The latest slot machine on which Just For The Win worked, turning it into one more exclusive game to join Microgaming’s slot collection, Anderthals is going to be enjoyable for players that like a glimpse into the past. With a Neanderthal and Stone Age inspired theme, it mixes in dinosaurs and loads of features, so it ends up being a fairly enjoyable experience.
5 reels are going to get 40 active lines in Anderthals. The game uses those lines, as well as its features, to help take the top payouts up to 2,219x the stake ($221,900), with the RTP at 96.12%. Since we mentioned the features, I should let you know what those are, and you will be glad to find out that there are several types of wilds there, along with multipliers or free spins.
Anderthals Betting and Prizes
You get a chance at the game’s prizes by spinning the reels, and using bets as small as $0.10 per round. There is the option to wager considerably more as well, up to $100 per spin even, so even those with big budgets appear to be covered.
With individual wins of up to 32x, the game will deliver up to 1,280x the stake usually. However, add the multipliers of up to 3x that may come from certain wilds, and there is potential for more. Top prizes of up to 2,219x the stake appear to be present, so the most that can be paid in one spin is $221,900.
I will mention another element that tells us how the game will fare long-term, and that’s the RTP. Since the return seems to be at 96.12%, we know that the slot ends up paying enough to players, so it’s not a downside for it at least.
There are two types of features in Anderthals. One is the regular Dinosaur wild, which you can get to land on its own on the reels, forming winning combinations which pay the top jackpot. If they don’t appear in a way that allows them to form wins directly, they can still be substitutes, and more often than not this is the way they will be able to help out.
Another major feature of the game comes from the feature spots. There are five random bonus symbols displayed next to the reels, one for each column. If at least two of the reels get feature symbols with Torches, then those columns get certain features triggered.
As for the features that you can get on those reels, you can get different ones, or it can be the same feature triggering on multiple reels.
Free spins are a possibility, with 8 free spins being the minimum offered, while the maximum appears to be 16 rounds.
There will be three types of wilds as well, with regular wilds added in one case, an expanding wild in another, while multiplier wilds (2x-3x) are the result of the third scenario.
Theme & Design
You get a Stone Age story, where the two main characters and symbols show us Andy and Annie. The next symbol on the list includes the game logo, and then there are also dinosaur wilds, torches, as well as Royals. It’s a good looking design, JFTW seems to have that covered in every release of theirs.
Anderthals looks pretty good, delivers an interesting mix of features, and the RTP tells us that it’s going to be as fair as expected. I would’ve liked a bigger top jackpot though.