Graphics - 65%
Gameplay - 71%
Bonuses - 80%
Value - 82%
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Reel Splitter is a fruit themed medium-range mobile slots from Microgaming with 81 paylines and 5 reels. It has an interesting mechanic where the middle reel splits which turns the 4th reel into a 5 reel slot. Basically, it goes from being an 81 ways to a 243 ways to win video slot that pays both ways.
The maximum winning potential (non-progressive jackpot) on a single spin is 271,740 coins (2,717.40x your stake). Bets per spin start at £0.10 (10 coins per spin) up to a maximum to £100, playable on mobile devices (Androids, iOS, tablet) and PC desktop. You can play the slots at 24K Casino. At this casino, new depositors receive a dual Bitcoin Casino and fiat currency welcome package valued at 100% up to Euro/BTC 300, free spins included.
If we have a look at the visual fidelity of Reel Splitter, it is not as sharp as that of Shogun of Time. However, as far as gameplay goes, Reel Splitter boasts its own smart refinements and impressive variety. The reel splitting can occur on any win followed by a re-spin. It really comes alive in the Free Spins that awards up to a maximum of 16 free falls. Not only is the centre reel added in the Free Spins, it becomes a fully wild reel! Another innovative streak is that it pays both ways, in other words from left to right, and from right to left. In layman’s terms, your chances of catching those big wins are practically doubled – ingenious!
The symbols on the reels are cards from Ten to Ace (low value), cherries, plums, lemons, kiwi fruit, and the wild. The Reel Splitter logo is the most lucrative, and having 5 of them on the reels, pays 12x your stake (£1,200).
Microgaming’s Reel Splitter has an average return to player percentage of 96.02% or an edge to the house of 3.98%.
Reel Splitter has two in-game bonus rounds. The wild symbol does the usual duties when it replaces symbols adjacent to it (except for the scatter).
Reel Split Re-spin
The Reel Split Re-spin feature is played when 4 symbol wins occur, the middle reel splits which reveals an additional 5th reel. Instead of just 4 reels, you now have an extra 5th reel or to be more specific, 243 ways to win. Essentially, your odds at winning are doubled, and the middle reel has a stacked wild on it.
You will trigger the free spins when 3 or 4 free spin scatter symbols appear at any position on the reels in the core game. Relevant to the number of scatters that pitch, 8 or 16 free spins are awarded. Don’t forget that the mechanic in the free spins is also transformed into 243 ways. It features a stacked wild on the centre reel (5th reel added) that pays both ways for the big wins!
Couple the imaginative expanding reels (5th reel), wild reel, pay both ways with an emotionally-charged soundtrack, Reel Splitter is a decent creation from Microgaming. Unfortunately, we are reminded that it only has 4 reels, the 5th reel (243 ways) only kicks in now and again. To put it bluntly, the slots leaves you hanging at times. If you need a bit more luck, Immortal Romance albeit high-variance is the developer’s best 243 ways to win online slots to date.
How can I trigger the Re-spins?
The Reel Split Re-spin bonus round is played when you hit a winning combination with four symbols. The reel mechanic converts to a fifth reel (243 ways to win) that is added to the centre. Only the 5th reel offers a re-spin; the remainder of the reels do not spin.
How many spins does it take to activate the free spins?
The free spins is the video slot’s best feature because the jackpot of 2717,40x your stake is won here. Wins are doubled thanks to the addition of a centre reel (5th reel) that’s stocked with expanding wilds. Players reported that they triggered the feature within 50 spins, others said it took them around 70 spins. Therefore, give you an accurate estimate it takes approximately 60 spins before the feature is triggered.