Orion is a slot machine which you can play on the Quickfire platform, at any Microgaming casino. The theme which seems to have been chosen for it is based on the mythology of the Greeks, and on a certain character from those stories specifically. We’re talking about Orion here, the ancient huntsman, after which a constellation has been named. The stars play a big part in the design of this game as well, shown behind the temple which supports the five reels. It’s a game with up to 50 active lines, with prizes which could reach $4,000, and with a feature list that includes scatters, wilds and a free spins feature.
Betting and Prizes
A high number of paylines can be used in Orion, the maximum being 50 such chances to get a win. You do have to wager on each individual line though, so it can get expensive to play. Up to 20 coins may be used for each individual line, so the total bet could have 1,000 coins in it. Coins only go up to $0.20 though, so it’s not as expensive as it could’ve been. Still, you can spend up to $200 per spin.
The top prize appears to be valued at 1,000x, which would mean 20,000 coins, or $4,000 cash if you get that combo while using the maximum line bet.
Orion Slot Features
Scatters and wilds are used in the Orion slot, predictably enough. These two symbols have classic roles, and I’ll start with the wild. Its image is that of some kind of window with a sign on it, and showing the sky behind it. It will substitute for regular icons only, so not for scatters. Wild symbols appear to be coming stacked in this game.
Scatter symbols have the Orion logo on them. Should these symbols land on the reels, anywhere on them, they will reward you with a prize of up to 50x the wager value, and they can also be expected to trigger a special feature, called Orion’s Free Spins. Both for the prizes and for the free spins, the requirement is to have 3+ symbols with scatter abilities present.
Orion’s Free Spins offer you 8 rounds that you don’t pay for. Each spin can trigger a Wild Slide feature, which requires that you first land a stacked wild on the reel, with at least one symbol showing. The Wild Slide simply gives you the entire reel as a wild, turning the stacked icon into an expanding wild. You may retrigger the free spins, as long as you get another 3+ scatter symbols.
Theme & Design
Following the story of Orion, the game shows you the star filled sky in the background, while in front it places a temple, whose columns separate the 5 reels. You will discover appropriate symbols on the reels, but there are also some that I’m not a fan of, rather normal poker cards which shouldn’t have been included.
I believe that it’s going to be an interesting Microgaming slot, with a unique theme, which no other developer has covered so far. It doesn’t seem to give big enough prizes though, and its features are average.