Reel Rush 2 Review
Return back to the illustrious world of Reel Rush that continues its inspiration from 90s platforming games but with 3D graphics. Just like the first game Reel Rush, the sequel has 5-reels with a cluster mechanic and up to 3,125 ways to win with its features.
Developed by NetEnt, this food themed slot is full of charming artwork, melodious music and so many features that’ll keep you entertained. Reel Rush 2 is almost better in every way and it’s definitely one full of excitement.
Reel Rush 2 continues the cutesy aesthetic in the background with a green landscape with mushrooms scattered around. Instead of the 2D background, they’ve improved their graphics to feature 3D models. It can feel a little tacky at times compared to the art from the first game, but it still looks appealing nevertheless.
The inspiration from classic platforming video games is back, but with a new train cart system designed underneath the reels to highlight the Random Features system. It’s not too in your face, and makes it easy to understand the features a little more as you can literally see it coming.
Adorable fruit symbols are back with even more icons due to the Random Features system. They all look cute and fit in well with the style of the game.
Reel Rush 2 brings back the tranquil music, but a little more upbeat this time. Thankfully, it isn’t annoying and adds an upbeat feeling to the game. As you progress further and win more, it becomes even faster but still lines with the aesthetic. You’ll honestly be wanting to listen to the soundtrack even when you aren’t playing the game.
Forget the simple features of the first game, and say hello to a whole new range of exciting mechanics. You still set your bet and spin, but there are more features and random surprises that could drop and help your game. There is a little bit of strategy with the free spins mode as you can decide to accept the free spins, gamble or buy Super Tokens.
Super Tokens are essentially in-game currency that can be either won or bought, and allow you to receive bonuses such as Super Free Spins with a progressive multiplier. Aside from this, the game is relatively easy to follow despite there being a lot on screen at times.
The menus are straightforward and feature at the bottom of the screen. Information on the game and settings can be found here, along with the spin and autospin button. You can set bet levels and coin values here as well. Bets start lower compared to Reel Rush as they can be placed between 0.20 and 20.00 with the chance to set 1,000 autospins.
With the returning Re-Spin and free spin mechanics plus the addition of Random Features - there are a lot of possibilities to win in this game. Just using the 5 Re-Spin sections, there are up to 1,875 bet ways to win. After the extras and new mechanics, there are now 3,125 ways to score big. The maximum total win in this game is 25,000x your bet level.
Reel Rush 2 has a medium to high volatility which means that you may get payments less frequently but it could pay out more handsomely. The RTP is unfortunately lower than the first game as it is just below average at 95.53%.
It brings everything you loved from the first game and completely enhances them. Whilst the artwork may not be as charming as Reel Rush, Reel Rush 2 is bigger and better in every way. The retro aesthetic in the music and artwork is still there, but updated more with the extra features to match.
Reel Rush 2 is action-packed full of ways to enjoy your gameplay, whilst keeping within the aesthetic within the first game. It’s exactly what you want in a sequel as it brings all the favourites from the original and makes them even more fun.