Take a trip back to the 1930s in Epic City, a 5 reel 20 payline video slot from Odobo and Old Skool Studios. Fuelled by a jazz age backing track, this volatile metropolis-themed slot comes with a 5 level pick me feature as well as a free spins feature where multipliers can boost your winning spins by up to 10x. Play from between 20p and £200 per spin.
The first things to say about Epic City is that it looks fantastic – the setting may the 1930s but the imagery has a decidedly futuristic feel. Look out for floating airships, sleek trains and soaring skyscrapers. And that’s just the backdrop. The symbols on the reels retain that art deco flavour. It’s all very nicely designed. The only slight grumble is that the reels spin just a little too slowly for our liking.
Land the scatter symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 to trigger the Power Bonus feature – a fork of lightning crashes into the reels and the screen is plunged into darkness. The goal is to restore power to different parts of Epic City and in the process win a variety of prizes.
It’s a pick me round where you choose from a selection of power switches and fuses – your pick will reveal a cash bonus, an advance to the next level, a collect or a win all. There are 5 levels in the Power Bonus offering some excellent winning opportunities if you manage to restore power to all parts of the city.
Epic City also comes with a Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing the free games scatter symbol – 3 will get you 8 free spins, four offer 12 free spins with 20 free spins awarded if you hit 5 scatters.
Before the free spins play out, you’ll get the chance to spin the wheel to reveal a multiplier. This can reach up to 10x and will be applied to each of your free spins. The feature round also comes with extra stacked wild symbols. You can trigger more free spins if the scatters land during the feature.
If you’re feeling lucky you can try and double any win via the gamble feature. Instead of the usual guess the colour of the card format, Odobo has done things a little differently. Choose either a red or blue orb and give the gamble wheel a spin to see whether you’ve won. You have a 50/50 shot of winning.
This slot will appeal to players who like their action volatile as the variance here is on the high side of medium. There will be times when it feels like the cashier has suffered a power cut. Get stuck into the free spins with a big multiplier and the paytable can quickly light up though.
Epic City combines a slightly unusual theme with some high octane features to interesting effect. It looks great and if you have patience and a decent bankroll then Epic City is a town that’s well worth a visit. I also recommend you try Akaneiro which is graphically brilliant.