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Lock-A-Luck slot from Microgaming

 

Lock-A-Luck slot from Microgaming
In 2019 Microgaming made the tried and tested move to go retro again and this time they mixed it up with the successful Locked Reels gameplay. On the grid of the Lock-A-Luck slot machine, you’ll see the classic Diamond, Seven, Clover, Cherries, and Horseshoe symbols, plus the regular card suits. Cheesy sound effects and an electronic poppy soundscape reinforce the retro theme to the max. The first time you play you’ll find that just when you start to think it’s pretty lame, the first two reels start to interlock…and then a third and a fourth reel are added to the first two…will the fifth one join in…?

Your blood pressure goes up and suddenly the slot is not so lame anymore and you don’t even notice the lack of Free Spins. When the reels don’t lock for a while you still have 243 win ways, Wilds, and a fantastic maximum payout of 80 000 coins. This Medium Volatility game comes with a solid RTP of 96.37% and will certainly take you back to the good old times adding a modern twist to it with the ludicrous, but lucrative Locked Reels.

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Personal testers’ opinion

The Lock-A-Luck slot machine seems basic and ordinary in symbols and theme. At the same time, you are excited to see if you will get the locked reels. It all promises sufficient entertainment until you realize that this is a clone of the majestic NetEnt’s Twin Spin slot machine (2013). Twin Spin is immensely popular - inside TOP 50 of all games in Europe’s online casinos. So, even building the Lock machine with a little bit extra win power 1333x the total bet (while the maximum potential of the High Volatility Twin Spin slot is 1080x the total bet), could not help Microgaming’s production to compare with the super acclaimed NetEnt’s game.

That is how, no matter, if we think the Lock-A-Luck slot machine is OK, in our eyes, is just stolen/forged reproduced merchandise, deemed to always be lesser than the original. Sure, players will have a good time on some sessions at Lock-A-Luck. They can even win some good cash on it. But wait till they discover NetEnt’s game. We are not convinced they will ever return to the Microgaming platform.

Features

  • Bold Wild symbol - Can only drop on the 3 middle reels, where it replaces all symbols, since there are no Scatters to make an exception for.
  • Locked Reels - At any spin 2 or more reels will be randomly locked, containing identical symbols. The 2 locked reels can expand to neighbour reels, and ultimately to 5 reels being locked at once, making your score remarkable.

Settings

  • Provider - All41 Studios (Microgaming).
  • Payment lines - 243 ways.
  • Volatility - average.
  • The range of bets is 0.2 - 60 coins.
  • The playing field is 5x3.
  • The maximum winning is 79,980 coins (Diamond symbol).
  • Bonuses - Locked Reels feature.
  • Return percentage (RTP) - 96.37%.

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Written by Kamen Valev
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