When we saw a slot called The Equalizer we hoped it was based on the gritty 1980s TV drama. Sadly, there’s no sign of Edward Woodward here. The Equalizer here can expand the reels which takes the number of paylines from 15 up to 60 – the reels can go from 5 up to 7. There are also stacked wilds and a free spins round where wilds and expanded reels lock in place for the duration. Play from between 10p and £40 per spin.
There’s an almost neon look to the visuals here with a futuristic-looking city scape behind the reels. The base set up is 5 reels and 4 rows which combine to offer 15 paylines. On those reels you’ll see heart, diamond, club and spade symbols as well as stars, bars, dice and diamonds. The best-paying symbol is the yellow sports car. Land 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 of these for a payout of 9, 18, 36, 72 or 150 times your stake.
To get those 6 symbol winners, you’ll need to see The Equalizer expands the game engine to a maximum of 7 reels and 6 rows. In the base game, those expanded reels are in play for the current spin only. This is called the Expanding Slot feature. The game also comes with a wild. This can expand and turn up to 6 symbols wild – this is known as the Expanding Wilds feature.
Land 3 Free Spins symbols on the same spin to trigger the Free Spins feature - you’ll then receive 10 free spins. Land an expanded wild during the feature and they lock in position for the rest of your free spins. Wilds can also move left or right in time with the speakers pumping out the music to the side of the reels. It’s a similar story with the expanded game engine which is also in play throughout this feature. Look out for the +spin scatter symbol as this will add 1 more free spin to your tally – with no limits.
Shape shifting slots are all the rage at the moment and while The Equalizer might not have all the bells and whistles you’ll find in a MegaWays slot, the expanding reels offer some variety. That’s certainly the case in the Free Spins feature where the extra paylines and sticky wilds can really come into their own. We found the game to be quite a volatile one with top wins of 10,000 times your stake on each spin/free spin.
We’d still like to see a slot based on the New York vigilante. In lieu of that, this version of The Equalizer offers some pretty solid action. I also suggest you try other Red Tiger Gaming slots which are excellent on the whole – the devilish Devil’s Number is my pick.