Drive: Multiplier Mayhem slot game is a 5-reel fixed 15-pay line online slot. This game from NetEnt was added to their superb slots portfolio in February 2016. The theme of this slot is 'slightly less than legal' drag racing, as a team of thrill-seeking sports car drivers compete with one another to be crowned king of the drag racers.
The game's subtitle of 'Multiplier Mayhem' comes via the games inclusion of 'multiplier wilds'. Aside from normal wilds, included are wilds that contain multiplier values. If you land a winning combination that contains a multiplier wild, then your prize will be so multiplied. The superb thing is that if you land multiple multipliers on the same winning line the multipliers are combined. The are four multipliers: 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x, so if you manage to combine all four with a winning symbol, you'll earn yourself an amazing multiplier of 120x.
Your chosen coin size can be anything from 0.01 to 0.50. The fifteen pay lines are in play at all times, so your line bet is always your coin size multipled by fifteen. You can also bet on ten levels from one to ten - this multiplies your bet by the same factor. When you're ready to burn some rubber, then hit the 'spin' button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout in this game is for three of the same playing card value (ten, jack, queen, king or ace) at five times your bet-per-line. The biggest pay out is for five of Jette - the game's heroine - which wins you 150x your bet-per-line.
A speedometer is wild here. It substitutes for all other symbols. The concept of multiplier wilds and multiple multipliers has been explained above.
A rather shady threesome acts as the scatter symbol in this game. If you land a scatter apiece on the central three reels, then you are awarded ten free spins. During your free spins you take on the role of Jette as you race against some skillful opponents. As you race the reels spin, and you win prizes as usual. You also collect Nitro symbols during your freebies - if you collect three during your free spins you accelerate forwards to take part in a new race against a new opponent. You also receive additional benefits:
- Level 1 v Twitch: ten free spins
- Level 2 v Hamaki: four additional spins + one overlay multiplier wild
- Level 3 v Bruiser: three additional spins + two overlay multiplier wilds
- Level 4 v Bruiser: two additional spins + three overlay multiplier wilds
Overlay wilds are wilds that stay on the reels for each spin, overlaying the symbol that appears there.
Well, what do you know, another great game from NetEnt. We sometimes wonder why all other gambling software providers bother. The graphics are excellent, the sound FX are excellent, the music is excellent, and the gameplay is genuinely thrilling. The best thing about this game are the free spins, as you try and will the reels to give up their nitro symbols so you can advance to the next race with additional benefits. Awesome stuff!