Cyclops Smash Review
Granted, these big old ogres could be pretty scary under the right circumstances. However, the only anger they seem intent on displaying is when the grid does not produce a win. I spent many a happy spin missing out on a win only to see the Cyclops bash the hell out of the beach and send the symbols into a frenzy. A guaranteed win each time this happens is a fantastic addition. So far, we are big fans of this odd-looking oaf.
Approach this slot with care as our Cyclops buddy has a rather dangerous-looking club in his hand. To be fair, I'm not surprised that the cute little seagull next to him is watching on with a certain sense of trepidation.
The waves lap against the shore and the wind is blowing through the trees—even making the Cyclops’ front door move slightly. These small animated extras are always welcome and prove to me that a slot producer like Pragmatic Play is keen to impress the public.
They've done a fantastic job of reproducing Cyclops Smash on mobile devices as well so Android and Apple customers can access all of the action on their respective devices. It's a magical/mystical soundtrack that accompanies the beach-bashing action while you smash that spin button.
The gameplay is usually where a simple slot begins to fall down as you don't have a lot to entertain you. Emphasis on the word ‘usually’ here as Cyclops Smash has managed to go against the grain and keep everybody excited without going over the top.
Thankfully, the Smash Feature can appear quite frequently and not only does this help produce bigger wins but also holds your focus at the same time. The Free Spins game isn't anything out of the ordinary but watch out for that growing multiplier that can really set your balance alight.
Anyone lucky enough to hit some big clusters could see themselves on their way towards the max 10,000x win. This may well involve a few trips to the Free Spins bonus to take advantage of that progressive multiplier. The RTP is just about right at 96.05% and the volatility level is quite high. As far as hit frequency goes, you should see some form of winning action every 3 spins or so.
Cyclops Smash is a nice deviation from the regular slot themes and this sense of originality always pleases me no end. Could Pragmatic Play have done more with this game? Sure, but then it may have become a little over-complicated and it would have lost its sense of simplicity. They’ve done the theme proud and the majority of slots fans will have a soft spot for this one.