A wipeout can be painful if you have one, since it involves being wiped out by a wave while surfing in the sea. We doubt we would even get up onto a surfboard to start with, let along stay upright while the wave comes in. However, we get to stay nice and dry while playing the Wipeout slot from Barcrest. That’s fine by us.
The game takes us into a wave, as shown by the graphics either side of the reels. But will the action on those reels be the main event here?
There are five reels inside that wave, with 10 lines in action too.
Just two cents are good enough to activate each line you wish to play on. If you want to make the total bet while spinning the reels, you would need to be happy to part with $300.
The wild is shown in tones of yellow through to red, as the word surfs on the waves. It’s a cool symbol. It also has the power to replace almost all other symbols. The one exception is the surfer with sticky-up blond hair! He is the scatter, although he is usefully labeled as the free spin icon.
We guess you can tell what the surfer can win for you if three or more appear on the reels at once. Yes, there are free spins in store here, and you never know how long they will last for. Instead of being awarded a set number, you can start playing those spins with three lives in place.
As you play, you might see the surfer appear on the fifth reel. That’s bad news, because each time he shows up there you will lose a life. When your lives are wiped out, you will finish the free games.
A close-up of the surfer’s head might also appear on the fifth reel though, and this means you get another life. Three lives are the most you could have while playing your free spins.
Let’s hope your surfer doesn’t wipe out too often as you play your way through the free spin feature in Wipeout. It’s a great game made even better by the unusual format of those games.