A dire attempt to arouse 80’s nostalgia in IRON GIRL by Play’n GO
Villain Re-spins, Iron Armour feature & Bounty Bonus
High variance action
Iron Girl Introduction
Let’s just start off by saying that the first impression was far from the best. At first look, it appears flavourless, uninspiring and flat, as if missing that extra dimension you want to see in a slot. We all know, however, that even simplistic slots can become classics, which is why we kept spinning the reels to dig deeper into the unknown.
That extra dimension we were talking about, it often comes in the form of a good story and distinctive characters, something that is a great challenge for game developers to fit into a slot. The best example that springs to mind is Immortal Romance by Microgaming, a true classic that has it all. Iron Girl does have a story, but the developers fail to make it come to life.
Iron Girl is a 5-reel, 3-row video slot with 20 paylines. Playable on all devices from €0.20 to €100, players are invited to join the vigilante space hero Iron Girl and her ardent robot Iron Armour in their mission to capture the badest villains of the universe in order to collect the bounty. The game features respins with sticky Villains and wild symbols, a random feature with added wilds, and multipliers up to 5x.
The story of Iron Girl takes place somewhere in deep space and has kind of an 80’s retro type look and feel to it. The scaled down reelset is set against a dynamic backdrop that gives players the impression of floating through space.
Iron Girl Paytable
Cudos to Play’n GO for the straight-forward paytable which is displayed in cash value corresponding to the current bet size setting! Symbols on the reels include 4 low-value symbols in the form of futuristic royal symbols, as well as 4 high paying symbols represented by the 4 villains where Quake, the scarred badass looking cyborg, is the most lucrative, award you 10 times the stake for 5 across a payline.
There is no scatter symbol included in the game as it lacks a conventional free spins feature, but the wild, here represented by the main character Iron Girl, plays a very central role.
Iron Girl Features
In terms of features, the game includes a random Iron Armour feature. The Iron Armour can appear at any time and add up to 5 randomly placed wilds onto the reels which in turn can trigger the Villain respins. The Villain respins triggers when a winning combination of high paying symbols (Villains) appear on the reels. The highest paying combination will then be held in place for a respin along with any other matching symbol or wild, even if it’s not part of the winning combination. The respins continue as long as new matching Villains or wilds are added to the reels. There’s more to it than that, however.
Above the reelset is a reward meter counting the amount of sticky Villains collected during the course of the respins feature. A reward known as Bounty Bonus may be triggered following the respins feature depending on your progress. You need at least 8 Villians to trigger the first award which will give you 2 Iron Girl wilds randomly placed on the reels. This award is followed by an x2, x3 and x5 multiplier should you land at least 10, 12 or 14 Villains respectively.
Iron Girl Conclusion
We’re looking at a high variance slot according to information from Play’n GO with a relatively low max win potential of 1000 times the stake per single spin which is achieved by landing a full-screen top symbol or/and wilds along with the 5x multiplier. It’s not a slot for those looking for memorable dream hits, but rather for those who want some play time or seeking a slot to help out with wagering as it’s quite a balanced game. There are, however, many more entertaining and potentially more profitable slots we could think of.
Visually, Iron Girl appears dull, as if something is missing, failing miserably to engage us. We simply don’t feel the thrill nor intensity. An online slot that lacks the potential for massive wins, which alone can get your heart racing, needs to make up for it in some other aspect. It doesn’t happen here unfortunately.
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