We’re in the desert for this three-reel slot from Microgaming. It’s a three-reel game so that means everything is that little bit simpler. That being said, ‘Sizzling Scorpions’ does offer a bit more than other games of this type as it includes a bonus feature, more about that later but it’s something a little bit different than the usual free spins round you’ll all be used to.
With this being a three-reel slot, almost everything you need for the game is on one screen. The game has a good look to it and doesn’t look at all cluttered. If you do want to know all the rules of the game, you need to press the help button which is situated along with all the other control buttons at the bottom of the screen. That brings up another page that tells you all you need to know in order to play this slot. Have some free games too in order to see how everything works.
The reels for this game are in the top left-hand corner of the screen. They don’t take up too much room and there’s just the one pay-line here. There are three symbols that are theme-related. There’s the scorpion of course who looks deceptively cute and the sun that seems to shine down forever. Also, there’s a buzzard symbol that plays a key role in triggering the bonus round in this game. Other symbols are the green 7’s and the single, double and triple bars.
There’s no wild symbol in this game, I guess we’d be really spoilt if there was a wild and a bonus in ‘Sizzling Scorpions.’ The top prize in this slot is 5000x your line bet and to get that you need three of the scorpions symbols and be playing all three coins. There’s the option of playing one, two or three coins. If you get three of the scorpions while playing just one coin, you win 1000x your line bet and 2000x with two coins. There’s a definite incentive to be playing with three coins, just keep an eye on that budget of yours.
Other big wins in this game include 210x for three 7’s, 150x for three sun symbols and 60x for three triple bars.
The control buttons are down at the bottom of the screen and it’s easy to set your stake for each spin. This game has just one stake and that’s €0.50. That’s the cost if playing just one of the coins and the maximum you can wager on one spin of the reels is €1.50. That noise you just heard was the high rollers slamming the door behind you. This is an ideal game for someone who’s new to playing slot games. Build up some experience playing this straightforward three-reel slot and then move onto the more complex games that Microgaming produce.
The game can be played in regular or expert mode, the difference being in expert mode you can set some automated spins of the reels.
Let the Race Begin
To trigger the bonus game, the buzzard has to make an appearance on the third reel. In order to qualify for this, you have to be playing all three coins. The bonus game isn’t anything to do with free spins, instead it’s time for some scorpion racing. Not something you see a lot of but probably due to be in the Olympics at some time in the future. There are three scorpions to choose from and if the one you choose wins the race then you win a cash prize.
Does it Sizzle?
If you are looking to play a game isn’t going to tax your mind too much and produce some decent wins, then here it is. It’s easy to play and if new to slot games, this is a perfect introduction. The bonus game is fun to play too and it’s not often we get those in these three-reel games. Shame there is no wild symbol though.