It’s Time!!!! To Check Out Relax Gamings Latest Online Slot Featuring the Voice of UFC Bruce Buffer!
Casumo Casino has recently added Relax Gamings second network branded game, IT’S TIME!! which features the iconic announcer voice of MMA and UFC Bruce Buffer, giving you the chance to step into the octagon risking money rather than your face in what is being described as a highly volatile slot.
IT’S TIME!! is a 6×4 reel cartoon stylised slot with that comes with 40 active paylines and a whole host of fighting themed special features along with an extra special BUFFER BONUS free spins feature.
The reels are a mix of high and low paying symbols which can be quite heavily stacked, whilst no wilds are naturally present on the reels there is a special HOT SPOT feature which can trigger on the middle reels when a block of 4 matching symbols lands in view and convert a specific fighter into wilds, along with any other matching symbols that land on the other reels.
The main bonus feature, however, is where the biggest of wins can be found and is triggered by landing a full matching reel of fighter symbols on reels 1 and 6 which triggers the regular free spins round.
The special Buffer Bonus free spins is triggered in a similar way but requires matching Bruce Buffer symbols on these reels (the highest paying symbol) and gives you are slightly different bonus round with lots more potential and extra spins.
The bonus rounds have a number of extra symbols which can help create bigger wins including multipliers and special fight symbols which add lots more matching symbols onto the reels which are held in place for the duration of the free spins.
It’s Time!! Slot – Gameplay and Bonus Features
|It's Time!! Slot – Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Respins|
|Special Features||Free Spins
Hot Spot Feature
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.74%|
The Hot Spot feature activates randomly in the base game, with an electrified section shown in the middle reels, landing 4 matching fighters in this section locks them in place, converts them to wilds and triggers re-spin of the reels.
Any further matching symbols that land on the reels during the re-spin are also then converted into wilds.
The free spins round is triggered by landing a full strip of matching fighter symbols on reels 1 and 6, you are then granted 5 spins of the reels where any of these 2 fighters that land in view are held in place until all of the spins have been used.
There are a number of special symbols which can add multipliers and extra symbols horizontally and diagonally to the reels also.
When all of the spins are finished the fighter with the highest score is then converted across all of these symbols and the win is paid.
Think of it like 5 re-spins with locking symbols and you’ll understand how this bonus round works.
Landing a full strip of Bruce Buffer symbols on reels 1 and 6 triggers the special Buffer Bonus, you start this bonus round with just 3 re-spins of the reels, but every time a Buffer symbol lands on the reels this counter is reset back to 3 and will only finish after 3 spins with no new symbols landing in view.
It's Time!! Slot
We had an enjoyable session playing Its Time!! Slot managing to check out all of the features along with the special Buffer Bonus round a couple of times, the special features were interesting initially in terms of the Hot Spot and the way that you trigger the bonus rounds but we felt that all of the little touches just didn’t seem to trigger enough to make this slot really interesting to play.
For example, the multipliers that can be added during the bonus were extremely rare, I think we had a 2x multiplier once in our entire playtest over the day , the other special modifiers are also quite rare and almost seem like an afterthought, we really would have liked to see some sort of fighter progression for scoring more points integrated into this slot, as with just 5 spins the bonus rounds are over very quickly.
In our playtests, we did have some nice wins well over 100x and the bonus rounds did seem to be fairly consistent in awarding wins in the range of 20x to over 100x stake.
Overall though It’s Time felt like a bit of a missed opportunity with the special features just not impacting the gameplay as frequently as we would have hoped for, worth a try but probably not a long term slot you will be seeking out.
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