Review of Transformers: The Battle for Cybertron from IGT
I have mixed emotions writing this. In one way I am happy to share an amazing find, as this IGT slot really is amazing. On the other hand, well, I am a little embarrassed… I’m of an age before transformers was a big budget movie, and this is really associated with a kids cartoon for me.
After some deliberation about whether I should keep quiet about loving this slot, I decided ‘no’.
It is the best IGT game I have played online (Avatar is better, though this is only in live casinos at the moment). It deserves coverage.
What is so good about Transformers: Battle for Cybertron?
Three main things come together on this slot. There are also some minor good points, which I will cover in more detail below. Here is what does it for me:
#1 Special In-Reel Features
There are random in-reel features while you play which have some epic animations. You’ll be spinning away and a fireball appears in the center of the reels. Next one of 5 transformers (or their enemies) appear with incredible animations, and start burning stuff. Each one acts differently in terms of the symbols they burn away. This is really helped by #2 below.
#2 Freefalling Symbols
When you get a winning line, the symbols fold up, and disappear (don’t worry, the wins get totaled first). The remaining symbols fall into their places, with brand new ones coming in from the top. This often creates more wins, and often small runs of wins as the second round wins also disappear.
When the in-reel features burn a lot of symbols, these also disappear, giving you plenty of scope for some extra wins.
#3 Big Fight Bonus Round
The main feature in this slot is a mix of a fight between two transformers and a free spins round. You choose which side to go on, and get an epic animated fight (with 3 lives on each side). The spins accumulate wins, and when you get the fight symbols the transformers come to life for their epic battle.
General Information on this Slot
One thing to note about this slot is that you have the option to pay extra coins to unlock the special in-reel features. The standard spin is 40 coins (from 1c a coin and up), and for the 5 specials you’ll need to add another 20 coins per spin. I think this is well worth the money, though you get to decide for yourself.
There are reasonably big wins, though this is not a life-changing money type machine (see the IGT Jackpot slots for more on those). You can win up to 4000 coins on a single line (that is for 5 of the transformers logos), and will often find you have multiple lines winning at the same time. I would put this slot in the lower-variance category; you get plenty of entertainment for your money – and the chance of some mid-sized wins.
You will need to hit 3 of the bonus symbols to get to the free spins ‘fight’ round. The in-reel features do not need any special symbols, these are triggered at random. Look out for the lightning above the reels, which is an early warning a feature is about to appear.
Graphics and sounds at top quality in this game, everything about it is beautifully produced. Even the fact that the slot builds piece by piece when you first play it is really well done. If I had to pick one thing that could be improved, it would be to speed up the symbols disappearing for the smallest wins, this sometimes slows things down a little too much. Keep in mind that I really had to try hard to think of a balancing ‘negative’ even to come up with this!
I’m recommending this one in the strongest possible terms. If, like me, you have reservations about playing a ‘kids’ game, please set them aside just for 10 minutes. I am very certain that once you try out this slot, you’ll agree with me that it is the best IGT slot game online – and one of the best online slots overall.
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