The Blade slots game can be found at Playtech casinos. Playtech do not publish the house edge of their games, however several established Playtech casinos have started releasing this information and on the CasinoMeister forum, the Boyle Casino Manager confirmed that Playtech slots games are not configurable at the operators end. As such, it is possible to identify that the house edge of 8 Ball is 4.99% and should be valid at all Playtech casinos.
The original daywalker – and he’s not even ginger!
Blade had 5 reels, 20 paylines and you can bet 10 coins on each of the paylines.
The ‘Blade’ symbol is wild.
There are three bonus features when playing Blade. The first is activated when you receive 3 or more of the ‘Blade Scatter’ symbol anywhere on the reels. When this happens you will be awarded 15 complimentary spins. At the beginning of the complimentary spins your multiplier randomly starts at 2, 3, 4 or 5. Each spin you win moves your multiplier up a random amount. Each spin that generates no win moves your multiplier down one. During the complimentary spins the ‘Blade Scatter’ symbol serves as an additional wild symbol.
The second bonus feature is activated whenever the ‘Blade Split’ symbol appears on reel 5. When this happens all winning lines have the last symbol that contributes to the win cut in two. This adds an additional symbol to all wins, making a 3 symbol win 4 symbols, a 4 symbol win 5 symbols and a 5 symbol win 6 symbols.
The third bonus feature is activated randomly and takes you to a new screen showing 20 tiles. Click on the tiles one at a time uncovering symbols – each symbol matches one of the 4 Marvel jackpots. Uncover 3 matching symbols and win the matching jackpot.
The Playtech version of Blade really is great fun with two bonus features that are inventive and exciting and a house edge that while not ideal is reasonable.