A Glance at Retro Reels Online Slot by Microgaming

Retro Reels is a totally old type online slot designed to look like the Fruit Machines that could be found in many brick and mortar venues across the world many years ago. The slot has the regular five reels and twenty paylines, all of which are adjustable. Coin values range from 0.01 up to 0.25, making this a great for players of casino slots of all budgets. Being a totally retro slot, with no second screen bonus game or wild symbol, the slot may not appeal to all players and will probably have a rather select following of those who miss the old days.

Fruit Machine Theme and Graphics

Although Retro Reels follows the old Fruit Machine theme, the graphics in the Microgaming slot are anything but old. Modern and crisp, the familiar fruits are set out on a screen made to look like the physical presence of the original machine. All the buttons are on a 3D panel that looks like it has depth to create that retro feeling. The background is a deep black that shows off the brightly coloured symbols. Retro Reels does not have any animation, aside from the actual spinning reels themselves.

Fruit Machine Symbols

All the symbols in Retro Reels are from the familiar old Fruit Machines. We have the Cherries, Lemons and Plums along with single, double, and triple Bars. Sevens are present too in a number of different colours. The games highest symbol is the Dollar sign, and landing five of them in a row on an active payline will give the standing jackpot of 10 000 coins.

Retro Reels’ only nod towards modern online slots is the addition of a scatter symbol that awards free spins as well as scatter payouts. This is represented by the Free Spins logo. Two or more of these anywhere on your reels will award you with scatter payouts up to a maximum of 100 coins for five of them. Free spins are also activated by only two or more scatters, with five spins being awarded per symbol found. All wins during the free spins round are doubled.

Respin Feature

Microgaming have introduced a rather innovative feature in Retro Reels that is called the Respin feature. This takes the form of a button below each reel with Respin emblazoned on it. At the end of every spin this feature gives the player a chance to respin one reel for an extra cost. These costs are displayed below the button, and change depending on the chances of that respin creating a big win. The higher the chances, the higher the cost.

If you do respin and win, then only the wins on that respin will be counted however, your previous wins on other reels don’t get paid out again. This respin feature can be used as many times as you like, as long as you have the funds to pay for it. If you change your betting options after a spin however, then you will not be able to repsin any of your previous reels and will have to start again. This feature is also not available during the free spins round.