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Snake Arena Slot
Snake Arena is the latest slot from the developers at Relax Gaming who have taken the hugely popular smart phone game and turned it into a fun slot that offers wild substitutions, a totally random Wild chase and a free spins feature that sees the snake pursuing the knight character across the screen and growing as it tries to capture it. Your aim is to grow the snake to its maximum potential and if you do you will be rewarded with 1,000x your stake as well as the other winnings you have amassed, this can lead to a win of 2,758x your stake which is a truly appealing reward indeed.
Details & Theme
Snake Arena the slot is played using a 5×5 format with 30 fixed pay lines. You will be rewarded with wins when you land three to five matching symbols starting from the left. Bets start from just 0.10 credits to a maximum of 100 credits per spin and the return to player stands at 96.25%. The background for the reels is the inner court of a castle and the reels have a tower on each corner and the game mechanic will show your five reels that are complete with knights, coins, various artistic symbols that represent a variety of royal crowns and rings and snakes. There is an excellent soundtrack that is truly fitting to the overall theme.
The lowest paying symbols are the blue, bronze, silver and gold coins and will all reward you with 2x your bet when you land five on a row. These are then followed by the mid-range symbols which include a chunk of ham on a knife, a beer mug, a gold crown sitting on a purple coloured cushion and a royal ring with a green gemstone. Landing five of a kind rewards you with between 4x – 20x your bet.
However, as all these symbols can land stacked the maximum reward stands at a massive 600x your stake. There are also two wilds which are represented by the munching snake and fearless knight. The knight is a 1x1 symbol, but the snake can extend and cover the four back reels. Both wilds substitute for all other symbols to create winning combinations. There is no scatter in Snake Arena as the feature is activated when you land both wilds on a spin.
The developers at Relax Gaming have made it their aim to keep this slot as close to the original game when it comes to game play and mechanics. It is fair to say that the core action and win potential is placed on the features in both the base and bonus round. The Wild Chase feature is randomly activated on any spin and the knight can be seen at the bottom of the screen with the snake at the top. If these two symbols land on the same reel the symbols on that reel will become stacked. In one feature landing a full screen of wilds results in a win of 600x your bet.
When it comes to the free spins feature the most authentic snake mechanic is unveiled and this is activated when the snake lands on your first reel and the knight is on any of the other reels in one spin. This is an open-ended feature as the knight jumps at random to another position with each free spin. When your reels stop your wins are paid and the snake advances towards the knight in the most direct route available and the meter next to your screen will begin to fill up.
The original snake game debuted four decades ago under the name of Blockade, however back then it was heavily pixelated and played on a black and white screen. It was 1998 when Nokia included the game on their phones and the game became and still is one of the top games on phones and today there are thousands of versions available. This is obviously why Relax Gaming choose to recreate this game using the original format. I loved this slot it is great fun and provides good win potential and although it may not be huge the top pay is 2,758x your stake so not to be missed.