|Game:||The Final Countdown||Paylines:||4096|
|Manufacturer:||Big Time Gaming||Bet Per Spin:||£0.20 – £20.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||96.65%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
Fans of hirsute 1980s soft rockers Europe will recognise the sounds which accompany this online slot machine from Big Time Gaming; appropriately it’s called The Final Countdown and from £0.20 per spin it offers players cloning reels, wild multipliers and two free spins options.
The Final Countdown is a six reel slot with four rows and 4096 ways to win; there’s a 1980s video game vibe to the design with the reels floating above a moving, neon grid as we move slowly towards some futuristic cityscape.
Gems in purple, red, blue and green represent the higher value while 9, 10, J, Q, K and A make up the lower values; the character symbols are wild and the golden ‘FC’ is the scatter.
The Final Countdown Bonus Features
On any spin between two and four reels will lock together and land with identical symbols to help you out; scatter symbols can’t be cloned but if a wild lands there it will expand to fill all positions on all cloned reels. A wild on two reels will award a 4x multiplier, on three reels will award a 27x multiplier and on all four reels will apply a 256x multiplier.
Landing at least three of the gold FC symbols anywhere in view will trigger this feature and you’ll get to choose from these two options:
- Countdown – awards eight free spins with a countdown timer which decreases each time scatter lands; if it reaches zero four extra spins are awarded the first time and two spins the second and final time. A 4x roaming wild is on the reels at all times and its multiplier will grow on each retrigger to 27x and then 256x.
- Heading For Venus – awards fifteen free spins with guaranteed Reel Clones on each spin; Velocity Wilds can appear on the cloned reels and have win multipliers of between 4x and 888x depending on whether the cloned reels are two, three or four reels. Three scatters retrigger the spins.
The Final Countdown is top notch stuff from BTG and it goes to show that they are about much more than Megaways and Megaclusters; the colourful design, the clever features and the nod to some old rockers only add to the fun. Note that selecting the Heading For Venus option will reduce the RTP slightly from 96.65% to 96.56%.