Slot Review: The Demon Code by NextGen GamingPublished September 21, 2020 by Elana K
Win multipliers, talisman symbols, free spins, and a max win of 12,500x the stake make The Demon Code a slot that’s worth traveling to the underworld for.
The Demon Code by NextGen Gaming may have a dark theme but there are quite a lot of bright spots in this new grid slot. The graphics and animations are superb, and there are so many features that the action is constant. Win multipliers, talisman symbols, free spins, and a max win of 12,500x the stake make The Demon Code a slot that’s worth traveling to the underworld for.
The Demon Code is a 6x6 cluster pays slot that’s playable on all devices. Bets range from $.10 to $20, the RTP is 96.26%, and the volatility is on the high end of the spectrum. The ambiance is dark but not frightening - the grid is flanked by demons with glowing eyes and the reels sit above a fiery pit.
Wins are scored when 4 or more of the same symbols connect horizontally or vertically. Winning clusters explode from the grid, making room for new symbols to drop and create new wins. Winning clusters start with a 1x win multiplier, which increases by 1 with each win. The win multiplier resets on each spin. Symbols include diamond-like objects, various orbs, a wild, and a scatter. The red orb is the highest-paying, rewarding 50x the stake for a cluster of 25 or more. There are also 4 talisman symbols that appear randomly on cascades.
The 4 talisman symbols can trigger one of the Demon Summon features, which include mystery symbols, symbol payouts, extra wilds, and symbol blocks.
If a talisman symbol doesn’t fall and trigger one of the features, and there is a wild on the grid, the Enter the Void feature is triggered. Here, wild symbols disappear, and at the same time, they remove adjacent pay symbols to make room for new ones.
Whenever a scatter lands on the reels, it’s collected in a meter above the grid. 4 or more collected scatters trigger the Free Spins round, which immediately awards players 10 free spins. If more than 4 scatters have been collected in the meter, players get an extra 2 spins for each additional scatter.
During the Free Spins round, players can continue collecting scatters. An additional row is added, up to 12 rows. When this happens, the scatter meter disappears and players get an additional 10 free spins.
The final touch in the Free Spins round is that the win multiplier is still in place, only it doesn’t reset in between spins, and it’s unlimited. Whenever 4 scatters get collected in the meter, the win multiplier increases by 1.
NextGen Gaming combined several winning factors to create an overall solid slot. The graphics and sound suit the theme perfectly, the multipliers keep the wins climbing, and the features drive the game forward. The slot has a potential max win of 12,500x the stake, though for a game that’s highly volatile, it won’t be easy to hit. However, players can easily score a 30x multiplier in the free spins round, and it’s the small to medium wins that keep the game going. The Demon Code can be played at NextGen casinos, online and on mobile.