Ever been to Russia? Well, Russia sends some gifts from afar and announces their heritage in big bold letters. Not to be confused with the James Bond movie of the same name this slot is all about Russia and everything Russian. As you spin you can hear the clearly Russian high energy music in the background that certainly adds to the high spirits and great wins offered in this game. The backdrop of the game reminds you of the cold that only Russians can tell you about and the snow is definitely evident on the reels. The game overall is colorful with fun animations that make winning even more entertaining.
The default settings for this game are great to start out. They are set with the value of the coin at 1c and all 25 lines active with the full 10 coins per line. The total bet value is $2.50 which is comfortable for most. If you are looking to play for longer with the bank roll you have then by all means reduce the amount of coins per line without deactivating any of the lines. Wins on inactive lines don’t pay.
You can bring your starting bet right down to 25c a spin or you can fiddle with the variables of coin value, which can be slid up to $5, and coins per line to find that you can place a max bet of $1,250. Clicking bet max does not place this huge bet automatically, it only places maximum coins and maximum lines leaving your coin size at your chosen setting.
There is no harm in keeping the bet down as all wins are proportionate to bets. High bets can mean big wins and also big losses so the best way to make your money last and increase your chances at grabbing some of the bonuses, reduce the bet settings and enjoy.
The Russians just love their vodka and they celebrate like there is no tomorrow, generosity over spilling with generosity. The vodka symbol in this game is the scatter symbol, paying scattered wins which are a multiplication of your bet up to 250 times your wager for 5 on the screen. Scatters are different, they do not need to be on the same payline as each other and nor do they need to fall on an active line. The value of this symbol is not to be underestimated, it can pay out as much as $312,500.
The other very top paying symbol is the wild onion. Unless Russians are famous for making the very best onion soup this symbol is representative of the onion shaped buildings in traditional Russian architecture. As the wild, is can complete winning combinations by standing in for other symbols. To get the top fixed jackpot of 10,000 coins all you need are five of these rare wild onions on the same line to cash in on the big time. To calculate your total dollar win multiply the coin win by the amount of coins placed on each line and then again by the coin size. Playing all 10 coins at $5 per coin will pay out $500,000.
Remember those Russian dolls that open up and inside there is another doll, just smaller? And opening that doll has an even smaller doll inside? These are the Matryoshka dolls and very traditional in Russia they also appear only on the first and last reels. Be prepared to play the bonus round when they land on both reels in the same spin.
You will notice other Russian features such as the Russian shoes, the bagels and a Samovar, a Russian urn used to make tea. Look out also for the source of the music, the Russian balalaika.
The Matryoshka Bonus round is played when both dolls land on reels one and five. It pays you instantly a value of four times your bet to reward those playing high stakes as well as takes you into a 5 level bonus round. This bonus round does not pay out rewards, only free spins. All you have to do is choose correctly out of the five Matryoshka dolls standing together on a frozen lake. Each doll hides not another doll, but this time, it is free spins. In each round there is one doll that though still contains free spins, ends the game for you. Each level adds another doll to the frozen lake.
Choose correctly and you are given the spins and sent to the next round. Wise choices can land you 72 games from Russia With Love. Betting just $10 per spin can mean a reward of $720 worth of free games.
Double your winnings with a 50/50 chance of selecting a higher card than the dealer. From 5 cards lying face down the dealer turns over the first one. You can choose any one of the remaining four cards. If your card is of higher value you double your cash and get to go again for another opportunity to quadruple your original win.
Play this eye opener that will give you a deep insight into the Russian culture with a full sensory experience from the game, the music and the liveliness of the nation. Enjoy the warmth of your home while looking playing with traditional wooden dolls on a frozen lake. Not only are the rewards delightful but so too is the game. Watch the symbols celebrate as you do for each win. For anyone with a travel bug, this is a must play.
Download and open your account to be showered in Russian hospitality and generosity.