5 Reel Drive Slot by Microgaming
This 5 Reel Drive slot was developed by Microgaming. It comes with five reels and each of them displays three symbols. Pictures form winning combinations on nine active paylines. You will get the maximum win that is 10,000 times your line bet if you create a winning combination of five pictures with a tyre and a chequered flag.
The feature of this slot is that it has only two special pictures. The Wild replaces common symbols. The Scatter earns you a win in credits regardless of its position on the game screen.
How to play the slot
Prior to starting the game you get 2,000 credits. Demo Credits shows your current balance. The size of your total bet is displayed in the Bet section. It is calculated by multiplying your line bet by the number of lines. The number of lines can be set in two ways:
- The Select Lines button
- The corresponding buttons on both sides of the reels
The minimum number of active lines is one and the maximum is nine. You can see the number of paylines in the Lines section. Set your bet with the +/- buttons on the bottom of the control panel.
The possible bets per line — 0.25, 0.5, 1 and 2 credits.
You can see your win for a spin in the Win section. A combo of standard symbols must:
- Start with the leftmost reel
- Land on neighbouring reels
- Drop on one active line
The 5 Reel Drive slot offers you three ways how to start the reels. The first — by clicking Spin. It will trigger spins with the preset values for your bet. The other — by clicking Bet Max. It will start spins with the maximum number of active lines.
The last way — to launch automatic spins in the Expert mode. Click the same name button on the control panel to activate it. This is when you can start the auto mode. Firstly, you should use the Auto Play button. It will open a window that contains the autospins settings. You are asked to set the following values in this window:
- The number of autospins
- The interval between the spins
- The conditions for stopping them
The last point includes several settings that offer: different rewards, reaching loss or win limits and also completing the number of spins you selected.
Click Start to launch autospins and the Stop button if you want to stop them ahead of time. In addition, you can start a series of five or ten autospins with a single click. To do this, use the x5 and x10 buttons respectively.
You can enable or disable the sound effects with the help of the speaker button. The control panel displays the Help button that gives you access to the detailed rules of the 5 Reel Drive slot.
Symbols and multipliers in 5 Reel Drive
You can study the paytable by clicking View Payout. The latter will open you a page that contains the information about all the symbols and their special features. You can view this section even during spins.
The 5 Reel Drive one-armed bandit has two special symbols. The first one shows a road sign that says Wild. This picture may appear on any of the reels and it substitutes for a regular symbol to complete a winning combo if required.
Yet the Wild does not replace the other special picture, that is the Scatter. It is depicted as a police car. Three Scatter symbols pay you five times your total bet if they land in any boxes on the reels. Four police cars get you a win of 20 times your bet per spin and five of them give you 50 times your total bet. Multipliers of other symbols are multiplied by the line bet, not by the total bet.
Half of regular symbols only form a winning combination when at least three of them land. These symbols are:
- A coffee with a doughnut — 6, 13 or 50 times your line bet
- A slice of a pie — 7, 18 and 70
- A fizzy drink — 9, 20 or 120
- Chips — 10, 30 and 300
- A burger — 13, 60 or 600
Other regular symbols may create a winning combo of at least two symbols. That is why they have four values that are multiplied by the line bet:
- Dice have the multipliers of 7, 15, 80 and 700
- A pink car with a girl — 8, 15, 90 and 800
- A red car — 10, 25, 150 or 900
- A truck — 12, 25, 200 and 1,000
- A tyre and a chequered flag — 12, 40, 500 or 10,000
Please keep in mind that you only get the win for the best-paying combo that lands along an active line.