While fancy graphics may be useful to lure in new players and make for some gorgeous promotional videos, at the end of the day, gameplay is king. If the core loop of your slot is not satisfying, no amount of gorgeous visuals will keep gamblers invested and spinning the reels. Amatic seemed to have accepted this idea and run with it offering the blandest graphics we have ever seen from this developer. On the other hand, a core gameplay loop is insanely fun and paired with a bonus offering some awesome winning potential. To top it all off, the maximum jackpot win is worth 1,000x your total stake.
All Ways Win is a 5-reel, 3-row game with 243 ways to win, forgoing traditional paylines. Players can set their wager between $0.01 up to $100 per spin. Tap the Spin button, and watch the reels come to life, spinning away and revealing new icons on the playing field. If you prefer letting the title itself do the spinning for you, simply press the Auto Start button on the bottom left side of the screen. It will keep spinning the reels for you until you run out of cash, or you manually disable it by tapping the Autoplay button once more.
There is little to intrigue gamblers despite all the icons looking crisp and high quality. Playing card royals, bars, golden bells, red lucky sevens, dollar signs, star shapes and a butterfly symbol are the only things which fill the reels. Only two of them are not completely generic, and the butterfly is barely visible behind the large 2x letters on the multiplier icon. The reels are purposefully designed to emulate an old physical machine, and those were never pioneers of visual fidelity in the first place.
Collect three, four or five star Scatters to win 7, 10 or 15 free spins respectively. It is possible to retrigger the special feature by collecting three or more Scatters while the bonus is already active. During free turns, all icons pay in any position regardless of whether they are adjacent to one another.
There is also a multiplier symbol applying a 2x multiplier when it is part of a winning combination.
Finally, any winning combination can be gambled for additional cash prizes. You need to guess the card colour and symbol correctly. If you hit the colour right, you double your win, and you quadruple it if you guess the colour and symbol correctly. You can also choose to only bet half of your win.
All Ways Win is a medium-high variance slot with an RTP of 96%, which is average for this developer. The bonuses are what blew us away – Scatter pays are always something players look forward to, and giving that functionality to all icons is insane. We were not particularly impressed by the graphics, but the gameplay more than made up for it.