Renegades Game Review

One of NetEnt’s most exciting new pokies games, Renegades slot features a free spins bonus round and expanding mega symbols. Released in November 2017, Renegades slots is notable for featuring five strong female characters and its exciting fantasy theme.

Highlights

  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: Comics
  • Lines: 243
  • Bonus Game: no
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Software: NetEnt

How to play

Renegades casino game is a 243 ways-to-win online pokie where 40 lines are automatically in play on each spin. The game has 5 reels and 3 rows, with wins being multiplied by the line bet, apart from scatter wins which are multiples of the total bet. The game gives you a wide range of coin sizes — 0.01. 0.02, 0.03. 0.04, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 1.00 and 2.00 — and the max bet ranges in size between 0.40 to $80.

Symbols featuring the five Renegades characters can expand both vertically and horizontally, and the game also features mega symbols, which can expand to take up three reels on a single spin.

  • Wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter
  • Bonus symbol is the scatter
  • Hitting 3x, 4x or 5x scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the 8x Renegades free spins bonus feature
  • 5x Wild symbols = 500x line bet (up to $1,000)
  • 5x scatter symbols = 400x line bet (up to $800)
  • 5x Freya symbols = 200x line bet (up to $400)
  • 5x Harriet symbols = 150x line bet (up to $300)
  • 5x Valda symbols = 100x line bet (up to $200)
  • 5x Raffaela symbols = 75x line bet (up to $150)
  • 5x Ivy symbols = 50x line bet (up to $100)

Jackpots

Renegades casino game has a RTP of 96.37% and overall is a low to medium volatility pokie. The biggest payout available is $97,200 for hitting 5x expanding Freya symbols on all the reels when you are betting the maximum coin size of $2.00.

You can also land other big payouts for hitting 5x expanding character symbols on all five reels. You pick up $72,900 for hitting 5x expanded Harriet symbols, $48,600 for hitting 5x expanded Valda symbols, $36,450 for hitting 5x expanded Raffaela symbols, or $24,300 for hitting 5x expanded Ivy symbols when you are betting the max.

Special Features and Bonuses

Free spin bonus feature

When you hit 3x, 4x or 5x Bonus scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, you activate the 8x Renegades free spins bonus round. When the free spins bonus is activated, one of the five Renegades character symbols is randomly chosen and this will be the only one of the five that features during your free spins. In addition, the number of gemstones symbols that appear is also reduced, and so this increases the number of possible winning spins. During the bonus round, further free spins can also be activated.

Mega Symbols

Mega symbols are created when 2 or 3 adjacent reels lock together and take up multiple spaces on the reels. The maximum size to which they can expand is 3 rows high x 3 reels wide.

Graphics and Sounds

There aren’t many online pokies featuring an all-female cast, and so Renegades slot stands out for this reason. The characters — Raffaela Blaze, Harriet Hellstorm, Freya Valkyrie of Valhalla, Valda Dragonslayer and Ivy Sabreclaw — are drawn in fantasy comic book style that shows them as powerful heroines with Norse mythology overtones. The animation when the chosen Renegades symbol comes into play at the beginning of the free spins bonus round is a particular highlight.

Other symbols in the game are  a variety of bright and colourful gemstones, and the wild symbol can also expand to take up an entire reel. Although the game looks fantastic, the visual quality of the game is perhaps not matched by the soundtrack and sound effects, which are a little underwhelming.

Conclusion

This is a great-looking game with some innovative features that add both to the enjoyment of playing and to the potential payouts. The mega symbols give you more chances for a win, and there are chances to pick up good-sized payouts both during base play and in the Renegades free spins bonus round.

If you like fantasy-based games, or pokies with a Norse mythology theme, then Renegades slots is definitely a pokies game that we recommend you check out at our featured New Zealand online casinos.