The Arcane Reel Chaos slot release by NetEnt is one of two superhero-themed slots titles that have been launched from its laboratories recently. While NetEnt is widely famous for picking their themes carefully, at first glance, it may seem like they pulled a double with the other Disney-themed slot.
Nevertheless, Arcane Reel Chaos is all that it is set out to be, with the added uniqueness that is more than expected from such a game software provider as this one. From the design and layout, through its base game, all the way to its special features, this Arcane Reel Chaos slot review will introduce you to your new favourite superheroes.
Slot Design & Layout
In terms of the slot grid, there isn’t much to be too excited about, as it comprises of the standard 5-reel, 3-row structure. With 20 fixed paylines to match, the magic of this slot’s gameplay is sure to be stored elsewhere, and considering its developer, the graphics are a good place to start.
The backdrop to the reel is practically a work of art, as it is set out to represent the ruins of a rather old cathedral-like building. The church bell fallen at the back of the reels on the left-hand side of the screen further adds to the ominous atmosphere, and it isn’t long before you are introduced to the actual protagonists in this setting.
Equally artistically and life-like presented are the five characters whose storylines intertwine with the slot’s payline. Here, players will be able to meet four superheroes: Psyop, Flare, Zero.x and Chronos, as well as their evil arch-enemy, the villain of the story Deep Pockets. In a cruel twist of fate, you will come to find that Deep Pockets is, in fact, the most rewarding one, with 5 symbols giving players 50x their original stake; yet, there are even greater surprises that each of the superheroes has in store for their faithful players.
Not to forget, the reel grid of the Arcane Reel Chaos slot also features some lower value symbols – the card suits 10, J, Q, K and A, as well as a Wild and Scatter. The former naturally performs the role of substituting for all other symbols except the Scatter, and will appear on any position when triggered randomly. As for the Scatter, 3 symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 will actually see you trigger the Free Spins bonus feature, as illustrated below.
Main Game Features
Each of the heroes, respectively, uses their unique superpower on the reels, offering players a taste of different benefits and advances in the battle against Deep Pockets.
Psyop’s Stacked Wilds – Psyop’s superpower can be triggered randomly during the base game. Every time this symbol appears on the reels, it can trigger a stack of 3 wilds across an entire reel, covering 2 or 3 reels during a single trigger.
Zero.x’s Overlay Wilds – The Zero.x superhero awards players much in the same haphazard way as Psyop, and results with 3 to 5 random Overlay Wilds appearing anywhere on the reels.
Flare’s Multiplier – If a bet line win occurs in Flare’s presence on the reels, you can be sure to benefit from Flare’s Multiplier. It can increase the win for the bet line by x3, x4 or x5, offering some welcomed wins.
Chrono’s Re-spin – This feature in the base game is also known as a progressive re-spins feature – Chrono appearing after a non-winning spin will trigger this feature and see you get re-spins up until you land a winning bet line. For each re-spin until this happens, the progressive part of the feature normally increases by 1, starting from the minimum of x2 the stake, up to x10.
Arcane Reel Chaos Slot – Bonus Feature
Even though the Free Spins bonus feature is normally the most sought after at slot titles, players here are likely to have even more fun with the main game rewards. Nevertheless, the free spins are still as welcome a boost to the gameplay as any.
Players will need to land 3 Scatter symbols (cards) on reels 1, 3 and 5 to trigger it, which starts off the first of four stages. In each of the stages, one of the superheroes fights the villain Deep Pockets, and should you win at one, you are transferred to the other, with the fourth stage win bringing you a top bonus prize.
At the start of the feature, each hero has health points (6) and a multiplier (x1), increasing as you pass stages, while Deep Pockets starts each stage with a different amount:
Stage 1: 2 health points and x1 multiplier
Stage 2: 4 HP & x2
Stage 3: 5 HP & x3
Stage 4: 6 HP & x4
Bear in mind that with each winning spin, the villain’s health meter decreases, while a losing spin causes the same to the superhero.
Either way, you are bound to have fun taking the place of such well-thought out characters and storyline. And with the player’s ability to switch between coins and cash to avoid confusion, the experience will surely be no less rewarding. If you are looking for far bigger wins, you should definitely read our Narcos slot review and try one of the newest additions from NetEnt called Dead or Alive 2 slot. You won’t be disappointed.