Powered by Endorphina, Cuckoo is a video slot with five reels and ten pay-lines inspired by 18th-century cuckoo clocks when they were considered in, and every household had to have one. Cuckoo is wonderfully devised; the reels are dark blue and framed in a white and gold lining.
How to play Cuckoo
Before players travel back in time to the eighteenth century, they are advised to adjust their settings.
The birds inside cuckoo clocks don’t precisely lay eggs, although within the game eggs are the symbols that players need to land and offer them prize awards. Designed to imitate a perfect porcelain timepiece, Cuckoo features a blue and white design – the reels are royal blue whilst the machine itself is white.
The game's lower value symbols are the card values Jack, Queen, King and Ace. The other higher-paying symbols on the reels are a clock, a blue egg, a black egg and a gold egg.
Cuckoo doesn’t have a Wild symbol, but all the three eggs are high paying. The Golden egg pays 50,000 if players land five symbols on any winning payline, the Silver egg pays 25,000 for five symbols, and five Blue eggs can award players 1,000.
Bonus features of Cuckoo
The Clock is the game's Scatter symbol, and if players land three of these anywhere on the reels, they will trigger the Clock Bonus feature. The alarm is set to random time, players can move the golden hand forward and place it on the clock to get a multiplier for their bets.
The farther players move the hand, the more significant is the win they can get. Should the alarm not sound at their first attempt players can move the hand another time. Players are not permitted to place the hand on the current time. Should players put the golden hand at the same time as the alarm, they will lose all their winnings. The bonus game ends once a player has reached either an x2,400 multiplier (the maximum) if they have moved the golden hand successfully twice or the alarm is sounded.
Cuckoo also has a Gamble feature mini-game. Here, players will get one card shown, and four more flipped over. Players need to choose one of the remaining four cards. If the card they select is highest than the dealer’s they win, if the dealer’s card is higher than theirs, players will lose and be taken back to the base game. If the card is the same as the dealer’s, the round is repeated. Players can collect the winnings any time after playing each time.
For a simple video slot, Cuckoo provides hours of entertainment packed with hours of significant winning potential, and players don’t need a huge bankroll to enjoy it either. Meaning that this game is an excellent choice for new players looking to learn online gaming and hardcore punters wishing to make some large payouts.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring