With 81 ways to win and 4 reels, what does this Reel Splitter mobile slot have to offer? How about 5 reels and 243 ways to win?
It seems odd when you look at it that way, but basically, that’s what this Reel Splitter slot has to offer. Every once in a while, the middle reel will split and turn this 4 reel game into a 5 reel video slot.
And because symbols pay when they show up in consecutive reels from left to right, the extra reel turns this from an 81 to 243 ways to win game on any random spin.
If it sounds simple, that’s because it is, but that’s not to say it’s not without its charm. For one, this reel splitting can happen after almost any win, (meaning just one of the winning symbols on the extra reel gives you a bigger payout) and for two, you get a free re-spin of the reel when that happens.
And whilst that’s true of almost any fruit machine, the real draw here is that you get 8 free spins with 5 reels, and the middle reel is totally wild.
Not much different from games such as Enchanted Meadow from Play’n GO or even the multiple wilds in the Wild Gladiators slot from by Pragmatic Play, but Just For The Win studios have ensured that simplicity is the true beauty of this casino game.
Basically,this video slot becomes a 243 ways to win game that pays both ways, from left to right and right to left. That’s almost unheard of and brilliant. You get twice the wins, twice the chance at catching bigger wins, and all you have to do is line up the right symbols.
But didn’t we just say this was unheard of and brilliant? Yeap. But JFTW has done this exact same mechanic in their Shogun of Time slot game, released in the same year as this Reel Splitter slot.
And the problem is that when you compare the two side by side, Shogun wins because it has a beautiful inventive Oriental time travelling theme. And that’s not something we get to say often.
Ultimately Reel Splitter is a simple real money slot, where you just look for that 5th reel to catch wins. But you can’t deny that the simple theme just highlights the fact that there are more interesting 243 ways to win machines you could be playing, where you don’t have to wait for that 5th reel – it’s just there.
Still, we have a soft spot for the free spin bonus round that might make us come back if we find that the Lady in Shogun isn’t being as generous as this classic fruity game.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Software||Just For The Win|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 81 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.98% / 96.02%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Free spins||8 Free Spins / Middle Reel Wild and Pay Both Ways|
|Bonus rounds||Reel Split Re-Spin, Free Spins, Scatter, Expanding Reels, Wild, Wild Reel, Pay Both Ways|
|Slot Themes||Classic & Retro|
Wild: The wild symbol replaces all other symbols to create wins from left to right in the base game, and from left to right and right to left in the Reel Splitter free spins.
Reel Split Re-spin: Any 4 symbol wins can trigger the reel split re-spin. The middle reel will split, revealing an extra 5th reel and turning this into a 243 ways to win slot machine. You get another chance at a bigger win AND you can also find stacked wild in that middle reel.
Scatters and Free Spins: Get 3 or 4 scatter free spin symbols on the screen to play 8 or 16 free spins respectively.
At this point, you get a 5 reel slot with 243 ways to win and a stacked wild in the centre reel. Better yet, this now pays both ways, from left to right and from right to left.
We wanted to gives this Reel Splitter mobile game 4 stars, much like we did it's older sister Shogun of Time, but the lack of original theme let it down in our opinion.
It's not that the theme is that important, is that with Shogun you rejoiced in being able to watch the time lady appear out of nowhere and give you wild wins.
But here you are reminded that this is just a 4 reel slot that, sometimes, gives you 5 reels and 243 ways to win. You know, like any other 243 ways to win online slots such as Immortal Romance, Ever After by NextGen or even the superior Rainbrew by JFTW.
Still, the free spin bonus is wickedly good fun, especially as this turns into a pay both way casino slot and you get one reel wild the whole time. Worth taking a quick spin during your tea/coffee break.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: January 2, 2020 - Rating