High Society Slots: Hat-Tip to Luxury
The dominant theme of game developer Microgaming’s High Society video slots is the luxury enjoyed by the world’s high rollers. The playing interface is outlined in a simple but elegant gold band, with no background bells and whistles to distract from the reels, which are laden with the visible symbols of wealth.
High Society is a five reel game, each reel displaying a stack of three symbols, and there are 25 bet lines. Betting on all 25 lines is compulsory, but the minimum bet per line is low enough to make it affordable to even low rollers with big dreams of joining the jet-set. As usual, winning bet lines (with the exception of two scatters) need three, four or five matching symbols, in sequence without any other symbols in between, starting on reel one.
The Trappings of High Society
High Society’s playing symbols are chosen to reflect the toys of the rich. There are no poker symbols at all; instead, the icons depict a private jet, a yacht, a luxury car, gold and platinum bars, a high-end watch, bags of coins and gold-plated cherries. It’s a high-variance slots game, meaning that the stacked wilds possible on reels one and five and the two-option free spins feature do not crop up often, but when they do, they pay very rewarding wins.
The wild icon is the High Society logo, presented on a simple, classy plaque. Wilds substitute for any other icons except the scatter symbol, and in the free spins round, can appear stacked on all five reels to provide many more winning bet line possibilities.
Bonus Features with Options
High Society’s scatter icon is a 100-Euro money clip, and two or more appearing anywhere on the reels create an immediate win. Three or more scatters in any position triggers the bonus round, which immediately presents the player with two options: Free Spins with Super Wild Reels, or Free Spins with Super Multiplier.
The Super Wild Reels option, depending on whether the bonus round is the result of three, four, or five scatter symbols, presents the player with 10, 15, or 20 free spins respectively. One of the reels from reels two, three or four will turn wild on every spin, and if another scatter icon comes up on reels one or five during a free spin, that reel turns wild too, and the player scores another ten free spins.
Super Multiplier Feature
The Super Multiplier option provides the player with 10 free spins, but the multipliers increase every time a scatter symbol occurs on reels one or five; the multiplier can be as high as 10X. Wilds can only come up on reels two, three or four, but if a player hits a 100-Euro clip on reels one and five simultaneously during free spins, they win 10 extra free spins, but no extra multipliers. Whichever bonus option the player chooses, the bonus round will offer a good opportunity to take really substantial wins on multiple bet lines at once.