It’s About Time
If the title of this slot machine caught your eye, then it might be because you were reminded of the iconic 1971 film A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick. Based on the novel of the same name by Anthony Burgess, the film tells the tale of Alex DeLarge and his gang of unsavoury droogs who reign terror on the the streets of a dystopian London by partaking in bouts of ultra-violence to the soundtrack of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Fortunately, this slot machine doesn’t draw any real inspiration from the science fiction tale, opting to present a funky set of novelty reels which features nothing more threatening than some sort of weird clock orange with eyes (which is somewhat disturbing in its own right!).
From a purely aesthetic point of view, this online slot machine is not going to be blowing any socks off any time soon. That is simply because the game has a somewhat out-dated appearance, using two dimensional cartoon images and bright bold colours to catch the eye of the spinner. It could be said that the video slot has a slightly retro feel about it despite the novelty nature of the theme, meaning that it might appeal to players who enjoy playing online fruit machines.
Time to Win
Clockwork Oranges is a medium volatility slot machine, meaning that it strikes a good balance between the frequency of wins and the size of the awarded prizes. The game has 20 paylines, although punters are given the option to limit their overall total bet by playing with fewer lines down to the minimum of 1. With all 20 paylines active on the reels, spinners can place a maximum bet of 10,000 game credits (that’s 500 credits per line). The smallest possible stake in the game is just 20 credits.
Clockwork oranges will reward punters handsomely whenever a matching combination of three or more low value symbols show up on a payline, offering line bet multiplier wins that start at 10x. Of course, the bigger wins are given whenever five matching icons align, with line bet prizes of 200x for five 9s or 10s, 200x for five Js or Qs and 400x for five Ks or As.
The biggest line bet multiplier of all, however, is a whopping 10,000x prize which is awarded for finding five “Wild” icons on a payline. This wild icon will also help players to fill in winning formations by replacing any ordinary symbols on the reels.
This unique slot machine doesn’t offer any free spins like most video slots online, but it does promise a bit of bonus action thanks to the Clockwork Oranges scatter symbol.
Whenever this scatter appears on reels 1, 3, and 5 simultaneously, a clock will appear to choose a number between 1 and 3. This number will determine the number of hands that will appear on the bonus clock, with more hands meaning more chances to rack up some big bonus prizes. Once the number of hands has been chosen, players will be taken to a view a separate clock face filled with various fruit symbols such as lemons, cherries, plums and watermelons. The aim of the game is to simply collect three matching fruits to win the associated bonus prize. Will time be on your side in this unique bonus gameplay feature?
Worth the Time?
We have to admit that Clockwork Oranges offers up a slightly strange slot machine. With its unique theme and funky visual effects, this game is not going to appeal to every punter out there, especially those who enjoy playing new video slots with cutting edge graphics. However, there is plenty of merit to this game in the fact that it awards a 10,000x jackpot in the base game as well as some extra prizes with its unique bonus clock feature.