ALL ABOUT AGENT DESTINY SLOT
At The Slot Buzz, we are enjoying the output from Play n Go this year. We’ve seen some decent stripped-down Vegas slots and an addition to their rock series with the thrash-metal game, Annihilator. In terms of quality, historically they have a tendency to produce a real mixed bag of games – sometimes excellent high-risk craziness, and other times just generic slots fodder. Fortunately, Agent Destiny looks like it could be in the former category, with a really cool theme and artwork, some quite unusual gameplay in the linking reels, and a top of the scale variance that will get the blood pumping as you chase down that top 5,000x payout. It all takes place in a kind of super-sleuth, super-hero cartoon world that bears a bit of a resemblance to the Jack Hammer set from NetEnt’s game of that name. In short, it looks pretty awesome, so let’s dive in and see what Play n Go have in store for us.
GAME SET-UP, SYMBOLS AND GRAPHICS
The artwork style is not something we’ve seen from Play n Go before and it makes for a fresh slot when you first load up. The reel set however is a very familiar standard 5×3. The retro look of the backdrop is complimented by the illustrations of the characters and symbols on the reels. The lower value ones are the cards, 10 through to Ace, whilst the higher value ones are the stars of the story, Agent Green, Agent Blue, and Agent Destiny (the lady who gives the slot its title). There is also a weird-looking scientist guy. Destiny is the top paying symbol, worth a tidy 15x for 5 on a paylines. Payouts themselves are awarded when you land three or more identical symbols on a line from left to right.
Lookout as well for the wild symbols which sub for all others and can come in Colossal form too.
AGENT DESTINY SLOT RTP, VARIANCE AND PAYOUTS
The maths behind Agent Destiny is pretty standard for Play n Go slots. The RTP comes in at a competitive 96.26%, whilst the variance is particularly high in this game. So whilst you can expect a decent return on your wagering, bear in mind that the wins will come in short bursts rather than the regular, slow delivery of low to medium volatility slots. Use this knowledge when you choose your stake and expect to burn through some bankroll before hitting any big wins. The top payout is set at 5,000x which is reasonable, though not spectacular in an era when 20,000x + is not uncommon.
GAMEPLAY AND FEATURES
Agent Destiny comes with some interesting features that crop up fairly regularly in the base game to drive up the win potential. They work as follows.
Colossal, or Mega Symbols as they are called here, are standard reel icons that have been re-sized to 2×2. They land at random but can also appear when two adjacent reels join together. This is another feature of the Agent Destiny slot. Of course, having Mega Symbols in view on the reels can help you to score more wins.
Linked reels crop up from time to time in slots. This is when two adjacent reels displaying the same symbols on each row lock together and spin. In this game the linked reels start as the 4thand 5th, or 3rd, 4thand 5th. When they appear, a re-spin is awarded and the linked reels move one reel to the left. This can lead to another identical reel appearing on the right end of the set to boost win potential further.
Free Spins are triggered by landing three or more special Wild Scatters on the 1st, 2ndand 3rdreels. When this happens, 9 spins are triggered. The fun is enhanced by GUARANTEED linking reels at the start of the feature. Remember, the Mega Symbols are also in the mix so the chances of landing wins at the top end of the paytable are strong. And if you land further wild scatters, more spins will be added to your total with no limit to how far the round can be extended.
Agent Destiny can be put firmly into the category of Play n Go’s most enjoyable slots. It has a great look and some really interesting gameplay. There is nothing here that we haven’t seen before, but the linking reels and Mega Symbols have been well woven together with free spins to make the bonus round an enticing prospect. For high variance fans who enjoy this label’s best output, Agent Destiny will definitely be worth a spin this summer, and if she’s on your side then there is great potential here. For those not used to volatile slots you may want to learn a bit in free play mode before diving in. If you do decide to play for real, have fun and gamble responsibly.