Back in time Pokie Review
Game rules: simplicity to enjoy
The gameplay is comfortably simple and even less demanding than that of other 3-reel pokies by Betsoft, for example, Aztec Treasures Progressive. All the 8 paylines are constantly in play so one has to decide on two things only, that being the value of coins and the number of coins per line. The value of coins is set in the range from $0.01 to $1.00 by using the Choose Coin button. The number of coins per line is selected with the Bet Per Line button. So wagering is designed to be 8, 16, 24, 32 and 40 coins on 8 lines, or from $0.08 and up to $40 per spin. Try to select as many lines as possible to maximize your chances of winning. Clicking Spin starts the round and the Bet Max button makes it 40 coins at once and sets the marvelously carved reels in motion. When they stop, the symbols will show how much you have won.
Pokie symbols: egg hunt
The paytable makes an impression that the Dinosaur Era was about hunting eggs. Dinosaurs’ eggs pay out the best: $50 for three Green-spotted eggs, $100 for three Blue-spotted and as much as $250 for three Red-spotted ones (at the maximum wager of $5 per line). Dinomo! symbols, Triple Sevens, Back in Time logos and Dinomite coins award less, at x5 to x25 for three of a kind, that is, up to $25 per line.
Wild Symbol: easy money!
The pokie features a wild symbol, which is a cracked egg (it is indeed an egg hunt). It replaces for all symbols except for Stones that trigger the second-screen bonus round. Wilds are payable symbols as well, though it is not obvious from the paytable. Nevertheless, if an Aussie gets three of them on any payline, he wins x50, i.e. up to $250 at the top bet. Two Wilds plus any other regular symbol on a payline award the same as three of these regular symbols. This is a very nice extra making wins happen more often and when combined with the Hold feature, the wins become more generous. Useful tip: put the wild symbol(s) on Hold whenever possible because it improves chances for winning up to $250. Another tip: do not follow nods and winks of a dinosaur in the pink dress, these gestures are misleading, for that little creature says “no” to any intended action of the gambler.
Hold feature: get your gameplay under control
A Hold feature presents a priceless extra giving an Aussie some very tangible control over the gameplay. A Hold feature activates very often, making it possible to fix any number of symbols on their original positions, while the remaining symbols will be re-spun once. One may put on hold Wild(s) or the best paid symbols (e.g. eggs), for instance. Then in the next spin the “held” symbol(s) may well turn into a winning combo or even numerous winning combos at once, which is not an exceptional case. For example, a red-spotted egg “held” on the central reel may become part to as many as 4 winning combos and thus pay up to $1000!
What is admirable about the Hold feature is it is absolutely free for a gambler. It is a kind of free spin that is available almost every other round! Consult the paytable before pressing “Hold” in order to bet on the best possible combo. And there is an important rule to keep in mind: it is impossible to change the value of coins when the “Hold” mode is active even if the gambler does not use the Hold feature. Thus it is advisable to set a coin value in game rounds where the “Hold” is inactive.
Second-Screen Bonus Round
An Aussie needs three Stones to trigger the second-screen bonus round. Collecting them actually does not cost anything: when a stone appears on any reel, it falls right at the feet of the dinosaur in a pink dress and rests there peacefully until there are three stones piled. Then there are three reels to throw those stones at, and hitting a reel means “money” – a chunk of cash is paid out for every accurate hit!
Bottom line on Back In Time
This 3-reel 8-payline video slot by Betsoft styled in Dinosaur Era is an unadulterated pleasure for Aussies who strive for profitable pokies without cashless features. With a top bet of $40, the pokie pays up to $250. The wild feature makes wins more probable to occur on several paylines in a single round. The Hold feature gives a gambler tangible control over the gameplay and payouts. The Wild symbol substitutes for any normal symbol, and three wilds pay up to x250. Back in Time is mobile-friendly and is adapted to all mobile operating systems. Resume: it is a simple and worthy pokie among those available in online casinos; it is all about pure gambling and providing fairly nice chances to win.