Reno 7’s: Slot Overview
Instead of focusing on the obvious gambling hubs of Las Vegas, or even Macau, Quickspin has instead turned their attention to Reno in a fruit slot simply titled Reno 7’s. Now, Reno might not be quite so high on players’ bucket lists as its flashier sister city, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers as they say, so let’s board the virtual jet to take on the ‘Biggest Little City in the World’.
Quickspin has also dubbed Reno 7’s the spiritual successor to Diamond Duke, another classically inspired slot from the team which was launched in 2020. Reno 7’s isn’t a recreation of a one-arm bandit like Diamond Duke was, but this 3×3, 5-payline slot is angling for the fruity end of the market. Two things stand out when Reno 7’s hits the screen. One is a damn fine 80s rock meets synth soundtrack tearing up the background. Second, the Reno skyline isn’t a patch on Las Vegas’s, devoid of any sort of iconic building except perhaps that big ball structure they’ve got. Apparently, there are several large spheroid objects around Reno, prompting some to call it the ‘City with Big Balls’; go figure.
From there, we move to bet selection where Reno 7’s provides options as low as 5 p/c per spin or as high as £/€100. Playable on any device, the game is highly volatile, with this aspect of the math model being rated 5 out of 5. So while the vibe is uber-chill, the gameplay certainly is not. In regular mode, the RTP weighs in at 95.98%, with more than half of that returning to players in the base game (55.33%). The rest is practically split 50/50 between the Wheel of 7s feature game, and Diamond Stack Free Spins.
Reno 7’s being what it is, only three of a kind combinations are possible from its 6 regular pay symbols. There are low pay lemons, plums, watermelons worth 1 to 3 times the stake; then, bells, bars, and sevens as the medium pays, which rake in payouts worth 8 to 77 times the stake. Strangely, there are no official ‘high win’ symbols, yet the wild is worth the same as the 7s if three land on a payline. Otherwise, the wild is there to replace pay symbols to complete wins. It also plays a starring role during free spins, as we’ll see.
Reno 7’s: Slot Features
Building on the simple 3×3 gameplay are two bonus features with the chance to buy either one if you live in a location where these things are allowed. The key to both extras in Reno 7’s is the Wheel Scatter symbols. Land 2 of them, and you get a spin on the Wheel of 7’s. It’s the semi-circular object above the reels – you can’t miss it. The wheel spins once to award a cash prize of 5x, 7x, 22x, 55x, 77x, 777x, or 7777x the bet. Or, if the wheel lands on the stars segment, 15 free spins are awarded.
If you land 3 Wheel Scatter symbols, you get a spin on the Wheel of 7’s plus 15 free spins on top. For the duration of free spins, the wild symbols are stretched to 1×3 size and nudged to cover the whole reel if any part of them lands in view. This feature is retriggerable – when 3 Wheel Scatter symbols land +15 extra free spins are awarded, with no set upper limit. Alternatively, it is possible to trigger spins on the Wheel of 7’s from free spins, too.
Where applicable, players have the chance of buying either of the 2 features. Hit the ‘BONUS’ icon where you can pay 22 times the stake to land 2 scatters on the next spin or 77 times the bet for 3 scatters. Doing so raises the RTP to 96.37% or 96.43%, respectively.
Reno 7’s: Slot Verdict
Sometimes, travelling off the beaten path is the best way of turning up all sorts of surprises and rewarding experiences. So it proves to be in Reno 7’s where Quickspin has astutely shunned the better-known fulcrum of gambling, Las Vegas, to explore a less infamous destination. They’ve done it in a game which can be just as surprising. Hopefully, your luck is riding hot because if not, Reno 7’s can be a real challenge. There are no arguments with its high volatile rating, and, as is typical when it comes to fruit slots, low hit rate, melting balances like crayons in a Nevada heatwave.
As well as providing a math model that will challenge dedicated gamblers, Quickspin has paid close attention to the details while they were at it. Maybe not quite so much the graphics, which are perfectly up to the task by the way, but musically, few soundtracks in slots make you want to pull on a white Armani suit (no tie), and wicker shoes (no socks) to boogie, like Reno 7’s does. You’ll certainly be busting a shuffle or two if you get anywhere near cracking Reno 7’s max win. While 7,777x is possible in one hit from the Wheel of 7, Quickspin managed to squeeze a bit more out during a billion simulated spins up to the value of 8,277 times the stake. Since this amount is higher than the wheel’s prizes, we’re envisaging an outrageous round of stacked wilds, wheel hits, and retriggered free spins.
Like the city it’s based on, Reno 7’s has got plenty of pluck despite its diminutive size, or maybe because of it. So if you’re scouting around for some 3-reel action, it’s worth a look, provided you’ve got the fortitude to take on some exceptionally volatile gaming in a basic fruit machine like setup.
If you’re scouting around for some 3-reel action, Reno 7’s might be worth a look, provided you’ve got the fortitude to take on some exceptionally volatile gaming in a basic fruit machine-like setup.