Evolution is a 3D animated online video slot game produced by Net Entertainment. The game has a Sci-Fi/fantasy theme and takes place in an alternate world where strange and wonderful creatures are slowly evolving in the depths of the ocean. Set underwater, the game does not feature reels as such with all the symbols floating gently with the rising ocean currents. The 3D graphics and animation are top-class and work well with the eerie background music. When the spin button is pushed, the symbols float up accompanied by the sounds of bubbles and a rush of water.
5 Reels with 25 Paylines
Evolution is a 5-reel slot with three rows and 25 static paylines. In this game, players can set the coin denomination from 0.01 coins up to 0.5 coins per payline. The bet multiplier can also be increased from 1 up to 10 effectively multiplying each win by 10x. In terms of bonus features, the game includes a Wild symbol, free spins and an evolution feature that is activated during the free spins round. On the reels, all the symbols are types of evolving creatures. The highest paying symbol is to Draconious Rex, the strange squirrel type creature with wings. Finding all five will pay out 500 coins.
The second highest paying symbol is the Basilisk pluma followed by Basilisk hairicus, Bestia dentum and finally Albus slugus. Even the lower paying symbols are designed to look like evolving jellyfish type creatures with a high card symbol pulsing inside their translucent bodies. The lower paying symbols include Crustacio Spingum, then Jellocus squidae, followed by Jellocus finnum, Blobulus astrum and finally Primo blobulus.
The Wild symbol in Evolution is the symbol with the word “Wild” written in glowing electric light. Like the Wilds in several video slots at available sites, here too, as a Wild symbol, it can be used to substitute for any of the other non-bonus symbols in order to form a winning combination on any of the 25 paylines. The Wild symbol only appears on reels 2 through to 5 and cannot substitute for the free spins symbol.
Free Spins Bonus round
The Free spins symbol in Evolution is similar to the Wild in that it is a glowing electrified word reading “free spins.” To trigger the free spins bonus round, players must land 3 or more free spins symbols anywhere on the five reels. In this game, the more symbols that trigger the round, the more free spins are awarded. 3 symbols awards 10 free spins while 4 symbols awards 15 free spins. Landing all five free spins symbols will award the maximum of 20 free spins.
Evolution Bonus Feature
During the free spins bonus round, the Evolution feature becomes can be initiated. Any winning combination during the free spins round will immediately activate the feature. Once triggered, all of the symbols involved in the winning combination will begin to transform or evolve into the next highest symbol on the paytable. This is similar to exploding symbols as more symbols can appear in its place forcing new winning combinations. All of the symbols will continue to evolve as long as more winning combinations are created. This type of levelling up can create huge wins.