Sparky & Shortz is a 5-reel video slot machine with 10 fixed paylines, stacked symbols, and increasing multipliers on every stack of symbols.
This Sparky and Shortz slot has two friendly robots, who with a little bit of help, might be able to pay out as much as 10,000x your bet.
Shortz is the massive white robot, who opens up on screen to reveal 5 reels and 3 rows of low-paying crystal symbols, and high-paying aliens capture in jars.
Sparky, on the other hand, is the cute little purple robot by the side of the reels who is constantly trying to give you value for money by boosting the multipliers on the reels.
It’s no different in this Sparky & Shortz mobile slot, but how you get the multipliers are different. For one, you just need to land a full stack of any symbol to cover a reel, and the multiplier goes up by one.
So if you land all 5 reels with the same symbol, it automatically increases the paytable value by 5x. But it’s Sparky that takes all the glory as he can randomly boost the in-game multiplier by +2x up to +10x on any spin, giving you a little bit more value for money.
Sparky & Shortz is a mid to high variance slot machine, so you have to accept that as fun as the graphics are in the base game, they will only get you so far.
But when you trigger the free spins using 3 scatters, you catch 10 free spins where the multipliers don’t reset.
So each time you land an alien that covers the whole reel, or 3 crystal, the multiplier increases and stays up until the very end of the Sparky & Shortz bonus.
It’s these simple mechanics and quirky animations, that make this Play’n GO slot fun to play and easy to pick up and go.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2021|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.72% / 96.28%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Max win||10,000x your bet|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Boost Meter Active|
|Bonus rounds||Boost Meter, Stacked Symbols|
|Slot Themes||Sci Fi|
The Wild Symbol: The canister holding the universe is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols (except the Power Cell SCATTER). It appears on all reels.
Stacked Symbols and Multiplier: 3 identical symbols on one reel become a stack, which then increases the Win Multiplier by +1. The multiplier resets between spins.
Boost Meter: Randomly Sparky tries to activate the Boost Meter. If it's active the multiplier will boost from the multiplier by +2, +3, +4, +5, +10.
Power Cell Scatters and Free Spins: The scatter can appear on reels 1, 3, and 5 and trigger 10 free spins. The Boost Meter is always active during the free spins and the multiplier does not reset between spins. 3 scatters in the bonus game will trigger 5 more free spins. You can only trigger 100 spins at a time.
The Sparky & Shortz slot on mobile is surprisingly good fun, with its large alien symbols and quirky robots ruling these reels.
With a max win of 10,000x your bet, but lower volatility than the Ghost of Dead slot, there are quick actions on the reels, even if the multipliers are hard to find.
All in all, a fun way to pass an evening as you watch your favourite Sci-fi movie, trying to catch those free spins where the multiplier won't reset.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 18, 2022 - Rating
The theoretical RTP of the Sparky & Shortz slot is 96.28%. The return to player rate can vary depending on which slot site with Play'n GO slots you play at.
The Sparky & Shortz slot volatility is medium to high with wins coming from the Free Spins & helped by the Boost Meter.
The maximum win on Sparky & Shortz is 10,000x your total bet. At minimum bet of 0.10 per spin is 1,000 in cash and at max bet of 100 per spin is a huge 1,000,000.
Yes, you'll be able to play in demo mode for free before playing for real at many of the sites recommended here. Just note you might have to register to do so.