The Freaky Friday Fixed Symbols slot gives you 5×4 reels with 20 paylines, where a mad scientist dares you to pay a little extra to hit the top win in the free spins bonus.
Instead of the usual ancient Egyptian slot theme that many other slots with expanding scatter pay like to favour, this slot game takes you into the lab of a doctor who you shouldn’t trust with your brain, or it might end up in a jar.
You get ten paying symbols in total, the scientist, the helmet, the mask, the brain, and the pills – all these pay even on a 2-of-a-kind win, which becomes relevant later on. You then get Ace to 10, completing the lower end of the paytable.
The Freaky Friday Fixed Symbols slot is a volatile StakeLogic casino game with an overall win cap of 10,000x your bet and a high RTP of 96.47%. Twice as much as the Book of Dead slot or the Book of Ra Deluxe 6 game. Much like both these video slots, you have to hit the free spins, and the expanding scatter pays to get anywhere near these amounts.
To help you along the way, you’ve got the super stake button, which adds the Fixed Symbol reels onto the free spins, increasing your chance of catching even more expanding scatter – but at a high price.
Usually, when a ‘Book of’ copy tries to do something slightly different, we like it. It’s nice to get a fresh twist on classic game mechanics.
And at heart, this keeps everything you love about the Book of slots. You have a wild symbol that also acts as a scatter. If you find 3 or more anywhere on the reels, you’ll trigger 10 free spins where one symbol will act as an expanding scatter symbol.
An expanding scatter pay is a symbol that will expand and pay on all 20 paylines regardless of which reels it lands. This expansion is why getting two symbol wins helps top up your wallet as you play and why it’s worth catching the higher paid symbols rather than lower paid ones.
Better yet, if you turn on the Super Stake button (and double your bet), you can also trigger Fixed symbol reels via a golden wild. A very different bonus from the Book of Adventure Super Stake slot, despite the name.
When you catch a fixed symbol reel, it stays there to the end of the free spins. The reason why it’s worth paying extra in this Freaky Friday Fixed Symbols slot game is because this reel will give you expanding scatter pays even if one of your expanding scatter pay symbols doesn’t land on the reels.
So if you have just one golden reel, it’s a nice bonus, but you don’t feel the effects as much as you might like. If you catch 2 or 3 fixed golden reels, then just one expanding scatter pay anywhere on the reels will give you 2, 3, or 4 expanding scatter pay symbols each time.
The problem is that catching more than one is very difficult, and paying double your bet is a steep price to pay, especially as the top win in a single spin is only 2,500x your bet.
Why we can’t give this Freaky Friday Fixed Symbols slot more than a 3-star review is twofold.
First, it’s asking a lot to pay twice your bet for a more volatile feature than the game. Sometimes you might not even get one wild reel till almost the end of the bonus.
Secondly, even though the max win looks like more, as it has a top win of 10,000x your bet, that is actually the capped top win. You would need to catch the high-paying symbols on all five reels four spins in a row to get there.
It is not a bad real money slot machine, but it just asks a lot of us without giving enough back for us to say that it’s a must-play. Still, with a good RTP and some decent features, this still has the wins to make it worth it for any fans of the genre looking for a fresh new slot theme and twist.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2022|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.53% / 96.47%|
|Min/Max bet||0.40 / 200|
|Max win||500,000 cash or 10,000x your bet|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Expanding Scatter Symbol|
|Bonus rounds||Wild Scatter, Free Spins, Expanding Scatter Pays, Superbet|
Wild Scatter Symbols: The bloody book is the wild and the scatter symbol. This symbol can be used to replace other symbols on the reels, but 3 or more pay out and trigger the free spins.
Free Spins Bonus Game: 3 or more scatters will trigger 10 free spins. Before you start your bonus game, one special expanding bonus symbol is chosen at random to become an expanding scatter pay. All the high-paying symbols have a value on two symbol wins.
That special symbol now expands vertically to cover the reel and pay regardless of where it is on the reels. The free spins bonus game can be retriggered to catch an extra 10 free spins.
Super Stake: If you activate the Super Stake button in the base game, you'll double your bet. But it also means that you'll get fixed symbols feature in the free spins.
When the Golden Wild Scatter symbol lands on a reel, that reel becomes a fixed symbol reel. This fixed symbol reel will always cause the expanding symbol to expand on it if a win can occur, even if the expanding scatter symbol doesn't land on that reel. Once activated, it remains active until the end of the free spins.
We liked the Fixed Symbols reel bonus as it elevates what could have been a very boring and standard Book of Ra Deluxe slot copy.
There's a thrill to collecting golden reels as you spin to catch multiple expanding scatters on each of the five reels, time and time again, all to get that top capped win of 10,000x your bet.
The reason we can't give this Freaky Friday Fixed Symbols slot review more than 3 stars is that the paytable is a little bit less exciting than the usual "Book of" Games, making the top win a difficult goal rather than an exciting anticipation.
Still, there's some fun to be found in this StakeLogic slot game, we just think that when we go back to play, we'd probably enjoy the Legacy of Dead slot or even the Wandering City slot for a special twist that pays out more.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 5, 2022 - Rating