A crocodile on the loose on the Big Apple subway is the unlikely theme on offer in Legends of New York, a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from Ainsworth. The highlight of this American adventure is the Free Games feature which awards up to 13 free spins complete with wild multipliers that can combine to boost payouts by up to 15x. Play from between 40p and £10,000 per spin.
Like most slots from Ainsworth, the design in Legends of New York is pretty simple. The plain red reels feature the usual A to 9 playing cards - they’re joined by a baby croc hatching from an egg, an NYPD cop, a yellow cab and a subway train.
The fully-grown croc is the top standard symbol, paying 5 times your total stake if you land 5 on adjacent reels. There’s also a wild, the Legends of New York logo, which substitutes for everything bar the scatter - it too offers awards of 5 times your stake if you land a 5-symbol combo.
Potentially far more rewarding is the compass which is the game’s scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these on the same spin and you’ll pocket an award equal to 5, 10 or 50 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Games feature where there’s potential for things to get far more interesting.
You’ll be awarded an initial haul of 8 free spins on a new set of reels where the symbols and payouts are slightly different. Joining the action is the Statue of Liberty symbol which is a second wild. This can come with 2x or 3x multiplier when it lands on reel 2 or 3x and 5x multipliers when it lands on reel 4.
Best of all is if you land a winner with wild multipliers on both reels 2 and 4 as the totals are combined. This means you could get a 15x multiplier boost. You can re-trigger more free spins here too - landing just 2 compass scatters adds another 5 free spins to your total.
The base game action in Legends of New York is pretty ordinary. Things have the potential to pick up markedly in the bonus round thanks to the wild multipliers. It’s not the flashiest slot you’ll see and the theme is a little bizarre. If you manage to combine the multipliers in the features though, you won’t be complaining. If you like crocodiles, they feature in NetEnt’s Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild.