Betsoft’s Event Horizon mobile slot is eerily familiar, with 243 ways to win and duplicating reels.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Net Entertainment must be glowing with pride at Betsoft’s continuing attempt to recreate NetEnt’s success.
Wait, now there’s a new favourite in town called Twin Spin? Damn. Ok, no panic guys… here is… the Event Horizon slot!
It might be set within the depth of space, but this is an old fashion machine at heart, with sevens, bells, bars and cherries on these 5 reels.
With 243 ways to win, it’s exactly what we were expecting of a Twin Spin copy.
On any spin you could get two, three, four or even five reels join up to display the exact same symbols, leading to some potentially big wins.
Then there’s the wild, the Event Horizon slot symbol (or black hole) of our story, and the one that brings this theme together.
Simple, uncomplicated, big wins… everything that made our Twin Spin slot review a 5 star slot.
The original has a top amount win of 1080 times your bet, whilst this Betsoft To Go machine is 1152 times your bet.
It’s one of the reasons we would return to this Event Horizon slot machine, as it has a bigger top prize, though a smaller max bet.
But because of this, it’s a little less giving. So the return to player rate is 96.51% instead of 96.6%. How often you get wins (or the hit rate) is 26.44%, instead of 27.8%. The chances of you getting a return on a 2, 3, 4 conjoined reels is, again, a percentage less.
It’s the price you have to pay for that bigger top prize, and because of it, the Event Horizon mobile slot can feel frustrating for those who are use to NetEnt’s other famous son – especially as it’s not quite as slick and fast as Twin Spin.
Still, if Betsoft had to make one change to make this video slot their own, giving it a higher top win is a good one. It will certainly ensure that this little beauty doesn’t get lost in time and space.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2015|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.49% / 96.51%|
|Coins range||0.02 - 0.25|
|Min/Max bet||0.50 / 31.25|
|Free spins||No Free Spins / No Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds & Joint Reels Features|
Wilds: The black hole (or what looks more like a black planet) is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols on the board.
Joining Reels: The concept is simple. At any point as the reels spin, you'll get 2 or more reels join up, giving you identical symbols.
The reason this is particularly effective is because Event Horizon is a 243 ways to win slot. Meaning the symbols just have to be on the next reel to pay.
So if you get 5 of those reels join up... that's a guaranteed 3 five of a kind symbol payout, which can be fairly explosive.
Though we've seen it all before, and to be honest better, Betsoft's Event Horizon mobile slot still has enough of a spark of originality to make it very playable.
Though much like it's name sake, it's a little bit dangerous, so budget wisely and enjoy a simple, but easy to play, Android and iPhone/iPad slot.
(If you are looking for another similar games, try Leo Vegas' exclusive Vegas Party slot, which again, is a Twin Spin knock off. So lots to choose from.)
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 3, 2020 - Rating