Graphics - 72%
Gameplay - 75%
Bonuses - 73%
Value - 54%
Whats not so hot?
We’ve seen some spectacular real money slots online for 2020 so far. One online slots developer that’s not taking its foot of the gas any time soon is Betsoft. With its next release titled Spring Tails, we’re heading off to the Orient once again. If you’re wondering why there’s been a smattering of Asian-themed online slots releases lately, it’s because 2020 is the Chinese New Year of the Rat.
Orient Tails in the old sense of the word is not a looker. Instead, Betsoft gives us an ultra-high variance video slot that pays an incredible sum of 300,364x your stake. Wow! Okay, so let’s see if we have a sporting chance for any big wins here, given that it’s as volatile as a Tiger, let alone a Rat! Spring Tails features 5 reels and 5 paylines. Therefore, its reel-structure is in line with its visual fidelity – nothing out of the ordinary!
However, the pot at the proverbial end of the rainbow here is a Free Spins feature with progressive multipliers of up to 60x! Usually, when Betsoft sacrifices beauty for pays, we know it’s going to be a whopper!
The minimum bet per spin is £$0.05 to £$0.50 per spin. Well, this is odd, not that we’re complaining. Therefore, with a max bet of £$0.50×300,364x, the jackpot (non-progressive) is £$150,182. It’s the most significant return of any slots for real money we’ve seen to date! With a hit rate over just over 9%, you’re not going to see plenty of winning spins in the main game. Be prepared to grind!
A temple serves as the backdrop for the reel set. Symbols on them are the golden key scatter, the Lucky Rat (Wild), gold ingots, gems of various colors, cheese, cards from Jack to Ace, rice, peanuts, and pearls. Spring Tail’s RTP, or average return to player percentage 95.84%.
Since its volatility clocks a 10/10 on the scale, it looks like well-balanced free slots! The Hit Ratio fluctuates from 9.65% in the base game to 16.21% in the Free Spins. It’s a no-brainer that the Free Spins is where you want to be.
The main symbol in Spring Tails is the Lucky Rat Wild; it only pitches on reels 2, 3, and 4. When it does appear, this is when the magic happens. Every wild that appears has a random multiplier of 3x, 4x, or 5x attached to it. The best part is when the multiplier values combine, they can boost payouts by as much as 60x!
The Free Spins feature is the treasure safe of Spring Tails because the maximum payout is $150,182! To crack this safe, you need three Golden Key scatters, which triggers 12 Free Spins. There are no low-value symbols, and only the high-value symbols remain. As a result, your odds of hitting a winning combination just went through the roof! Throw in the wild multipliers of up to 60x; it’s fireworks all the way! The free spins can’t be re-triggered, unfortunately.
Betsoft impressed us with Spring Tails. At a glance, it won’t win a beauty contest, but once you strip away the topsoil, it’s one of the best slots to play 2020. It’s a high roller slot machine that even low rollers can play because its maximum bet per spin is $0.50.
With its boiler-player beat them up attitude, Spring Tails is a heavy-handed slots with a top prize of more than 300,000x your stake. It’s a game where you’ll experience tons of dry spins, but when the winning spins eventually come along, the rewards are sweet!
First, you must trigger the Free Spins feature. To do so, you need 3 Lucky Rat scatters, which offers you 12 free falls. To be eligible for the maximum reward (300,364x your stake), you must bet the maximum $0.50 per spin. You’ll win the jackpot when you land the maximum wilds with a combined multiplier of 60x and high-value symbols. Given the volatile nature of Spring Tails, it will take around 150-200 spins or more to trigger the Free Spins.