The Race Overview
It’s time for another slot release by Big Time Gaming and this time the game is called The Race.
This game is a Megaways slot, but they haven’t add this to the name.
The Race is based on a British TV show. But somehow this doesn’t rally come through, and also it doesn’t really matter. For me this is one of those games that doesn’t really have a theme to be honest.
The game uses 6 reels that are between 2 and 7 symbols high during each spin. And there is a bottom row of extra symbols beneath reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. In total the game can give 117.649 ways per spin.
Besides standard card symbols and also the standard jewel symbols that Big Time Gaming uses a lot, you will also find wild symbols on the bottom row and scatter symbols on all normal reels.
The Race comes with a very solid maximum payout of 24.070 times your bet.
The Race Features
Winning combinations are removed from the reels and all symbols fall down. New symbols fall on top and/or are added to the bottom row of symbols. After this you can get another winning combination and the process keeps repeating until no new winning combinations appear.
During any normal spin and also during free spins a wild symbol appearing on the bottom row might duplicate. This will completely fill the reel above the symbol with wild symbols.
During free spins these wild symbols will come with random multipliers of between x2 and x5.
Heart Bonus Round
When you get at least 3 scatter symbols you will trigger the Heart Bonus.
You will go to a seperate screen with 4 reels that are each 5 symbols high and only blank symbols or The Race symbols can appear.
You will receive 3 respins which are reset each time a new The Race symbol lands. The feature ends when you fill the screen or run out of respins.
Unlimited Free Spins Features
After you played the Heart Bonus Round, the free spins feature will start.
You will receive an unlimited amount of free spins and a number of lives equal to what you collected during the Heart Bonus Round.
During free spins each winning reaction will increase a general multiplier by x1, with no limit.
You will also find a special Terminator Symbol on reel 6 during free spins. Each time this symbol appears, you will lose a live. The feature ends when you run out of lives.
Scatter symbols don’t appear during free spins.
If you manage to win 100 times or more your bet during a normal spin, you can trade this for the Heart Bonus Round and thus free spins. If you win between 25 and 100 times your bet, you can gamble the winnings for the feature.
Some casinos offer the option to buy the free spins feature for 100x your bet.
Big Time Gaming is the original provider from Megaways and has released some amazing titles along the way. Some with amazing themes that perfectly fit.
Let me start by saying that The Race is not a bad title, not at all. But it could have been better, in my opinion.
The theme isn’t there. It’s based on something most people don’t even know and if you do know the inspiration, you hardly find it back into this game.
And it also seems that they have combined some earlier mechanisms into a new game. Which is nice and works, but also doesn’t make it feel unique.
To be honest, The Race is a good game with good mechanisms and bonuses, but just won’t be a title to remember.