Taxi! Slot Machine from Amaya
The Taxi slot is based around the traditional London black cab which is such a feature of England’s capital city. The cab takes center stage in the game, sitting proudly in front of a partly obscured tourist attraction, which might just be Buckingham Palace. On the reels you’ll find the green cap wearing cab driver, a passenger hailing a cab, traffic lights and the cab license plate. The game is certainly entertaining as you’ll find random multipliers awarded as well as a free spins bonus round with added wilds.
How to Win on Taxi!
On the reels you’ll find a symbol which shows the driver view from inside the cab, complete with the steering wheel. This is the game’s wild symbol and will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter and the bonus symbols. This slot pays from left to right and the wild symbol is also the most valuable at the slot, worth an impressive 1,250 coins for the maximum 5 in a row.
Next on the pay table is the cab driver, worth 750 coins, while the potential passenger pays 500 coins for a full house of 5 symbols. The traffic lights, luggage and the license plate complete the theme relevant standard symbols, while the playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A make up the rest of the reels, these designed as road signs.
One of the best aspects to the game is the ‘random win multiplier’. This can be awarded at any winning spin, with multipliers of 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x coming your way on occasions. This is quite a simple idea, but adds much to the game and is certainly a feature that I would like to see more widely used.
The scatter symbol is the cab meter, this black and showing the latest fare amount in red numbers. This appears on reels 1, 3 and 5 and if it should indeed land on all 3, you’ll now pick one of the three scatters. Here you can gain an immediate win of up to 5x your total stake, or possibly find yourself in the free spins bonus round.
The free spins bonus round is also activated by landing the bonus symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4. You’ll have 5 free spins in total, but they are spins with a difference! Before each spin the windscreen wipers will clear the reels and then add between 1 and 5 wilds randomly to the reels. The reels will now spin with these wilds in place and you’ll potentially have some very nice winning spins with these added wilds.
Design and Setup
The black cab is certainly prominent when you play this game. The windscreen hosts the reels themselves, the headlights activate the game and the credits per line button are found on the grill of the cab. In the background you’ll find a number of people milling about enjoying the tourist attractions. The game is designed in a pleasing cartoon style, which might not feature the best graphics you’ll find online, although the slot will place a smile on your face. There is some nice animation too, the highlight perhaps when the driver leans out of the window and winks at you, a glint in his eye. The accompanying sound is good, a fun tune playing in the background throughout, while the clicking of the reels is joined by appropriate traffic noises.
Taxi! is a 5 reel slot with a set number of 25 pay lines. The minimum spin cost is 25 credits, although you can choose to play each spin for 50, 75, 100 or 125 credits additionally. You’ll multiply the number of credits by your coin amount to give you your total stake for each spin, the coin amount ranging from 2c to a dollar. The game has a handy auto spin feature.
This Amaya designed slot is a fun filled game from the start. The easy on the eye design of the slot makes for an enjoyable base game, which is only made more impressive by the randomly added multipliers which could come your way after every win. The mini scatter feature adds extra variety to the game, while the free spins feature, despite the relatively low number of spins, can be particularly profitable.