Reel Rush 2

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Reel Rush 2 Slot Review

Reel Rush 2 is a video slot from NetEnt with 5 reels and between 45 and 3,125 paylines. Released in October 2019, this game can be played at online casinos such as Casumo, Vera&John or Rizk.

Theme and general information

Reel Rush 2 is the sequel to the wildly popular Reel Rush slot. Graphically, the similarities are definitely recognisable without the new game being a simple copy. Yes, the symbols on the reels are very much the same. There’s a bit of a retro vibe going on and we get very brightly coloured fruit and candy drops.

The background is a green fantasy realm with oddly shaped trees and landscapes. The soundtrack is bright and clear, and some birds are chirping as well. Whilst there is a cartoonish quality to the graphics, the 3D animations are well done, and the game looks pretty great.

You’ll notice that that the 5 reels in the game only show 1x3x5x3x1 symbols in the base game, which can be expanded thanks to the features available.

The fruit symbols show us strawberries, pineapple, oranges, melons, grapes and plums, which are worth between 0.5x and 8x our stake for 5 on a payline. There are also five candy drops in corresponding colours. It all looks a little sugary, to be honest, but not unappealing. There is also a wild symbol in the game.

You can play this game from 0.20 to 100.00 per spin.

Lots of random features in the base game

One of the biggest differences to the first Reel Rush game is the little train with three small carriages that stop before the reels on every spin. On those carriages, you may or may not find random modifiers that add features to the reels.

There are 8 modifiers in total and you could get 3 at a time:

  • Block Breaker – A little gun turret fires on the reels and removes the blocks to free up the symbols. If the last remaining blocks are removed from the reels thanks to the gun, it will trigger the free spins.
  • Extra Super Tokens – Between 3 and 15 tokens can be added to the Super Token Meter.
  • Multiplier Boost – The progressive multiplier is increased by 1x.
  • Random Wilds – 1 to 3 wilds are added to the reels.
  • Second Chance – If you didn’t create a win, a re-spin is awarded for another chance.
  • Symbol Upgrade – A symbol is randomly selected to be upgraded into a higher value symbol. All instances of the symbol are upgraded.
  • Symbol Multiplier – A symbol is randomly selected to receive a multiplier of 5x, 10x, 15x or 20x.
  • Extra Free Spins – During the free spins extra spins may be added.

Also, each win will remove the blocks on the reels the winning combination landed on, expanding the reels and adding more paylines. When a block is removed, you will also receive 1 to 5 super tokens.

Finally, there is the free spin meter on the right-hand side of the reels. Whenever two blocks are removed, a star is added to the meter.

Standard or Super Free Spins

Once the meter is filled up and all blocks are removed from the reels, you trigger the free spins. If you have already collected 2,000 super tokens, the Super Free spins will automatically be activated. If that’s not the case, you have three options:

  • Either you buy more super tokens to activate the free spins
  • You gamble the super tokens you have and hope to win the super token free spins
  • Or you simply play the regular free spins

You can keep collecting super tokens until you have enough of them to trigger the super free spins eventually:

  • Regular Free Spins – You get the fully unlocked reels with 8 free spins and 3,125 ways to win. All reel modifiers remain in place and extra free spins can be added.
  • Super Free Spins – Again, the reels are fully unlocked, but there is also a progressive multiplier. It increases on every win or thanks to the multiplier boost.

If you want to know whether you should spend extra money to buy enough tokens to unlock the Super Free Spins, then our answer must be no. It’s not worth it. Just wait until you have collected enough of them, which doesn’t take as long as you might think.

Conclusion: A very entertaining slot with tons of extras

The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of Reel Rush 2 varies between 95.53 and 96.58%, depending on which free spins you end up playing. The Super Free Spins are more volatile but also have loads more potential thanks to those multipliers. Still, they may not pay out at all if you are unlucky. That’s why we don’t recommend you spend extra money on triggering them.

That aside, Reel Rush 2 is utterly playable and a lot of fun. Whilst the gameplay as explained above may sound overloaded and complicated, it’s actually not that bad. The features come together really well and make for an engaging video slot that you can keep playing for quite some time. With a 5,000x maximum win you may even walk away with a handsome win in the end.

Facts

Mobile Free spins
Yes Yes
Lines Bonusround
3125 No
Reels Progressive
5 No
RTP Wild symbols
95.53% Yes
Min. Stake Autoplay
0.20 Yes
Max. Stake Multiplier
40 Yes
Volatility / Hit Frequency Scatters
Medium-High No
   
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