Contact has five reels and a cluster paylines system, all inspired by ancient Mayan culture. Design-wise Contact looks flawless – vivid visuals, beautiful colours and astonishing animations.
Players will journey back through time when the Mayan people were authoritative in Mesoamerica. Players will experience Mayan culture, rituals, gods and ancient myths all adding to an air of suspense.
Before players head off deep into the Mayan jungle on an expedition for Mayan treasures, they should adjust their game settings first.
Contact has a Quick Betting Panel that lets players raise and lower their bet stakes.
Spin will begin to turn the reels.
Autoplay will spin the reels in motion for a determinate number of times without the requirement for players to press the spin button.
The lower-value icons are the carved stones with animal fossils of snakes, turtles, jaguars, birds and monkeys that are cut into the rock. These are accompanied in ascending order of prize value by four Mayan god masks in the following colours: green, gold-green, red and purple. Contact has no scatters or wilds or scatters, and the free spins are triggered by reaching the top of the Mayan tower.
Features of Contact
Contact has a pair of exciting features to entice gamers; however it relies heavily on the Win Multiplier round. Contact features cluster paylines meaning that each icon cluster will form a winning line, and once it does the symbols that do not participate in a win line will disappear to make way for newer symbols dropping onto the grid.
Building Win Clusters on the top row and players will activate the bonus round. Once activated, players will be awarded three spins. Filling the entire grid with winning clusters will further enable the Super Bonus round where players will then be granted six spins.
Should players fill the rows in the Bonus Round, they will raise the multiplier value. Each row filled with winning clusters in the Super Bonus round grows with the multiplier and awards a unique feature. Should the grid gets filled up, and players have spins remaining, they will be receiving a nice x25 their bet stake for every remaining spin.
Special features in the bonus rounds
Contact has 3 unique features: Extra Free Spins, Block Destroyer and the Symbol Upgrade. Throughout the bonus feature, the Block Destroyer Skull will smash one multiplier block, and during the Super Bonus round, it will break three of them instead.
During the Extra Free Spins, players will be awarded one spin during the Bonus round, and three turns during the Super Bonus round. With the symbol upgrade, one of the winning clusters is upgraded within the Bonus Round; whilst during the Super Bonus round, each win cluster will also be improved.
On the side columns, players will notice that specific rows contain multipliers that are marked as either x2, x3 or x4. Should players manage to form a cluster win to fill the entire row that is marked with the said multiplier amount, then their win will be multiplied, and the multiplier itself will rise in value.
Contact may seem to have some complicated gameplay; however, the clusters and multipliers are actually what this game is all about, reaching as high as x30 their bet stake. Players will either love or hate this game because the clusters become addictive.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring