Respin Racer Slot – If Looney Toons made a slot machine…
Most of us grew up
watching some form of Warner Bros. cartoons. For me, Looney
Toons was a highlight of my childhood years. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester, Tweety, Yosemite Sam… characters like these represent cartoon
animation at its finest. If you never once felt bad for Wile E.
Coyote, constantly being outsmarted by his speed-racer nemesis, The Roadrunner, you failed childhood!
These are the
kinds of memories that came rushing back to me this morning when I
launched Lightning Box Games newest online slot creation, Respin Racer. The company didn’t sign any contracts
with Warner Bros. to incorporate their looniest of characters, but
they sure did create a near spitting image of that expeditious bird
to kick-start their character list.
We’ll take a look
at this new cartoon-style creation, what it has to offer players, and
whether it’s got the potential to be a long-time slots lover’s
Respin Racer Slot by Lightning Box
Deep in the
mesa-riddled heart of Australia, where the open road meets the
rust-tinted horizon for as far as the eye can see, the
anthropomorphic creatures of the Outback gather for a competition
like no other. With dust in throat, they race across the countryside
in search of fame and glory, pride and profit.
characters, and highest paying symbols, are the roadrunner, the gas
pumps, a moped riding mouse, a motorcycle riding turtle, and a
mini-biking bear. The low-paying symbols are A, K, Q, J and 10, each
appropriately decorated for racing.
The game’s other
anthropomorphic character is the kangaroo. He rides a low-rider
chopper, wears a leather jacket and blackout shades, and is the Wild
in Respin Racer. He can appear in a single position, or stacked up to
3 high on a reel.
Free Respins Feature
namesake feature is Respins, triggered by landing 6 matching golden
symbols on all 6 positions of reels 1 and 5. Gold symbols are those
that are surrounded by a golden square. Six golden Roadrunner symbols
can make the feature even more lucrative, adding 2x or 3x multipliers
to reels 1 and 5 for a total of up to 9x multiplier.
When the Respin
feature is triggered, all symbols on reels 1 and 5 transform into
golden roadrunners before the extra free spins takes place. The
player receives three free respins to start. If a wild symbol
appears, it will reset the respin meter back to 3, and all wild(s)
will hold in place until the feature is over. The max respins per
trigger is 9, unless an Ante Bet is placed.
Optional Ante Bet
The most unique
thing about Lightning Box’s Respin Racer is the optional Ante Bet. On
the surface, this is a standard 5×3 reel game with 25 pay lines. As
such, the player’s standard bet is 25x the chosen coin size ($0.01
coin = $0.25 bet). However, players can also choose to place an Ante
Bet, increasing the total wager per spin to 40 coins.
Why bet the extra
money? Reel 3 becomes a static, fully stacked wild symbol for all
spins in which the Ante is placed. Also, if the Respins feature
triggers while an Ante Bet is active, the game is capable of
triggering a maximum of 12 respins, instead of the usual 9.
Last but not
least, the theoretical return to player (RTP) is different between
standard bets and bets with antes. Placing a 25 coin bet proffers an
RTP of 95.43%. Tossing an ante on top (40 coin bet) increases the
payout to 95.83% RTP. In all honesty, both of those levels are below
the average 96% for online slots, but if you’re going to play the new
Respin Racer Slot, you may find it worth the added cost to place the
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