Released May 2020
The Sonic Reels game can be found at casinos offering Wazdan software. Wazdan is one of the better established software developers in the online gaming market having been in operation since 2010. Unlike many of the smaller casino software providers Wazdan offer a selection of casino table games featuring some of the major table games, with a strong focus on slots games. Wazdan do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their games. As such we can say that the House Edge for Sonic Reels is 3.76%.
Sonic Reels is a 6-reel game that is 3 symbols high. Instead of paylines you form wins when you land matching symbols across adjacent reels, in combinations of 3 or more, playing from left to right. There are 729 possible combinations in total.
This slot has a music theme, but is essentially a fruit machine with some intricate features. Two of the bonus features are triggered through the music speaker symbols.
Scatter – If you land 3 or more Scatter symbols you will trigger the Free Spins feature.
Wild – The Wild will substitute for all standard paying symbols.
Bonus Speaker Symbols – There are 2 Bonus Speaker symbols that are both “Pumpkins”, one is left facing and the other is right facing. As they land you collect them in either a left or a right meter and once that is full you will trigger the corresponding feature.
Free Spins – If you land 3, 4, 5 or 6 Scatter symbols then you will trigger 10, 15, 20 or 25 Free Spins. The feature can be retriggered.
Left Speaker Bonus – If you collect 5 Left Speaker symbols you will trigger the Left Speaker Bonus. You will be given 5 Spins but it will only be a new reel that drops down the reel furthest to the left that will spin. The reel furthest to the right will disappear as the new reel is added. On subsequent spins the 6th reel will continue to drop away as a new reel is add to the left-hand-side (again, this will be the only reel that spins). There is a multiplier in play that increases with each spin, up to a maximum of x5 the bet. If you land additional left facing speaker symbols they will give you additional spins. However, the maximum limit cannot exceed 5.
Right Speaker Bonus – If you collect 5 Right Speaker Bonus symbols you will trigger the Right Speaker Bonus and the Bonus Counter will be set to 10. If there is no win between 1 and 3 new reels will be added to the right side of the reels, with 1-3 reels falling off the left side of the grid. Only the reels that are new to each spin will spin themselves. Wins will result in 1 of 3 different reel shifting possibilities and every time the feature occurs the meter counter will reduce by 1. When it reaches zero the feature will end. You can add additional counters to the meter when you land right speaker symbols, but you cannot exceed the maximum of 10.