Based on the TV series with Danny DeVito, rather than the equally famous film, this Taxi mobile slot never quite manages to get out of the garage.
We really wanted to like this Leander slot machine. It’s got an iconic theme, three bonus features, and… well… it’s freaking Taxi! Even if you’ve never seen the TV show, you got to love any series that made Christopher Lloyd and Danny DeVito famous.
Unfortunately, it’s not just that this Taxi slot on mobile doesn’t shine as much as it’s online counterpart (try scrolling to find the paytable! ha!), it’s the fact that it’s not really that exciting.
Of course it should. Set on a highway at night, we could even forgive the fuzzy pictures of the characters, in that ‘give it an authentic feel’ kind of way.
What we can’t forgive is that the sounds are animations feel like you are sitting in the back of a cab – lots of pretty lights, but mostly you’re trying not to fall asleep till you get home. Or in this case move on to the more exciting Dragon slot by the same provider.
The base game is just a little on the boring side, unless you suddenly get a 5 of a kind win, and even then you might miss it as the animations don’t bring out the fanfare.
They appear fairly frequently, we’ll will give them that. You get one or the other every 50 spins or so, meaning you get anything from 5x to 10x fairly regularly.
More is possible here, but you’ll be damned if we could get it, and we played on this Taxi video slot for well over an hour.
Thank-fully the ‘make it out of the garage’ free spin bonus livens thing up, mostly because all of the 4 main characters, Louie, Elaine, Tony, Bobby and Jim, can suddenly become wild, and you can get additional spins by getting just one scatter on reel 5.
If you manage to get two or three characters wilds, you’d be wondering why we rated this Taxi slot game so low. It really can be an exciting feature, with potentially big win.
We just rarely saw the potential and got bored of waiting. Mostly we will take a simpler game, less bonus heavy but more wins, like the Doubles slot over this most days.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2015|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 25 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||5.38% / 94.62%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 5.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 125|
|Free spins||Starts with 10 Free Spins / Extra Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||2 x Click Me Bonus, Free Spins, Wilds,|
|Slot Themes||Tv & Film|
Wild Symbol: The yellow New York taxi is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols except bonus symbols.
Flag This Down Bonus: Get the taxi meter symbol on reel 3 and you'll trigger an instant cash bonus. The taxi will drive down five streets, and the more streets it goes down, the more you win. Mostly you get about 5x to 10x your bet, possibly as much as 42x.
Make it Out of the Garage Free Spin Bonus: Get 3 free spins telephone bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5, and you'll trigger 10 free spins.
If you get a telephone symbol on reel 5, you will get +2 free spins, and one of the main high paying symbols will turn wild.
Mostly you'll get one, maybe two, right at the end of the free spins. Get it early enough, or multiple character wilds, and you can win up to 500 times your bet.
Let's Get This Garage Moving Here Bonus: 3 Mega phone bonus symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4 trigger this click me bonus.
First you'll hear Louie shout the trips for the drivers, if you guess the right driving license (out of four choices) you get cash prizes. You can be wrong up to 3 times, and then you move to the garage where you'll get to pick from one of 4 taxies which gives you a multiplier on the cash you've won.
Mostly a good average here is about 10 times your bet, but potentially you can win as much as 98x.
If you're a big fan of the TV show you can add a star out of pure nostalgia, but otherwise this Leander game has little to offer.
We get that there's potentially big wins in the free spins round, but for us the empty spins during the base game made it impossible to keep playing on this Taxi mobile slot, all just in the hope of catching them.
At least Ali Baba's free spins had glorious multipliers in the bonus round to make things interesting.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 1, 2018 - Rating