ALL ABOUT LIL’ DEVIL SLOT
Big Time Gaming’s latest slot, due for general release in the UK on 25thSeptember 2019, will have fans of games like Danger! High Voltage and The Final Countdown salivating at the prospect of yet another genius 4,096 ways to win game that bears all the hallmarks of this great Australian game developer.
This is another one that has been inspired by a classic rock track. Mixing rock and roll and slots had been done before BTG arrived on the scene –NetEnt’s Hendrix and Guns n Roses inspired games – but no one else has instilled the gameplay with the spirt of the music in quite the same way. Hitting a big win sequence in a BTG slot bonus round is like channeling the spirt of the best guitar solos you know, amped up to the max with the wheels rolling and the windows down. It’s just a shame that moment comes along so rarely …. but that is the nature of the high variance beast.
Yes, BTG hit that sweet spot once again. Lil’ Devil is one of their best to date. A masterclass in how to mix the best elements of high risk slot gaming and back them up with class graphics and animations and a ten-ton soundtrack.
Just remember that when you dance with the devil he might just empty your pockets – this is high variance pumped right up. So tread carefully and have fun.
Lil’ Devil Themes, Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
The name Lil’ Devil is taken from a breakthrough hit by goth-rock band The Cult from England who had some success in the 80s, led by singer Ian Astbury. You might recognize them from bigger hits like She Sells Sanctuary. It’s a great choice for a backing song and follows in the vein of Final Countdown and Danger! High Voltage in adding an extra level of excitement when the bonus round hits.
Back to the game and Lil’ Devil is a six reel by four row slot with 4,096 ways to win, paying left to right and right to left. The reel set sits against the backdrop of a dilapidated wooden shack (is this Bonanza after the gold rush ended?) bare rock, dust and sand shot through with yellow light.
On the paytable the lower value symbols are the 9 through to the Ace whilst the higher value symbols are the alligator, the bottled lizard, the scorpion and the purple heart (worth 10x for six in a line).
The wilds are key to success in this game and there are two kinds – the devil wild is standard and appears on reels 2 to 5. The angel wild is better still – they only drop on reels 3 and 4, but they come in stacks AND with multiplier from 4x up to 12x.
When two angel wilds land together on the same spin the multipliers are combined – so two 12x give you a 144x multiplier!
Scatters are the wooden shack symbols required to trigger free spins. They also pay out 100x for six on a line.
Lil’ Devil Features
Three scatters or more are needed to hit the big free spins rounds. There is a choice of two and this is where things get fun.
Be My Angel Free Spins – 7 free spins at the highest variance rating. One random symbol becomes a sticky wild – when it drops it transforms and sticks if it lands on reels 2 to 5.
And if you can fill reel 3 or 4, or both, with sticky wilds, they will transform into Angel Wilds with a 4x multiplier. Thereafter, each spin increases the multiplier by 2x up to a maximum of 12x.
NOTE:It’s also possible to earn three extra free spins by landing four sticky wilds simultaneously.
Dynamite Lover Free Spins – This is at a lower variance but you get 12 spins and two additional features – Reaction Wins and Dynamite Wild Multipliers. The first is the classic cascading wins feature from NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest, and of course BTG’s Megaways™ slots series.
The second gives you additional 1x multipliers on all subsequent wins after a Devil Wild lands on reels 3 or 4.
NOTE: It’s also possible to score an extra six bonus spins by landing three more scatters, and any extra scatters over the three gets you six on top of that.
Heartstopper™ Enhanced Free Spins
And here’s the new trademarked feature from BTG. It uses heart scatter meters either side of the reel which fill up with one extra heart every time you land 2 scatters on a spin. Once all 40 positions are filled the Enhanced Free Spins round begins.
It comes with additional benefits:
Enhanced Be My Angel Free Spins – The purple heart transforms to a sticky wild.
Enhanced Dynamite Lover Free Spins – The Dynamite Wild starts at 5x instead of 1x.
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
We love this slot – for those lucky enough to crack the bonus round and hit a big win sequence this will be a wild ride. The combination of music and gameplay is beautifully synched and all the best features of BTG slots are here. The Heartstopper™ feature is also a cracking addition – for those times when you don’t land that third scatter at least you are edging closer to enhanced free spins.
This is one slot you just can’t ignore this autumn!