Rex Online Slot by Novomatic
Dogs aren’t exactly much of a rarity on the reels nowadays, but Rex, the star of this excellent little slot from Novomatic, certainly trumps them all. He’s not just any dog – he’s a police dog, meaning that you not only get to enjoy a great game but also solve a bit of crime at the same time too! Aside from the theme being a little out of the ordinary, the game board is rather large too by Novomatic standards, with the five reel layout extended by a row. This allows for one of the larger sets of win lines on games from the developer with forty in play and you’ll be looking to line up everything from police cars to helicopters and much more besides as you proceed through the game.
There are a couple of notable symbols on the game without even needing to touch on the features and they start off with Rex himself. As any self-respecting title character would assume, he’s particularly valuable and five of him on any of the twenty win lines will lead to a bumper pay out of a thousand coins. It may not be the biggest jackpot around but it does land more often than you might think. Joining him is his very own paw print, which serves as the wild card and can appear multiple times on a single reel for noticeably large wins.
As for the features themselves, the symbol that you’re really interested in is the flashing blue police light. Hit three or more of those at once and you’ll be whisked off to the free spins feature, where an impressive sixteen free spins await. There’s no multiplier but the sandwich symbol somehow transforms into additional Rex symbols, vastly increasing your chances of landing the epic thousand coin jackpot mentioned above.
Overall, Rex marks a definite departure from the norm as far as Novomatic is concerned, but they’ve pulled it all off brilliantly. From the enhanced number of win lines to the numerous shots at a really good jackpot, it is a game with plenty to keep players entertained. Try it yourself, as always, with no deposit required at the top of this review.