Rex Online Video Slot by Novomatic
Rex is a high quality online video slot produced by Novomatic, the leaders in online casino gaming software. The theme of this slot is based on the classic TV show Inspector Rex. The TV show follows the adventures of a trusty German Shepard police dog who helps solve crimes in the cities specialised crime fighting unit. The background to this game is an open blue sky with a strip of city skyline at the top of the screen.
Fans of the original TV show might be disappointed to find that many of the main characters have been left out of the slot. The slot developers have manged to create the look and feel of the classic show with top-rated graphics, animation and original music.
5 Reel Slot Based on the TV Show
The slot setup in Rex is based on Novomatic’s standard setup of 5 reels with 40 paylines. In addition to the themed content, the game does include a number of bonus features in the form of wild symbols, scatter symbols, switching symbols and a free spin bonus round.
On the reels, players will find some familiar images from the TV show including the canine inspector police dog, a police helicopter, a police car, a pair of handcuffs a hand gun and a pie. In this game, the standard high card symbols are used to complete the lower paying reel symbols. The symbols themselves have been styled to blend into the TV theme.
Paw Print Wild Symbol
The wild symbol in Rex is the doggy paw print symbol. The wild symbol in this game can be used to substitute for any of the other standard reel symbols to create a winning reel combination. The only symbol the wild symbol cannot substitute for is the blue light scatter symbol. The highest paying symbol in this game is not the wild symbol but is reserved for the star of the show, the canine inspector himself. If players are lucky enough to find 5 dog symbols across the reels, they will trigger the slot jackpot of 2000 coins.
Scatter Symbol and Free Spin Bonus
The scatter symbol in Rex is the blue light symbol that is used for finding blood in a crime scene. The blue light scatter symbol pays in any position on the reels and is multiplied by the total bet stake. The blue light scatter symbol is also the key to triggering the free spin bonus round. To activate the free spin round, players must land 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Once the bonus round has been triggered, players will be awarded with 16 free spins.
Rex Symbol Swapping
During the free spin bonus round, players have an additional chance to win even more coins. The free spin bonus round is where symbol swapping takes place. In the bonus round, whenever pie lower paying symbol appears, it will automatically be substituted with canine inspector which is the highest paying symbol of the game. This means that players have an even greater chance to make up a higher winning combination with one of the lowest paying symbols in the game.