If you like slot games that are choc-a-block with adventure and the realms of fantasy, then NextGen Gaming’s Renegades slot might just press all the right buttons for you.
This game is high-five to a mixed up crew of five seriously tough and intrepid female characters; these women are the Renegades of the game’s title and follows other slot heroines like the intrepid pirate on the Wild Seas slot (another cracker) and of course Lara Croft herself in Tomb Raider.
Renegades creates a magical atmosphere bringing the five central characters together from across different places and ages to make a line-up of tough women to rival any male warriors! These out-of-time heroines are the key to unlocking your feats of bravery on the reels.
Look and feel
This slot is styled with a comic-book look, the Renegades of the game are all created in a soft-focus dreamy styling, despite being some of the toughest leaders around. This is a big step up for NextGen from games like the Starmania slot and Irish Eyes- it feels like they are hanging with the Big Boys and Girls now.
Here, we the player, find ourselves playing the game against a backdrop of a craggy ice covered mountain with an old fashioned aircraft cresting the peak, and a canon perched upon it, these are all hints towards the acts of daring-do undertaken by our heroines inspired by a long line of female warriors and rulers such as we see in the Legend of Cleopatra slot machine and Bounty Hunt.
So who are these Renegades? The unlikely band of women are Freya, a Norse Valkyrie, Ivy Sabreclaw, the protector of the woodlands, Valda Dragonslayer, a famed swordswoman, Harriet Hellstorm, an outstanding fighter pilot and Raffaela Blaze, a musket wielding revolutionary.
The soundtrack of play reflects the heroism and bravery of these heroines with its soaring and inspirational tones and with its moody strings and electronic notes reflecting the glory of these gals of action.
Renegades is a 3 row, 5 reel and a 243 ways to win slot game- not quite at the level of the Kaiju slot, but still a hefty number of combinations.
As you’d expect, the high value icons are our renegades, with the lower value icons of play brightly coloured jewels, (yellow, purple, blue, pink and orange).
The game’s Wild is the word “wild” in flaming letters and this substitutes for all icons except the Scatter. The Scatter is the word Bonus in icy letters; these are the key to the freebie games feature.
Like the look of those Renegades? Well, thanks to the Mega Symbols feature you can see them larger than life on the reels and any icons, except the Scatter in the base game. At random, on a spin, 2 or 3 of the icons may become stuck together forming larger mega symbols which spin together, potentially making for more winning combos. Now that’s how to see a really big adventure!
Free spinning fun
If like me, you like free games then just land 3, 4 or 5 Scatter icons they will give you an adventuring x2, x 5, or x 10 multiplier respectively, as well as super generous 8 free spins to start your adventure on the reels.
And there’s more, this can be re-triggered so that you could get a sparkling 16 free spins! During this mode the reels will only feature the jewels, wild and scatter and the selected Renegade icon.
I have to admit it’s been a while since I played a slot with a cast of important female leading characters and it made for a nice change.
NextGen have gone for something slightly different with this slot and it has worked with very neat graphics, good sound and some neat bonus features.
What is fun about this game is that your money isn’t just made in the bonus feature, the base game’s extras- the Mega Symbols feature, makes for some potentially profitable play from simply spinning those reels. If you can handle a whole load of high-jinks then you should join the Renegades and see what exploits you can add to their epic tales.