Luminous Life Slots
As summer slowly but surely gets closer, a lot of people are already thinking about their next beach trip. Close to the shore, seas and oceans are very tempting. A place to cool off, goof off with your mates and have a fantastic time. But the deeper you go, the more alien things become. Dive deep enough, and you will find the sun’s warmth no longer reaches you. At the very depths of the ocean, its inhabitants make their own light, either for themselves or as bait to attract others towards them, only to chomp them down. The slot is played on a 5x3 playing field with 243 ways to win. The game’s bonuses include re-spins with sticky symbols and free spins with frozen Wilds.
How to PlayThe graphics in this title are quite simplistic, but do an excellent job at keeping your interest on the reels. The background image is in the depths of the ocean, where light is scarce. Occasional flickers of light float through, but your eyes will be firmly locked onto the playing field, where all the luminous creatures light your way in the darkness. Using air bubbles as borders to differentiate the reels was a nice touch by Playtech, although we wish the bubbles were animated. Luminous Life is played on a standard 5x3 playing field and grants its pays by collecting three or more identical symbols in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. Re-spin and free spin special features use the same gameplay mechanics, something we are not big fans of. Having two bonuses and one just being the worse version of the other is not exciting.
Betting Options and PayoutPlayers can wager between $0.20 up to $300 per spin, which is a great betting spread for both casual gamblers and high rollers. The slot has a medium to high variance and an RTP of 94.44%, that is below average compared to other Playtech releases. The maximum win is 250x your total bet.
Symbols and Extra FeaturesSymbols include all sorts of squids, jellyfish, shrimp and other luminous sea life that we have only seen in our biology textbooks. A purple-pink plant is Wild substituting for all icons except for Scatters. A green-yellow plant stands for Scatter and triggers free spins. On every winning spin, the symbols which completed the win are held in place, while a re-spin is played. If new icons expand the existing pay, or a new winning combination is formed, then another re-spin is granted. This continues until the reels are entirely covered with a single symbol, or no new eligible icons appear. Collecting three or more Scatters rewards five free spins, where Scatter symbols transform into Wilds, that are frozen in place until the bonus is over. The re-spins special feature is active during free spins. Collecting a full playing field of Scatters automatically awards the grand prize.
Our VerdictWe were quite pleasantly surprised by Luminous Life. Re-spins constantly triggering can create some awesome wins from a small three-of-a-kind prize, so we are quite pleased. The theme and graphics could maybe use a little more work, but we do hope to see similar gameplay in other Playtech releases.
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