Eliminators is powered by Playtech and has 5 reels and 20 paylines. With a cage fighting theme, you can play from 20p to £500 a spin across all devices. It comes with Collapsing Reels which gives you continuous wins, cash prizes when fighters eliminate other fighters and 2 free spins features where you can play with up to 100 free spins with a dynamic win multiplier up to 10x or up to 80 free spins with a higher chance of winning combinations.
Set inside an octagon fighting ring like the ones you see in UFC, this cage fighting themed offering is colouring and has cartoon style graphics. Symbols on the reels include red, blue and green boxing gloves as well as 5 eliminators (or fighters) – Tank, Master Chan, Typhoon Terry, Joe the Hurricane and Violet.
The bearded martial arts sensei, Master Chan, is the most rewarding symbol giving you 25 times your stake for 5 on a payline. The victorious fighter is the wild and substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter – it only appears on the 3 middle reels.
Eliminators uses the Collapsing Reels feature which can be found in other Playtech slots like Sacred Stones – anyway, when you form a winning combination, the winning symbols will explode leaving gaps on the reels. Other symbols then collapse to fill the empty spaces with new symbols falling from above the reels – this allows you to form consecutive winning combinations on every spin. When no new wins occur, the collapses will stop.
The game comes with an Elimination feature – after winning fighter symbols disappear and the reels have collapsed, all instances of that fighter’s symbols are eliminated. That banished fighter is marked with a cross on the Fighter column (found to the left of the reel set).
Further collapses can give you further fighter wins with cause the participating fighter symbols to be eliminated/removed from the reels. If every fighter is eliminated in a single spin, you will win a cash prize – you choice from coins to win 2, 4, 6, 16 or 40 times your stake.
However, Eliminators is all about the 2 free spins features – you can access them by getting 3 or more belt scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. You will then come across a feature selection screen where you’ll have the choice of the following:
- Red Games feature – 3, 4 or 5 scatters will give you 12, 25 or 50 free spins respectively. The Collapsing Reels feature comes into play but consecutive wins will increase the multiplier – you start at 2x and go up to 3x, 5x and finally 10x for consecutive collapses. If you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters during a free spin, you will win more free spins with 3, 12, 25 or 50 free spins added to your tally – there’s no limit to how many free spins can you win.
- Blue Games feature – 3, 4 or 5 scatters will give you 10, 21 or 40 free spins respectively. You will play with a different reel set than in the base game meaning wins are much more likely. Also, landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters will give you an extra 3, 10, 21 or 40 free spins – a with the Red Games feature, infinite free spins can be won.
The Collapsing Reels feature applies in the Blue Games feature too as the Elimination feature applies in both meaning you can win cash prizes. Now, the Blue Games feature is a medium variance option which will give you winning combinations on most free spins.
I prefer the highly volatile Red Games feature as you can benefit from multipliers up to 10x. In theory, filling the screen with the high value bearded martial arts sensei symbol on a 10x multiplier will result in a 25,000 times stake win!
I found Eliminators to be a medium to high variance game with the bigger wins coming from the multipliers in the Red Games feature – graphically, it’s decent and the Collapsing Reels and Elimination features give you good wins throughout the game. If you like the theme, Yggdrasil Gaming’s Lucha Maniacs focuses on Mexican wrestlers.