Game of the Week – Shopping Spree II
Who doesn’t love to shop? Shopping Spree II is the latest 5-Reel, 9 payline jackpot slot game from Real Time Gaming. It has a fun shopping theme with some massive prize potential. It also has a healthy progressive jackpot. Let’s take a look at the game and the prizes available.
Shopping Spree II Takes You Into The World of High Stakes Shopping
Shopping Spree II is a sequel to the popular Shopping Spree slot game from Real Time Gaming. This time around, you’re in the world upscale shopping where you’re shopping for fancy jewelry, clothes, electronics, shoes, and more.
There are two ways you can win with this game. There is the standard way with lower and middle symbols paying for 3 of a kind or greater. Higher paying symbols pay for 2 of a kind or greater. The diamond and sapphire ring pays for one or greater on a payline.
The other way to win is to complete a payline with a SALE wild. It substitutes for anything but the scatter. However, this wild gives you a multiplier every time you make a payline. The multiplier starts at 2x and can go up to 20x.
The SALE tag comes up relatively frequently, but not as often as a standard wild. Most of the time, you will get a 2x winner.
One thing to note with this game is that if you land a payline of 3 of a kind or more with a symbol that pays 2 of a kind or greater, you will get all payouts associate with the line. Most often, you will get three of a kind that also pays for the two of a kind line.
Shopping Spree Free Games
The Shopping Spree II symbol is the scatter for this game. Land three anywhere on the board to trigger the Shopping Spree Free Games feature. You’ll get 9 free spins for triggering this feature and there are no additional bonus options during the main free spins.
There are Cash symbols that give you points during these spins. Whenever you land one of these symbols, the value of that symbol is added to the Bonus Tally. The tally starts at 0.
The Bonus Tally can either reward a multiplier to your free spins winning or give you additional free spins. You’ll get 3 extra spins for every 1,000 points gathered during the free spins. During those additional bonus spins, Reel 3 will be made up entirely of SALE symbols.
Otherwise, if you don’t trigger extra free spins, you’ll get a consolation prize based on your Bonus Tally, as follows:
- 500-900 points – 3x your bet
- 400 points – 5x your bet
- 300 points – 10x your bet
- 200 points – 20x your bet
- 100 points – 40x your bet
- 0 points – 100x your bet
I was able to trigger the free spins feature once but won very little with the free spins. My Bonus Tally was just 600 points, giving me a 3x bet. Even with the consolation prize, I won about 5.5x my initial bet. That’s pretty low for a bonus feature that takes a long time to trigger.
This game features a healthy progressive jackpot that can be triggered at any stakes. To trigger the jackpot you must hit 5 of a Kind Diamond Rings with one of those symbols being a SALE wild at 20x. This triggers the main jackpot.
The jackpot is regularly $100,000 or more, so this is definitely one of the better progressives you’ll see at real money online casinos.
Fun Game But Super High Variance
Overall, this game has a fun shopping theme with upbeat music and big prizes. However, what it also has is some extremely high variance. If you’re a lower-stakes player that’s not looking for huge swings while playing, this is not the game for you. This game is best suited for jackpot hunters that don’t care about losing a couple hundred for the shot at winning $100,000 or more.