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Overview: Reactoonz 2
This is the latest cosmically-themed ‘monster’ slot from Play’n GO. Reactoonz 2 follows on the hot heels of the developer’s immensely popular prior releases; Energoonz and Reactoonz. This edition will have fans of the first two games going wild with anticipation, while uninitiated players won’t be particularly fazed by its release at all. Whichever side of the fence you fall on – there are some innovative new features in the Reactoonz 2 slot that have definitely elevated the game to new heights, not least of which being the increased 5083x maximum bet exposure!
Symbols and Payouts
This colourful venture through space takes place on a 7×7 grid slot. Winning combinations are made up of 5 or more matching symbols that form a cluster. The larger the cluster is, the better the payout. The symbols are immediately identifiable, lending the slot a nice nostalgic feel. There are 8 cute monster symbols on the paytable, and landing a full combination will pay out wins ranging between 3x and 500x the total stake. Suffice it to say that landing 15 or more symbols in a cluster will result in some seriously satisfying wins.
The bets start at 0.20 per spin and are limited to 100 a spin. The volatility on this video slot is rated 8 out of 10, which is relatively high for a Play’n GO game. Players should prepare the possibility of a string of unsatisfying spins before landing a hefty win. However the, the default RTP is reasonable and the game comes with interesting bonus features that make it quite addictive.
For starters, the slot plays with the cascading feature that gives players multiple chances to win on the same bet. Once a winning combination is hit, all the symbols that contributed to the win implode and make way for new symbols to drop from above. The new symbols on the grid are then reassessed for possible wins, and the cascading feature continues until no more wins are struck.
There are two meters on this video slot, as opposed to Reactoonz, which had one meter. Players will immediately identify this as a benefit because there are more opportunities to unlock features. The meters can be referred to as the Fluctometer and the Quantometer, and they are charged when winning clusters are formed. The cascading mechanic really helps with charging the meters.
The Fluctometer is charged when fluctuating symbols are removed from the reels. Once it is fully charged the game rewards you with up to three Electric Wild symbols. Fluctuating symbols are randomly presented throughout the game when regular symbols are converted. The three Electric Wilds that are awarded when the meter is fully charged will electrify all other regular symbols and remove them from the grid.
Unchanged Wild symbols might appear on the reels before or after any cascade, but the Wilds will remain inactive until a winning cluster lands adjacent to them. If a winning combo lands next to the Unchanged Wild symbols, they transition into Electric Wilds creating even more winning potential. It is also possible to keep adding to the Fluctometer’s charge – until a Gargatoon is triggered that is.
The Quantometer receives a charge when Electric Wild symbols eliminate regular symbols from the reels. There are four levels that can be reached based on the number of charges the meter receives. Each regular symbol that is removed by an Electric Wild counts as one charge. When the meter is fully charged, the Gargatoon will appear on the reels in the following ways depending on the level of charged it reached:
- 55 Charges = four 1×1 Energoon Wild symbols
- 85 Charges = one 2×2 Energoon Wild symbol
- 110 Charges = one 3×3 Gargatoon Wild symbol
- 135 Charges will add 2x multipliers to all Gargatoon Wild symbols on the reels
The 2x multipliers are new to the game and imply that it offers a much higher winning potential than its predecessors. Also, when a 3×3 Gargatoon Wild symbol triggers a cascade, the gigantic symbol splits up into two 2×2 Gargatoon symbols. If another cascade occurs, the symbol will split up into 9 regular sized Gargatoon symbols.
The last feature is the Wild Pair Explosion bonus. It triggers when there are two Electric Wilds left on the reels after all the requirements mentioned in the previous paragraph have been achieved. The outcome depends on where the Electric Wild symbols appear. If they appear next to each other, all symbols except for the Wilds will be removed, resulting in a cascade. If the Electric Wilds do not land next to each other then all the symbols, including the Electric Wilds, will be removed to make way for new symbols.
Verdict: Reactoonz 2
The staggering popularity of the original Reactoonz means that this video slot has a legion of fans. There are many reasons to enjoy a game like this. It could be the digital soundtrack, animated monster symbols, the cosmically crafted graphics, or the fact that the bonuses play out in a way that might remind players of a game they’ve played before on social media.
Whatever the reason, there’s no denying that the sequel has better payouts, a bigger variety of features and slightly bumped-up, bouncier graphics. The default RTP remains nearly unchanged at 94.21% but players should be vigilant when choosing a casino to play Reactoonz 2 at, as the ranging RTP could drop as low as 80% at certain operators.