Microgaming’s highly anticipated Deadmau5 themed slot will soon be live and ready to play. The title is based on the world-famous electronic artist’s cube v3 tour and will include the mesmerizing artist-created visuals and music that made the tour an electrifying experience for audiences across the globe.
With a planned October release, the game will fuse electronic music with online gaming, giving a whole new audience the chance to be enchanted by the rhythmic beats and visuals.
Deadmau5 who is now 39 originally hails from Germany and is one of the most successful electronic dance music artists in history with Grammy nominations and a catalogue of chart-topping albums under his belt
Gameplay at a glance
The Deadmau5 slot will play out on a 5×3 reel, 243 ways to win format, and offers a top potential of 2100x your stake. The top-end may feel a bit low, especially considering the game’s high volatility and less-than-friendly RTP of 95.22%. The well-known Rolling Reels mechanic makes an appearance alongside free spins, wild reels, and multipliers up to 10x your stake.
Wagering and winning
You can bet anything from $0.20 to $100 and, as mentioned before, the most you can win from a single spin is a somewhat meager 2100x your stake. Players are likely to conclude that a more forgiving volatility would have been a better fit for this slot.
The features explained
The rolling reels mechanic ensures that your wins work for you. Winning symbol combinations will award you your initial payout, but then the symbols are removed from the reels, leaving empty space for new symbols to land in their positions. This can potentially trigger a chain of winning combinations.
The game logo acts as a wild symbol and appears on reels 2, 3, and 4. It substitutes for any other symbol except the scatter. The combo-bridging magic of wilds is also given to you in the form of the random Drop the Wild feature where any one of the middle reels can spontaneously transform into a full wild reel.
As with most cases, free spins is where all the magic happens. Landing 3 to 5 scatters on the reels will activate this feature, giving you from 15 to 25 free spins and an instant prize of up to 250x your stake.
A multiplier trail is a logical complementary feature for Rolling Reels and Microgaming has incorporated one into this title. You can get up to 10x your stake after 5 consecutive winning rolls, just remember that the multiplier will reset on a losing spin.
Look & feel
The background images are laser-spun abstracts and beat visualizations to complement the neon-lined card suits that serve as lower-value symbols and ecstatic female dancers getting lost in the beat who represent the higher-value symbols.
The graphics are fitting and representative of the artist and the music genre, but the whole package feels a bit minimalistic and basic, with players likely expecting much more of a spectacle than they’re going to get.
This slot will be a treat for Deadmau5 fans as it includes the artist’s iconic visual style and music. This is a solid branded game, however, there is a lot of room for improvement with regards to the inner workings of this title. The RTP is particularly concerning as it is a clear indication that you are likely to get less winning joy from this experience that the average slot out there. This slot’s appeal, sadly, may not extend much further past die-hard fans of the artist and art it is themed around.