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X-Files Slot Review – Playtech

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Overall impression

Graphics - 47%
Gameplay - 59%
Bonuses - 65%
Value - 68%
59%
Game Information
Name:X-Files
Software:Playtech
Game Type:Video slot
Paylines:20
Progressive: No
reels:5
Whats hot: Whats not so hot:
Multiplier wilds up to 5x during base gameBonus features aren't triggered easily
20 Free spins awarded with 25x multipliers wilds
Visuals are good
Based on the branded Television series the X-Files

Where to play?

X-Files slot from Playtech is a 20 payline, 5 reel, medium variance online video slot with sharp visuals and an exciting game mechanic not to mention the in-play bonus features. It offers a non-progressive jackpot of 200 coins, multiplier symbols that boost wins by 25x and a free spins feature (Locking Rift with 25x multipliers for bigger wins) that awards up to 20 free spins.

The smallest bet per spin is 20 pence up to £500, the slots can be played on mobile phones and PC desktops. A free play version allows you to test the game at different coin levels and how many spins it will take you before a bonus feature is triggered.

The X-Files slots is based on the popular Television series the X-Files, the same characters that appear in the series grace the reels. They are Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), Sana Scully (Gillian Anderson), alien hands, wild, scatter (‘I Want To Believe’ logo), torch lights and cards from Jack to Ace. The symbols that offer the best payouts are Mulder and Scully, 5 of them pays 200 coins. The average payout percentage or return to the player (RTP) is 96.2%.

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Game Play

Because it’s a 20 payline slots we suggest you play it with all paylines activated activated. If you’re not sure why you can read all about it in our online slots guide. Players who plan on playing X-Files slots for a long session must use the Auto Play feature, it spins the reels automatically from 5 to 100 times. The ‘Turbo Mode’ spins the reels faster while the audio of the game is just as eerie as the one in the series.

 

Bonus Modes

Wild

The wild symbols replaces symbols adjacent to it except the scatter, 5 wilds on the reels pay 10x your stake. Each wild is juiced up by multipliers from 1x to 5x, it simply means that the wilds are added to winning combinations. For example, for 3 5x wilds the multiplier will be 15x. Pertaining to the wilds the buck doesn’t stop here, hit five wilds with a multiplier of 5x (25x) you’ll trigger the ‘Multiplier Wild Symbols’ feature.

 

Locking Rift Free Spins

The free spins feature of X-Files is played when 3 or more scatter flying saucer symbols pitch any position on the reels. The free spins awarded are proportionate to the scatters, the more of them that appear the more free spins will be awards. For 3 scatters you’ll get 7 free spins, 4 awards 10 free spins and 5 scatters awards 20 free spins. Keep a close eye on the ‘Rifts’, when they appear they become locked and the multiplier attached to them can be as high as 25x.

 

Verdict

Despite its intricate game mechanics the X-Files slots is a basic slots. Its focal point are those 25x multiplier wilds during the Locking Rift Free Spins, it goes without saying that the bigger wins occur here. As a matter of fact you can win as much as 1,000x your stake on a single free spin! The look and feel of the game is just right along with a nice variety of bonus features – another superb offering from Playtech!

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