Yet another very high-variance slot machine is coming from Big Time Gaming, a developer that seems to have made a career out of this sort of content. Following in the footsteps of Bonanza or Extra Chilli, the game manages to innovate once again and this time it’s with a donut theme that is inspiring its symbols.
As for the actual gameplay of Donuts, it revolves around a setup of 4x4 reels, where up to 4900 ways to win are available. The RTP announced for the game is at 96.54%, there are wins of up to 15x the stake awarded in the base game, but there are also unlimited free spins and collectable multipliers which can boost your wins to huge values if you’re truly lucky. Various other features can also be found, such as the wild or the scatter symbols.
Betting and Prizes
It’s not the sort of game where you can use huge wagers, which might be good considering how high-variance it can be. You decide only on the stake that’s used, nothing else. The smallest available value is $0.05, the highest one being $12.50.
As you’re picking the bet for your game, you should know that the amount will be used together with the paytable multiplier, to decide what kind of reward you get. The best combo listed will give you 15x the bet back, but with multipliers from the wild this could jump to 60x in the base game. It can go a lot higher than that during the free spins, where additional multipliers (up to 50x) come in as you play. The RTP that was announced by Big Time Gaming is 96.54%.
Donuts Slot Features
The slot, a 4-reel title, will feature megaways and will have as many as 4900 available for you. The reels must extend to be able to offer you that much, but that’s not out of the question.
Wilds are present and they take the form of Jukeboxes, symbols that can be present on reels 2 and 4. You may use these in new combinations that are being formed, where they will act as substitutes.
The Donut Box is something of a mystery icon, which will reveal a surprise for you. It might be that it gives you up to four symbols with Donuts, extending the paylines in the process, or it might add a wild with a 2x-4x multiplier to the reels.
To access the bonus feature, you need 3-4 Gold Donuts to appear on the reels. You win 12 or 20 spins for free from the bonus game that follows next. This bonus game has 16 reels in a 4x4 formation, giving you a Gold Donut or a blank each, for each spin. You begin this feature with a bonus of 3, a number that counts down to 0, unless you get additional Gold Donuts. This resets the number of spins back to 3, and also increases the multiplier. Up to 50x multipliers are possible in the free spins.
The free spins can be retriggered, so you can take advantage of the big multipliers for a long time. The really high payouts of the game are going to come from this feature, not the base game.
Theme & Design
It’s not much of a design, cartoonish but not high-quality, but this is becoming a sort of trademark look for Big Time Gaming. The symbols will show a jukebox, Donut boxes, glazed donuts and playing cards.
Donuts joins the likes of Bonanza and Extra Chilli in Big Time Gaming’s collection, and I expect that it will be almost as popular as those thanks to its very high-variance style.