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Donuts is one of Big Time Gaming’s most anticipated releases to date – and this quirky, unusual video slot offers some insane win-potential in both the base-game and the Free Spins Bonus! There’s – essentially – no upper limit on how much you can win in Donuts… and you can find out all about it here, in our Donuts slot review.
Abstract themes are something we’re used to seeing from Big Time Gaming – and Donuts is no exception! It’s a game that will appeal to donut lovers… naturally… and the game has a kind of 80’s American vibe to it. Donuts and America… that’s definitely good enough for us, and as you’ll soon see, the Australian game developer have pulled it out the bag, yet again!
Donuts is a 4-reel, 4-row video slot with up to 2401-ways-to-win. (We’ll explain the ways-to-win engine in just a moment.) The game can be played from as little as 5p and as much as £10 per spin. As we’ve come to expect from Big Time Gaming, Donuts is fully mobile-optimized, and this means it can be played from almost all mobile devices. Donut’s RTP is fixed at 96.54%.
As we’ve already mentioned, Donuts has an Americana feel to it – and you’ll see the reels are set in the desert, with a highway running along the left. There’s a retroistic-looking ‘321 Donuts’ drive-thru visible on the left, and this houses a giant pink donut – suspiciously similar to Homer Simpson’s favourite treat! The game also has a cool soundtrack accompanying every spin, and it’s clear that Big Time Gaming have put a ton of effort into building, designing, and developing Donuts.
Donut’s Symbols and Payouts
Like most of BTG’s slots, Donuts uses playing card values to represent the low-value symbols. These include a 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. The game’s high-value symbols include a Green, Blue, Red, and Purple Donut. The Purple Donut is the top-paying symbol, paying 15X for matching a 4-of-a-kind combo.
There’s also a wild symbol, which is represented by a multicoloured old-school microphone, and this appears only on reels two and four. It substitutes for all symbols apart from the Gold Donut scatter, and can also have a multiplier attached when it comes from a Donut Box. Keep reading to find out what these Donut Boxes are!
Bonuses and Features
There’s lots going on in Donuts, and we’ll look at the bonus features below.
If, during the base-game, you land one of the Donut Boxes anywhere in view, it will open up to reveal up to four donuts, or a wild, which can be worth 2X, 3X, or 4X. It’s possible to land a Donut Box on all reels, and if they all reveal a 4X multiplier the ways-to-win will increase to 2,401!
The free-spins bonus is triggered by landing three or four of the Donut scatter symbols anywhere in view. This awards you with 12 or 20 free-spins respectively.
Before the bonus begins, you will be taken to a special set of reels where the only symbols that appear are Gold Donuts. Each time one of these donuts lands, it will reveal a multiplier between 1X and 50X. You are initially awarded 3 spins on this special set of reels, but each donut you land will reset the counter back to 3.
Once that’s complete, you’ll head back to the main reel set, at which point the bonus will begin. During the free-spins, all wins are multiplied by the multiplier you manage to reach in the mini-game just a moment ago, and it’s also possible to re-trigger more free-spins. This is achieved by landing two, three, or four of the Donuts scatter symbols in view, and doing so awards 10, 20, or 30 more free-spins respectively.
Whenever Big Time Gaming release a new slot, we come fully prepared that it’s going to be a high volatile monster. Donuts is no exception – and this hugely volatile game can deliver some monstrous wins… compensated, of course, by the fact that there’s quite long periods where you won’t hit wins or bonuses.
Graphics and visuals are pretty good in Donuts (though perhaps not quite on the level we’ve seen in other releases like Danger High Voltage and Bonanza), and the soundtrack compliments the game well. There’s some great win-potential in the base-game as well, especially if you can uncover a few multiplying wilds with the Purple Donuts.
Of course, the Free Spins is where the real potential lies – and if you’re lucky enough to land one of the 50X multipliers, you can expect to hit some truly monstrous hits. Still, the bonus isn’t easy to trigger, and it’s common to go hundreds of spins without so much as a tease. Whether it’s worth waiting for or not is another matter. Regardless of what you think of Donuts’ mechanism, the game is definitely fun-to-play and exciting, and if you’re into high variance games, it’s one you’ll want to check out. Big Time Gaming are no strangers to building games packed with potential, and those who look for those volatile games will probably want to give Donuts a try.
The only thing Donuts really lacks, is the ‘Megaways’ mechanic. If you’re looking for a game that does incorporate Megaways, you may want to check out BTG’s Dragon Born. You can read all about it and play it for free in our Dragon Born slot review.