Reel Rush pokies review

Even if you weren’t an avid Nintendo player or video game enthusiast, you’ll love Reel Rush. Created by Net Entertainment, this pokie is inspired by the retro platforming-genre of video game classics. All memories aside, we’re here to find out whether or not the unique gameplay is worthwhile for our real money wagers.

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How to play Reel Rush

Reel Rush is incredibly unique as it features 5 reels and 45 ways to win to begin with, and can end with up to 3125 ways to win as you play and activate the bonus features.

The reels are situated on a backdrop featuring scenery from a Nintendo-like game, but instead of a 5×3 or even 5×4 layout, the only symbols which spin in the base game are those in a diamond formation in the centre of the reels (45 ways to win). These symbols expand on consecutive wins as the amount of ways to win increases on each Re-Spin, which we will explain further below.

The minimum bet is a bit higher than usual, but this is due to the ways to win format – scrapping all paylines in the process.

    Reel Rush online pokies

  • Coin sizes: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, and 0.20
  • Maximum coins per spin: 500
  • Maximum coins per line: 50
  • Minimum bet per spin: $0.50
  • Maximum bet per spin: $100
  • Scatter: No
  • Wild: Yes (the gold cloud symbol featuring ‘Wild’)
  • Bonus features: Yes (Re-Spins with increasing ways to win on consecutive re-spins)
  • Free spins: Yes (up to 8 with 3125 ways to win activated)
  • Jackpot: 480,000 coins
  • RTP: 97%

Even the soundtrack is reminiscent of a video console game and it’s actually quite calming as you play – but if you prefer your own soundtrack you can mute the audio the bottom left hand corner.

Reel Rush symbols

There are 11 symbols in the base game including pixelated gems and pixelated fruit symbols.

The lowest paying symbols are the coloured gems, each paying an equal amount with a minimum of three of the same coloured gems scoring five coins, and a maximum of five of the same coloured gems scoring 50 coins.

Then there are six pixelated fruit symbols with the lower values of these symbols represented by the blueberry and the grape and the top payout of 150 coins scored by spinning five grapes.

The middle value symbols here are represented by a lime and a lemon with the top payout of these two symbols set at 250 coins by spinning five lemons.

The highest value symbols include the pineapple and the strawberry, with five strawberries scoring you the top payout of 1000 coins.

Wild The Wild symbol is represented by the gold cloud which reads the text ‘Wild’. It only appears on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 and substitutes for all symbols to complete the highest possible winning payout in both the base game and the Free Spins feature. You can view the rest of the payouts by clicking or tapping the ‘Paytable’ button in the left hand corner above the bet size.

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Reel Rush in game features

The bonus features are made extra fun thanks to the transformation of the reels with the increasing amount of ways to win.

Re-Spins

A Re-Spin is triggered in Reel Rush on any winning spin and if you continue to win consecutively you can win up to five Re-Spins. On every consecutive Re-Spin, the number of ways to win increases, as follows:

  • First Re-Spin – 135 ways to win
  • Second Re-Spin – 405 ways to win
  • Third Re-Spin – 675 ways to win
  • Fourth Re-Spin – 1125 ways to win
  • Fifth Re-Spin – 1875 ways to win

Free Spins

Every time you score five Re-Spins in a row, you will trigger the Free Spins feature. This sees eight free spins awarded with a 3215 ways to win format in play. You can also monitor how close you get to the free spins via the metre in the top left hand corner.

Reel Rush Touch

NetEnt have added Reel Rush to their Touch line, and according to players it is one of the best titles to play on your Apple, Android, Windows or other device due to the smoothness of gameplay.

You can access Reel Rush Touch by tapping our recommended online casinos below on your smartphone or tablet and be taken directly to the mobile catalogue where the title is situated.

Our thoughts

This title from NetEnt is full of big wins and exciting gameplay.

The whole process of trying to trigger the Free Spins feature via the Re-Spins, instead of just trying to spin three Scatter symbols, is incredibly fun – especially since you’re winning money as you aim to activate the free spins. As the number of ways to win increases you’re looking at bigger wins on each consecutive Re-Spin too.

Then when you do activate the eight free spins, be prepared to win big – we won almost 23,000 coins here in just eight free turns.

The theme is also perfect for the arcade-style pokies player, or those who enjoyed Mario World when they were growing up – which we definitely did.

Overall, this title from Net Entertainment has to be one of our favourites.

Where to play Reel Rush

You can find Reel Touch at all leading NetEnt online casinos, including those recommended in our casino table at the top of this page – each verified by third party jurisdictions – and each offering generous welcome bonuses with their wagering requirements eligible to be cleared on Reel Rush. Click or tap our links to sign up and get playing Reel Rush by Net Entertainment.

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