Vending Machine Features
If you are anything like us, then you probably form your opinion of a game as soon as you start looking out for the features. Vending Machine doesn't immediately grab you as a feature-rich slot and so you might be tempted to head for something else. But we implore you to stay put and see this through! The features may revolve around free spins and multipliers but the way this game presents them is a little different from the norm and it's quite a refreshing break.
There are regular winning lines set in 35 places across the screen but given that this is a vending machine, each row feels distinctly separate from all of the others and it's hard to imagine how the wins connect. You have to try and forget what you know about regular slots for a moment and just accept that these win lines are pretty normal and that all of the vending machine products are simply symbols there for the taking.
As each winning combo lands, those winning symbols will drop out of view and everything moves down with fresh symbols coming in from the top. A pretty standard cascading feature, but it almost feels like it was made for a vending machine setup when you see it in action.
To the left of the rows, you'll see multiplier figures and these help to build your balance but this can only happen when they are active. The values range between x2 and x10 and winning symbols that fall on the same row as the multiplier help boost that multiplier figure.
What you need here is a lightning bolt symbol as this will bring the multiplier figure into action and award you this number against any wins that cross that row. It sounds more complicated than it is!
Multiplier figures can be added together when winning combos cross two or more activated multipliers and boost symbols can also land to increase the specific multiplier figure for that row.
The one to avoid is the Skull symbol which removes the multiplier and these bigger sums are no longer in play.
Watch out for the young lady next to the vending machine that may decide to give it a boot where no more winning combos happen and this will make low-paying symbols disappear.
You don't get a fixed number of free spins with Vending Machine and while that might sound odd, there is a very good reason.
There are 2 free spins bonus games available and the first requires 3 bonus symbols while the second needs 4 of them. This indicates how many activated rows will appear during the game—3 or 5—and you continue playing until the Skull symbol has deactivated all multiplier rows. But don't panic as new lightning bolts can land and bring additional multiplier triggers to help keep you in the game longer. A large number of free spins can continue if you are lucky