Genesis Gaming doesn’t mess about when it comes to the look and feel of their slots, and Orion is undoubtedly no exception.
Set against a star-filled night sky, the symbols on the reels include Orion, Artemis, the star sign Scorpio and Artemis’ pair of hunting dogs. They are joined by playing card icons from Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine. Orion is the best icon, offering payouts of 1,000 coins if a player can and five on a payline. Look out for stacked symbols here too.
Before players head into the night sky, they should adjust their game settings first.
“Lines” chooses the number of paylines players can bet.
+/- alters the coin size.
To adjust the number of coins wagered, players should press “Coins”.
To commence spinning the reels, “Spin” needs to be pressed.
“Bet Max” spins the reels at the maximum bet possible.
To play the game without interruption, players should press “Expert” and then “Autoplay”.
During the initial eight free spins round, players will observe the addition of sliding wilds that boosts the feature. If a stacked wild remains on the reels, it will also slide into place and saturate the entire reel with them.
Needless to say, if this occurs on multiple reels, it can send a players payouts rocketing. Players can re-trigger free spins should the scatter symbols appear during the feature, with sixteen in total possible to achieve.
Orion feels and sounds great - the standard visuals are superbly done and complemented by some slick animations when the wilds slide into place in the free spins round. The audio is suitably stirring and certainly lifts the overall feel. The volatility in Orion is on the high side of medium, so expect some big swings to the player’s bankroll. As is so often the case in video slot games, it’s the free spins round that can deliver the big rewards.
Orion won’t let anyone down - the free spins round is decent enough, and the high volatility makes it highly attractive for experienced gamers and punters. Sadly it lacks a little gameplay action to thoroughly entertain, although if a player gets lucky with the expanding wilds in the bonus round, they can undoubtedly skyrocket their payouts.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring