Fast Lane Slot from Rival Gaming
This is a motor racing themed slot machine game with a striking design. Over the reels for each spin are the pistons from an engine, moving up and down in sequence to reveal the symbols. Combined with the upbeat (in your face) music and sound effects, and you have an entertaining 50 reel online slot.
As well as regular wins there are several notable features. An expanding wild is always useful for creating more winning combinations, and the free spins bonus game comes with a 3x multiplier on all of those wins. There is also a break out bonus game unlike anything I have seen before. Here you get to be the pit crew in a race, getting the car refueled and ready to go again to win coins.
How to Win on the Fast Lane Slot
The biggest win from regular play is a huge 8888 coins for lining up 5 of the red cars on one of the 50 pay lines. There are 888 coins for 4 on a line, 88 for 3 and (you guessed it!) 8 coins for just 2. All of the other symbols require a minimum of 3 from the left hand reel on a win-line to win.
Gold trophies are the biggest paying regular symbol, worth 1000 coins for 5. This is followed by the driver (750), female fan (300), male fan (200), helmet (150) and the power tool (100) the final symbols are the refueling canister and the spare tire.
When you hit the green car this will expand and cover the entire reel – as long as wins are possible. This is the wild symbol and will make up wins with all of the other symbols. With 50 win lines in play, and the possibility to get wilds on reels 1, 3 and 5 at the same time, you will often find yourself with multiple payouts from the same spin.
There are two more symbols on the reels, both of which are tied in with the bonus game. The blue cars trigger the free spins, and the checkered flags the break out pit stop bonus.
Fast Lane Slot Bonus Games
The number of free spins you get depends on how many blue cars hit on the triggering spin. 3 cars get you 5 spins, 4 cars get you 10 spins and 5 cars get you 20 free spins. The game play does not change from the main game for this bonus, though the 3x multiplier for all wins is very welcome.
3+ checkered flags trigger the pit stop game. You will get an intro video of the race, which switches to the driver’s perspective. Next you see a pit crew arranged around a green car. You will see each member highlighted in the top right of the screen (well, their tool is shown). Here you click on the right member, who moves their tool a little in response and gives you a cash prize. When you complete all 5, the car leaves and your bonus is totaled.
Setup of Fast Lane
This slot uses the 50 line configuration of the latest generation of Rival Gaming online slots. While you can choose to play fewer, I recommend sticking to the full 50 to make sure you get the most benefit from the expanding wilds. You can select your coin size, play up to 5 coins per line, and choose the auto-play function if you wish.
The design of this slot is dominated by the pistons on top of the reels. The game is colorful and has the trademark cartoon-like feel of many Rival Gaming slots. The control buttons beneath the reels are the dials of a car, with the spin button being the speedometer.
There are plenty of animations on the reels. Which come out of the boxes for each symbol. These are nicely drawn, though give the slot a very intensive (almost crowded) feel that will not be to everyone’s taste. The break out games have excellent animations too. If you enjoy an upbeat rock track and plenty of engine / tire screeching noises, then this slot could be right up your street.
This is one of the better slots with a racing theme I have played. It is hectic, rather than relaxing – though is engaging enough to keep you coming back. The big win from regular play and 3x win on the free spins round are certainly the highlights.