Slot Review: Reel Splitter from JFTW and MicrogamingPublished June 10, 2019 by Elana K
JFTW and Microgaming have teamed up to create a new twist on a classic slot. Their newest release, Reel Splitter, is an upgraded fruit machine that offers free spins, respins, stacked wilds and a max win of 2717x your bet.
When Microgaming and Just For The Win team up, even a classic fruit machine becomes an enticing, dynamic slot. Of course, the duo’s new release, Reel Splitter, isn’t exactly a classic fruit machine - it’s an upgraded version. With free spins, respins, stacked wilds, and a max win of 2717x your bet, fruit machines never looked more fun.
Reel Splitter starts out as a 4-reel, 81-ways-to-win slot, but it can expand to 5 reels and 243-ways-to-win during the special features. Reel Splitter is playable at Microgaming casinos on any device. Bets range from $.10 to $100 per spin and the RTP is a solid 96.02%.
Reel symbols include 10, J, Q, K, and A, along with the cherries, kiwis, plums, and lemons that you've come to know and love. There's also a wild and a Reel Splitter logo, the latter of which is the highest-paying symbol. When 3, 4 or 5 land on the reels, you get a 1.5x, 5x, or 12x multiplier, respectively.
The maximum payout on this slot is about 2,717x your stake, which translates into $291,600.
When 4 matching symbols lands on the reels, you’ll trigger the Reel Splitter feature. During this feature, you’re treated to an additional reel that gets placed between reels 2 and 4. The 4 original reels are held in place while the 5th reel spins. The 5th reel raises the ways-to-win from 81 to 243.
When 3 or more scatters land during the base game, the Free Spins round is activated. Depending on how many scatters landed, you’ll get 8 or 16 free spins. The additional 5th reel appears for this round as well, and this is the only reel that will spin during your free spins. Wins go both ways so combinations can start from reel 1 and reel 5. Also during this feature, there’s a sticky stacked wild that gets locked into place on reel 3, increasing your chances for landing wins.
Reel Splitter is a new take on a classic slot; its simplicity, coupled with its medium variance, makes it a good choice for players who appreciate traditional casino games and don’t need to win millions of dollars in order to have a good time. Hundreds of thousands is more than enough!