Introduction to Reel Splitter
Created by the independent slot development studio Just For The Win and released exclusively under Microgaming’s license, the refreshing retro-inspired Reel Splitter is a game designed for the slot purist. It's bursting with modernised fruit symbols and a host of bonuses, such as the Reel Split Respin and Free Spins (both with one added reel). This game features a 4x3 reel table with 81 ways to win, rising to a 5x3 reel table with 243 ways to win in both the Respin and the Free Spins features. Add all this to a generous RTP of over 96% and a medium volatility, and it’s not surprising that this brand-new game has already garnered much enthusiasm from slot players. It’s especially popular among those looking for a game with an unfussy design but exciting gameplay.
Review / First Impressions
Vintage visuals are given a 21st-century upgrade in Reel Splitter, which immediately appeals to those who love the retro appeal of fruit-themed slots but also want their slot games to look sleek and clean. A black background helps to highlight some seriously vibrant symbols made up of various fruit pieces. With 81 ways to win in the base game where there are four reels, as soon as one of the two main bonus features kicks in, players will see the addition of a fifth reel and the ways to win increase to 243.
Payout Ratio (or RTP) of Reel Splitter Slot
This slot game has a generous RTP of 96.02%. That means that for every $1 put into the game, it will, on average, pay out just over 92c. This is an average payout and should be used as a general indication, but not as a guarantee. The payout over a short time playing on this slot may be significantly higher or lower than this.
Reel Splitter Slot Graphics
Drawing on a number of design styles including retro fruity graphics, '80s neon, '70s futuristic and a nod to Art Deco, all combined in a clean, crisp finish, this game is a bit of a visual treat. The lower-scoring symbols are made up of a purple 10, blue J, yellow Q, orange K and pink A. This is followed by the mid-scoring fruits of cherries, kiwi and a plum, and then the highest-scoring symbols, a lemon and the Reel Splitter game logo. The game is accompanied by a groovy, laid-back soul soundtrack.
Reel Splitter Game Theme
The fruity theme of this game has a story that goes back over 100 years. A little-known fact amongst slot players is that when the first mechanical slot machines were developed in the late 19th century, sweets were paid out instead of coins for the lower-scoring symbols. The sweet flavours related to the symbols on the screen. For example, get three lemon symbols in a row and you would win a lemon sweet! When the health and safety department got involved and deemed it unhygienic, the vibrantly coloured and fun fruit symbols remained in play, along with the original Lucky 7 symbol, Bar and Bell, even if the sweets themselves were consigned to history. In Reel Splitter, the developers have brought the fruity theme bursting into the 21st century by combining it with slick, modern graphics and new features such as the reel splitting bonus reel and a multiways win format.
How to Play Reel Splitter Slots
To make a wager, simply click on the chip symbol on the right side of the screen. Choose an amount from $0.10 to $100, which is made across all lines. Click on the small spin button above this to choose an autospin amount of 5 to 100. Above this, players can hit the small menu button to turn the sounds on or off, choose to set the reels to quickspin or view the pay table. Unless you really enjoy slow-moving reels, it’s advisable to set the game to quickspin as the reels really do take a while to spin in this game. Once you’re ready, hit the large spin button to the lower right of the reels and watch this lively slot spin into action.
Reel Splitter Game Volatility
This game has what is known as a medium volatility. This refers to the frequency and size of payouts. Low-volatility games are ideal for risk-averse players and low rollers who prefer the thrill of potentially smaller but more frequent wins. High-volatility games are aimed at high rollers, or those who would rather wait for the chance of bigger wins. Medium-volatility games bridge the gap between the two and are the ideal choice for those who would not firmly place themselves in the high or low rolling camp. It’s also a good choice for beginners who can see how the average game pans out.
How to Win at Reel Splitter Slots
Wins occur when three or more symbols appear in one payline. Alternatively, wins can occur when two or more symbols appear on a payline in conjunction with a Wild symbol.
Reel Splitter Bonus Features
The very excellent Reel Split Respin feature triggers after every four-in-a-line win. For this respin, the second and third reels split as a fifth reel is added between them. This changes the ways to win configuration from 81 to 243 for the duration of the respins. The original four reels remain locked in place, and only the new added reel spins round for the respin.
The wild symbol simply displays the word WILD in pink and substitutes for all symbols apart from the Free Spins Scatter symbol. The Free Spins Scatter triggers the excellent Free Spins feature, which we'll explore below.
Reel Splitter Strategy and Tips
There aren’t any ways to cheat at this slot game, which is powered with the help of an RNG (random number generator). That keeps things fair for all players. You can’t really apply a strategy to a slot game in the same way you can with a card game such as poker or blackjack. You can, however, take note of some top tips for limiting your losses. This includes setting oneself both a time and financial budget (i.e. how long you will play and how much you will spend). Further ideas are to make small wagers rather than big ones, avoid the autospin function, and stop playing if you get a big win.
The other way to completely eradicate your losses is to play in Free Play or Demo Mode here at Online Slots NZ. Free mode is not only an excellent way to mitigate financial loss, but it’s also a good way to familiarise yourself with the game format, the bonus features and the wagering options.
Reel Splitter Slot Biggest Possible Win
The highest win is awarded by landing five Reel Splitter Game logos in a payline during the Free Spins round where wins are awarded both ways and five reels are in play. It pays out x12 of your total wager for five in row, so that makes for a win of x24 both ways!
During the base game, the highest win is four Reel Splitter logo symbols in a payline, paying out x5 your wager.
Free Spins on Reel Splitter Slot
Respins are not the only time you’ll see a fifth reel appear. Three or four FREE SPIN scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger the excellent Free Spins bonus round. In this feature, we see the additional reel appear between reels 2 and 3, increasing the ways to win from 81 to 243. Players are awarded 16 supercharged spins, which sees the middle reel locked in place with a stacked wild while the other four reels spin. Wins are also paid both ways during the free spins feature.
Reel Splitter Slot on Mobile - Android, iPhones and Tablets
Like all Microgaming slots at Online Slots NZ, you can enjoy this game on your choice of platform from the handheld to big(ish) screen of a PC. This includes when you are playing in free mode here, as well as at one of the many NZ casinos offering the game. Mobile slot playing allows players to take a spin at a time and place that suits them. There’s no compromise, either; when you play this game on a small screen, you enjoy the same graphics, functions and navigability.
Games you might enjoy if you like Reel Splitter
The Icy Gems online slots game is also available at casinos offering Microgaming software. It also originated from the Just For The Win studio. With 20 paylines and multiple bonus features including respins, superspins and symbol storage, along with a cool "icy" theme, it’s a refreshing and surprising game.
Twin Spin by NetEnt is one of the highest-ranking classic fruity style online slots around. In this game, 243 ways to win are offered along with Wilds, Twin Reels and Expanding Twin Reels, even in the base game. Just like Reel Splitter, Twin Spin is part of a new generation of ultramodern retro-inspired slot games.
This is another popular Microgaming slot that was actually developed by Just For The Win. There are just nine paylines, but with a high variance, an RTP of 96.03%, and features that include a bonus round and a bonus wheel, it’s little surprise that this game ranks highly in all listings.
Reel Splitter FAQs
Is Reel Splitter available to play for real money in New Zealand?
Yes, any NZ casino offering Microgaming online slots will offer this game in real-money mode. That includes Casinoland and Dunder.
Can I play Reel Splitter in NZ$?
Yes, you can. Several casinos offer a choice of Microgaming games as well as the option to play with $NZ currency, including Casinoland, Guts and Dunder. Can’t choose which one? Check out each site’s Casino.com review to help you decide and also discover where the best welcome bonuses are currently offered.
Which NZ Casinos offer Reel Splitter?
A number of casinos that are available in New Zealand offer this slot game, including Casinoland, Dunder and Guts.
Does Reel Splitter have a Free Spins feature?
Yes, it does. Up to 16 free spins are awarded when three or more Scatter symbols appear on the reels, with an additional reel with a Stacked Wild and a wins-both-ways format in play.
* Reel Splitter is a Microgaming game. The trademark is owned by Microgaming. Online Slot NZ is not approved by Microgaming.
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