Playtech leads us into the DC Universe once again, this time we’re involved in a battle between The Flash and Reverse-Flash. This simple and fun slot is highly enjoyable with great bonus features to increase your winnings.
The Flash is played across a 5×3 reel grid with 50 paylines. The feature filled, mobile-friendly slot also includes four DC jackpots, what’s not to like?
|The Flash Slot Summary|
|Wild Symbol||Yes – 2|
|Bonus Features||Random wilds, Battle Feature, Progressive Jackpots|
Symbols and Winning Combinations of The Flash Slot
Playtech has a growing number of DC titles under its belt, The Flash is one of the recent superhero-themed releases. The simple graphic design, coupled with the electro-funk soundtrack, gives the slot a retro feel.
Animated lines that create an illusion of movement form the backdrop to the slot, almost as if you are running alongside The Flash. The 5×3 reel grid is also minimalist in design, the user interface is kept to a bare minimum of the spin button, total active lines, betting controls, total win display, and game information button.
The reels are populated with twelve symbols that include playing cards and well-illustrated characters. Nine symbols are regular, two are wilds, and the last is the scatter. They are:
- Low value = A, K, Q, J, 10, 9
- Medium value = Blonde character, Masked character
- High value = Female character
- Wild = The Flash logo (Yellow lighting bolt on a red background), Reverse-Flash logo (Red lightning bolt on a yellow background)
- Scatter = The Flash and Reverse-Flash facing each other
To win, you must match 3-5 symbols across a possible 50 paylines. Matching five low-value symbols will award you with 1x to 2x your bet. Five matching high-value symbols win you 4x your bet, but the symbol with the highest payout is The Flash wild. Five of these will net you a whopping 40x your bet.
The autoplay of The Flash can be activated by holding the spin button down until a menu appears on the screen. This feature has some great options that we were happy to see included. In the menu you can set your bet, the number of spins (5, 10, 20, 50, or 100), set a loss limit and lastly set a single win limit.
The last two are a welcome addition as it is very easy to overspend when autoplay is enabled. However, with these options selected the slot will automatically stop when the threshold is reached.
Bonus Features of The Flash Slot
The basic gameplay may be simple, but it is in the bonus features where this slot really shines. Playtech has incorporated three great features into The Flash, they include random wilds, free spins, and four progressive jackpots.
The first of the bonus features is Random Wilds. True to its name, Random Wilds can be triggered at random during the base game. The Flash will run back and forth across the screen dropping wilds as the reels spin. Your total winnings can build very quickly due to the increased number of potential winning paylines.
The next bonus is the Battle feature. This free spins round is triggered when five scatters land on the reels. You will be asked to choose who you think will win the round, The Flash or Reverse-Flash. A series of prizes appear above the reels with the largest being a 100x bet multiplier.
The prizes are won when the symbol for The Flash or Reverse Flash lands on the reel beneath a prize. The character with three or more prizes at the end of the feature is the winner, if you chose correctly the prizes are paid out.
As The Flash is part of the DC Universe, the slot includes the DC Superheroes Jackpots. The jackpot round can be triggered randomly during the base game and will lead you to a special jackpot reel. Something to keep in mind is that the higher your bet, the more likely you are to trigger this feature.
If you enter this round, you are guaranteed to win one of four jackpots. To win, you must reveal a set of matching energy balls. The jackpots are:
The Flash is a medium volatility slot with an RTP of 95.14%, while payouts may be frequent they tend to be on the lower side. The free spins and random wilds features can make up for this with some substantial payouts though.
We would recommend this slot to newer slot fans looking for a stepping stone to slots with higher payouts, DC fans may also enjoy giving the reels a few spins with The Flash. As always, try the free version of the slot to see if it is for you before committing real money.