To get started on your journey, you’ll need to make a wager of between 0.10 and 20 credits, a lowly betting range that encompasses every type of gamer. Deciding upon your final pay-in is a piece of pie thanks to the handy (-) and (+) widgets in the middle of the control panel. Not to mention the total bet rate displayed to the right hand side of the screen.
Aside from the maximum bet widget, there’s only the start and autoplay button for you to play around with, meaning that the controls are easy to understand and designed for convenience. When a matrix presents complicated controls, we get a sense for the level of volatility we’re in for, but here everything is uncomplicated, much like the challenge presented in Fusion Power.
Basic Wins vs Big Wins
There’s always a ‘big win’ of some sort to play for when interacting with an online slot, but with Fusion Power the juicy prizes have been made more interesting because they’re part of a feature. They’re what’s known as Cluster Wins.
On the 5 reels you can obtain your basic winning lines like in any other slot machine, which require a match of between three and five for a win to be made. But with Cluster Wins you’re rewarded for a single symbol taking over three or more entire reels, with the crowning jewel being a 5×3 win, e.g. a full grid of matching images.
You’d think with that level of difficulty being presented to you, that the wins for these unique patterns would be higher than the standard paytable, but that isn’t the case here. In fact, the basic wins still steal the limelight.
|Basic Win 5 of a kind red 7||Cluster Win 5×3 red 7|
|1,000 credits||100 credits|
As you can see from the small comparison table above, a lot of money still rests in favour of getting typical victories rather than the special ones, which while illogical to us, is nice to see.
As if Fusion Power wasn’t vintage enough, Octavian Gaming has gone and made their gamble option as old school as they come: they’ve created a virtual pinball machine. If you’ve played with the company before, you’ll likely have seen it in action, but that doesn’t mean that its uniqueness should be overlooked. This is an exclusive feature to the brand, and one we could play all day; it makes the risks more fun and less tense, which consequently means we’re more likely to try and double our winnings.
The rules of the round are simple: get to one of the x2 opening or lose your money. We found that securing a win here was on the tricky side, but even the bitter taste of disappointment couldn’t change our love for this round.
Time to Regenerate
As much as we enjoyed Fusion Power Slot, there’s no escaping that it’s seen better days and can’t stand up to stiffer competition, even from inside its own brand. What is more, the basic appearance will make it a niche casino experience rather than a universally accepted one.