Steam Squad Review
It's been a while since a steampunk slot has crossed my path so I was kind of excited to see what has changed in this genre. The truth is, it's much the same as it always was and Red Tiger hasn't exactly pushed the boundaries with this one. However, that isn't a huge complaint as there are still a lot of entertaining moments to be found and some attractive win sequences can also arrive.
The obligatory futuristic yet Dickensian-looking characters are operating some form of flying machine as we make our way through the clouds while enjoying an epic score. As you pass by these buildings in the clouds, the cogs are turning behind the reels and the multiplier amounts sit tantalisingly at the top like an old-fashioned cash register. It's all very typical stuff and fans of this genre will get most of what they are expecting right here.
The Base game modifiers can spring into action at any moment, awarding multiplier figures and additional winning symbols whenever that Booster Row appears. Scatter Pays will keep you entertained while non-winning symbols are ushered on their way and the Free Spins round flows naturally from the Base game but with a couple of extra perks to remind you that you are in the promised land.
Considering the high volatility, I was expecting a larger max win; the top prize here is very modest at just 2,965x. The hit frequency is extremely decent, which seems kind of contradictory to the high volatility but this goes to show how frequently you will land wins that are smaller than your stake amount. You will need to keep an eye on your balance throughout this adventure. The RTP is a little under 96%.
It's always nice to check back in with a genre that has been ever so slightly out of favour in recent months. Our obsession seems to have waned and it remains to be seen if Steam Squad can reignite the spark of enthusiasm for steampunk once again. A decent effort with fun modifiers could make this one to watch.