Graphics - 65%
Gameplay - 42%
Bonuses - 50%
Value - 36%
Whats not so hot?
Freaky Friday is a Stakelogic video slot with 5 reels, 4 rows, and 20 paylines.
The theme of the slots is about a mad hatter scientist that conjures up all kinds of weird experiments.
Moreover, we noticed that it’s a skin of the Book of Ra slot, but with a few modifications.
Stakelogic pads it with a few extra lines as well as an extra row. Basically, it’s a better version than Book of Ra.
However, the volatility tips the Whizz’s slots scale at an 8/10. So, bankroll management is key.
What can players expect once they fire up the slot? It drops expanding symbols in the Free Spins in conjunction with a ‘Fixed Symbols Feature‘.
You can also use the Super Stake option for that extra pop in the free spins. Last but not least is the jackpot of 2,500x your stake.
Bets per spin start with a modest $0.20 to $100 at the best casinos online that accept real cash bets.
The RTP of Freaky Friday is 95.82% and we’re not aware of any RTP ranges.
It’s still important to consult the paytable just to make sure.
When it comes to playing slots with real money it’s better to be safe than sorry.
The mad scientist’s laboratory serves as the backdrop for the reels. The low-value symbols of 10 to Ace are worth 2.5x to 5x the stake for 5.
As we turn our slot’s gaze towards the high-value symbols, their rewards are better.
They are the face masks, bottles with pills, electric hats, and the mad scientist.
The latter symbol is the premium, 5 of them on the reels pay 125x your stake.
Now, the wild symbol acts as the scatter and the wild.
It replaces symbols when it completes a winning combo, and it triggers the free spins feature.
Besides, 5 scatter wins offer a cash prize of 125x the stake.
You’ll trigger 10 free spins when 3, 4, or 5 scatters pitch. Depending on the number of scatters, you’ll receive a payout of 2.5x, 25x, or 125x.
Before the free spin feature commences. The game’s engine picks a random symbol as the expanding symbol.
When the expanding symbol forms a winning combination in the free spins. It expands by covering an entire reel.
Interestingly, the expanding symbols don’t have to be adjacent to each other to form wins.
The only thing we find odd is that the expanding symbol remains the same on a retrigger.
Unlike other ‘Book of’ slots, there are no expanding symbol upgrades. Which is a bit of a bummer actually.
If you’ve triggered the free spins feature with the Super Stake; you’ll benefit from the Fixed Symbols feature.
The reel becomes a Fixed Symbol Reel when the Golden Wild scatter pops up on reels 2, 3, or 4.
The Golden Reel becomes chockablock with the expanding symbol, even if it doesn’t pitch on the Golden Reel.
To give you an idea as to what’s going on. If reels 2 and 3 are Golden Reels and the Js are the expanding symbols.
Now, if the J symbol pops on the 5th reel. Guess what? Reels 2, 3, and 5 will expand the J symbols and you’ll receive a cash prize.
We played the slot with the Super Stake option during the testing phase.
Our starting bankroll with free credits was $5,000 at the max wager of $100.
To give you an idea of how brutal it is, after 50 spins we were down to $1,200.
The wild offered a few wins to the tune of $175, that was pretty much it.
Freaky Friday is one of those 50/50 slots that can go either way.
Granted, Stakelogic did ring in a few changes. But, what it gives with the one hand it also takes with the other.
For example, it added an extra row and more paylines. Further, it dropped the symbol upgrades in the free spins.
So, if you landed a low-value expanding symbol; you’re pretty much stuck with it.
It would have been a great slot if Stakelogic added an extra expanding symbol on the second free spins trigger.
The thorn in our flesh is the reduction of the jackpot.
Instead of giving us a jackpot of 5,000x, the max win is only 2,500x.
Another thing that crops up is the ‘compulsory’ use of the Super Stake option.
We say so because the Fixed Symbol feature is a killer addition, so to speak. Keep in mind, that it costs a few bob, yet it’s not a guarantee.
Then again, playing without it makes it less fun. Basically, it’s a catch-22! The moral of the slot story is you gotta pay if you want to play!
Big Cat Rescue Megaways from Red Tiger offers a bigger jackpot of 10,841x the stake.
Bonus round wise it offers free spins with cascades and a top multiplier win of 343x.