Crazy name, crazy game. That, in short, is Super Graphics Upside Down, a madcap Japanese-style fruit machine from Realistic Games. It’s a 5 reel, 3 row, 20 payline slot that comes with a bonus feature that awards up to 30 free spins played on an upside down reel set that offers bigger chances to win. Play from between 20p and £200 per spin.
There’s a strong manga theme running through Super Graphics Upside Down – flanked by Japanese letter characters and a bright purple backdrop, the reels include lemons, plums, berries and melons. More valuable are the characters that represent the A, K, Q and J which who wouldn’t look out of place in an anime cartoon.
The waving cat is the most lucrative of these, awarding 80 coins if you land 5 on payline. Most rewarding of the standard symbols is the lucky 7 as 5 of these will get you 200 coins. There’s also a wild that replaces everything bar the scatter.
The Super Graphics logo is that scatter – land 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the screen on the same spin and you’ll win a prize of 2, 40 or 250 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature and be awarded 15 free spins.
This is where things get even more insane – the reels are turned upside down for the duration of the feature. This means they can create new, and potentially more lucrative, winning combinations than in the base game. Landing 3 scatters will still result in an extra 15 free spins being added to your total – we managed this regularly.
The theme may be manic but the volatility isn’t quite as up and down. We found the variance to be lowish, hitting winners consistently in the base game and triggering the bonus feature at regular intervals. It’s still possible to win a decent amount in the feature though.
We found the design of Super Graphics Upside Down to be a little overwhelming – the onslaught of colour and hi-energy backing track felt like a massive sugar rush at times. The free spins round made it worthwhile though.
If you’re after something very different that still has classic fruity roots, then Super Graphics Upside Down is well worth a look. Alternatively, Super Graphics Super Lucky, also by Realistic Games, is recommended.