Rotten Slot Review – Hacksaw Gaming

It has been a while since I last looked at provider Hacksaw Gaming, the most recent review is for the game ‘Break Bones‘, which has a 3×3 setup and a max win capped at 3,333x. A unique EchoSpins feature and Free Spins. We are going to be looking back to the last release of 2022 before 2023 announcements begin to stack. The provider made some incredible improvements last year, with the quality and innovative ideas within its releases. In today’s review, we are learning all about ‘Rotten’, which was released on 22nd December.

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This slot uses a zombie apocalypse theme, which is a fan favourite for movies & TV Shows and video games. What would be your plan of action or weapon of choice for this experience? The game background shows an abandoned fairground, and the bright lights stand out within the darkness. This backdrop reminds me of a scene from The Last Of Us. Where despite being in this situation, the characters had some fun on the rides and forgot about their worries. In this slot, the zombies have taken over, with a clown zombie looking terrifying on the left side of the reel set.

Visuals are a work of art by the provider and show off a unique art style. Premium symbols have unique animation and sound effects which trigger when part of a win. This game is very intriguing when you first see it and has spooky details.

Rotten has a setup of 6 reels by 5 rows, this includes 35 set pay lines. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96.27% and a max win capped at 10,000x. You can bet from £0.10 to £100.

Rotten Symbols & Pay Table

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There are 14 symbols in total; this includes 5 low-paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K and A. There are also 5 premium symbols, which are represented by an elder zombie, male zombie, policeman, hazmat wearing zombie and a clown. In addition to these regular symbols are a Switch Scatter, a Mad Scientist scatter, a Total Takeover Scatter and a Hand Wild. The highest paying symbol is the Clown premium, which pays 40x for 6 across a pay line. Wilds substitute for all regular symbols.

Rotten Features & Mechanics

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SwitchSpins Feature

Landing the Switch scatter will activate the SwitchSpins feature. This will award 1 to 10 respins where a selected symbol is replaced with either the highest paying symbol or Wild symbols. Landing another Switch symbol during this feature will add more symbols to be replaced and award additional respins.

Mad Scientist Feature

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SwitchSpins

Landing 3 Mad Scientist scatters during a base game spin will trigger the Mad Scientist Bonus Game. Awarding 10 Free Spins, during spins, there is a higher chance of landing the Switch scatter for the SwitchSpins feature. Landing 3 Total Takeover scatter symbols during a Free Spin triggers the Total Takeover bonus, which begins at the end of the current spin and resets the number of remaining Free Spins to 10 spins.

Total Takeover Feature

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Mad Scientist

The Total Takeover feature can be triggered in the base game or during Mad Scientist spins by landing 3 Total Takeover scatters during a spin. Awarding 10 Free Spins, during spins, there is a higher chance of landing the Switch scatter for the SwitchSpins feature. All selected symbols to be replaced are saved progressively so they do not reset after each SwitchSpins set.

Conclusion

Overall, I think this slot is a fantastic release by the studio and perfect for high volatility players. Both Free Spins features have big potential and reliant of the Switch scatter to land for big wins to occur. The visuals are impressive and highly detailed. I can already see streamers playing this game and hitting some incredible line ups. Hacksaw Gaming has released a game that I personally think will be popular within the casino community. Be sure to try the game out for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.

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