Who doesn’t like to blow stuff up? In Demolition Squad, you’ll get to play the part of a member of a hard-working demolition crew, loaded with explosives and ready to bring some buildings down.
Explosive is the word to use in this game, too, as there are plenty of different ways to demolish the reels and blast your way into big wins. With a fun premise and plenty of ways to win, Demolition Squad is a unique and powerful addition to the NetEnt slots line-up.
How to Play Demolition Squad
Demolition Squad is five-reel, 40-payline slot machine that can be found at Net Entertainment casino sites. Right away when you load up the machine, you’ll notice that the game looks a little larger than the standard slot; this is because you’ll see four rows of symbols on the screen, rather than the normal three. You’ll have lots of control over how much you bet on each spin, as you can wager anywhere from one to ten coins on each line.
In Demolition squad, you’ll need to match three or more of the same symbol from left to right across any of your active paylines in order to score a win. There are a lot of symbols you can match; between the five symbols based on card game ranks (tens through aces) and the six different crew members that offer prizes, that’s 11 different possible winning symbols! The biggest win of all belongs to the robot (what demolition squad doesn’t need a robot?), who can give you up to 4,000 credits for every coin you wagered if you manage to get five in a row on any line.
In addition, you can also score some extra wins by hitting wild symbols on the reels. These symbols will show up on reels two, three and four, and can substitute for any other winning symbol. There’s a scatter symbol too, but since that one doesn’t win any prizes and is only important as a bonus feature, I’ll talk about that one a little later.
Bonus Games in Demolition Squad
As usual for NetEnt games, Demolition Squad isn’t exactly loaded with bonus rounds. However, there are two fun features to talk about: the Demolition Wild feature and the Free Spins game.
Early, I mentioned that the wild symbols in this game only appear on the centre three reels. However, the game makes up for this with a very cool (and certainly thematic) feature. If you should land two wild symbols on the same line, any symbol caught between them will immediately turn wild as well. This guarantees some huge wins, as you’ll automatically have at least one four-of-a-kind on that specific payline, and can easily make a lot of other big wins as well.
FREE SPINS GAME
If you want to earn some free spins, you’ll want to look for the scatter symbols on the reels (represented by caution signs). Hit three or more of these anywhere on the reels, and you’ll instantly win some free spins. The number of spins will depend on the number of scatters you find; three scatters are worth just ten free spins, while five scatters will award you an incredible 50 free spins! Best of all, the free spins you receive during this game will be awarded to you with a 3x multiplier, tripling all of your winnings. You can also retrigger additional free spins during the free spins game.
Other Notes on Demolition Squad
Any game called Demolition Squad is going to have to have a unique style, and Demolition Squad delivers very well in this regard. If you’ve ever seen an anime, you’ll immediately recognize the distinctive animation style of the characters and the game as a whole. The members of the squad themselves all look like they could come out of any Japanese animation, and the animated sequences are all appropriately over the top: for instance, when you make a Demolition Wild occur, you’ll get to watch the robot fire a laser beam across the reels. Combine this with a rocking soundtrack, and Demolition Squad definitely gets high marks when it comes to lock and feel.
As for the game itself, the action is fairly typical for a decent but unremarkable slot machine. The four-row layout of the reels is a little unusual, but definitely fits right in with the “larger-than-life” style the game uses; besides, if you’ve played many slot machines, you’ve definitely run into this format before, so it shouldn’t throw anyone off too much. While there aren’t many bonus games, the ones that do exist are both thematic and exciting, and do a good job of breaking up the spins with some added action.
If you’re looking for a slot machine with lots of wacky bonus rounds, Demolition Squad isn’t for you. On the other hand, if you can appreciate a game with a strong theme that really works hard to suck you into the action, Demolition Squad is one of the “biggest” feeling games that you’ll find at any online casino.