Pragmatic Play is going underground with its latest slot release Down the Rails, which has taken players on a London tube trip.
Down the Rails is a 5×3 reel slot with 20-paylines and bonus mini-games including colossal symbols and multiplying wilds.
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In the game, low value symbols come in the form of the high end of a deck of cards with J through to A. These symbols can offer between x0.2 and x5 the player’s stake, depending on the amount of matching combinations that land on a single spin.
Next up, medium value symbols are represented by caricatures of Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, William Shakespeare and Winston Churchill. If the right amount of paying combinations land on a single turn then these symbols can offer between x0.5 and x12.5 the player’s bet.
King Henry VIII depicts the high value symbol, offering between x2 and x25 the player’s stake if the right amount of winning combinations land in one go.
Bonus train symbols are also included in the game, triggering the bonus game mode when three or more land on the reels at once.
Finally, a newspaper wild can drop onto the reels, substituting for all symbols other than the bonus train. These newspapers can appear anywhere on the reels, and offer a payout between x2 and x25 the player’s stake if the right amount of wilds land consecutively on a single payline.
In the base game, one of five feature mini-games can be activated randomly, not to be confused with the headline bonus game mode.
One of these mini-games is tunnel vision, where multiple mystery tunnel symbols can land on the reels in many positions. These mystery symbols will eventually reveal identical symbols, enhancing the chances of a winning combination.
The big smoke feature can also be triggered, causing a colossal 3×3 size symbol to land onto reels one, two and three. If this does not end with a winning payout, then the bonus game mode will be activated.
With the shifting stack feature, expanding wilds cover entire reels, bringing a multiplier of either x2 or x3 to increase the win potential.
Wild strike will cause wild symbols to be added to the board in random positions, whereas the bonus blitz feature will fastrack the player to the bonus game mode.
The headline bonus game mode is triggered by three or more bonus symbols landing onto the reels. Five features are also on offer with this game mode, and one is allocated to the player once the bonus mode is triggered.
Players can choose to go ahead with the feature they have been allocated or take a gamble to achieve a better feature. If the gamble fails then players will lose the bonus feature but will be awarded a multiplied bet amount between x4 and x24 the player’s stake.
The bonus game offers features related to the London underground. The lowest level feature is Pentonville which awards players with five free spins. During this mode, winning symbols in combinations will be marked. On the next spin, any symbols that were in similar positions will form a winning combination with the marked symbols from the previous spin.
Next up is Kings Cross, which also awards five free spins. Multiple random squares will be marked during this mode, and if a wild symbol hits any of these marked spots, then the other marked spots will turn into wilds.
Buckingham Palace is the third–highest bonus feature, awarding eight free spins. With this mode, expanding wild land onto the reels, turning all medium-value character symbols into the highest-paying King Henry symbol.
Additionally, Canary Wharf also awards eight free spins. With this game mode, character symbols depict a cash value between x1 and x50 the player’s stake as new collect symbols can land on the reels. If a collect symbol lands onto the reels on the same spin as the character symbols, their values will be collected and awarded to the player’s payout.
Finally, the end of the line mini-game is the most prolific feature available, initially giving the player three spins that can be retriggered. Only character symbols can drop onto the reels and the grid gains the ability to expand to 5×5 reels. These character symbols will depict a cash value between x1 and x2,500 the player’s stake.
When these symbols land onto the reels, they hold their position until the bonus mode is over. Each symbol that drops onto the reels will reset the number of respins to three. The game ends when no symbolo drops onto the reels for the entirety of the respins.
Different enhancement symbols can increase the win potential of the end of the line game mode. Landing three heart symbols will give an extra life, resetting the number of respins to three if it hits zero.
Prize boost symbols can increase the value of the symbols on the board if three or more land on the reels during all free spins.
Expanding symbols can increase the size of the board by adding an extra row to each reel when three are collected during the free spins.
Multiplier symbols will increase the amount won during the free spins by x2 if three land during this game mode. Landing an additional three will multiply the winnings by x3 and another three after that will cause the ending payout to be multiplied by five.
The maximum payout for this game is x5,000 the player’s stake, which the end of the line feature is capped at.
WHAT THEY SAY
Irina Cornides, Chief Operating Officer at Pragmatic Play, commented: “Producing feature-filled slots that our fans adore is always the driving force behind our game production and Down the Rails is filled with more features than perhaps any other release thus far.
“The game will have mechanics triggering throughout the base game and allows players to gamble their free spins in order to gain more lucrative rewards if they are feeling lucky. We are excited to see players’ reception to this London-inspired release and which bonus out of the five on offer will be their favourite.”
To test your luck with the Down the Rails demo, click here.