You won’t find many more simple slots on the online casino shelves than Lucky Staxx: 40 Lines. Created by Playson, it’s a stripped back fruit machine that is played using a 5 reel, 4 row, 40 payline game engine. There’s nothing in the way of features on offer here but the stacked wilds and above average variance can keep things moving. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 20p and £100 per spin.

Playson Lucky Staxx: 40 Lines Slot ReviewThe design here is simple but very neatly done. On the deep green reels you’ll see a collection of fruit machine favourites. The lowest paying symbols are the cherries, lemons, oranges and plums. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination and you’ll receive a payout of 4.5 times your stake.

They’re followed by the grapes and melons which deliver 10 times your stake and the bell which awards 15 times your stake. Top of the payers as far as the standard symbols go is the lucky 7. Landing 5 of these in combination will result in a payout of 25 times your stake.

Appearing on the middle 3 reels only is the 4-leaf clover which is the game’s wild. This spins in a full stacks and can fill whole reels. It doesn’t offer any pays in its own right but it does replace everything with the exception of the scatter. The gold star is that scatter. It can land on all 5 reels. Land 3, 4 or 5 of them on the same spin and you can look forward to a payday of some 2, 20 or 400 times your total stake.

If you’re hoping that this is the bit where we write about all the exotic features on offer in Lucky Staxx: 40 Lines then we’re sorry to disappoint you. There aren’t any bonus features, free spins or pick me prizes on offer here. All of the action revolves around the base game.

If you’re looking for straightforward fruit machine action, then you’ve come to the right place. The gameplay doesn’t exactly dazzle but if you fancy some old school action with medium to high volatility then that’s what’s on the menu in Lucky Staxx: 40 Lines. With payouts of up to 1,000 times your stake, it has some appeal. Saying that, it doesn’t have enough for me personally – Playson offer plenty of feature-packed slots like Wild Warriors and Legend of Cleopatra.