|Online Slot Machine||Madder Scientist|
|Slot Provider||Betsoft Casino Software|
If you’ve ever played BetSoft Gaming’s Mad Scientist slot, you will know exactly what is coming with this sequel. Th video slot is much more in-line with BetSoft Gaming’s traditional special features than its predecessor, and the graphics are more pleasing, too. Madder Scientist contains an extended 30 lines across its 5 reels (as opposed to the original’s 20 lines), and the old mad scientist has got a new assistant who packs a few tricks of her own.
As we’ve said, there are more paylines in this sequel. That means you are going to find that the wagering range has been extended. Minimum bets in the Madder Scientist slot will now set you back 30p per spin (as opposed to the original’s 20p minimum stake), whilst maximum stakes will no longer cost you £100 a pop, but £150 a spin.
Madder Scientist contains a considerably smaller jackpot than its predecessor. The top prizes in this non-progressive slot is fixed at 500 coins. To bag that cash prize, players are going to have to line up 5 of the mad scientist symbols on any active payline in the game. Alternatively, lining up 5 of the assistant symbols on a payline will also deliver this jackpot. With two symbols capable of paying the top prize, and an greater number of lines, it is not hard to see why Madder Scientist contains a smaller top cash prize.
The switch symbols act as wild icons in this game (they were bonus symbols in the first slot). These levers can substitute for all other icons in the slot, except for the other bonus symbols. Land 3 wild symbols on the reels and one of those reels will turn entirely wild for a set number of re-spins.
There is also a Click Me bonus in this game. If players land the beaker symbols on the first, third, and fifth reels of the game, they will trigger a Click Me feature. Players can select one of the beakers to pocket an instant win cash prize.
After any spin in the game, players can choose to re-spin any of the five reels. Doing so will cost a little extra, but it does give you an added chance to bag wins. Note that the re-spin wild feature is excluded from this option.
Carrots rather comically take up the mantle of being bonus symbols in the Madder Scientist slot. They can appear on all the reels, but you only need 3 to trigger the feature. In the bonus feature, players can help the mad scientist conjure up a concoction to win an instant cash prize.
It is fair to say that the special features in this sequel are superior to those of the original game. The graphics are also notably better. Given the choice between the two games, we’d opt for the Madder Scientist sequel. It simply has more oomph to offer players, even if its total non-progressive jackpot is worth less.