If you enjoy basic fruit machine games that you used to play in pubs and bars many years ago, then Inspired Gaming’s 20p Slot will be right up your street. Based on the classic three-reel slots and one-armed bandit machines of yesteryear, this game comes with the ability to either play for free or play with real money.
The original version of this game used to be played in pubs and amusement arcades across the country, so this version from Inspired Gaming should evoke many warm and happy memories.
This game is not going to blow you away with fancy graphics and animations, but don’t let that detract you from having a go at what is a basic but fun gaming experience. This is an open game that allows you to either stake cash or play for fun, and there is no registration required, plus it’s an online game only meaning you won’t get the opportunity to download it.
Sound-wise, there is no specific soundtrack, but you do get a little tune when the reels are spinning, as well as the satisfying ‘clunk’ when they stop.
There are three reels and five paylines, and although wins vary wildly, there is the chance to win a jackpot that equates to 250,000 coins, with the chances of hitting the jackpot being fair to good. Nevertheless, the Return to Player ratio is 95%, which falls at the lower end of the average for this type of game.
As you would expect to find on an old-fashioned fruit machine game, the symbols on this game are some of the classic old-time fruit machine symbols. There are oranges, strawberries, plums, lemons and bunches of grapes, and of course, no fruit machine game would be complete without cherries.
The game is available to play on most devices, and Inspired Gaming has ensured this game has been optimised for use on smartphones, which means it is perfect for playing on iPhones, tablets and Android devices.
This is a more casual bare-bones type of slot experience, and just as you wouldn’t expect to find any bonus games and features on an old-fashioned one-armed bandit machine, you will not find any here either.
The closest thing this game gets to a bonus feature is that it gives you the chance to activate the Fortune Spins feature that will turn either one or two 20p slot symbols into a wild symbol, and whether you get one or two depends on the size of your bet. The two 20p slot symbols are also the jackpot symbols and come in yellow or red varieties, although they only ever appear one at a time, never at the same time. The maximum win on each spin is 500 coins and can only be won once on each spin of the reels.
This is a simple, straightforward simulation of an old-time fruit machine. With limited payouts and no bonus games, it may not appeal to the serious gamer. However, casual games and those with fond memories of amusement arcades will definitely enjoy it.