The innovative software developer Yggdrasil has launched yet another YGS Masters title, developed by Rabcat, called Nikola Tesla’s Incredible Machine. As implied by its title, the slot is based on the life and work of one of the world’s most significant and respected inventors, Nikola Tesla. For those of you who don’t know, if there are any, Tesla is known for his contributions in the invention of the electricity supply system that we know of today. Therefore, Yggdrasil has tried to depict to you the process, the experiments and the observation he needed to have to invent one of the fundamental things human beings could need, electricity.  

Theme, Design and Layout

The slot has sleek graphics and an ultra-modern feel to it, and it is obvious that great attention to detail was paid to it, and a lot of effort has been used to create it masterfully.

The developer made sure to introduce you to the genius inventor in the best way possible. The minute you load the game, you will meet the scientist, going back and forth, thinking, re-evaluating his steps, behaving kind of weird. He, Tesla himself, is portrayed with neon futuristic glasses, probably to protect him from the lights. Naturally, he is in a lab, his Wardenclyffe lab, where the miraculous invention was discovered. The scintillating machine, steaming from all sides, presents the reels of the slot. The entire feel is enhanced with the most impressive sound effects, and the dark, near-ominous visuals only add an extra layer of excitement.  

Tesla laid the foundations for the electricity supply system, we established that already. And that’s why the developer made sure to include important elements of that invention process on the reels, portrayed on the symbols. That being said, you will first see the highest-paying stopwatch symbol, then the futuristic glasses like the ones he’s wearing, and capacitors. The inclusion of playing cards on the reels could’ve been avoided, as many other electricity-related symbols could’ve been included instead, but at least they are in art deco-style.

Special Features and Gameplay

Nikola Tesla’s Incredible Machine slot offers the average RTP used in online slots in recent years, so you will grab 96.20% for your wins. The betting range is rather convenient for low-rollers since you can bet as little as 0.25 or as much as 75 for the 25 fixed paylines. But the payouts can interest high-rollers, as well. Considering the slot can offer 1,000x the stake during a single special feature, and 4,100x the stake overall, both low and high-rollers would enjoy the 307,500 win.

To get to that win, though, you’d have to play through all of the special features and bonus games. Tesla himself, wearing his neon glasses, is the Wild in the slot. It will play the role of the substitute, and will replace for regular symbols in the creation of winning combos, but not for the Scatter and the other special symbol, the Level-Up symbol.

When you see one of the regular symbols appearing fully Stacked on the third reel, you should know that you’ve triggered the Energy Burst feature. This is actually the special feature that can provide you with the 1,000x the stake payout. Now, if the Stacked regular symbol is a low-value symbol, you get 3 Bonus Spins, and if it is a high-value one, you get 5 Bonus Spins. Also, you are awarded one of the three game extras. During the Bonus Spins, you might get the Reel Clone extra, which randomly chooses three reels and links them together to display matching symbols, or the Exploding Wild extra, which transforms two to three symbols at random into Sticky Wilds that remain until the last Bonus Spin, or the Wild Substitution extra where one regular symbol starts acting as a Wild.

Nikola Tesla’s Incredible Machine Free Spins Bonus Games

Whenever 3, 4 or 5 Scatters appear on the reels, you should know that you’ve triggered 8, 10 or 12 Free Spins, respectively. During the bonus games, you’ll be playing on a different reel set that pays both ways, with a Locked Wild in the central position on the middle reel.

The Free Spins are multi-level. There are 5 levels that you need to play through. When you’re on the first level, if you manage to see the Level-Up symbol on the first or last reel, on any position, you get to the second level. The same thing happens until you get to the last level. But, for each time you level up, another Locked Wild will be placed on the reels, adjacent to the first Locked Wild. Plus, each time you level up, you receive 1 additional Free Spin. This is when you can reach the maximum payout potential of 4,100x the stake.

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