Festival 10K Ways Review
This isn’t the first outing for the 10K Ways mechanic from Reel Play, so naturally, we were interested to see what’s new. And that meant taking the game for an extended spinning session to unlock all its secrets.
Reel Play has been in this industry long enough to know what it takes to make an appealing slot. The reels are set between two buildings, with paper lanterns swaying in the breeze.
The playing grid and the game symbols have an ornate design with stylised playing card characters reinforcing the theme. And there’s a pleasant soundtrack to add extra atmosphere.
Although the extra, horizontal reel makes this look like a Megaways slot, that mechanic isn’t actually used here. The number of rows never changes, so every spin offers 10,000 Ways to Win. Spin up matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right to win a prize.
The Wild Lion only appears on the top, horizontal reel, but he stands in for all other game symbols apart from Scatters, helping to create winning combinations.
Spin up six or more Scatter symbols to trigger the Respin Bonus feature. This bonus is similar to the hugely popular Link & Win mechanic, offering 3 respins in which only Scatters appear on the reels. Landing another Scatter resets the counter back to 3, with the feature ends when all respins are complete or the grid is filled with Scatters.
The game’s medium-high volatility means you might have to wait a while for spins to land in your favour. And many of the lower-value wins won’t cover the cost of your stake, so keep a watchful eye on your balance – or try some demo spins before committing real money.
Scatters come with coin values worth 1x – 100x your stake, but these only become active during the Respin Bonus. At the end of the feature the value of all Scatters is added together, including any jackpot prizes.
Jackpots pay the following rewards:
- Mini: 10x stake
- Minor: 50x stake
- Major: 250x stake
- Grand: 2,000x stake
- 10K Bonus: 10,000x stake
If the gameplay of Festival 10K Ways seems familiar, there’s a very good reason for that – this is essentially Shamrock Money Pot 10K Ways given an Oriental makeover. So if that was a game that you enjoyed playing, this one promises more of the same.
We’d have liked to see Reel Play come up with something completely original, but that doesn’t detract from the solid gameplay offered by Festival 10K Ways. This is a nice-looking slot with the possibility of some decent returns, so if you enjoy an Oriental-themed game, this could be the one for you!