The hugely popular in game slot feature know as tumbling reels slots also go by a variety of names that consist of cascading slots, falling reels, and rolling reels. This exciting in play aspect to slots has been around for a few years now, but it wasn't until Big Time Gaming added this dynamic to the legendary Bonanza Megaways™ that we saw the full potential that this element of slotting could produce.
The Megaways™ slots were in their infancy when BTG first trialled tumbling reels, but they were quick to add it into further releases when they realised the following it had gained among players, and as the Megaways™ games developed and spread their wings to other providers this trend would continue with Blueprint Gaming adding it to a barrage of their releases.
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WHAT ARE TUMBLING REELS?
SYMBOLS THAT MAKE UP PART OF A WINNING CONNECTION WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE REELS ON A TUMBLING REELS SLOT
SYMBOLS WILL CASCADE FROM ABOVE OR ROLL IN ON UPPER OR LOWER REELS AFTER A WIN
Tumbling reels, or cascading reel slots are very easy to understand once you know the simple theory behind how they work. Our picture above shows both the green gems and the 10s connecting from reel 1 all the way through to reel 6, with the help of a wild. As these symbols have now all been used to make up a winning combination they are eliminated from the screen and new symbols will drop down from above to replace them, and in the case of Who Wants to be a Millionaire in our example, new symbols will also appear on the lower reel as well.
The exciting part about these in play reactions are that they will continue until there are no further wins available. In the case of Megaways™ slots that feature this specific reel dynamic they tend to have 117,649 ways to win, so if you land a spin with the full amount of Megaways™ you can hit a substantial return on your placed stake. It's also these higher payline games that use the tumbling reels in the free spin feature to increase your multiplier, so imagine hitting a large amount of Megaways™ with a 15x multiplier. That's what makes these games both exciting and extremely entertaining.
OUR CONCLUSION ON TUMBLING REELS SLOTS
Whilst the majority of the Megaways™ slots will provide plenty of enjoyment for punters, those that feature tumbling reels are still leading the way when it comes to player popularity, and Bonanza Megaways™ is one of the most played games around the world when it comes to online slotting.
With new game providers getting their hands on the Megaways™ gaming engine, we have seen new additions to the tumbling reels slots such as mystery symbols on games like Temple of Treasure Megaways™, so the developers are always trying to keep the games fresh and players entertained.
We expect to see the tumbling reels slots continue long into the future, and look forward to seeing what new ideas will be added to these much loved and sought after slots.
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