An underwater city is the setting for Temperance, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Microgaming and Old Skool Studios. There’s a steampunk feel to the design in this volatile game which comes with a pick me round and a feature that awards up to 40 free spins with stacked wilds and multipliers that can reach up to 10x. Play on all devices from between 20p and £20 per spin.

There’s a dystopian look to the visuals in Temperance – a retro-futurist underwater city is the setting here. On the reels you’ll see playing card suits as well as a diver’s helmet, bottles, a radio and a sonar device. Land 5 of the latter and you’ll pocket 25 times your stake. There’s also a wild that replaces everything bar the scatter and bonus symbols. Temperance comes with 2 features:

Survival Bonus feature – this round is triggered by landing the bonus scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. You’ll then enter a chamber and be offered a selection of steampunk-style objects. You’ll find coin prizes behind them, or better still a win all. If you find the advance, you’ll go through to the next level where bigger prizes are on offer. There are 5 levels to work your way through. Keep on choosing until you find the collect.

Free Spins feature – land 3, 4 or 5 of the free spins scatter and you’ll be awarded 8, 12 or 20 free spins. Before the round begins, you’ll get to spin the multiplier. Depending on where the pointer lands, you’ll receive a multiplier of 2x, 3x, 5x of 10x which will be applied to winning free spins throughout the round.

Also helping your winning chances here are stacked wilds. Landing 3 or more scatters triggers another round of free spins to give you up to 40 free spins in total.

Microgaming and Old Skool Studios have created a terrific looking slot here. The steampunk visuals are very well done and give the game a real dystopian feel. The range of extras isn’t especially innovative. You can’t go too far wrong with a pick me round and free spins with multipliers though. As far as volatility goes, Temperance is in the medium to high range with maximum wins of 4,900 times your stake on each free spin involving a 10x multiplier.

Simple gameplay and classy design and the watchwords for Temperance which is an entertaining take on the steampunk theme. If you do like the theme, you could always try Yggdrasil Gaming’s Cazino Zeppelin and NetEnt’s Steam Tower.