There are some sweet treats on offer in Donuts, a 4 reel, 4,900 ways to win slot from Big Time Gaming. Played on a 4×4 grid, the game comes with boxes which reveal up to 4 extra symbols or 2x or 4x wild multipliers. There’s also a free spins round where you can boost your payouts with multipliers of up to 50x. Play from between 5p and £10 per spin.
The design in Donuts has a feel of Americana – the reels are set against a desert highway with a giant Donut diner to the side. On those reels you’ll see lower value A to 9 values alongside 4 brightly coloured donuts. The best of these is the purple and yellow donut which pays 15 times your stake if you land 4 on a payline. There’s also a wild that can land on reels 2 and 4 only which substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter.
On any spin you could see a box land. This opens to reveal up to 4 of the same donut symbol or multiplier wilds that can boost payouts by 2x or 4x if they form part of a winning combination.
Land 3 or 4 of the golden donut scatter to trigger the Bonus feature – you’ll then be awarded 12 or 20 free spins. Before these start, you’ll play the Bonus Countdown which is played on a new set of reels that only contain blanks and golden donuts. You’ll start with your triggering scatters which come with a 1x multiplier attached.
The reels then spin 3 times. If a donut lands, it holds in place and the respins reset to 3. The countdown continues if you don’t land a donut. Once your spins have played out, all of the multipliers are added together and carried forward to the free spins proper.
You could end up with anything up to 50x here. The free spins then begin. Land 2, 3 or 4 scatters during the feature and you’ll get another 10, 20 or 30 free spins added to your total – you can benefit from unlimited retriggers too which helps.
Donuts is all about the Bonus feature thanks to the potentially big multiplier prizes on offer. We found it to be a bit of a hit and miss affair but did manage to cash in after the golden donuts worked their magic in the Bonus Countdown. It’s a highly volatile offering with potential wins of 40,000 times your stake (yes, that’s right) on each spin!
The theme and set up in Donuts are rather unusual. It comes together rather well though. Yes, it has a frantic, madcap feel. If the multipliers do their stuff, Donuts can serve up some potentially tasty action though. I also recommend you try some of Big Time Gaming’s other slots – especially the volatile Extra Chilli.