Scudamore’s Super Stakes is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Net Entertainment that pays tribute to the Peter Scudamore, the great horse racing champion. Playable from 10p to £100 per spin across all devices, it comes with random wilds, a bet slip feature which gives you a stake multiplier and the Peter’s Classic Up feature where you play on 32 paylines and choose the winning horse to win up to 5,000 times your stake.
Visually, Scudamore’s Super Stakes is rather basic visually as the reels are set on a horse racing course – with green dominating the reels and background, symbols on the reels include A, K, Q and J royals as well as 4 different jockeys and horses. The red jockey with the white horse is the most lucrative giving you 12.5 times your stake for 5 across a payline. Peter Scudamore is the wild symbol and replaces all symbols bar the scatter as the Bet Slip symbols.
When it comes to bonus features, Scudamore’s Super Stakes has 3. There’s the Random Wild feature which is randomly triggered on any spin. Between 2 and 5 horse shoe symbols are randomly placed on the reels – they will turn those positions they land on into wilds.
Then you have the Bet Slip feature – in the base game, you can have 1 Bet Slip at any chosen time. When you decide to purchase it, you choose 1 of the symbols to collect. You then decide the number of spins – for example, you can collect 7 in 10 spins.
The Bet Slip tracks how many times a symbol appears during a selected number of spins. It will then pay the multiplier times your stake value if you get that chosen symbol in the spins decided. If you select the wild symbol and the Random Wild feature applies, it will count towards the Bet Slip.
Lastly, you have the Peter’s Classic Cup feature which is played when you get the scatter (the trophy) on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously – this is played out on a 5 reel, 4 row reel engine with 32 paylines. You then need to pick 1 of the 4 horses to win the horse race.
Each horse has a different stake multiplier attached which corresponds with the chances of winning the race. Each horse has 2 symbols that appear on the reels above the racetrack which are the same colour as the outfit worn by the relevant jockey:
- Divine Fortune – red jockey and red A symbols – pays 5,000 times your stake
- Berry Max – purple jockey and purple K symbols – pays 500 times your stake
- Gonzo’s Quest – green jockey and green Q symbols – pays 100 times your stake
- Tin Foil Hat – blue jockey and blue J symbols – pays 50 times your stake
Once the feature begins, all 4 horses are placed on the track – free spins then play out. When you get a winning combination, the horse associated with the winning symbols moves 1 spot in the horse race. The horse that advances 4 times first will win the race with the feature ending. Now, it’s tempting to pick Divine Fortune as you can win 5,000 times your stake but the chances of winning are lower than Tin Foil Hat for example.
Scudamore’s Super Stakes is a good slot and recommended if you love horse racing – from a slots player perspective, the graphics/animations are suitable. In terms of the bonus features, it’s all about the Peter’s Classic Cup feature where a whopping 5,000 times your stake can be won. If you like the horse racing theme, I would opt for Playtech’s Frankie Dettori: Sporting Legends which is based on the iconic jockey and offers progressive jackpots.