Four by Four Slot by Microgaming
Four by Four is a video slot with the 4x4 game window of 16 fields. This slot developed by Microgaming features 4 types of regular Wild symbols and 2 special symbols. The slot also features the nudge option and the bonus round of free spins. The maximum payout for a winning combination is 250 credits.
Rules of the Four by Four slot
The only adjustable game value in the slot is your bet per spin. Click on the +/- buttons under the Bet section to set your total bet in the range between 0.1 and 50 credits. Your bet size will determine the amount of your prospective winnings for successful combinations.
The Demo Credits bar displays your current balance. The Win section shows the amount of credits that you have earned for the previous spin.
Launching the reels
Click on the Play button to launch the game — this is when the symbols will be randomly generated on the game screen. Click on the Expert button in the gold bar at the bottom right of the screen and then on the Auto Play button to open the autoplay menu. This is where you can set the number of autospins from 5 to 500 and the limit for your winnings.
You can quickly launch the autogame of 5 or 10 free spins by clicking on X5 or X10 accordingly. You can stop the autospins ahead of time by clicking on the Stop button.
A combination is considered winning if it consists of four identical pictures that form either a horizontal line or a vertical column. One symbol can be involved in several different combinations at once.
Once a winning combination lands on the reels, all of its symbols will be removed and new symbols will drop in their positions. This process will continue until winning combinations stop forming. This principle is called cascading.
The View Rules button opens the help menu with the basic rules of the slot and the description of the bonus features and the bonus round of free spins. You can find the paytable on the right side of the screen. The values in the paytable are displayed as multiplication factors for your line bet.
The Options button opens the pop-up menu with the option of adjusting the speed of the symbol animation on the game screen, and also allows you to adjust the sound effects.
Symbols and multipliers featured in the Four by Four video slot
To make the display simple and understandable the payouts for winning combinations are listed with the bet per line of 1 credit.
The slot features 2 categories of symbols, one being the ones that perform unique functions, and the other being the ones that have their own ways of forming the winning combos.
The Wild symbol featured in the slot is depicted as a pink star. This is a universal symbol that can replace any type of regular symbols in a winning combination.
Special symbols featured in the slot are displayed as little pictures that appear in the middle of a regular symbol. Once the symbols of the winning combo have disappeared from the screen, the newly-landed pictures that replaced them will be removed as well.
In the upper right corner of the screen you will see two indicators for the bonus symbols with the corresponding words Free Nudges and Free Plays.
Once four Bonus Nudges symbols come up in a random order, the Free Nudges scale gets filled and the bonus game with the nudges is launched.
Once four Free Plays symbols come up, the Free Plays scale gets filled and the bonus round of free spins and fixed Wilds is launched.
Regular symbols represent different figures. A combination of four regular symbols will earn you the following payouts in credits:
- The red X figure — 0.2
- A blue cross or a plus sign — 0.5
- A green diamond — 1
- A yellow circle — 3. This is the highest-paying symbol featured in the slot. When playing with the maximum bet, a combination of circles will earn you 150 credits
The Free Nudges bonus game
Three Orange Bonus Nudges symbols landing on the reels will trigger this bonus game. You have a chance to nudge a horizontal line or a vertical column 4 times in any direction to produce a winning combination.
Combinations landed in this bonus game will pay 10 times your bet. When forming a winning combination, all other unused opportunities for making the nudges will be lost. Next, the newly-earned credits will be transferred to your balance and the game will end automatically.
The Free Plays bonus round of free spins
This bonus round represents 4 free spins. Four Green Free Plays symbols landed in the main game will trigger this round.
During the launch of the free spins, 4 Wilds will be fixed in each corner of the game screen. This principle of placing the stars will increase the probability of forming numerous winning combinations and landing a large number of new symbols during one spin.
If the Free Plays symbols land during the round again, you will get 4 more free spins. The slot also features the Free Nudges bonus game. At the end of the game all of the funds that you have accumulated will be added to your account.
Four by Four is a slot that features a unique process of generating the symbols, the cascading feature, the bonus round of free spins and the special bonus where you can nudge the rows and columns, which will let you create winning combinations.