Scandinavian software developers Net Entertainment (NetEnt) have designed their Demolition Squad video slots game as a wacky cartoon with Japanese style elements. The soundtrack is urgent and industrial, the background a scaffold-strewn construction site. Poker symbols are rendered in steely grey against concrete slabs, and the game’s medium-win characters, carrying a variety of destructive tools, contrast effectively with the lower-win symbols by the use of bright solid colours. Wild symbols are also boldly animated, and can literally have explosive consequences.
Demolition Squad is a five-line, four-row game featuring 40 bet lines, with a minimum bet per line of $0.01, which works out to $0.40 per spin. At the maximum bet per line of $0.50, online players will bet $20 in total per spin. The characters filling the medium-win symbols: Bob Dozer, Lady Plaster, Burnie, Bambino and Kyno, are triggered into explosive action during any Demolition Wild rounds, which in turn helps multiply the player’s wins.
To win, players require a sequence of three, four or five matching symbols in unbroken succession along a bet line, with sequence starting on the leftmost reel. The 40 bet lines, most of them in mirrored symmetrical pairs, trace out 40 different patterns in which one symbol from each reel may be combined in a win. Players can learn the bet line patterns and the winning pay-outs for specific symbol combinations on the pay table, which also outlines Demolition Squad’s other special features.
The Demolition Wild Feature
Demolition Squad’s Wild icon is a chevron-bracketed warning sign emblazoned with the word “Wild”, and it substitutes for any symbol except Scatter symbols. It can appear on reels 2, 3 or 4, but if two Wild icons pop up in reels 2 and 4, both slots and the slot between them are transformed into Demolition Wild symbols, with explosive FX and a new red background to the sign. Demolition Wild symbols also substitute for all other symbols in Demolition Squad, so the player immediately has three consecutive Wild symbols and a much better chance at wins on multiple online pokies Australia bet lines. When combined with Demolitions Squad’s Scatter feature, the Wild symbols can deliver impressively large wins.
The Wrecking Ball Scatter Feature
Three or more Wrecking Ball Scatter symbols in any position trigger Demolition Squad’s bonus spins feature. Three Wrecking Ball Scatters win 10 free spins, four Scatter icons win 20 free spins, and five Scatters win 50 free spins. The free spins feature is accompanied by more cartoony animation, with the characters clinging to the wrecking ball; the number hanging on is an indication of the number of free spins remaining. All wins on free spins are trebled, so a run of lucky Demolition Wild symbols during The Wrecking ball free spins can translate into really substantial wins gleaned from the bonus round. The highest possible combination on a regular spin, five red robots, wins 4 000 times the line bet. However, with the Free Spins feature and Demolition Wild symbols augmenting that score, the highest possible win on a single spin is 120 000 times the line bet.