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A Dark Matter is a sinister and somewhat atmospheric new online slot developed by Slingshot Studios and distributed by Microgaming. Set in the Victorian times, the action takes place in a grand old manor house that lies on the edge of a town where people have been mysteriously disappearing. The slot’s played on a standard grid with three rows and five reels. There are just five paylines in total and they run in both directions. To win, you need to form a line of three or more matching symbols on consecutive reels on a payline, with the chain of symbols starting at the leftmost or rightmost reel. Only the highest winning combination per payline is paid.
Symbols and Payouts
To get started, you need to determine your bet size. To do this, there are two variables you need to adjust: the number of coins you want to bet with per payline and the value of each coin. You can bet with one to five coins and the values of each one range from 0.01 to 2. The lowest amount you can bet with per spin is 5p, while the highest is £50.
There are a dozen symbols altogether, of which 10 are standard symbols and the remaining two are bonus symbols. The low-paying ones are five card ranks, while five character symbols offer high payouts. The most valuable of these is the gentleman with a moustache and glasses – land five on a payline and you’ll win a payout worth 600x your bet.
The slot’s logo is the wild. This symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and substitutes for all standard symbols to help you form winning combinations. There’s also the scatter, which is linked with the free spins feature. This symbol appears as a weathered, metallic door knocker and gives you a payout worth 3x your bet for landing three anywhere on the reels. Unlike standard symbols, scatters don’t need to be on a payline to pay out.
Wilds can appear fully stacked on reels 2 and 4. Whenever a stacked wild appears, it will turn an adjacent reel completely wild – this is known as the Invading Wilds feature. Should stacked wilds appear on both reels 2 and 4, reel 3 will become fully wild.
Whenever you land three scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, you’ll receive 12 free spins. While using free spins, you’ll receive one extra free spin for every scatter that appears. The good news is that there’s no limit to how many free spins you can end up playing with per trigger. If you manage to land fully stacked wilds on reels 2 and 4, not only will reel 3 become fully wild, any winnings that you receive will be doubled.
The slot has an autoplay feature that lets the computer do the spinning for you. Choose how many spins you want the computer to make for you (10 to 100 in increments of 5) and enable the autoplay feature. You can stop the spins at any time.
A Dark Matter is an intriguing new online slot that’s visually appealing thanks to its creepy and gothic theming. It’s also worth playing thanks to its several features that focus mostly on wilds. Not only does the slot have a free spins round that can keep going on and on, it also has stacked wilds that can form fully stacked reels and turn adjacent reels fully stacked. The slot has an RTP of 96.18% and its variance is high, so you may have to play for a while before winning – your wins, however, should be on the larger side. Have a spin of this slot and see how many free spins you manage to receive!