Microgaming's Power Spins Atomic 8s Slot Review

Published on: January 22, 2014 

The Power Spins line of slots by Microgaming is one of their attempts to bring to life new and innovative features. It's the second in the line of these slots, and it features a side bet that offers a power spins feature. In this game, using the side bet of three times your current bet (per line) gives you the ability to earn winning combinations both left to right and right to left. It's always a good idea to turn this on since it effectively doubles your number of paylines for the same cost as adding only three new ones. As a result, this game has a high volatility.

Atomic 8s has nine paylines with five reels. When you use the power spins side bet, then you get what effectively amounts to 18 paylines for the cost of 12. This is obviously a good bet to take. Coins range from $0.01 to $1.00 each with the ability to bet up to 10 coins per line. Multiply the line bet by three to get the size of the optional side bet. Though this bet is optional, we cannot stress how important it is for you to take it if you want to maximize the value of your spins.

The Atomic logo is the wild symbol in this game. Five on an activated payline gets you a 8,000x payout. There are other payouts worth four figures including 4,000x for five of the red 8 symbol, 2,000x for five of the silver 8 symbol and 1,000x for five of the blue 8 symbol. These 8s make up the major symbols, and when combined with the Atomic logo, they offer chances to win all sorts of huge prizes in this game. That's why the game is called Atomic 8s.

The Nuclear warning symbol is the scatter in this game. It pays out some pretty big wins itself for two or more. The payouts are 2,700x, 450x, 135x and 18x for four through two, respectively, and these payouts are given as the number of coins that you win instead of a multiple of your entire bet like on some games. Overall, this is a great game that focuses entirely on having dynamic gameplay instead of some kind of flashy bonus features that very rarely hit. The power spins feature in Atomic 8s definitely adds to your value more often than not.

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