Relax Gaming retells the tale of Alcatraz from a not so rose-coloured glass perspective in Hellcatraz. Available in both Lockdown and Mixed modes, there are wilds, super free spins and (golden) mystery symbols with a criminal payout of up to 51,840x bet!
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Located in San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz spent a portion of its existence as a prison until it was closed down in 1963. The design of Hellcatraz is unusual for a few reasons, the first of which is its nostalgic 8-bit graphics and Space Invader-like arcade-style sounds dating back to the ’80s.
The background artwork presents Alcatraz with a view of the San Francisco harbour in the background. The symbols include a prison guard, a mob boss, a gold-toothed shark, prison guard badge and handcuffs. Four (4) low-paying symbols including a star, heart, clover and diamond round out the 9 regular symbols.
‘W’ Wild symbol
Representing a wild symbol, the ‘W’ appears anywhere on reels 2-6 of the 6×6 (reels/rows) and 46,656 ways to win playing area. It substitutes for any of the regular symbols.
Mystery Symbol Feature: Lockdown & Mixed Mode
The Mystery Symbol feature is active on all spins in the main game and free spins, but only revealed when the indicated number of cascades marked on them is fulfilled.
At the start of the game, if you’ve chosen to play in Lockdown mode, then all the mystery symbols will have the same counter. Alternatively, in mixed mode, two separate counters exist with mystery symbols assigned with a value from either one.
Super Free Spins & Key Collector
Keys appearing on regular symbols during the main game are capable of awarding 1-10 keys that are then collected. Reach 2,000 keys to unlock the 5 Super Free Spins feature, with the weighted average value of the bet size when collected applied to the free spins.
During free spins, unlike during the main game, mystery symbols immediately reveal themselves rather than count down. Additionally, there’s a chance at a ‘Golden’ mystery symbol that needs two cascades before awarding an extra spin and transforming into a random symbol.
Hellcatraz Buy Feature
Finally, activate the Buy Feature from within the main game with one of two options: top up or full feature. The full feature costs 200x bet size and gains you instant access to the free spins without affecting the number of keys that you’ve collected. Top up costs you 0.1x bet times the number of keys that you’re short of 2,000.
Nostalgic & Quirky Slot with High Upside
Hellcatraz slot has an RTP that varies slightly depending on your mode with lockdown, mixed or Buy Feature having the equivalent of approximately 96.46%, 96.30% or 96.83% respectively. Vary your bets from 0.10 to 5.
Released in May 2020, the game is designed for mobile/tablet and desktop platforms with an Android/iOS or Windows device, respectively.
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