Released February 2020
The Survivor slot game can be found at casinos using Big Time Gaming software. Big Time Gaming is one of the newer software developers in the online gaming market. Alongside many of the smaller casino software providers Big Time Gaming focus exclusively on Slot Games. The company was founded by two individuals who reportedly were involved in the early days of New Tech Media that (via various sales and takeovers) ended up being part of OpenBet. Big Time Gaming publish the slots house edge information of all their games as standard. As such we can say that the House Edge of Survivor is 3.53%.
Survior is a 6 reel slot with each reel varying in height. The grid is chunked down into 3 parts. The top section of the grid is made up of 6 reels, with each reel varying in height on each spin, up to a maximum of 3 symbols high on each. The bottom section of is exactly the same but the middle section has no symbols on reel 1 and all the other symbol spaces will always fall as 1 symbol. It is important to note that when forming wins all the different parts of the grid work in combination with each other and that the separate parts of the gird exist for reasons that will be explained in other parts of this review. The game does not use traditional paylines, instead it operates with a maximum of 100,842 different possible “megaways”, playing from left to right.
Avalanches – Every time you form a win the symbols involved will disappear, existing symbols will drop down into those places and new symbols will be added at the top of the reels. Win again and the process will repeat and will continue doing so as long as you keep landing wins.
Theme – This slot is based on the popular American TV show of the same name. The show is sees contestants try to survive on a desert island and the symbols and background reflect this, with a desert island acting as the background.
Wild – There are 2 Wild symbols in this slot: A Red Wild and a Blue Wild. Both of them can only appear on middle row and both come with a multiplier (see the section on the Urn symbol to find out more).
Urn – Every time an urn symbol lands it will increase the Wild multiplier. If it lands on the top part of the grid it will increase the Red Wild multiplier and if it lands on the bottom part of the grid it will increase the Blue Wild multiplier. The size of the Urn symbol determines the size of the multiplier, which will vary from x1 to x3 and will be added onto the existing x1. More than one Urn can land on a single spin and they can land on avalanches too. The multiplier is only in play for one spin, plus any avalanches that come from it and will reset to x1 when the next spin begins.
Scatters – The “Survivor” symbol is the Scatter and 3 of them anywhere on the reels will trigger the Free Spins feature.
Free Spins – if you trigger the Free Spins you will be given 15 Free Spins and an additional 5 spins for every triggering symbol above the minimum 3 needed. During the Wild multipliers will not reset on every new spin and will instead continue to increase in value throughout the feature. If you land 3 Scatters during the feature you will be given 5 additional spins, plus an extra 5 for every additional symbol.