Graphics - 56%
Gameplay - 60%
Bonuses - 48%
Value - 33%
Whats not so hot?
Dragon Gaming’s Battle Ops slot brings a lot of flair to the reels in June 2023. Americans into Battlefield and first-person war shooter games will love it.
Before we get into the meat and the potatoes of the slot let’s check out some stats about first. It has 5 reels, 3 rows, and 10 paylines and offers a maximum win of 500x the stake or $500,000.
The RTP of 94% is not great, but it does have a Free Spins feature to soften the blow. As well as Expanding Wilds and an Extra Spins feature.
We don’t know the hit frequency but since it’s a high variance slot we’re looking at 20%. The betting range comes in at $0.10 to $100 per spin which makes it great for all budget types.
Join us as we uncover the good and bad points of Battle Ops in this slot review.
We already mentioned that Battle Ops has a Free Spins feature. It also has a Gamble Option where you can pick a color or a suit. Choose the right one and you can double your wins.
Choose wrong and you can kiss your winnings goodbye. We’re not fond of the gamble feature for the simple reason it’s risky. When we play slots for real money we try and cut down the risks.
Moreover, online slots are volatile to boot. Let’s circle back to the free spins feature. To trigger it you need 3 or more scatter symbols on the reels for 12 free spins.
When the wild symbol appears, it bumps up a low-value symbol to the next highest-value symbol. Best of all you can bag 5 extra free spins when 3 wilds appear.
We played the slots with real cash at Wild Casino. Not only is it one of the fastest-paying online casinos for Americans. Players from the US can withdraw up to $100,000 in cold cash within a few hours.
They’ll even give you a $9,000 Bitcoin bonus to play the Battle Ops slot.
The game art of Battle Ops is okay but it’s the audio track that impressed us. Let’s start with the Wild symbol. When it appears it acts as an expanding symbol that covers all the reels.
It also substitutes symbols adjacent to it except for the scatter or bonus symbols. The top symbol is the grenade launcher, 5 of them on the reels pay 50x.
Next in line is the M60 with the telescope on, land 5 and you’ll win 40x the stake. The low-value symbols are the card suits from J to A. Five of them on the reels pay 10x your stake.
To receive a cash prize, you need at least 3 matching symbols on the reels.
The jackpot of 500x the stake is perhaps not the biggest. Yet, many players we believe will play Battle Ops just to experience the sights and sounds.
The slot appeals to penny pinchers and high rollers alike with bets from 20 cents up to $100.
Unfortunately, the slot does not have a bonus buy feature to bail you out.
Let’s start with the negative stuff about the slot. The RTP of 94% is a deal-breaker for us. Couple that with a small jackpot of 500x, it’s a volatile slot to play.
Even though you can win 12 free spins, it’s by no means easy to trigger the free spins feature. Once again, we put that down to the game’s shoddy RTP.
The pros are the free spins and the fact that players from the US can play it. Also, slot buffs into Medal of Honor and the Battlefield video games will have a blast.
It’s abrasive as it is over the top. You can play the slot with free credits at the website of Dragon Gaming. Wild Casino where we played it does not provide a demo mode option.
That’s entirely up to you. The problem we have with the slot is its very low RTP of 94%. Triggering the free spins feature is not easy and the jackpot of 500x is small.
On that score Battle Ops just about makes our cut but not a slot we’ll play again. Although we do believe players will love it for the reasons we already mentioned.
We have to be realistic with our review of Battle Ops because we seldom see slots with the theme. Could Dragon Gaming have done a better job? Yes, we believe so.
We would have liked more bonus features, cinematic effects, and a better RTP. We can see that Dragon Gaming tried something different but it’s still a mediocre performance at best.
When we compare it to Play With Cleo, Battle Ops pales. Play with Cleo also happens to be one of our favorite slot games. In typical Dragon Gaming Fashion, it has a free spins feature with expanding wilds.
The difference though is that the expanding wilds have way more juice. And, you can bag a top multiplier of 7x on a single free spin.