Let the Party Begin
Light’em Up has a very original look, with a mysterious purple and black background covered in subtle ornaments. The characters on and around the reels are wearing lavish costumes and beautiful masks, which is the only direct element that links the game to the famous annual carnival of Venice.
All the command buttons can be summoned through the command bar under the reels, leaving plenty of space for players to admire the high graphic quality of Light’em Up. You can enjoy the game on all modern mobile devices as well.
Scanning the Crowd
Light’em Up features 5 reels and 30 paylines, with a betting range spanning from 0.30 to 3000 credits per spin. Needless to say that this leaves players with a broad array of options when the time comes to choose a wager, and beginners and high rollers alike will find an option that suits their preferences. Whether you are playing turn-by-turn or with the autospin mode, Light’em Up is fast paced and easy to customise.
The relatively low volatility of the game does make it easy to unlock the smallest payouts frequently, which is an excellent reason to try and bet as many credits as possible to maximise your future cash rewards. On the paytable, you will discover a series of card icons, followed by fire rings, drums, lanterns, swords and masks, with a top prize worth 300 times your current line bet.
A Game Within the Game
The first special symbol of Light’em Up is a masked lady, which plays the role of the wild card. She has the unique power to replace the basic icons on the reels and thus help you complete extra winning combinations when you least expect it.
The Light’em Up logo is a scatter, and finding 3 of them across the reels award 10 free spins. As soon as the free games start, an entirely new paytable is introduced. On top of the regular symbols, you will find a series of new wilds, with multipliers up to x3 attached to them. New scatter combinations can award extra free spins and a x3000 jackpot, while some of the wilds might expand to cover entire reels at once without warning.
Put Your Mask On
Light’em Up has a fairly original theme and set of rules, which makes it a little tougher to find exact clones of the game on the current market. That being said, this Ainswoth slots bears a lot of resemblance with other games such as Kings and Queens by Microgaming or Playtech’s Daredevil, especially in terms of free spin bonus. As for the theme itself, look no further than Hearts of Venice from WMS for another trip to the world’s most famous carnival.
A Challenging Masquerade
Light’em Up contains two very distinct game modes: the base game, which is classic and a little tougher than most slots, and the free spin mode, which is much more generous. The multitude of added bonus symbols that appear there makes all the difference, and we encourage you to try and win as many free spins as you can.
Light’em Up is similar to other Ainsworth creations such as Twice the Money, but we did enjoy the whole masquerade theme a lot. Otherwise, we would put Light’em Up in the “slightly challenging” category, making it perhaps best suited for more experienced players.