Online slots have evolved to become sophisticated with a myriad of themes, graphics and features. This can often mark a big departure from the origins of a simple fruit slot. Developer Betsoft take a fond look back at the original fruit slots of the past with Revolution, as there are no complex features and everything is contained right within the one screen. For those more used to modern slots, this style of play can rather ironically appear to be more complicated! But once you’ve spun the reels a few times you’ll soon get the hang of the different reels and options.
Revolution is deliberately styled to look like a fruit machine with the controls designed to resemble the buttons you see on a land-based game. With paytables at the top and bottom, and the choice of play it’s a dizzying array of flashing lights. Choose from playing on either three or four reels using the Bet Head button to decide. There’s the traditional array of fruit symbols on the reels while the wheel at the top just contains a series of prizes that you could walk away with.
Spinning the Wheel
Revolution is the name of the game here and to win you’ll need to get spinning, both on the reels and the prize wheel at the top. In the base game you’ll have the choice of playing with either 3 or 4 reels, with both of them featuring just a single payline.
The same symbols appear on both but on the fourth reel you’ll also see the elusive prize wheel symbol more frequently too. When this lands on the payline the prize wheel at the top of the game will then spin automatically; all you need to do is keep your fingers crossed it lands on a good payout! You can choose to play with between one and 40 credits. This determines not just the prizes you could potentially receive but also the extent of the games that you’ll play. Whatever you decide to play with, you can expect a low to medium rate of volatility.
Regular slots players will be used to receiving a whole host of extras on their game but as Revolution is designed to closely resemble the original land based casinos you can forget about any frills or additional features. The focus remains on just lining up symbols on the reels so there’s no bonus plays or side games to add to the potential prize haul.
The only exception is the gamble which comes into play when you line up a win. With heads and tails buttons on the right of the reels, you’ll need to choose one if you want to chance doubling your prize. It’s a voluntary extra and carries the risk of losing the prize completely so it’s your decision about whether you dare to step up.
If you thrill at the opportunity to play these more traditional types of video slots, there are plenty of others you could try too. Super Money Wheel, also from Betsoft, offers the same classic styling but with 27 paylines included on the three reels. With very similar features and the same prize wheel too, this adds an extra dimension to retro play. If you want to try a different developer, iSoftBet have Ultimate Super Reels which features the traditional symbols and layout but with 5 reels and five paylines plus a progressive jackpot too.
Revolution by Betsoft may actually not be much of a revolution at all, with its traditional styling and classic gameplay. However, it has a niche attraction for those players who long for a more authentic style of slot which is much more similar to the original games played in land casinos.