Mad scientist Pokie Review
Alchemists and scientists have wasted centuries to achieve what Dr. Prescott does on a daily basis in his secret lab: he turns anything into gold. Thanks to Mad Scientist, a 5-reel 20-payline pokie powered by Betsoft, an Aussie may join Doc in his breakthrough experiments. Besides, there are up to $5000 wins in standard rounds, a payable Scatter, 2 features with instant cash prizes and a second screen bonus round with cash prizes. Mad or sane, Dr. Prescott is a generous guy and an Aussie will spent unforgettable hours at his lab. Beware of biohazard and X-rays! – to stay safe and win it nice, read the rules and tips below.
Gameplay: mix elements into the potion!
Quite surprisingly, it is easy to prepare for turning things into pure gold or silver or bronze as the case may be, you never know what experiment may come to, says Dr. Prescott. So, firstly you decide on a coin denomination that is available between $0.01 and $1.00. The Bet per Line vessel allows to place 1 to 5 coins per line. Clicking the Select Lines vessel, you choose up to 20 paylines. That makes possible betting in a broad range between $0.01 and $100. A blue-lit Spin button starts the experiment with the customized parameters, while a red-glowing Max Bet dashes ahead at the max bet of 100 coins per 20 lines.
Pokies symbols: high-tech stuff!
The lab is full of equipment, most of it pays out and some items trigger features. Payable symbols are … well, Doc knows what they are: devices, vessels, things, signs etc. An Aussie should know that the symbols pay from left to right when there are at least 3 of a kind on any active payline. The payouts range from x5 to x1000 or up to $5000 moneywise at the maximum bet of $5 per line. There is also a Scatter, a Wild icon and 3 bonus triggers.
An Electric Switch is a scatter, and the scatter is a payable symbol in the pokie. It pays when it appears in any position on any reel. Depending on the number of scatters, they pay up to 250 coins ($250 provided you bet coins of a one-dollar value).
Wild symbol features
A blackboard with formulas is a Wild symbol, and how smart this graphic solution is! Doc knows that his formulas may turn into anything, so does the Wild. It substitutes for any payable symbol. There is more of a Wild feature, a whole line of Wild symbols! It is a Wild’O’Cution feature that has revolutionized the gameplay. Landing Tesla Coils on reels 1 and 5 (the utmost left and utmost right reels) on payline 1, 2 or 3 triggers the feature. The whole line between Coils is electrified and voila, Tesla was a genius! The entire line between the coils turns into wild symbols! A win is recalculated and paid.
Doc says hazard pays: Bio Pick Me feature
Landing 3, 4 or 5 radioactive hazard signs on any active line triggers a Bio Pick Me on-reel feature. Select one of radioactive signs and it will rotate open and show the win. In this round wins are calculated by the book, a very thick and very scientific book! Basically, a win ranges between 125 and 175 coins. Then it is multiplied with a bet per line (x1 to x5 or up to 875 coins depending on a bet level).
Then the win is again multiplied, this time with the number of lines where the winning combination appears and the latter depends on the number of active paylines. Wow, this feature is as complicated as Dr. Prescott’s science but it is worth it: just look at him turning anything, literally anything into pure gold! Here is a practical tip: to score it big on this feature one has to select higher coin value, bet 5 coins and activate as many lines as possible.
Great Experiment: a Midas curse (or blessing)
Midas, an ancient king, insulted gods and they put a curse on him: whatever he touched turned into gold, so he could neither eat nor drink. Things are much better at the Doc’s lab: he turns things into gold using science, so this is a blessing for him and you! The feature is triggered by three green-glowing test tubes. You need at least 3 icons to start the Great Experiment; this is not something tricky as the icons may be landed in any random order on any active payline.
The second screen appears and the Great Experiment begins! You should select items and Doc will pour his magic potion on them turning the items like books or cups into golden books and golden cups. Instant cash prizes are awarded for every item turned into gold. Wow, knowledge is power and wealth!
Bottom line on Mad Scientist
Being one of the first 3D video slots, this 5-reel 20-paylines pokie powered by Betsoft features decent animation and impressive imagery. It is packed with intricate features and stunning bonus rounds showing all mighty power of science to the sheer pleasure of gamblers. The pokie makes strong and joyful impression of a first-ranked product: up to $5000 wins in base rounds, payable scatters, wild icons and wild lines. This is indeed a decent choice for playing for real money and it is supported by all major mobile devices.