For so many of us, these were the personalities that inspired us as children, with each child choosing their allegiance and spending all their waking hours imitating their favourite wrestlers. And so, it’s unsurprising that the WWE legends have made their way to the world of online slots, offering up all the fun and excitement one might expect of the many events that had us staying up way beyond our bedtime to watch the special pay per view events. What’s more this latest release from MicroGaming features a series of excellent bonus features which, with a little bit of luck, could see you walking out of the ring with more than just the title belt in your hands.
With such a popular theme, MicroGaming has definitely sought to make the most of it, with legendary WWE characters littering the five reels and three rows of the slots, and a great soundtrack to go with it. As with most online slots, winnings can be obtained from matching three of more of the same symbol across any one of the 25 paylines.
And what’s particularly special about this game is that the symbols of this game are accompanied by videos of the wrestler that the symbols represent doing their special moves. A nice throwback to many recreating those moves in the playground.
In terms of the betting range and the RTP of this game, as to the former, this is well suited to most players, with a minimum bet of just £0.10 and a maximum bet of £20, so probably enough to keep most players happy (although there will certainly be some players with more money at their disposal who would have been hoping for something more in terms of the maximum bet). In terms of the latter, this is 96.4% in WWE Legends, so just slightly above the average for online slots.
In terms of volatility, this is a high volatility game. What that means is that wins may be more scarce, but when they arrive they are more than likely going to be worth the wait. And that is even more enticing when it comes to the maximum win in WWE Legends, of 25,000x your stake.
It’s also relevant to note that the game has an Autoplay function, meaning that you can watch the reels spin without having to lift a finger, as well as the possibility to instantly access the bonus feature of this game by buying into it, for those who don’t fancy waiting for the right symbols to appear to activate it.
Last of all, it’s worth noting that WWE Legends can be played on your desktop as well as your mobile, and the configuration of the game makes it particularly well suited to the smaller screen.
In terms of the symbols that you’ll see on the reels in WWE Legends, as with most online slots, the lower value symbols are made up of standard playing card symbols, a J, Q, K and A.
These are nicely complemented with some symbols that are more in keeping with the game’s theme, including Steve Austin, Eddie Guerrero, Macho Man Randy Savage and Booker T. Of these symbols, it is Stone Cold Steve Austin that is the most valuable, paying up to 20x for a winning combination of five symbols.
As to the special symbols, there is a wild symbol, which is represented by the WWE logo, as well as a scatter symbol, which is represented by the word “Scatter” on a title belt. The former can replace any symbol other than the scatter symbol and the coin symbol to form a winning combination, whilst the latter will activate the free spins feature of this game. And as to the coin symbol, this is the symbol you’ll need to find six of these to activate the Link & Win feature.
So, as to the bonus functions of WWE Legends, there are three features that we’re going to take a look at below.
- The Free spins feature – activated by obtaining three scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5, this will trigger the WWE Legends: Link & Win Free spins feature, in which you’ll initially receive five free spins, but in which you will receive an additional three free spins for a combination of three scatter symbols during the feature. What’s more, reels 2, 3 and 4 are merged into a single reel with large symbols meaning more chances of winning, with large symbols worth 9 symbols.
- The Hyperspins feature – this feature is available after any spin in the regular game and is offered at a cost which will be shown at the bottom of each reel.
- The Link & Win feature – As soon as you hear “I don’t believe it, he taps”, and obtain six coin symbols, you’ll have accessed this bonus feature in which you can win the Champion Jackpot of up to 5,000x your stake. In this feature, you’ll begin with three spins, and if any coin symbol is found during those spins, the count is reset to three, until all 15 positions on the reels are filled or no coin symbol is found in three consecutive spins. Each coin symbol can reveal a multiplier prize or a mini, minor or major jackpot, worth 50x, 100x or 1,000x your stake respectively. And what’s more, there are also three coloured coins that offer a little extra:
o Green collector coin – adds the value of other coins to it;
o Blue multiplier coin – increases the win multiplier, starting at 1x
o Red Payer coin – adds its value to other coins on the reels.
As mentioned above, access to this feature can also be bought for 60x your stake, meaning you don’t have to wait for the coin symbols to arrive before you can start playing for those jackpots.
Not only does WWE Legends take wrestling fans back to their childhoods with familiar characters, catchphrases and wrestling moves, it is also a very good online slots game with some entertaining graphics and some excellent bonus features to accompany them.
So, ready to join the action in the ring? If so, why not head to PartyCasino and give the reels a spin and see if you can win the title!