The 5 Reel Drive slot was one of the first 5 reel video slots by Microgaming. We were expecting boredom, but surprisingly had some great spins on our mobile.
This 5 Reel Drive mobile slot is a ‘classic’ in the same way that bread and butter pudding is a ‘classic dessert’. Chances are you’ll have found memories of it but rarely have the occasion to eat or seek it out. Every once in a while however, you’ll see it on a menu somewhere and you’ll be tempted to try out a treat that’s not particularly good for you.
This is how we felt about 5 Reel Drive mobile slot when we first came to try it out. Cautiously curious, thinking we would soon be too sick to take another bite of a very simple 5 reel slot that only has Wilds and Scatters to entertain. So imagine our surprise when we spent far longer than we expected on it, spinning away on our Android phone.
This is down to two factors. First the simple theme works well on small smartphone screens. Giving you a ‘road trip’ Americana feel, what looks simple and dated online, works well on small screen where simplicity often means faster, smoother game-play. We like the Cadillacs, the cheeseburger and fries and blueberry pies on display.
Secondly, the features might be simple, with only wilds and scatters, but the payouts, when they come are very decent, with the percentage of your wins, comparatively to how much you are betting, decent enough to keep you fixed on the game.
It’s not action filled, but for those who like their mobile slots uncluttered or have become disillusioned by the million bonus rounds where you lose slowly rather than make any significant wins, then this is an excellent choice.
You might find that you’ll head back to find your other favourite desserts before too long, but at least you had a fun nostalgic taste of one of the original Microgaming video slots.
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|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 9 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.05% / 96.95%|
|Coins range||0.25 - 2.00|
|Min/Max bet||2.25 / 18|
|Max win||10, 000|
|Free spins||No Free Spins / Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||No Bonus Rounds|
|Slot Themes||Adventure & Explorer|
Wilds: The 'Bend in the Road' road sign is the Wild symbol substituting for every other symbol except scatters.
Scatter: The Police car is the scatter symbol, paying any way and with wins multiplied by total number of credits staked.
5 Reel Drive video slot is a 'classic' with 5 reels and 9 paylines. Much like it's theme, the era of pink caddies and coca-cola in glass bottles, you'll enjoy this mobile slot machine because of the nostalgic feel of a time when all a slot had to do to make you happy was provide a wild and a scatter.
You won't see bonus features, stacked wilds or click me anythings. It probably has only ever heard of free spins in the same way that a good old American burger has heard of 'low fat'.
This slot will not be for everyone. Those who enjoy video slots with lots of action and big interesting video graphics will find this real money slot incredibly dull. Equally, you have to play all 9 paylines, making the betting range from 2.25 up to 18 coins, not a sum that will appeal to all.
However, those who play it to this day do so for a reason; because of the simplicity and good payouts. One more fit for the mobile screen than for tablets, enjoyable all the same.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: May 27, 2020 - Rating