777 Mega Deluxe: Slot Overview
Expect the unexpected is the mantra when going into anything from the creative minds at Crazy Tooth Studio. The independent Microgaming partner has released some of the oddest slots you'll have the pleasure, or horror, to come across. Whatever your thoughts on their slots are, it is nice knowing the team is out there blazing their path and not as fussed by convention or formulas as many studios are. 777 Mega Deluxe might not be their zaniest production, though it certainly isn't a run of the mill fruit slot either. Populating the outsized grid are two features - Respin Insanity and 777 Mega Deluxe Bonus Spins.
It couldn't be Crazy Tooth if the fruit-inspired gaming took place on a standard 3x3 or 5x3 sized slot. 777 Mega Deluxe is a 'modern take on the classic slot machine aesthetic' after all. These are the designers' words which have merit since players spin an unusually sized game made up of 4 reels, 7 rows, and 127 lines. Aside from the enhanced grid layout, the rest of the game is pretty plainly designed. There is a chrome sheen to everything, so it's not an ugly game as such. You quickly notice there just isn't a whole lot else going on. Maybe not a deal-breaker, since what counts takes place on the reels, but the lack of an angle, or interesting imagery, make the overall 777 Mega Deluxe package seem older than it is.
777 Mega Deluxe is available on any device, offering players stakes from 20 p/c to £/€30 per spin. The game does have a variety of RTP options ranging from 92% at the lowest and 96.10% at the higest. Due to its roots being firmly set in fruit slot land, the relatively low hit frequency of 16.1% does not come as a surprise, which is a figure consistent with this style. The Respin Insanity is plentiful, however, somewhat helping boost returns. Volatility is high, as is potential, well, for a Crazy Tooth game at least.
777 Mega Deluxe does that thing Crazy Tooth often does where symbol groups all have the same value. On the lower side are orange stars, horseshoes, moons, blue stars, clubs, hearts, diamonds, and spades, worth 0.05x or 0.10x the bet. Then we get bars, lemons, and cherries worth 0.05x or 0.2x the bet. Finally, at the top of the pile is a lucky seven worth 0.10 to 0.25x the bet. Not great values to put it lightly, though in 777's defence there are lot of paylines, and the features can be quite effective at pepping up the low numbers.
777 Mega Deluxe: Slot Features
The most frequent feature you'll come across in the game is Respin Insanity while waiting for 777 Mega Deluxe Bonus Spins to trigger. Key to both of them are x2 or x5 wild multipliers. Both substitute for any pay symbols and apply their multipliers to the winning amount. The only difference is x5 wilds only appear during Bonus Spins.
Winning spins trigger the Respin Insanity feature. All positions containing winning symbols form a respin area, and the positions within it are respun. This does not include any x2 multipliers which are locked during this process. If a new symbol (other than an x2 wild multiplier) matches at least one position outside the respin area, those positions are also added to the zone, and another respin is played. Wins are awarded after every respin. If a respin occurs and no positions are added to the respins area, the feature concludes.
Scatter symbols land on reels 1, 2 or 4 to trigger 777 Mega Deluxe Bonus Spins. The triggering scatters transform into x2 or x5 wild multipliers which remain locked in place for the duration of Bonus Spins. Any new wild multipliers are also locked in position. 4 spins are awarded at the start of the feature, which cannot be retriggered, and any winning spin triggers the Respin Insanity feature.
777 Mega Deluxe: Slot Verdict
For a Crazy Tooth slot, 777 Mega Deluxe might not be as wild and crazy as they sometimes are, but it's not your typical fruity filled slot. However, it's also not likely to be hugely attractive for casual players not besotted with this specific genre. For one, it is what it is, but what it is doesn't look great. There's no spark to draw in a non-classic enthusiast, like ELK’s Classic Range manage to do for example. Contrast 777 Mega Deluxe to, say, Diablo Reels or Route 777, where the theme treatment, visuals, and overall results are so well crafted it pulls you in whether classic gaming is your area of interest or not.
Yet there is more to 777 Mega Deluxe than just straight forward classic gaming. We do get some 'modern aesthetic' via Respin Insanity. However, similar features pop up now and then in games like Jack Hammer for instance. 777 Mega Deluxe is a lot more volatile than that NetEnt fav, and potential wins of up to 6,601 times the bet help sweeten the deal. Respin Insanity could actually get quite good during testing, as were free spins. With just 4 spins, which cannot be retriggered, you'll be hoping the volatility needle has ticked your way and a bunch of wild multipliers are going to drop.
To sum up, it's worth taking a look at 777 Mega Deluxe if only to keep tabs on what Crazy Tooth is up to. Fans of classic/fruit slots might be tempted to dive deeper. Keep in mind 777 Mega Deluxe definitely has a distinct Crazy Tooth stamp on it so you might want to demo first to get a good feel for how it operates.
Though fairly conventional for a Crazy Tooth slot, the studio never completely goes with the grain, resulting in a classic slot with a twist that may divide players.