Masters of espionage, MI6 or CIA pros, James Bonds are wanted in a new Rival i-Slot. If you
are ready to work under cover, to take on secret missions or to fight against hidden dangers,
then join in the fun at ‘Spy Game.’ Here, you will have everything any spy with double zeros
needs: fast luxurious cars, deadly weapons and saucy women. Hope you are ready, because
it’s gonna get nasty but super-exciting.
Now, when you have a good grasp of what is expected of you, it’s time to figure out how are you
going to reach your goals. At ‘Spy Game’ there are three rounds. Each round features its own
unique mission. At the first round, you have to assemble a bomb. The second round is all about
assembling a rifle. And finally, at the last round you would need to make a safe gateway. The
storylines change and the tiles alter from round to round. To check your progress go to the
‘Game Map’ section of the menu.
After the overall concept is clear, let’s get back to the basics. Here, they are nothing but basic.
We have five reels and fifteen lines for betting. You are free to stake from one to five coins per
line. One coin may be worth from 0.01 to 1.00. Thus, your total spin bet may go anywhere from
0.01 to 75.00. Right, maybe a bit low for hard-core high rollers, but rather nice for the rest of the
Any winning combo has to start on the first reel and it should contain at least three tiles of one
kind. All the tiles here are themed. You would recognize them in a glance. A glass of ‘shaken,
not stirred’ Martini is paid 30x the bet for five. Five Cameras are worth 40x the stake. A Case is
worth 60x the line wager for the set of five. The combination of tiles with a Luxurious Car is paid
as much as 100x the wager for five. Five Nuclear Missiles are worth 200x the wager. The tile
with a Spy wearing a tux will be paid 400x the line bet. And the last but not the least is a Hot
Chick in a red dress. Five of those will be paid 800x the stake.
As for the scatters, at ‘Spy Game’ we have a wild and a free spin scatter. The wild looks like a
Yellow File with top-secret docs. As usual, it replaces any symbol to create a winning
combination. During free games the Wild features the tripling multiplier. Speaking of free games,
to initiate ten of those you would need at least three Pistol icons on the reels. Free games come
with a 4x multiplier. But there is more to Free Games than just spinning free of charge.
Only during free spins, you may find the special scatters of the round. In the first round those
are three parts of a bomb. You need them to activate the bonus game. The first round bonus
mission is to choose a bomb site out of four locations on the map. At the next round, your bonus
mission’s goal is to make a safe escape after the guard had spotted you.
The last round mission
is disarming a missile. To do so, you need to cut one of the colored wires. Each successful
mission rewards you with some bonus points and allows you to move on to the next round.
As for the interface, it’s the good-old Rival classics. At the top of the screen, there are ‘Pay
table’ and ‘Game Map’ icons. There, you may check the wins and the progress you make. At the
bottom of the screen, there are the betting buttons as well as the balance widgets. Spinning is,
as always, either automatic or manual. The design of the ‘Spy Game’ is basically generic.
Nothing strikes you here graphics or animation wise. The background is a solid utilitarian navy-
grey-ish. The tiles are of the same mediocre hues, so they tend to blend with the background a
bit. As for the incidental animation, it’s basically the spinning and the red target appearing over
a winning combo.
So, is the ‘Spy Game’ worth your time? We certainly enjoyed the concept. The three rounds
concept seems both doable and it gets you involved. But it’s not long and tiresome like some
multi-round slots have. The ones when you forget where you are and what are you doing here,
and the most important why are you doing all this. The gameplay is simple but not without a
perk. Alternating scatters’ is a find. Sadly, the scatters here don’t form winning combos and
come without any payouts. The fact that you may hit a bonus game only while free spinning also
seems a bit questionable. So does the RTP, 96% on your edge. So, don’t lose your head while
spinning. Not only spies need to think straight, gamblers do as well!