Front Runner: Link & Win Review
One of the great things about most sports-themed slots is that they aren't overly complicated. But if there isn't enough going on, this simplicity can turn to boredom.
We should now come straight to the defence of Front Runner: Link & Win and say that there is enough happening to hold your attention. However, it is a highly volatile game and the added extras might not grace the reels too often.
The simple setup is accompanied by a very simple design. As is often the case with horse racing slots, the game isn't generally integrated into the background and it is more of a set of reels plonked on top of a picture. The race track fading into the background is a fairly common sight and you can't really praise or criticise Slingshot Studios for their effort.
The soundtrack is a fairly epic classical score that loops around in the background. And as the features trigger, the finale of the William Tell Overture blasts into action and helps ramp up the tension a couple of notches.
You never know when the features might turn up during this game. But due to the high volatility, you may spend a bit of time waiting for this to happen.
The base game doesn't offer any modifiers beyond the 2 main bonuses, so you won't be treated to any surprises here and there. When you do trigger the Link & Win feature or free spins, the game does become infinitely more exciting and there are some pretty decent wins on display.
The max payout of 5,000x stake can occur in a few ways. It may happen during the Link & Win feature or the free spins round. In fact, it is technically possible to reach these dizzy heights during the base game as well.
But for this to happen, you will need an entire reel set of gold coins. The RTP is acceptable at a little over 96% and as we mentioned before, the game has very high volatility.
If this theme tickles your fancy, then there is every chance that you’re going to fall in love with Front Runner: Link & Win. It offers a very simple setup with great winning potential. Just plan your budget accordingly and make allowances for the high volatility.