In a new game from ZeroFox Entertainment, available exclusively on Microgaming’s casino platform, we’re finding a new system called Epic Ways, and a game which looks almost like a clone for Big Time Gaming’s Bonanza. With prettier graphics and a better story than most slots from that category, it might just get the attention of some players.
Ping Pong Star will show us 6 reels with as many as 7 symbols on each one, potentially offering up to 117,649 Epic Ways in a single round. It’s a common system by now, and one that we’re seeing accompanied by wilds, scatters, exploding symbols, free spins and unlimited win multipliers. All this, conspires to get you paid as much as 10,000x the round’s stake, all while keeping an acceptable Return of 96.22%.
Betting and Prizes
We discover a slot machine with wagers starting from as little as $0.20, while the high point for it is at $20. Whatever the bet value which was selected, you’re going to get all available Epic Ways in exchange.
Though featuring limited wagers, the game is capable of paying back a great deal, even up to $200,000 (a 10,000x return on the round’s bet).
The slot has been announced as a title with medium/high volatility, so while it could’ve been even worse in terms of risk, the game is difficult enough to play. Expect to risk big, in order to get a shot at its huge rewards. Even so, long-term you can count on the game being as fair as any other Microgaming slot, since the Return to Player is calculated at 96.22%.
Ping Pong Star Slot Features
Players that tried Megaways slots before, especially the early ones, like Bonanza, will find that Ping Pong Star and its Epic Ways system will feel quite familiar in terms of gameplay. There aren’t that many things here, that are different. The system with up to 7 random symbols on each reel is still there, as is the horizontal reel placed underneath the four middle reels. Symbols which are forming new wins will explode next, and there are new waves of symbols that follow them on the reels.
You can get wild symbols on the horizontal reel, and they can be used in the creation of new regular combinations.
Additionally, the slot has the letters of the STAR word as scatters, of which you need a minimum of four visible. The more you get, the higher the number of free spins, with a minimum of 12 being offered. What’s most impressive here, is the win multiplier that will keep going up by 1x, with each new wave of exploding symbols. It also never goes down, even once you get to the next free spins, so this is the point where the slot’s potential appears to be at its highest.
Theme & Design
We’re getting monkeys for main characters, and they’re playing ping pong. It’s a unique theme, something that seems to be quite difficult for most Megaways developers to do, so I appreciate seeing this in a slot with Epic Ways. The quality of the design is also high, this being a modern release with a lot of good things to offer. On its list of symbols, the game has several types of monkeys, along with a list of Royals.
I think that Ping Pong Star is a game to be appreciated, even though it mostly seems to be a clone of BTG’s Bonanza. Even so, with better graphics and a unique story to tell, there are things about it which are better than in the original.