X-Factor Platinum Slot Game
This is one of two slots themed on the British version of the X-Factor TV talent show which are created by Ash Gaming. X-Factor Platinum is not as complex as their ‘X-Factor Jackpot’ slot, though it is equally dramatic when it comes to audio and visual production.
A free games bonus round with super-stacked changing symbols is the highlight. You will also find stacked wild symbols in the base game. At times, huge wilds can appear, covering up to a 3×3 part of the reels and potentially triggering big wins.
Mobile Friendly Setup of X-Factor Platinum
You’ll find 4 rows of symbols, 5 reels and 40 win lines on this slot. The controls are very simple. You simply decide how much you want to spin for, and press the green spin button. The minimum stake is just 40c, with bets of up to $400 per spin possible. The bold, simple graphics and small number of buttons are perfect for mobile slots play.
The pay table is dynamic. When you hit the ‘Pays’ button it shows prizes for lines of 3+ symbols based on the current bet amount. These are not huge by the standards of other slots. What you will find is that big wins come when you get stacked wilds triggering multiple line wins from the same spin.
Those wilds, which are represented by the X-Factor logo, are the highest paying symbol. These pay $25 for 5 on a line, based on a $2 spin. These wilds will substitute for any of the regular symbols to create extra wins.
Solo performers come next, or rather colored silhouettes of them. The pink lady is worth $15, and the red guy is worth $20. Blue and orange variations of the group of 4 performers are worth $10 for all 5. Playing card symbols are divided into two groups. Aces and Kings pay $7.50 for 5, while Queens down to Nines pay $5.
Xtra Factor Wilds – Randomly Triggered
On some spins you will see a giant X-Factor symbol coming from behind the reels. The symbols then reappear, with shooting (expanding) wilds or a giant wild added to the reels. The giant wild is a 3×3 block, which can stop fully on the reels or partially. If you are lucky enough in the Platinum slot to get this fully in view on one of the first 2 reels, then you can trigger many of the 40 win-lines at the same time.
Platinum Free Spins
Bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 trigger the free spins bonus game. Here you will get 5 free spins, with a lot of CD’s on the reels. These become super-stacked, taking up a lot of the reels. You will often see 2 or more reels completely covered in CDs.
When the reels stop, the CDs all turn into the same symbol at random. This can be the higher paying symbols or the wilds. If you are lucky enough to have some stacked wilds on the reels at the same time, this can create some big wins.
During this bonus game gold CDs also appear. If you get 3 of these on the middle reels, you will trigger 5 more free spins.
TV Studio Design of the X-Factor Platinum Slot
Purple and blue TV studio lighting can be seen above and beside the reels, there are star lighting effects falling down from above. There is a giant X in the background behind the reels, which are a red color.
Symbols have been designed deliberately with a single color, and with a bright outline. This is not an oversight on the part of the developers. Instead this slot is mobile-friendly, with the symbols made to be easy to pick out on a smaller smartphone screen.
As you might expect there are plenty of gameshow like music interludes. You also get comments, especially on your bigger wins, from a ‘posh’ British voice-over guy. The music and some flaming effects kick up a level during the free spins bonus game.
Does This Platinum Slot have the X-Factor?
This game does not have the star tie-ins that the X-Factor Jackpot slot does. Having said that it a solid enough game, with some interesting extras. The special wilds break up the regular game-play somewhat – and can create big wins out of nowhere. Free spins are undoubtedly the highlight. Though you only get 5 of these at a time, the CDs turning into random symbols gives this bonus game some real potential.