Introduction, including RTP and variance
This 2014 release has a theoretical return to player (RTP) of 96.10%, a standard level for Thunderkick, and medium variance.
The maximum possible win is 160,000 coins.
The game has 15 paylines on a 3×5 board, making it a classic video slot experience for all slot players, and the game then puts something extra on top in shape of four special symbols.
Arcader gameplay and paytable
There are eight symbols in the game, and all of them are symbols you’d expect to see in fruit machines, except that they’re incredibly well-drawn in pixelated arcade-type graphics. Six symbols can be considered low- and medium-paying symbols as they progressively pay better and better, but remain within 3x of one another.
And then there are two precious symbols, the Red Seven that pays three times as good as the next medium symbol, and the Bar that pays more than double compared to the Red Seven symbols. These two you want to see on your reels often.
There are four special symbols in this game – Wild, Expander, Bonus, and Mystery. The Wild substitutes for all normal symbols, Expander expands the reel it appears on with the symbol representing the best payline, and Bonus and Mystery are Scatters that trigger bonus games.
Arcader bonus features
There are two bonus games in Arcader, and in both cases, you start with a base value for three Scatter symbols, and the additional Scatter symbols increase the win multiplier. In case of free spins, you’ll get 9 of them. For 3 Scatters there will be no multiplier, for 4 Scatters the multiplier will be 3x, and for 5 Scatters the multiplier will be whopping 9x.
In addition to the possibility of having a multiplier during your free spins game, there’s a chance of a Sticky Wild landing anywhere on the three central reels with every free spin. The Sticky Wild then remains in place for the duration of the feature. Obviously, with a 3x or a 9x multiplier, the free spins game can be incredibly rewarding in Arcader.
Land 3 or more Mystery symbols and you’ll be awarded the Mystery Game. For 3 Mystery symbols, the game won’t have a win multiplier, for 4 symbols the multiplier will be 2x, and for 5 scatter symbols the multiplier will be 6x.
The Mystery Game is essentially a pick-and-click kind of bonus game, as you’ll be presented with a 3×5 board filled with Question Marks, and you’ll pick your prize one symbol at a time.
There are four Gems you can get, and they’re worth 2, 6, 12 and 18 coins respectively without a multiplier. The game ends when you hit a blank or when all mystery symbols are collected.
CasinoWizard’s verdict: 3 out of 5 stars
Arcader is one of the better Thunderkick titles and a well-balanced game that combines quality graphics, fun gameplay, extra features, and lots of bonus symbols that influence the events on the reels.
It’s an excellent title by Thunderkick and should be tried out by every slot player, whether you are a fan of classic arcade games, a slots lover, or both.
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|Theme:||Retro, Science Fiction|
|Minimum bet:||€ 0.10|
|Maximum bet:||€ 100|