Donuts online slot by Big Time Gaming (NYX) has a distinctive 1950’s Americana vibe to it. The roadside Donut shop draws you into this retro 50’s world of cool cars, sweet treats and long desert highways where you could drop the top, crank up your favourite band and take your girl for a ride!
Theme, Sounds and Symbols:
Set against the backdrop of a dusty desert highway with bare hills and cacti littering the landscape a gaudy Donut shop stands out like a sore thumb. The parking lot is filled with vintage cruisers, and a giant Donut sign reaches for the sky. This is the 50’s; this is America, this is Donuts online slot!
The background sounds are a fun driving score overlaid with car doors closing, people speaking and the occasional clink and clatter of cutlery, which is the perfect accompaniment to a diner-themed slot.
Big Time Gaming even styled the base game to look like a jukebox to further immerse you in this world of vintage Americana. The premier symbols are four doughnuts glazed in shiny purple, reds, blues and greens! They further promote the doughnut theme by having a feature symbols shaped like a doughnut box with 321 Donuts emblazoned on top – a nod the way the special feature works on the reels.
The Wild symbols are a garish retro radio wrapped in a gold foil banner that reads Wild while the Scatter symbol is a gem-encrusted gold doughnut wrapped in a gold foil banner that reads Bonus.
The low-value symbols are the standard A, K, Q, J, 10, nine but also coated in a shiny coating which mimics the look and feels of the doughnuts.
It rocks that Big Time Gaming took the time to drop the larger size reel sets they’re known for and set the Donuts slot machine in a custom, jukebox styled, 4x4 reel setting. The design looks just like the mini jukeboxes you see on the tables at retro rock n roll themed diners today.
What Donuts loses in several reels it makes up for in pay lines! This retro slot comes with an amazing 2401 ways to win, which is no mean feat in a 16 symbol game. Not to worry you won’t need to break the bank to play Donuts, the betting starts at a classic 5 cents (€0.05) and can be increased to €10.00 for the more adventurous!
Donut Bonus Features
Donuts comes with all the bonus feature toppings you know and love – from free spins to surprise win multipliers this gem of a slot has something for everyone’s taste!
When you land a doughnut box on the reels, it will open to reveal between 2 and four doughnuts of various colours. When these are part of a winning pay line, the pay line is awarded a multiplier equal to the number of doughnuts in the box. On a rare occasion, the box can also reveal a Wild symbol with either a 2x or 4x multiplier!
Golden Donuts Bonus
Landing 3 or more golden doughnut Scatters on the reels will trigger the Bonus round feature which will reward you with up to 20 free spins depending on how many golden doughnuts you took home with you.
Before you start your Free Spins, you play a Bonus Round where you win multiplier is decided. You start with 3 Bonus Round spins on the 4x4 grid. In these rounds landing a Scatter symbol on the reels reveals a random multiplier between 1x and 50x. Not landing a Scatter on Bonus Round spin uses up one of your three games, however landing one will reset your spin limit back to 3. You get to keep adding win multipliers until your Bonus Rounds hit zero, at which point your Free Spins start but with a cool accrued multiplier!
Best of all, the Bonus Round can be retriggered by landing 2 or more Scatters during your Free Spins. This then takes you back to Bonus Round screen where you continue to grow your win multiplier as before!
A fun visual effect of this round is that the game takes place against the night sky with the Donut shop blasting into space like a rocket ship as your jackpot wins climb!
Play ‘On The Go’
Doughnuts are meant to be enjoyed on the road, with a good cup of coffee, and Donuts online slot is no different. You can play this colourful slot on your favourite mobile device; this means slots entertainment wherever and whenever you want it!
CasinoWow Game Verdict
Like with all sweet treats too much of a good thing can be bad, and this is what the Donuts base game suffers from, too much. It is a very high variance game, which means you will spend ages playing the base game, which gets very boring as it offers very little entertainment beyond its retro design style.
If you’re fortunate enough to trigger the Bonus Rounds and play those awesome free spins the slot takes on a whole new dimension in terms of look and feel and returns, however, it is a long road to get there so either play the lowest stakes or come prepared to go all-in for the potential of a massive reward!