Microgaming’s RoboJack video slot is set in what appears to be some sort of futuristic science-lab-cum-workshop containing nuts, bolts, particle generators, jumper cables and other tools for the construction of intelligent robots. There is no movement that takes place in this highly animated hive of activity that doesn’t come with an accompanying sound effect, such as electronic bleeps and the clanging of heavy metal doors slamming shut.
In RoboJack, which works on the 243-ways-to-win system, coin values start at 0.01 and go up to 0.25, with the betting range set at between one and 10 coins per line.
Like most online video slots at canadiangambling.net, RoboJack has a wild symbol and this takes the simple form of the RoboJack game logo. It functions in exactly the same manner as other wild symbols, with the ability to stand in the place of any other symbol, except the scatter, to complete winning combinations.
The RoboJack logo is also the game’s most valuable symbol as five of these in a row will yield the base game jackpot of 90 000 coins.
Although RoboJack is a relatively simple slot game in that it does not have additional features in the base game, its scatter symbol does keep it fairly interesting. The RoboJack scatter symbol is a vault door with a dollar sign on it and when three or more of these land on the reels, the free spins bonus feature is triggered.
However, the game does not simply proceed directly to the free spins as in most other slots. In RoboJack, once three vault symbols have appeared, a large metal door rolls shut from the top of the screen and then opens again to reveal five large steel containers, each housing a different robot.
Each robot in the RoboJack free spins bonus feature comes with its own value – in the form of free spins, multipliers, extra wilds or re-triggers – but players may only access one robot. This is not a standard slot bonus game pick-em feature, though, as players do not get to choose their own RoboJack robot – one is randomly selected for them.
What RoboJack players can do, however, is reject the first robot to see if the second one offers something better, but they can only do this once so they’ll be stuck with the second robot either way if they opt to do this.
Once the RoboJack robot has been decided, the door slams shut once more. When it opens again, the free spins reels are revealed and the selected robot hovers briefly in front of them, doing a sort of android boogie, before the reels begin spinning.
The Orange Robot has an extra wild symbol as well as between 12 and 60 free spins, depending on the number of vault scatters that were landed.
The Purple RoboJack Robot presents scatter prizes, where one scatter pays out a random amount up to 10 times the original wager, in addition to up to 40 free spins.
The Light Green RoboJack Robot creates one complete wild reel per free spin as well as between four and 20 free spins.
The pink robot is quite obviously the lady of the RoboJack Five and she affords players the feature of possible re-triggers of free spins with just two scatter symbols, as well as up to 65 free spins.
The Dark Green Robot, finally, presents a 3x multiplier on all wins with between 10 and 50 free spins, depending again on the number of scatters landed.