Demolition Squad for Wrecking-Ball Slots Action
NetEnt created the Demolition Squad slot for those who like a little cartoonish destruction with their gaming. It’s a five-reel slot with 40 fixed pay lines, with an insistent hard rock soundtrack to accompany the demolition-site action. To herald the arrival of the Demolition Wild feature, the wacky crew of characters blast across the reels with their impressive power tools. Between each of the free spins, the same demolition-happy workers swing back and forth on a wrecking ball to count down the remaining spins.
Demolition Squad’s artwork has a touch of manga about it, which also suits the crazy antics of the wrecking crew. Although players must bet on all 40 pay lines, coin denominations can be set at six different levels, from 0.01 to 0.50 in the relevant currency. Players can also choose to play any number of coins per line from 1 to 10; so the minimum bet per spin is 0.40 and the maximum is 200.00.
Poker Symbols and Six Themed Icons
Demolition Squad uses five standard poker symbols as its low-value icons: 10 to A, designed as bas-relief steel letters and numerals on iron-grey metal plates. Three consecutive 10s on a pay line from Reel 1 win the lowest prize: 5 coins. The top win in the poker symbols, for five As, is 150 coins.
The Demolition Squad characters are what give the game its unique charm. In ascending order of value, they are axe-wielding Bambino, Burnie with his oxy-acetylene torch, Lady Plaster with her sledgehammer, manic jackhammer handler Kyno and wrecking-ball operator Bob Dozer; plus a laser-firing robot. For matches of three, four or five of a kind, Bambino wins 30, 100 or 400 coins, Burnie wins 40, 125 or 600, Lady Plaster wins 50, 150 or 800, Kyno wins 60, 200 or 1,000, Bob Dozer wins 75, 300 or 2,000, and the robot wins 100, 400 or 4,000.
Explosive Demolition Wild Feature Bumps up Wins
The Demolition Squad Wild is a warning board decked with chevrons and warning lights bearing the word Wild. It appears only on reels 2, 3 or 4, and can make the usual slot Wild substitutions to complete more winning pay lines. However, if a Wild icon appears on both Reels 2 and 4, both transform into Demolition Wild symbols, and any symbols between them on Reel 3 also turn into Demolition Wilds.
This is accompanied by an explosive animation, as are all of the special wins in Demolition Squad. The resulting run of Demolition Wilds across the centre reels can then trigger multiple pay lines at once, for some substantial wins with this progressive slot for real money.
Scatter Triggers up to 50 Free Spins
Apart from the Demolition Wild feature, there is little out of the ordinary in Demolition Squad, compared to some other slot titles. But one of the areas it does show a handy departure from the norm, is in the progression of free spins that can be triggered by the Scatter icon: a triangular yellow sign denoting the Demolition Squad’s hard-hat area.
50 Free spins is high for a bonus round, but it is the Demolition Squad reward for five Scatters appearing on the reels. Four Scatters earn 20 free games and three scatters win 10. All wins are trebled during free spins, and they can be retriggered by more Scatters during the round. These two features can make the Demolition Squad bonus round very profitable.