The Basic Instinct slots game can be found at casinos offering iSoftBet software. iSoftBet are one of the newer casino software providers on the market but they have managed to tie down some impressive branded slots game contracts. As a standard iSoftBet do not publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help file or paytables. However as part of the UKGC license requirements many UKGC licensed operators have started to publish this information for all of their games. As such we can tell from Jetbull’s site that the House Edge of Basic Instinct is 4.24%.
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Basic Instinct is a 5 reel game that does not use standard paylines. Instead and 3 or more matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from the left side of the reels constitutes a win. This is equivalent to 243 standard paylines.
There are 4 Wild symbols when playing Basic Instinct: the Drop Wild, the Complimentary Spins Wild, the Bonus Wild and the City Wild. The first 3 are stacked on the reels. If you don’t receive all 3 symbols the part of the symbol that is visible turns into a standard City Wild. The Drop Wild only appears on reels 1, 3 and 5. The Complimentary Spins Wild and Bonus Wild only appear on reel 3.
There are three bonus features when playing Basic Instinct. The first bonus feature is activated when you receive the full Drop Wild symbol on reels 1, 3 or 5. When this happens you will be paid, the Drop Wild symbol will move position down and the reels will be respun. This process repeats until all Drop Wild symbol has left the reels.
The second bonus feature is activated when you receive the full Complimentary Spins Wild symbol on reel 3. When this happens you will be awarded complimentary spins. During the complimentary spins the other bonus features can be triggered. Complimentary Spins can be retriggered.
The third bonus feature is activated when you receive the full Bonus Wild symbol on reel 3. When this happens you will be taken to a new screen showing 12 ‘?’ symbols. Select the symbols one at a time to reveal random prizes. If you reveal the Gun symbol you win the Progressive Jackpot. When you reveal the Handcuff symbol the bonus feature ends.
Basic Instinct offers a fair amount in bonus features, a nice graphical interface and a Progressive Jackpot all for a House Edge that’s lower than the industry average. There’s a lot to like here and it's not all up Sharon Stone's skirt.