Reactoonz is a Play ‘N Go slot playable on a 7x7 grid; this alien-themed title uses the cascading game engine that is becoming fast popular where players can win again from a second attempt on the same spin.
With every win, players charge up the meters to randomly activate one of five Quantum round which gives them wild icon transformations, low-value symbol transformations, low-value icon destructions, intersecting wilds and an oddly-named Gargantoon that adds either 1x1, 2x2 or 3x3 wilds on the reels.
There are also random wilds, x2 wins on four matching icons resembling a 2x2 shape and fluctuating symbols that give players more wilds. Highly volatile, players can win up to a whopping 4,570 times their bet stake on every cascade.
Players must aim to collect clusters of energetic extra-terrestrials characters. These cutesy, alien theme-cartoon style symbols on the reels include four lower paying aliens, four higher-paying aliens and the vortex wild. The highest-value symbol is the pink alien who awards players 750 times their stake for accumulating five across a payline. The vortex wild substitutes all other icons to help generate more winning combinations.
As mentioned above, Reactoonz uses a cascading game engine with icons cascading down into the 7x7 grid where players will aim to form winning combinations for getting five of a kind in one cluster, either vertically or horizontally.
Once players obtain a win, the contributing icons are then removed with newer symbols filling up their empty spaces and form new wins, so, seriously boosting a players winnings. The cascading symbols continue to drop until either all the empty spaces are filled or players are not able to create more winning formations.
With every win obtained, players increase the five Quantum Leap charge meters one by one – when a meter is charged, one of the quantum features is randomly added to the queue:
Implosion feature – three to six icons are transformed into wilds with adjoining symbols also being destroyed.
Alteration feature – one random low-value icon is chosen with all instances of that symbol converting into another icon. If there’s no low-value symbol on the grid, a high-value alien will be selected.
Demotion feature – all cases of low-value icons are destroyed and excluded from the gird.
Incision feature – a wild is made into the centre that then creates two intersecting diagonal lines through the grid. This then displays the same randomly selected icon.
When all five charge meters are fully charged, the Gargantoon feature is attached to the queue; the Gargantoon will add a 3x3 wild on the grid. With each cascade, the Gargantoon splits to become two 2x2 wilds. With the next cascade, it splits again into nine 1x1 wilds.
However, players should note that the Gargantoon can randomly drop four to eight wild icons onto the grid if players have a non-winning spin – this is known as the Instability round. Reactoonz benefits from a Giantoonz round – this is played when four matching icons next to each other in a square shape 2x2 surface. This will form Giantoonz, meaning that wins are doubled (i.e. x2 multiplier) in any winning combo.
Finally, there is a Fluctuation round – one random low-value icon is marked as the fluctuating symbol on each spin. This round will leave two wilds behind the grid should it form part of a winning combination.
Reactoonz may sound rather complicated; however its rather easy once players get playing – its fast-paced, fun and has very high variance as players win up to 4,570 times their bet stake on every cascade or spin.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring