|Manufacturer:||Odobo||Bet Per Spin:||£0.20 – £40.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||95.21%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
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‘Social media’ is the term used to describe the various ways we use technology to connect and interact with each other and since the mid-2000s it’s transformed the way the we all talk to each other. It seems unusual therefore that before now we haven’t played any online slots with this theme; one has now arrived however in the shape of Reel Buddies, a game developed by Games Warehouse on Odobo’s software platform and it’s all described below.
Reel Buddies is a five reel slot with three rows and twenty fixed paylines; graphically the design is quite basic but it’s cheerful, colourful and should put a smile on your face.
There are eight symbol used in this game and they allude to the various emojis available although they mostly just different coloured versions of various smiley faces and assorted gurning.
The wild and the bonus symbol are one and the same and represented by a a yellow ‘thumbs up’ icon – familiar to anyone who has ever clicked ‘Like’ on a certain social network. It’s the most valuable symbols (along with the orange face) and worth 25x your line bet; it also triggers the main feature.
This is the only extra feature and it’s triggered by landing three or more of the wild/bonus symbols anywhere in view for which you will receive:
- Three Symbols – 5 free spins
- Four Symbols – 7 free spins
- Five Symbols – 10 free spins
As you can see rom the video above, the spins will now start and there are new symbols on the reels (+1 spin, +2 spins, +3 spins) which will award extra spins if you land them.
Additionally you will see the ‘Viral’ meter on the right hand side and this fills up one unit with each spin; if you can reach the ‘Trending’ area reel three will become completely wild – reach the top and reels two, three and four will become completely wild, obviously paying out some big wins.
Reel Buddies might look basic but it gets the concept of it’s theme across quite successfully while not alluding directly to any particular social network. The feature seems easy to trigger and there’s an RTP of 95.12%.