Fans of 1930s retro slots design combines with steampunk chic should definitely check out Epic City slots, a brand new slots game by Odobo, released in June 2015 and available to play at Gala Casino.
The premise of the game is a little bit confusing, but still enjoyable, with the opening credits explaining how the year is currently 1937 and you, the player, have been transported to a futuristic city with airships and tall turrets. The player is invited to enter the city and build their wealth, thus restoring power into the city.
In terms of design, the game cannot be faulted, and with inspiration clearly being taken from futuristic films made in and around the 1930s – fans of films like Metropolis will definitely recognise elements of the design.
Set on a backdrop of a golden city, with a train which passes through the background every so often, the 5 reels and 20 pay lines are set on a large bronze construction with circular dials and buttons, whilst the symbols on the reels have golden statues and the card suit symbols for Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs and Spades.
When you first enter the game, you can set your bet amount using the + and – dials at the bottom of the screen next to a button with a pile of coins on it. As you set your bet, it’s good to remember that higher bets tend to give bigger wins, although obviously they do carry greater risk. You cannot, however, change the number of active pay-lines, so these are always set at 20.
There are a couple of special features available on Epic City slots which will enable you to boost up your profits to some big wins. One is the night time bonus, which activates when a bonus symbol appears on reels 1, 3 and 5 and comes in 5 stages.
The bonus begins with the arrival of a lightning storm which ends up completely taking out all the power across the city. It is your job to bring the power back on, which you do by changing switches and fuses. This will in turn enable you to pick up prizes to be added to your balance.
Additionally, there is the free spins bonus when three, four or five free spins symbols appear on the reels, granting you with 5, 12 or 20 free spins respectively.
First of all, however, you take part in a smaller game where you have to spin a wheel in order to pick up a multiplier on their free spins. The game then turns from day to night as you play out your free spins and hopefully pick up some big wins – helped along by stacked wilds (which can, of course, substitute for any symbol other than Free Spins or Bonus). Free spins can also be retriggered.
Finally, there is the gamble feature where after each win the player has the opportunity to either double your win or potentially lose it.
Try out Epic City slots on Gala Casino where you can rack up some huge wins.