more than that.
Because don’t forget that’s only on one spin, catch those early enough and they can keep on giving. But you’ll need to catch at least 5 scatters on screen.
Here’s where the big thrills of the game are at.
And to be honest, half the thrills in the base game are because those two damn scatters show up extremely often, teasing you into thinking you’ll get a third symbol and trigger the free spins.
Which is fine, because you get 2x your bet which will keep you spinning.
But then finally, finally, this slot game starts its promised evolution.
More than 3. 3 scatters will give you 4x your bet and 10 free spins.
Not bad in itself when we explain the main feature of the Evolution slot bonus games, but rarely gets you more than 50x your bet overall.
When you get 4, things start to get a little more interesting as you’ll already start with a guaranteed 20x your bet win. Not bad hey? And with 15 free spins we rarely walk away with anything less than 90x our bet.
And then there’s the holy grail of free spins bonus feature; the 5 scatters, with an instant 100x your bet win, and 20 free spins to enjoy.
Then you’re obviously talking anything between 150x to 200x your bet.
You’ll move on land where every time you win using a symbol, that symbol will ‘evolve’ and disappear, turning into the next higher paying symbols.
By the end of 20 free spins you are likely to have a good selection of high paying symbols and less symbols competing for the space over these 20 paylines.
The Evolution video slot isn’t perfect by any means. But with every spin it’s exciting, and when it gets on a streak and those wins grow into bigger more wonderful creatures, you’ll be glad your at the top of the evolutionary ladder, playing this game.