A biopunk game with a beautiful setting, this Temperance mobile slot should have been so much better.
We take our hats off to Old Skool Gaming who have released a game that is a wonderful tribute to the iconic BioShock video game.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to know this reference to enjoy the beauty of this Temperance slot. Set in an underwater hotel that had seen better days, you can see the whole blue ocean in the background surrounding a dystopian city.
There are cogs, there are glass domes, there’s even a French version of “Beyond the Sea” playing that adds a wonderfully creepy but fun atmosphere.
So why did we give this a 2-star slot game review?
Once you get over how beautifully constructed this virtual casino game is, you’ll then squint your eyes and notice the tiny 5 reels, 11 symbols and 20 paylines that feel like they were inserted as an afterthought.
The Temperance online slot played on a big desktop screen, maybe, would get an extra star. But on a mobile phone or a iPad or an Android Tablet slot?
The images get lost, and so does the fun of the spin. Avoid.
Which is no bad thing – all the feature are familiar and if you’ve been playing slots online for a while, you’ll recognise the kind of wins you are going to get here.
It’s not going to be anything that impressive, 20x your bet is an ‘epic win’ here. More might be possible, but that requires you catch the 10x multiplier during the free spins and lots and lots of stacked wilds.
Where you’ll probably get more like a 2x multiplier and some wilds. Hence, 20x your bet.
Aside from the slots free spins, there’s also a fun click me game where you’ve got 5 levels where you click to win cash prizes.
Again, it’s a beautiful setting, but even here the main prizes are so tiny, it almost makes it difficult to see the details, especially when playing this as an iPhone slot.
Ultimately, they’ve created a beautiful world here, with some ok if not earth-shattering mechanics, and then made it impossible to actually enjoy on mobile.
Stick to the desktop version if you love this kind of steampunk dystopia, but personally, we’d probably still head to Cazino Zeppelin slot instead.
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|Mobile Slot released||June 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Software||Old Skool Studios|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 10|
|Free spins||8 to 20 Free Spins / Extra Stacked Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatters, Stacked Wilds, Free Spins, Click Me Bonus, Gamble|
Wilds: The man is the hero and the wild symbol. He can be used to replace any other symbol over this 20 payline slot machine, except the bonus and scatter symbol.
It's also the highest paying symbol over the reels.
Free Spins and Scatters: The girl is the scatter and 3, 4, or 5 scatters will reward you with 8, 12, or 20 free spins.
Mostly it will just be 8. You'll then spin a wheel to get a random multiplier of 2x or 3x. There's a small chance you'll catch 10x, but... not often. If ever. Similar to their La Rouge slot game.
The good news is that you do get more stacked wilds during the free spins.
Click Me Bonus: 3 mechanical suits (a Big Daddy, for BioShock fans) will trigger a 5 level click me game.
You find bonus items included cash prizes, advance to the next level, win-alls, and collect.
This Temperance slot for mobile had so much potential, especially if you love that style of biopunk craziness.
There's no doubt that the Old Skool Games studio thought very hard about the setting. We just wish that they'd thought about the fact that we slot players love are the reels.
Those spinning reels, and being able to see the wins and symbols are all part of the fun. And when your mechanics are fairly generic (wilds, scatters, free spins) you need to make us fall in love with the reels.
Even still, the wins here aren't intense enough to make us overlook this when games like Afterlife Inferno boast 8,000 times your bet.
A so-so game, with a beautiful wasted theme.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating