Terminator Genisys is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Playtech that can be played on all devices from 25p to £2,500 per spin. Based on the 2015 film, you take on Terminators in this action-packed offering. You get to help Sarah and Kyle escape the T-1000 as well as play 2 free spins features which offer multiplier wilds up to 5x and stacked wilds.
Visually, I must say Terminator Genisys looks amazing – symbols on the reels include teddy bears, resistance rifles, brain chips, magnetic gloves and pictures as well as 5 characters from the film. You will see John Connor (Jason Clarke), Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), Cyborg T-800 and of course the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger).
The latter is the most valuable symbol giving you 48 times your stake for 5 on a payline. There’s also 4 wild symbols in the game – the Terminator Wild, the T-1000 wild, the Gold Multiplier wild and the Stacked Genisys wild. The Terminator wild replaces all symbols bar the Stacked Genisys wild. When it comes to payouts, 5 wilds will reward you with 200 times your stake per payline. More importantly, the Terminator wild features the image of the T-800 Terminator Eye – it can also come with a multiplier value of 2x, 3x or 5x.
Terminator Genisys comes with a Terminator Car Chase Bonus feature – this is triggered randomly on any base game spin. Your aim is to help Sarah and Kyle flee the T-1000 – you need to pick from 1 to 5 T-1000 symbols which each of them awarding you a cash prize of up to 10 times your stake, a win multiplier of up to 5x or a respin symbol.
The latter retriggers the feature which allows you to pick from more T-1000 symbols which give you more prizes. Your first pick will reveal a cash prize and the last pick will give you a multiplier – the latter is applied to any winnings you’ve accumulated. The feature only ends when you’ve pick all the T-1000 symbols on the screen.
Then you have 2 free spins features – you can choose once you get 3 Genisys countdown scatter symbols simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5. You then pick from the 1984 Free Games feature or the 2017 Free Games feature – more details are below:
The 1984 Free Games feature gives you 10 free spins. Look out for barrels sits above each reel – when a T-1000 wild lands on a reel under a barrel, the barrel is shot with the T-1000 wild transforming into a Gold Multiplier wild. This only happens with each Gold Multiplier wild giving you a multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x. These lock in place until they are part of a winning combination. Furthermore, Terminator wilds appear stacked to give you bigger wins.
The 2017 Free Games feature also gives you 10 free spins – a holographic projector sits above every reel. On any free spin, the figure to the side of the reels may shoot 1 of them – this results in a Stacked Genisys wild filling the reel underneath. They will then lock in place until you get a winning combination. However, only 1 Stacked Genisys wild appears per free spin – this is a high variance option by the way.
Terminator Genisys may sound complicated but it’s quite simple really – you have a pick me style feature where all your winnings can be subject to a multiplier up to 5x as well as 2 free spins feature. 1 of them gives you wild multipliers up to 5x and the other gives you wild reels.
Variance wise, it’s in the medium to high variance with the biggest wins coming from the 5x multiplier in the 1984 Free Games feature. Overall, Terminator Genisys is a superb offering which is better than Microgaming’s Terminator 2 in my opinion. All that’s left now is for you to fight for the future!