777 Strike is a slot game that Red Tiger promises will have players in '7th heaven’ if they’re into their old-school and retro gaming. While we’ve seen plenty of modern titles from the respected Red Tiger Studio, this time, they’ve decided to roll back the years and take players back to the origins of slot gaming.
Of course, as is the case with most retro-style slot games, modern elements are included, and this ensures that the content appeals to a broad audience, which is ideal for the gaming platforms this title sits on. For example, players are treated to a three-level bonus feature where free spins turn into win spins and then wild spins.
777 Strike certainly falls into the arcade game category, and players can spin the five reels from 0.20 with a maximum stake of 40.00 available. You could argue, on the one hand, the top prize of 2,500x is on the low side, but on the other, for this style of slot, it’s quite fitting. Red Tiger, who has also given us Tiki Fruits Totem Frenzy, Amazon Island Megaways and Gonzo's Quest Megaways put HTML 5 tech to work to ensure this is a title for mobile gamers too.
You won't come across a slot with a simpler design or straightforward symbol selection than what's on show in 777 Strike, which is not a negative. Instead, it fits with the era the slot is representing, and the simple but effective approach has been proven to work countless times before, with some of the most popular slot games of all time fitting the billing.
There isn’t really a backdrop to speak of where 777 Strike is concerned, but there are nine standard symbols that will appear on the reels. The royals, J-A, pay the least, with prizes worth between 0.6x and 5.2x the bet. Cherries, lemons and several types of 7s also appear, with returns here worth up to 77x. A wild icon is also included, which will replace other regular symbols and play a role in the bonus features.
We mentioned earlier how there is a three-tiered approach to the bonus feature in 777 Strike, and now we’ll explain in more detail how it works. What’s worth noting from the get-go is that the free spins round, which is level one effectively, is the primary feature and main offering.
Scatter icons landing on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously will trigger the free spins feature, and players will have seven free rounds to work their way through. Extra wilds will also be added into the mix, which is great, but it’s the last spin that’s crucial because if win spin icons are present on reels 1, 3 and 5, players will go to the next level and have seven win spins on their hands, where prizes are guaranteed.
As the win spins, any wilds appearing on the reels will lock into place. And this is where the wild spins element and final tier of the bonus feature structure enters the fray. Wilds make it a lot easier to form winning combos, as wild spins will undoubtedly prove.
Retro and old-school-style slot gaming has been in for a while, so it was only a matter of time before Red Tiger got involved in the action. And they give a good account of themselves in terms of how they link three bonus elements together to produce one overall feature, which is fun to play and potentially highly rewarding too.