Vending Machine Slot Features
The main 5x5 playing area sits inside a modern vending machine. Winning combinations must comprise at least 3 matching symbols situated on any of the 35 lines. Each sequence must start from the leftmost side of the board and continue rightwards through neighboring columns. All wins are removed from the view, triggering a cascade and adding new instances to complete the view and potentially extend the cycle. Regular payouts range from 0.1 to 2 times the bet on low-value icons and 0.5 to 20 times on premium symbols. A traditional Wild will substitute for all standard images during win evaluation and will pay 20 times the bet for independent 5-of-a-kind hits.
The machine is visually divided into 5 independent rows, each with a multiplier shown on the left. At the beginning of each spin, values randomize between 2x and 10x. Additionally, it will increase by the number of winning symbols on the respective row. The total value can also be multiplied by 2 whenever the Multiplier Boost symbol drops.
Activating the multiplier on a specific row requires the Lightning Bolt icon to land in any of its positions. From that point, any win involving at least one symbol on that row will be multiplied by the respective multiplier value. Several active multipliers will have their values added together before applying to a win. A Blackout Skull symbol deactivated the feature of the row it lands on.
Landing 3 FS symbols triggers the bonus. It begins with 3 random rows activated and continues as long as at least one row is illuminated. It's possible to switch them on and off by the Lightning Bolt and Blackout Skull symbols identically as in the base game.
Spin and Chill Bonus
Landing 4 FS symbols triggers the bonus. It begins with all 5 rows activated. Like the Lo-Fi bonus, it goes on until the last row has been switched off.
The bonus buy menu offers players several options for boosting the chances or triggering features instantly:
- Bonushunt makes every spin 5 times more likely to activate a bonus for a 200% increase of the active stake.
- Instant access to Lo-Fi Spins costs 100 x bet.
- Instant access to Spin and Chill Bonus costs 200 x bet.
Hacksaw Gaming continues its quest to explore every method of incorporating multipliers into slot mechanics, and we must admit they show no signs of slowing down. Vending Machine elegantly weaves them into the gameplay by guaranteeing a random value for each row on every spin, plus increasing them with every winning combination. Talk about adding an extra exciting layer to every single hit, no matter how minimal. Naturally, players first need to light up the row to benefit from this increase, but still, it always feels like there's something additional gained from every successful combination. The game doesn't try to complicate things during both bonuses, simply giving players an edge by activating either three or all five rows from the beginning. Straightforward and elegant, putting the rules clearly on display.
Audiovisually, it's a soft and relaxed composition meaning to invoke a chilled-out vibe with its peaceful environment and almost hypnotizing, mellow soundtrack. Everything about Vending Machine makes you want to tilt your head back and just drift away while listening to the gentle sound of wind occasionally intertwined with subtle arcade pings of the machinery. It's a truly unique, instantly-likable setting.