Official tie-in slots can be a very hit or miss business, with some classics emerging from the genre as well as some epic flops, so it remains to be seen where the Deadmau5 slot falls on that particular scale.
Named for the internationally famous superstar DJ and music producer Deadmau5, the theme ties in strongly to the electronic music scene and even features a couple of the Canadian’s tracks, but will you dance the night away with this slot or is it a mood killer? Let’s take a look at our Deadmau5 review.
Deadmau5 certainly does its best to make this slot look as modern and up to date as possible, with a cool digital aesthetic running through the whole thing. The background to the reels is a smoky nightclub with lasers and lights illuminating the fog, while Deadmau5 himself looms ominously behind the reels. The reels themselves are designed to look like a big LCD screen, while the symbols that appear on them are shimmering and pixelated like a laser display. Speaking of the symbols, you get eight: four card suits and four festival-going young women who are dressed to the 9s and clearly enjoying the music, which are your low and high-value symbols respectively. A repetitive beat sits in the background for most of the slot, though a couple of Deadmau5 tracks kick in as you generate wins and bonuses, while cool light effects play as you make combos by way of animations.
There are a couple of interesting features to talk about straight off the bat in the mechanics, which are the 243 ways to win and cascading reels elements. With 243 ways to win the rows don’t matter, and players can achieve combos by landing three or more of the same symbol anywhere on the reels, while the cascading reels element means that successful combos disappear and allow new symbols to fall down from above. This is effectively at least one free re-spin after every win, which is a nice touch. That’s about all there is to say about the main game, where the average RTP of 95.22% will mean you have to hit up the bonuses in order to generate serious wins. Luckily, it’s not too hard to do just that!
There are a couple of bonus features to play with in the Deadmau5 slot game, with the major one being a nice free spins round activated by landing three or more mouse scatters. This grants you up to 25 free spins as well as a cash prize up to 250x your wager, while you also get a handy little multiplier trail tied to the cascading reels feature, with each successful combo in a row adding 1x to your multiplier up to a maximum 10x. There is also a feature that randomly turns whole reels wild using the Deadmau5 wild symbol, giving you a little boost and some big wins.
Deadmau5 is a fun and simple slot that makes good use of its theme to deliver a unique and memorable experience, as well as some potentially big prizes thanks to a range of free spins and multipliers. Clearly, fans of the producer will be most impressed with this slot thanks to the music and design, but even non-fans will like the bonuses and the multipliers’ effect on your wallet!