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We Venture Into Wraith Manor to Uncover the Mysteries of A Dark Matter Slot!

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32Red Casino has just added the latest Microgaming slot release A Dark Matter to their casino, this is a release from the Slingshot Studios and published by Microgmaing.

A Dark Matter is a story rich slot set in the gothic setting of Wraith Manor, so much so that there is also a standalone Dark Matter Website for players who are curious to learn about the back story of the characters featured in this slot machine. The graphical polish and indeed character backstories reminded us of the effort that went into the classic Immortal Romance slot, this slot is a different beast entirely but the effort to create an atmospheric slot didn’t go unnoticed.

At the core of A Dark Matter you have a regular 5×3 reel machine with just 5 active paylines that pay in both directions, it is worth noting that you should take a good look at the paytable on this slot just to appreciate the huge step up in rewards for the premium 5 of a kind symbols, there is no doubting that this slot looks to be incredibly volatile with max wins of 2400x stake!

With just 5 active paylines the base gameplay can suffer from lots of dead spins but thankfully there is a nice Invading Wilds feature that can trigger when a reel is completely covered and these can then spread in either direction to cover another reel in wilds.

The main focus, however, is triggering the free spins bonus round which is done by landing 3 scatters on the middle reels where things can really heat up with dual Invading wilds, Multipliers when wilds overlap and extra spins all on offer.

Gameplay and Bonus Features

A Dark Matter Slot - Base Game
A Dark Matter Slot - Free Spins Triggered
A Dark Matter Slot - 5 of a Kind Win
A Dark Matter Slot - 2x Multiplier
A Dark Matter Slot - Mega Win
A Dark Matter Slot - Bonus End
A Dark Matter Slot – Technical Summary
Paylines5
Variance/VolatilityHigh
Free SpinsYes
MultipliersYes
Re-Trigger Bonus RoundExtra Spins
Special Features
Free Spins
Invading Wilds
Multipliers
Extra Spins
RTP (Return To Player)96.18%

Special Features

Invading Wilds

In the base game the Invading Wilds activates on reels 2 and 4 and will turn an adjacent Reels Wild also, these wilds are stacked only on these reels with other wilds present on the other reels.

Free Spins

The main bonus round is triggered by landing 3 Scatters on the middle reels awarding an initial 10 Free Spins with further spins awarded for each scatter symbol that lands in view during the bonus round.

The Invading Wilds feature is active during the bonus round on reels 2 and 4 and works in the same way unless a full land lands on both these reels and this then makes the middle reel wild and applies a 2x multiplier to the wins.

A Dark Matter Slot

Overall Opinions

A Dark Matter is a fairly solid high variance release from Slingshot and Microgaming, we really appreciated the backstory and effort that has gone into not only the graphics but the sound and overall theme also, whilst this slot is probably not going to replace you current high variance slot of choice it is certainly worth taking a look at for something new to try.

With that said take a good look over the paytable and see the huge spike in wins paid out for the 5 of a kind as opposed to anything less, the gap is huge and should give you some indication of the rarity of these big line hits!

The Invading Wilds is a great little feature and with the multiplier potential in the bonus round adds some great excitement to the free spins when the reels start to glow. In our playtests, we had wins in the range of 10x up to nearly 400x stake with plenty more potential for the premium symbols.

Overall a solid no-nonsense high variance slot that is worth checking out.

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