It’s time for some spy games in one of the city in the Far East. Two of the best spies in the word will meet there and try to pocket the progressive jackpot. Beat them to it and the life-changing win will be yours. Spy Rise is a 5-reel, 40-payline video slot that offers symbol upgrades (for a certain price), free spins and a progressive jackpot. Upgrade up to 4 high-paying symbols for bigger wins. Land three Scatters to trigger free spins, and turn all the reels red to win the progressive jackpot.
Gamers do not have to be experienced spies in order to understand how everything functions around here. We will explain the rules quickly and do not worry, this message will not self-destruct in five seconds. The 2019 release features five reels, three rows and benefits from 40 fixed paylines, which pay left to right, starting from the leftmost reel with three of a kind being the minimum for landing payouts.
Betting starts at $0.20 and cannot go over $100 if you do not activate the Symbol Upgrade option, but more about that later. The control panel is pretty standard, offering all the usual options, including Info, Total Bet, Autoplay, Turbo Mode, Feature Bet, and, of course, the Spin button.
As for the symbols, we have already mentioned the two Spies that are the main characters in the story. The Male Spy is a bit better, since it is the symbol that pays the most. There is a fancy Sports Car, an expensive Watch and Dollar sign, Euro sign, Pound sign, Yen sign and Bitcoin sign, all acting as low-paying symbols. Wild will substitute for all regular symbols, while the game’s logo will trigger the Free Games feature.
Open the Feature Bet in the base game and select up to 4 high-value symbols that you can upgrade for a certain price. If you select to upgrade all four of them, the price per spin will get bigger, up to $150. The upgraded symbols will secure bigger wins. Land three Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 to trigger the Free Games feature. Gamers get 10 freebies and the 2019 release pays both ways during the feature, meaning that you can land payouts left to right and vice versa. The Upgraded symbols are also upgraded during freebies. Last, but not the least, is the progressive jackpot. In order to win it, spinners need to land five red reels. It might seem easy, but believe us when we tell you that it isn’t. Three red reels will get you 3x the stake, while 4 red reels are worth 25x the stake.
Well, the 2019 release is not as intense and dangerous as we have thought due to the fact that this is a classic spy plot, but it has some good sides we really liked. For example, the symbol upgrade really helped us land bigger wins and even though it costs more, it also delivers more, especially during the Free Spins feature, when the Playtech title pays both ways. The progressive jackpot is something you can hope for, but, in real life, it will not be triggered that easily, just like most other similar prizes. In our humble opinion, Spy Rise is definitely worth your attention.