Slot review breakdown
Realms is a simple slot game by Saucify that keeps most of its RTP in the base game. It has 10 paylines but they pay left to right as well, being the equivalent of 20 paylines for the price of 10.
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Crisp graphics||Free spins game awful|
|Good payout in base game||No bonus features|
|Double direction feature|
|US players allowed|
Realms is a Saucify slot game released in late 2015 that will appeal to slot players who like games based on jewels and symbols, as Realms has nicely drawn shields of different color. The game is seriously deficient in bonus features yet the base game seems very rewarding. The game has 10 paylines but there’s a double direction feature, meaning the payline will pay right to left as well, and this is the equivalent of having 20 paylines.
Realms is a penny slot as the minimum bet per spin is $0.01, and you’ll get only one payline for a penny. If you want to cover all 10 paylines in a spin, you’ll pay a minimum of $0.10. Maximum bet per spin is $12.50. Make sure you do the calculations of coins and real money before you start playing, as the game uses coins and doesn’t tell you what your bet is in real money.
Graphics and theme
Realms is one of those minimalistic games which keep the symbols simple, and instead of the usual gems, jewels and the like, Realms uses shiny shields of seven different colors. It works well, the symbols are easily distinguishable from one another and that was the goal of this design in the first place. But don’t mistake this simplicity for poor graphics – you’ll see the shields in all their glory when a winning combination is formed. Animations are stunning.
The usual. You got five reels with three symbols on each reel, and you wait for five-of-a-kind win that will be helped by the stacked Wilds. Wilds appear on all reels, but if they appear on reels 2 or 4 they’ll expand to cover the entire reel.
Free Spins Scatter triggers the free spins game, and you’ll get only 4 free spins when you land three Scatters on your reels. For four Scatters you’ll get 6, and for five Scatters you’ll get 10. Not only that the free spins are few, the free spins game is identical to the base game. No multipliers, no special features. You just get 4 free spins and that’s it. Most likely you’ll end the free spins game without a significant win, defeating the whole idea of landing three Scatters. This is probably the least rewarding free spins game among all slot games.
Payout and value
No official return to player percentage has been given for Realms, but it’s known that Saucify slots usually feature a RTP of around 95%, and that feels about right for Realms as well. Since the free spins game is so useless and there are no other bonus features, you can be positive that all those 95% are in the base game. And this might just mean that this is among more rewarding base games.
Players who like simple slot games that keep most of their RTP in the base game will know how to appreciate Realms. Overall, the game pays well and is simple to play. It will appeal to many casual and more serious players.