Reel Splitter is another video slot developed by Just For The Win for Microgaming-powered online casinos. Being the developer’s take on a fruit machine, the game offers a nostalgic gaming experience with a few innovative elements that make the gameplay more exciting. It’s all about respins and free spins that are played on an extended reel set paying in 243 different ways. A maximum payout up for grabs stands at 2,717.4x your total bet.
Launched in May 2019, Reel Splitter uses 4 reels and offers 81 ways to win in the main game. Its appearance is quite modern for a fruit machine with sparkling fruits populating the reels. Despite being simple, the graphics are on point while a lively music score will keep you entertained while you spin the reels. A betting range starts at $0.10 only and goes up to $100 per spin, which will suit both penny punters and high-rollers. Before you set the reels in motion, just pick a preferred total bet value and you are good to go.
If you have ever played any of Just For The Win slots, you will use the control panel without difficulty. It offers you the buttons to adjust your stake, initiate automatic spins, turn the sound on or off and check payouts. Players can activate up to 100 automatic spins if they don’t feel like spinning the reels manually.
Now, on to symbols included in the paytable and bonus features. The most rewarding symbol is the Reel Splitter logo awarding 12x your total bet. Other icons include high-paying lemons, plums, kiwis and cherries and low-value playing card royals. Wild can appear on the reels as a single icon and in a stack to cover the reel entirely.
If you manage to create a 4-symbol win, the Reel Splitter Re-Spin feature can be activated. An additional, fifth reel is added between the reels 2 and 3 and it continues to spin in a respin while the rest of the symbols are held in their positions. The fifth reel also increases the number of ways to win to 243 and increases your chances of creating a five of a kind winning combo.
Look out for 3 or 4 Free Spins Scatters as they award 8 or 16 free spins respectively. Free games are played on an expanded reel set with 5 reel and 243 ways to win and you can create wins both ways. What’s more, stacked Wild is present on the central reel throughout the bonus game.
A juicy jackpot of 2,717.40x your stake may seem attractive along with a solid RTP of 96.2%. However, this is a slot machine of higher volatility meaning that you will experience a series of dead spins before you hit a prize. The bonus features are difficult to trigger or we weren’t lucky enough as more than 100 spins hadn’t been enough to unlock the Reel Splitter Re-Spin or Free Spins feature. Gameplay-wise, Reel Splitter is a clone of the Shogun of Time slot released earlier in 2019, so if you prefer graphically more advanced games, you can give the original title a try since this one is quite basic.