Donuts is a tasty little pokie which has been designed and developed by Big Time Gaming. Jam-packed with sweet symbols and fun-filled features. This bizarrely structured pokie can deliver a wealth of wins to players who are prepared to give its reels a spin. Ideal for mobile and instant play users alike, this pokie carries over 2,000 lines, and that’s not all.
BTG usually stick to what they know, so it is nice and refreshing to see them pushing boundaries with the Donuts pokie. Everything from the reel and payline structure to the wagering has been designed from scratch, which certainly helps the mobile-friendly pokie stand out from the competition.
How to play it
Now, let’s discuss that unusual gaming structure. As you will note, there are 4 reels and 4 rows of symbols on each of those reels. This can create a 2,401-payline pokie (more on that later), and the structure for winning on those lines can be a little complex since donut boxes are required. You’ll get used to it rather rapidly, though.
While spinning the reels of this game, players can expect to be able to play with fixed stakes which range from a positively low $0.05 per spin, up to $10 a spin, which is hardly going to bust the bank of most players.
Wild symbols: These symbols appear as multi-coloured line emblems. They can show up on the second and fourth reels and can substitute for all other symbols in the pokie, save for bonus icons.
Donut Boxes/Paylines: Players won’t start with all 2,401 lines in play. However, they can unlock them as they spin the reels of the pokie. Whenever a donut box lands on the reels, it will open to dish out four donuts, and a multiplier wild which could be worth up to 4x the normal rate of pay. With these extra symbols, you can land additional paylines. Strike it lucky, and you could wind up with all 2,401 of them.
Free spin bonus: Keep your eyes peeled for the golden donut. These are scatter icons and landing 3 or 4 of them anywhere on the reels during a base game spin will offer you 12 or 20 free spins, respectively. During the feature, only golden donuts and empty reel spots will appear. Players can try winning as many golden donuts on the reels as they can during this stake, which works with a countdown.
Players can snap up multipliers here for use during the free spin bonus. Once the counter reaches zero, the free spin bonus begins with whatever multiplier you managed to acquire. However, landing a golden donut in the pre-game will reset the time to three spins giving you more chances to land larger multipliers before the start of the free spin bonus. Landing 2, 3 or 4 scatters during the free spin bonus itself with offer an extra 10, 20 or 30 spins played with the same multiplier.
The free spins pre-game can see players land multiplier worth up to 50x the standard rate of pay, which is handy when the non-progressive jackpot prize is capped at just 15x your total bet. Players will win that figure by landing 4 of the purple sprinkles donuts on a line, though as mentioned, they can win much more with that combination and a 50x multiplier in the free spin bonus.
Donuts is undoubtedly an exciting an inspiring pokie machine. It is a lot more complex (and fun) than its four reels would suggest and could be the start of something special for the ordinarily plain and dull Big Time Gaming.