Charlie Chance XREELZ Review
Charlie Chance is back in his second-ever Play'n GO slot game! Unlucky Charlie has already been sent to the underworld and heckled and chased across the pits of Hell by a devilish woman, now he's back and he's in trouble again! This 5-reel, 243 payline slot features the XREELZ mechanic that sees any wild win create a highlighted reel and bring an additional multiplier reel into play that spins horizontally, adding multiplied prizes to all wins created from that reel.
If you've played Charlie Chance in Hell to Pay then you'll recognise that this game instantly, Charlie Chance XREELZ shares the same creepy, old-school aesthetic. The spiked game reels sit in front of a large underworld cavern filled with bats, spiders and demons who are causing pain, misery and suffering to any poor souls unfortunate to end up down there.
In terms of game symbols, low paying ones are spiked playing card symbols, clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades. High paying symbols include 666, two spiked bells, two mischievous purple demons and Charlie Chance nervously pulling at his bow tie.
The game is inspired by the fictional character Charlie Chan, who starred in mystery novels and films during the time period. Like the original slot, Charlie Chance XREELZ is designed to look like an old black and white 1920s cartoon, featuring quirky piano music from the same era.
When compared with Charlie Chance in Hell to Pay it's fair to suggest that this game isn't actually as good as the original. It seems like a slightly stripped-down version of the game to us. now Charlie himself has been removed from the game screen.
The main thing that makes this game stand out from other slots is the XREELZ mechanic. Whenever a winning combination is formed using a wild symbol the game creates a special highlighted reel. Above the reels. At the same time a horizontal multiplier reel comes into play that spins horizontally. Whatever the horizontal wheel lands on is how much is wins created by the highlighted reel are multiplied by.
In terms of navigating this slot, it's incredibly straightforward and emulates the original title. Players can change their stake using the blue buttons in the middle of the action bar, spin the reels using the green spin button and set up to 100 automated spins using the orange button next to it.
This high volatility slot has an RTP of 96.25% and can see players pick up 20,000x their stake with a maximum win, which is absolutely fantastic in our eyes!
Charlie Chance XREELZ is a lot of fun, as we would expect from a slot featuring our favourite black and white cartoon gentleman! That being said, it's certainly noticeable that this slot is missing a few design elements that made the original game so good, which lets it down just a tiny bit in our eyes.