Drive: Multiplier Mayhem
Drive Multiplier Mayhem is the latest addition to NetEnt’s massive online slot collection. It’s a 5-reel, 15-(fixed)payline slot machine loaded with a multi-level free spins round, overlay Multiplier Wilds and a Nitro Collect Meter as well as an underground car racing theme (a first for NetEnt) that will likely bring to mind the famous ‘Fast and the Furious’ film series.
The ‘turbocharged’ reels spin to the sound of a funky and catchy retro-futuristic music theme, against the backdrop of a night-time skyline and alongside Jette’s (the main character) car, racing in the virtual mean streets towards the fixed jackpot finish line! The cool graphics and clean design make the game is easy on the eyes.
This is an adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride on the reels: a dangerous and (because of it) more exciting ‘high variance’ slot machine. Standard game icon payouts seem to be relatively low, but this won’t be much of a concern as players will get the chance to win big thanks to free spins and the multipliers, with up to 5,000 times the initial bet for those who are really lucky.
The Wild symbol is a multiplier wild, which can replace all other symbols except for the Scatter and the Nitro symbols. The wild can appear anywhere on the reels and the multiplier value will be associated with the reel number it has landed on (1-5). Upon getting more than one multiplier, these will be combined and their values multiplied. So with 5 multiplier wilds, the total multiplier value would be an impressive (1x2x3x4x5=)120x!!!
Another important symbol is the Scatter, which will trigger the free spins round when 3 such symbols appear on the reels (2, 3, 4) in the base game.
The Nitro symbol will be key in the bonus round as it will help you progress through the different levels and against the different opponents, awarding additional free spins and random overlay multipliers.
The highest paying standard symbol is Jette, which is worth 150 coins (multiplied by the bet level as usual) when five such symbols appear on the reels in an active payline. While the potential winnings from the line payouts are nothing to write home about, the bonus features will grant some pretty handsome rewards. The top fixed jackpot is worth no less than 750,000 coins!
The bonus feature is represented by a Free Spins round, which is triggered when 3 Scatter symbols land on reels 2, 3 and 4 at the same time. Here our protagonist Jette will be racing against the 3 menacing-looking rivals Twitch, Hamaki, and Bruiser (twice) respectively, giving life to what is quite an advanced slot feature.
Once the 10 Free Spins are activated, Jette’s drives away to get ready for some action! Keep an eye open for 3 Nitro symbols which again appear on the 3 middle reels, as these award extra free spins and overlay Multiplier Wilds. The overlay Multiplier Wilds randomly land anywhere on the reels, but no more than one can appear on a reel.
There is a Nitro Collect Meter on the left side of the screen, which will fill up from bottom to top. When you collect 3 Nitro symbols, you will move to the next level and face the next opponent. Additional free spins are awarded upon reaching a new level (+4, +3 and +2 free spins respectively) as well as another random overlay multiplie (with up to 3 at level 4).
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When you are done with the free demo, you can bet real money to PLAY FOR REAL
Game Settings and How To Play
Before you start playing, select the coin value and the number of coins you are betting with (bet level, between 1 and 10) using the appropriate buttons. Coin values range from 0.01 to 0.50 and bets from €/£0.15 to €/£75 (fixed paylines). There’s not much room for customisation, due to limited game settings options. Game history can be accessed when playing for real money.
Common features such as quick spin option, Max Bet and an auto-play are also available in this game. You can set a number of automatic spins (10 – 1,000), sit back and relax whilst the reels keep spinning. Auto-play can be disabled at any time, or it can be set to automatically stop according to cash winnings or losses, or whenever you win or hit the bonus.