Robo Smash review

Robo Smash from iBetSoft seems to want to be a better slot than it is. This 5-reel, 15-payline slot offers a decent betting range with a low bet in the 15-cent range, but it would be tough to recommend this game to high roller. Its robot-theme also leaves a lot to be desired, and it’s not a game we particularly recommend to players.

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How to play Robo Smash

Robo Smash online pokies by iSoftBetiBetSoft has tried to make a festive, happy-go-lucky slot with Robo Smash, and for the most part they’ve succeeded. Played across 5 reels and 15 paylines, it’s far from the most innovative or unique slot, but some may find something to enjoy about the game’s casual and accessible feel.

To start playing, sign up at SlotsMillion.com to receive a $100 welcome bonus plus 100 free spins. Then jump straight into the Robo Smash slot and you could be on your way to a win of up to 100 coins, or 500x the line bet. Robo Smash can also be played on desktop, mobile and tablet. It has bonus features including free spins, respins, and collapsing reels.

The betting options for Robo Smash are as follows:

  • Minimum bet per spin – $0.15
  • Maximum bet per spin – $150
  • Scatter – Yes
  • Wild – Yes
  • Bonus rounds – Yes
  • Free spins – Yes
  • Jackpot – 100 coins

Audio and graphics

Robo Smash online slotsIf Robo Smash does one thing right, it’s play it safe. Its decent cartoonish design, amplified by a timed festive event over the Christmas period, gets the job done, but even the slot’s most elaborate animations and bonus features fail to impress. There’s something “choppy” and not-quite-right about the animations when they do occur, and something tells me that this slot was put together and designed very quickly to take advantage of the Christmas period.

Is it worth rushing to this slot to play before January 5? There might be some things on offer here for certain players. Unfortunately, Robo Smash does little in the way of familiar design, animations or sounds, which is disappointing for a slot designed and centred around Christmas.

Robo Smash gameplay and bonus features

Sadly, Robo Smash’s uninspiring design is not where the disappointment ends. Wins in this slot are very far and few between. Wins also seem to be at odds with the slot’s low frequency win rate, which is strange. The jackpot line bet multiplier is worth 500x, which is considerably less than most other low-volatility slots available to play online.

Robo Smash wild symbols and featuresThere is a top prize payout available to win: all you need to do is match up five green robots across any of the 15 fixed paylines. All other robots offer low value prizes up to 100x, pending you get five across all reels in a row. As expected, the lowest valued symbols are the card values: J, Q, K, and A. These will multiply, however, to as much as 75x: this depends entirely on what sort of win and wild you have activated on the corresponding payline.

Part of the reason why Robo Smash is so hard to recommended to high rollers is because the betting range is relatively small, with a maximum bet of only $45. That corresponds with the slot’s low win rate and small jackpot, so it’s hard to see where, if at all, the slot’s value comes in at the highest bet range.

Let’s take a look at the game’s special symbols and features:

Wild: There is a helicopter-type robot carrying a candy W. These symbols explode and take up an entire reel, although it’s generally on the fifth reel and rarely leads to huge wins. If you’re lucky enough to get it on the middle spot on both reels 1 and 5, this will kick off 5 free spins.

Free spins: Once the free spins kick off, the wilds will expand and move between the reels, moving inwards with each spin before moving back out again to form different paylines. There will be a multiplier in this scenarios, starting at 2x on the first free spin, moving up to 3x and then back down to 2x on the fourth spin.

That’s pretty much it when it comes to what Robo Smash offers: being a timed event slot with only a small period of availability, it’s unsurprising that it doesn’t go out of its way to blow us away with big features and pay days, although it is somewhat disappointing.

The Final Verdict

There wouldn’t be a person on the planet that sees Christmas and robots in a post-apocalyptic setting making for a good match, but Robo Smash for whatever reason tries to pull it off. There are expanding wilds, free spins, multiplayers and additional bonus rounds, but something about this slot screams that it needs more time in the workshop. It’s not terrible by any means, and there is the potential for some big wins, but it’s certainly not high in iBetSoft’s portfolio of quality.

It isn’t a colossal failure, but it’s far from a pure success. It’s a slot that’s lacking in bonus features and win potential, although the small betting range and fairly inexpensive nature of the experience make it an appealing slot for casual punters.

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