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On the 16th of August Just For The Win studios will be releasing their brand new Rainbrew slot machine on mobile. Here's everything we know and why you'll be interested.
Just for the Win (JFTW) is not a big game studio… yet.
They currently release all their new slots through the Quickfire Microgaming platform exclusively, so you’ll find their casino games side by side other greats such as Immortal Romance slot or even Mega Moolah.
The Rainbrew slot machine will be their 5th game in their series, and they’ve certainly started to impress us with some great unique features.
So will Rainbrew finally be the breakout hit for JFTW and allow them to come out from Microgaming’s shadow? Let’s find out.
We know this isn’t a new IGT slot game or a big WMS brand release like Wonder Woman Bullets and Bracelets.
It would be easy to ignore this slot and wait for the 16th of August 2018 before passing judgement, but JFTW have been making noise and we like to showcase the little guys.
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Sometimes they make the more interesting slots; we predicted that Yggdrasil would be the next big knockout, and we weren’t wrong.
That said, whilst Just For The Win aren’t quite there yet, they are looking interesting enough for us to take a closer look at their next big slot machines.
The one thing that JFTW seems to be doing at the moment is going through tried and tested slot themes and working their way through it.
So yeah, you get the red-headed leprechaun sitting with his pipe and Celtic symbols littering 5 reels and 4 rows, giving you a 243 ways to wins slot.
But this is set in a pub in the land of the Leprechauns, with kegs and pints of that magical rainbow coloured beer being served by a lovely wench.
Hence the name ‘Rainbrew’.
If you are a little confused as to how this game turns from 243 to 1125 ways to win? Well, in a most unique lovely way.
It’s those two extra reels that make this JFTW slot interesting enough to catch our attention before it comes out on the August 16th.
There’s a reel on the top and on the bottom of these 3 middle rows. And mostly in the base game, they are inactive.
Unless you get a wild on reel 2 or reel 4. The first will activate the top reel, and the second will activate the bottom reel.
Activate how? By spinning wild symbols. If they land above the reels, they basically give you extra ways to wins because they can be used as part of winning combinations.
It’s an interesting concept and one that goes into overdrive during the free spin bonus games.
During the free spin bonus rounds, it sounds like those two top rows will spin wilds on every single spin – actually giving you the chance of catching 1,125 ways to win.
Better yet, if a wild symbol lands on the same reel on the bottom and top row of wilds, the wilds will now expand and cover the rest of the reel.
The total potential win is 272,070 in cash or 2,720 times your total bet. Which isn’t as much as some, but is more than either their Amazing Aztecs, Temple of Tut or even their first release, the Goldwyn Fairies slot.
So let’s start with the bad news because we are optimists at heart, so we might as well get over an done with.
This is all speculation, but if there was one thing worrying us about this Rainbrew game, other than that fairly generic theme, is the fact that get 1,125 ways to win seems short of impossible.
You would have to get wilds on every single reel, on the special rows, which would only happen in the free spins.
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So not only is this only really available in the slot bonus games, but you’d have to have the luck of the gods on your side as this would create 5 expanding symbols, giving you (essentially) that top win (we suspect).
So, in reality, you are almost never playing a 1,125 ways to win slot machine; what you have is 243 ways to win with occasional a couple of extra ways to add to the fun.
Will this take away from the game play? We hope not. After all, who doesn’t love a good 243 ways to win machine? And if you get a few extra ways from time to time all the better.
Some of you may have caught on to the 2,700 times your bet top prize and felt a little unimpressed.
How can JFTW compete? By not trying. This Rainbow themes mobile slot game isn’t meant to be a high variance high danger machine.
Instead, it’s a mid-variance game that, much like its title Irish character, wants to be friendly and charming, but still provide you with a little gold at the end of the rainbow.
If they manage to find that balance, this might yet be Just For The Wins first 5-star slot review in our list.
Till then we’d recommend the previously mentioned Goldwyn Fairies to try and see why you’ll start looking out for the next big JFTW release every month.
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