Lucky News Network is a TV station themed slot machine, where the characters all seem to be newscasters which cover different sections of the news program. It’s an entirely themed game, with nothing but related icons on its reels, plus a great design that I’m sure you will enjoy looking at and playing through. If you’re looking for features, LNN has got you covered, offering free spins with 5x payouts, instant bonuses, bonus games, scatters and the usual wild. The layout is the boring part, 5 reels with 20 lines present on them. As for the payout, it should go up to $10,000 in the base game.
Betting and Prizes
Lucky News Network is the kind of game that will use a lot more coins than dollars. With a maximum of 20 coins used per line, you can use up to 400 coins in the bet, but it will be worth at most $100, since the denomination only goes from $0.01 to $0.25. The lower end of the betting range can be at a minimum of $0.01.
The payouts aren’t as big as you might want them to be. They can give you back 2,000 times your line bet investment, meaning up to $10,000. 5x multipliers will take the prize to $50,000 during free spins, a much better target to have.
Lucky News Network Slot Features
The symbol you rely on to get you paid well is also the one to act as the wild, a choice that is often made by developers. We’re talking about the Lucky News Network logo, acting as a substitute and capable of replacing any other symbol, if it results in a new combo. It doesn’t do anything if the scatter needs help though. As for the prizes it offers, its symbols need to be in two to five positions, arranged as regular symbols would be to form a combo.
The other symbol, sporting the Bonus Bulletin logo, is the scatter which you use to get paid and to trigger the free spins. Three to five of these bonus symbols will trigger for you prizes, at 5x, 10x or 50x the bet.
The Bonus Bulletin feature needs the scatter on just two reels though, the 1st and the 5th ones. At that point, you have your pick from 15 bonus symbols shown on the screen. You can get a prize that goes up to 157x total bet, or you can get 20 free spins with multipliers that can reach 5x.
Theme & Design
In the case of this game, the design is definitely a plus. Microgaming sometimes does this, uses high quality graphics in cartoon form for all its symbols, insuring that it’s going to be a pleasant experience. The symbols give you the game logo, the Bonus Bulletin logo, the blonde newscaster and her male colleague, the Weather man, the Traffic reporter, the Sports newscaster, the Movies presenter, the Money analyst, the Health doctor, the director and the news van.
Lucky News Network has an original theme, a great design, plus a couple of good features. The payouts need the help of multipliers from free spins in order to get to a decent value though.