Play’n GO returns with a slot inspired by the 80s British heavy metal band Saxon. The game has been fitted with a win multiplier, up to 15 free spins and wilds. Rev your engines for up to 10,000x bet!
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Saxon British Heavy Metal Band
While their greatest days have long since passed, Saxon will always be remembered for their foray into the new wave of British heavy metal. The 1980s saw them reach the UK Top-40 eight times, good enough for Play’n GO which has made a habit of adopting themes based on old bands. In case you need your memory jogged, these include Annihilator, Testament, Demon and Sabaton.
Turning towards the symbols, the top-paying ones include a leather jacket with the band’s logo, an eagle logo, and a Saxon knight’s helmet. Together, they are unique because they reward payouts with paylines of as little as 2 symbols.
The 5 lowest-paying symbols include a star and each of the 4 playing card suit symbols. One of the treats of slots based on band themes is that they always come saddled with musical hits, and the same is true of this one.
A sword symbol represents the wild that can substitute for any regular symbol. A 3-, 4- or 5-symbol payline rewards payouts of 2.5x, 10x or 50x bet, respectively.
The Win Multiplier
During gameplay, it’s possible to land identical, fully stacked symbols on a reel. When this happens, a win multiplier increases by 1 for each occurrence. The wild is unique because it increases the multiplier by 2 for each fully stacked occurrence.
Although the multiplier resets at the end of a spin, the exception is when free spins are triggered concurrently. Under this scenario, the multiplier is carried over into the free spins.
Here, we introduce 2 new symbols: the singer and the motorcycle scatter. When the two of them appear at the same time, then they unlock a randomly determined number of free spins in the range of 5-15.
Within the feature, the win multiplier does not reset as it does in the main game. An added benefit of the free spins is that the feature can be re-triggered for 5-15 more, an indefinite number of times.
Saxon: Slot Summary
Saxon slot is a 5×3 (reels/rows) slot played on 10 paylines that will appeal to the hard-core and high volatility slot enthusiast. It has a decent RTP of 96.24%. Whether you’re a conservative player or high roller, you can make bets of 0.10 – 100 on your desktop computer or Android/iOS smartphone/tablet.
If you’re a fan of Saxon, then you’ll get a kick out of spinning the reels with the speakers turned up. The artwork is decent, but we couldn’t help thinking that more could have been done. Sure, the lead singer Biff appears, but what happened to the other band members?
The multipliers drop relatively infrequently, and the free spins even less so, but don’t lose patience as it can produce some great payouts.
Relive the heavy metal heydays of the 1980s with Saxon for real money! More Play’n GO slot reviews can be found here.