Smart Restart

Smart Restart Slot Review

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What is this mobile slot about?

A simple 5 payline game from Merkur Gaming, this Smart Restart mobile slot gives you a dangerous choice but very big wins.

This fruity is for a very specific type of player. For one, you probably have to be a fan of Merkur slots to begin with, and not mind the fairly frugal animations and design.

For two you have to love simple fruit machine where the point of the game is to get decent 5 of a kind win on any one of just 5 paylines.

Because, ultimately, that’s what you are going to find in this Smart Restart slot game, and what will mostly keep you entertained.

How to use the Restart feature:

You can choose to play this casino game with the restart feature on or off, this won’t affect how much you bet. The only difference is that, if you play with it on you probably won’t be using the auto play function.

That’s because after every losing spin, some of the five reels will light up with a cash amount, and you can choose to then re-spin that singular reel for that price.

You can re-spin all the reels available, multiple times, in fact, all in the hope to get a win after a lose.

Of course, this reel re-spin feature is not available if you manage to get a win, which is a shame, as it would have added an extra dimension to the winning paylines.

The Smart Restart slot is best left as a simple fruity

You’ll notice below that the Return to Player rate of this machine varies widely from 81.46% to a high 97%.

Why? Because if you place dumb reel re-spin bets, the RTP of this machine decreases signifianctly. What are dumb re-spins bets? We honestly don’t know.

When we used it we rarely got a win, because this Smart Restart game is generally fairly volatile, so big wins aren’t easy to find.

So the smart move, it seems, is not to use the restart button, and maybe leave the RTP somewhere in the range of 90% RTP.

Those famous Merkur slots big wins are here

Of course, the thing to remember is that Merkur Gaming is popular for a reason – when you do hit a 4 or 5 of a kind win, you are seeing massive wins of over 150 times your bet, if not more.

In fact, you can win up to 5,000 times your bet on a good round which is more than most slot games online.

But, honestly, we prefer our themes a little more interesting, so we’d probably still rather play in Sizzling Spins game by Play’n GO which has the same top bet amount.

That said, fans of Merkur Gaming will find another solid machine with solid wins… as long as you leave that restart button alone,

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Mobile slot overview

Mobile Slot releasedJuly 2018
Slot typeVideo Slot
Slot reels / paylines5 Reels / 5 Paylines
House edge18.54% to 3%
Slot volatilityMedium/High
Min/Max bet0.05 / 10
Max win50,000
Free spins50,000
Bonus roundsGamble, Reel Re-spins
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In-game bonus features

Restart Feature: You can choose to choose this feature on or off (Active/ Inactive) at the top of the 5 reels.

After a spin, if you don't get a win, you will get a value over some of the reels.

If you click on that reel, you will respin that reel, and only that reel, in the hope of catching a win.

You can restart a reel multiple times, and they are not all always available for a re-spin.

Gamble: The gamble feature you find on all Merkur Gaming slots is here, which means you get one of two choices.

When you win, you can choose to gamble that win to double it's value (or lose all if you guess wrong) by:

  • Picking whether the next card on the draw will be either red or black
  • Picking whether the light on the money ladder will go up or down.

Closing thoughts

There are better gambling machines out there who have done the 'pay for a' reel respin feature a little bit better.

Microgaming Bikini Party and Wild Orient slots are two to come to mind, and even they are dangerous because of this habit of trying to use a feature that rarely pays off.

The more a reel is worth, the more chances you are of getting a bigger win, but as this is a fairly volatile game, you won't get much on a respin at the best of time.

To be honest this Smart Restart slot on mobile is better seen as a 5 payline classic fruit video slot with big wins on 5 of a kind, and stacked symbols.

In which case, it an enjoyable enough simple slot machine with above average wins.

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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: July 29, 2018 - Rating 3

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