About Saxon Slot
Saxon from Play n Go is the next game in their rock series, a set of slots that has included classics like House of Doom and Annihilator, due to arrive at online casinos in August 2020. It will add a musical boost to any slots catalogue. This game has an RTP of 96.24%, a 10p minimum bet and a high volatility rating, making it suitable for players who enjoy chasing big wins and accept the risks that come with a higher variance game.
You’ll find a regular setup of 5 reels and 10 paylines and a background featuring an eagle insignia and a fully stocked bar loaded with bottles of spirits. The slot’s commitment to giving a full theme experience will remind players of Play n Go’s Twister Sister, another rock music inspired offering from the provider. You can even pick your own favourite background track from the menu, which includes classics such as 747 (Strangers in the Night), a song that Saxon played on every tour.
There are a couple of cool bonus features, including Wilds, 2 Scatters, Free Spins and Multipliers. The top award of 10,000x stake is also a great incentive to try this newcomer out, whatever your musical tastes.
Symbols and Paytable
The symbols in Saxon include a motorcycle, leather jacket, stars, huge sword, and the lead singer himself, Peter Rodney “Biff” Byford, standing with arms crossed and looking rather menacing. There are also the regular card suit symbols to bring a hint of normality.
The card suits award the lower payouts, which can pay from 7x to 12x your bet for a full set, while the higher payouts come from the images range from 20x to 30x your bet. The wild sword is the highest paying symbol, awarding 50x your bet for 5 matches on the reels.
All the symbols except Scatters (the lead singer and motorcycle) can be stacked. If they stack to fill up the whole reel, you’ll get a multiplier on top. The jackpot prize is worth 10,000x your bet.
Gameplay and Features
The long sword is the Wild symbol, which can substitute for the other symbols in the game to create more potential winning combinations. This is a dramatic symbol with eagle insignias and neon lights spelling out the word ‘Wild’.
All the symbols can appear stacked on the reels with the exception of the Scatters. Whenever you hit a whole reel of stacked symbols, this increases the Multiplier by 1x. If the stacked symbols are Wilds, this increases to a 2x Multiplier.
The lead singer and the motorcycle symbols are both Scatters. If you spin both these symbols at the same time, you launch the Free Spins round with a random number of free spins awarded from 5 to 15. You’ll also receive the Multiplier award that was active on the triggering spin. The Free Spins round can be retriggered indefinitely if you keep landing more Scatters.
Saxon is a perfect slot for fans of the classic heavy metal band with its immersive music, motorcycling imagery and exciting atmosphere. The design and gameplay are straight forward, while the top jackpot of 10,000x stake is always going to be attractive. Although this slot doesn’t hit the maximum level of volatility, it’s still volatile and will satisfy players looking for big potential payouts and higher-risk gaming. The best features here are the re-triggerable Free Spins and Stacked Symbols, while the increasing Multipliers can also make a big difference to your overall payouts. Although obviously a limited theme if you’re not a metal fan, there is still plenty to enjoy in the gameplay and with this jackpot prize, the veteran rockers could discover a few more fans.