If you love stories about the future and the slot machines which take the action there, then Action Ops: Snow & Sable should be right up your alley. Microgaming is the company that’s set to release this slot machine in 2018, during its last trimester. The setting will be a futuristic city, Aurora, while the two main characters are the crime fighting Snow and Sable.
It’s a futuristic game alright, but it’s not very generous with its winning opportunities, since it has only 10 active lines on a standard 5 reels setup. Still, a win of 1,000x the bet is a possibility, and that could get you as much as $100,000. I also enjoyed what I saw feature wise from it, the game offering stacked wilds, scatters and free spins which have two wild reels at all times.
Betting and Prizes
The betting system is modeled after the paylines which are fixed, all 10 of them, meaning that you have to spend a minimum of $0.10 each round. At the other end, you’re going to find a maximum bet of $100. This gives the line bet a value of up to $10, but you can start out with as little as $0.01 in each case.
Having a screen filled with wild symbols can get you paid quite handsomely, the ultimate reward of the game for a single round being $100,000. That’s the equivalent of 1,000x the stake, as the best wins will pay up to 100x the stake each. The wilds are the ones that can offer that much.
A couple of decent features were implemented and improved in some way, so that they’re not just the usual ones which seem to be in every slot.
First of all, there are two stacked wilds inside, which are based on the main characters of the game. Both Snow and Sable can appear in their stacked form, and then they participate in the formation of new winning combinations. The best outcome would actually be to have five matching wilds forming their own combo, so that they can pay a 100x the bet reward. Both wilds can pay that much. If they’re mixed in a winning combo, then the reward is halved, to a maximum of 50x the stake per line.
There is only one symbol which you can’t replace with a wild, and that’s the scatter. Having it appear a minimum of three times in one round gets you access to 10, 15 or 20 free games, but there is also a reward of up to 100x the bet paid out at the same time.
What will make the free spins much more profitable than the paid spins, is not just the part about not having to pay for them. They also have permanent wild reels, the 1st and the 5th ones, and so forming combinations gets a lot easier.
Even though they’re so much better, the free spins can be retriggered multiple times. You only need 2 or 3 scatters on the middle three columns, and you receive an additional 5 or 10 rounds.
Theme & Design
The futuristic theme seems to be related to a pair which fights crime, in a fictional city called Aurora. You get the two characters in their own wild and stacked symbols, the logo of the game as the scatter, along with high paying icons which have bugs, watches, cars or glasses. The Royals are the lesser symbols, as usual.
Action Ops: Snow & Sable is set to be a favorite for players that enjoy science fiction and futuristic slots in general.