Evolution Online Video Slot
Evolution is a popular high quality 3D online video slot game powered by Net Entertainment. The game has a fantasy theme about the weird and wonderful creatures that could have evolved millions of years ago. Instead of a conventional reel setup, the game takes place underwater where the various reel symbols (evolving creatures) float gently in place, bobbing up and down with the current. The 3D graphics, animation and sound effects are all top-class and combined with the mystical background music, all work together to produce a thoroughly engrossing and entertaining slot experience.
A Fantasy Slot with Bonus Features
Behind the beautifully rendered exterior of the game, Evolution is based on the standard slot setup of 5 spinning reels with 25 paylines. In addition to the main slot machine, the game also includes a number of bonus features in the form of a wild symbol, scatter symbols, free spins and evolving symbols. All of the reel symbols are portrayed by strange and wonderful evolving creatures from single celled organisms to mammals and reptiles. The highest paying symbols include Draconius Rex, Basilisk pluma, Basilisk hairicus, Bestia dentum and Albus slugus. The lower paying symbols are the less evolved creatures including Crustacio Spingum, Jellocus squidae, Jellocus finnum, Blobulus astrum and Primo blobulus.
Wild Substituting Symbol
The wild symbol in the Evolution Slot is the symbol with the electrified word (Wild). The wild symbol is unique in that it can be used to substitute for any of the other creatures in order to form a winning combination on an active payline. The wild symbol only appears on reels 2 through to 5 and cannot substitute for the free spin symbol. While the wild symbol is usually the highest paying symbol of the game, this honour falls to Draconious Rex paying out 500x your total bet stake for all 5 across the reels.
The Free Spin Bonus Round
In addition to the wild symbol, the free spin symbol in Evolution is the one symbol to look out for. The free spins symbol is the symbol with the electrified words (free spins) floating in the water. This is the symbol that activates the free spin bonus round. In order to activate the bonus round, players must land 3 or more free spin symbols anywhere on the reels. The more symbols that trigger the bonus round, the more free spins are awarded. 3 symbols awards 10 free spins while 4 symbols awards 15 free spins and all 5 free spin symbols across the reels awards the maximum of 20 free spins.
Evolution Bonus Feature
During the free spin round, any winning combination triggers the Evolution bonus feature. Once this feature has been activated, all the symbols involved in the win will start to evolve into different symbols. This is similar to exploding symbols in a way as it replaces the already used symbols with new ones.
The benefit is that the new symbols provide even more opportunities to create winning combinations. The symbols will continue to evolve as long as more winning combinations are achieved. This bonus feature is only active in the free spin round and not during the base game.