Cyclops Smash Overview
Pragmatic Play released a new online slot game called Cyclops Smash. Of course cyclops are usually seen in ancient mythology and most of the time portrait as some kind of aggressive monsters with only one eye. With some exceptions of course.
Well, Pragmatic Play picked that same angry cyclops route. With the reels set on a beach in front of, what seems, his house. And the cyclops standing next to the reels looking angry with a huge club.
The game uses 7 reels that are each 7 symbols high and comes with a cluster pay mechanism. 5 or more of the same symbols, horizontally or vertically connected, count as a winning combination. Winning symbols are removed from the reels and all other symbols fall down, new symbols than land on top. Which can create another winning combination. This is what they call a tumble, or tumbling reels.
For symbols you will find all sorts of fruits and even a meat, but also helmets and diamonds. Not the most inspiring symbols, but it works. There are no wild symbols on this game, but scatter symbols do appear on all reels in the form of a firing ball.
Cyclops Smash comes with a good maximum payout of 10.000 times bet and is a high volatile slot game.
Cyclops Smash Features
When there are no winning combinations on a spin or after a winning tumble, the Smash Feature can randomly be triggered.
When activated, 5, 8, 12 or all symbols on the reels are randomly rearranged to new positions, moving up or down on the reels, depending on their value.
The lowest symbols will move to the top and the highest symbols to the bottom of the reels.
Free Spins Feature
4, 5, 6 or 7 scatter symbols will award 10, 12, 14 and 16 free spins respectively.
During free spins, when a Smash happens and a winning combination appears after it, a general multiplier will increase by x1. Smashes seem to happen much more often during free spins.
4, 5, 6 or 7 scatter symbols during free spins will add 10, 12, 14 and 16 free spins respectively.
For 100 times your bet you are able to buy the free spins feature, awarding 4, 5, 6 or 7 scatter symbols.
Cyclops Smash is a fine game. The theme is nice and works with the features. And the features or also good.
But somehow the game also feels a bit boring to me. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it for a while. But after some time, it didn’t excite me anymore.
Not exactly sure why, maybe because it just feels like a lot of other Pragmatic Play cluster slots with increasing multipliers. They all start to feel a bit the same. And some of them just excite more.
But I would suggest giving it a try at least once. I did enjoy the game and it can also award some solid wins.