Snowborn developers were obviously fans of SuperMario when they were younger if Pile 'Em Up is anything to go by. The whole game looks like a screen from the Nintendo classic. And all that is missing is Mario in his dungarees and flat cap leaping across the symbols, which fall from tubes at the top of the reels into ones at the bottom.
But this is still very much a slot game and a highly volatile one at that. The 5x3 grid has twenty fixed paylines, and bets start at 0.20 and go up to 30.
The lower-paying symbols are classic fruit symbols; blueberries, watermelons, lemons, and strawberries.
The four precious stones of different colours and shapes are higher-paying, with a max payout of between 12 x and 24 x the bet for 5 of a kind.
The capital W stands in for all the regular symbols to form wins and gives payouts for three or more.
Remember those extra life symbols from old video games. The 1UP symbol shoots off to the Coin Booster on the left, increasing its value by one.
Coin Symbols with multipliers from 0.20 x to 50 x the bet land randomly anywhere on the reels. The level of the Coin Booster increases these.
The Collect Symbol is a horseshoe that can only land on the fifth reel. You need this to cash in the Coins.
The Scatter can only land on reels one, three, and five, and three triggers the Free Spins round and give a payout of 1.5 x the bet.
The heart-shaped purple bonus symbol lights up a heart at the bottom of the reels. Light all the hearts, and the Heart bonus will trigger.
The Collect symbol landing on reel five activates the Collect Feature and scoops up all coins on the reels to award you prizes. These will be boosted by the level of the Coin Booster, which resets to 1 at the end of the feature.
Lots more Coins and Wilds landing on the reels in Free Spins. Landing two or three scatters, during these will give you 3 or 9 more spins. Plus, at the end of the Free Spins, you get a final spin of the fifth reel. Land the Collect symbol lands, and your winnings will be boosted by the Collect Feature multiplier.
During this, all symbols are removed from the grid, and you have three spins to land coins. These stick and give you an extra spin. When all the positions are filled with Coins, or you run out of spins, the coins are collected, boosted by the Coin Booster, and paid out.
This is a fun, entertaining slot with some engaging bonus rounds. Take it for a spin at Gala Bingo today and see for yourself!