Jekyll and Hyde is the latest video pokie game we had a chance to test coming from Ash Gaming. The designers did a pretty good job in putting together an attractive video pokie game with decent animations and a great theme. The background music corresponds with the theme perfectly and the few added features make the game play exciting.
This game has 25 pay lines, 5 reels and 3 rows, making the minimum bet start at $0.25 per spin. The minimum bet size is variable and can be $0.50 per spin if you decide to activate the Power Up Scatters feature. This allows for the scatter symbols to count even if they are one position over or under the reels.
In return this feature helps in triggering the Free Spin much more often and easier. The free spins are triggered once 3 scatters land on the reels and are divided between Jekyll free spins and Hyde free spins. Both of them offer extra features and an unlimited number of free spins.
Jekyll awards an increasing win multiplier from x1 to x5 with each scatter that lands on the last reel. Hyde awards one of the high paying symbols to turn wild with each scatter that lands on the last reel up to a total of 3 extra wild symbols.
Both features end when the fourth scatter lands on the last reel. What’s interesting here is the fact that the biggest payout potential in the free spins is when the chances of the bonus to end are the biggest. The entire game play is made more interesting by the standard wild symbol in the game.
He can land on reels 2, 3 and 4 and expands to cover the reel. This way the bonus rounds can payout big, if you get a big number of wilds on the reels within the last spins of the game.
What We love
We love the theme and the overall game design. We love the Power Up Scatters Feature because it helps trigger the free spins and really justifies the doubled bet size. The wild symbol is a real help in forming winning combinations if two of them land on the right reels. The bonus features are also interesting and can pay decent amounts of money.
What we Do not Like
We don’t like the pay table in the game and the fact that most of the time the free spins end very fast. With a 40 x bet maximum win for 5 of the highest paying symbols your balance can drop really fast, without getting any decent wins on the screen.
We still have mixed opinions about this question. The pay table is weak and most of the bonus rounds are disappointing. It seems very hard to get a decent number of spins while waiting for the last scatter to land on the last reel.
Still in two bonus rounds we managed to get a win of over 200 x bet. We had a big number of spins, full with wilds and the last scatter didn’t land in over 17 free spins.
This left is with a total number of about 34 free spins which was enough for a big win to happen. We are sure that even bigger wins are possible, because the ones we had were only with lower paying symbols.