The Drive: Multiplier Mayhem™ online slot from NetEnt was launched in February 2016, so at the time of writing this review is a fairly new addition to their portfolio. If you are a fan of cars and films such as the Fast and Furious series, then this video slot fits right into that high octane, high adrenaline universe.
This particular game is a 5 reel, 15 pay line video slot that includes Multiplier Wilds based on the reels they land on, Free Spins that include a feature for collecting Nitro Symbols to fill a Nitro Meter and Racing against opponents to win more free spins with Overlay Wilds. In total, you can reach a massive 120 X your bet during the free spins feature. The Drive: Multiplier Mayhem™ video slot is a fast paced game with a top jackpot of 750,000 coins.
How to play Drive: Multiplier Mayhem™ Video Slot
Before you start to play this online slot you want to make sure you have set a coin value and bet level that you are comfortable with. There are 6 coin levels ranging from 0.01 to 0.50 and 10 bet levels. This means at the lowest level your cost per spin will be 15p and the maximum £75.00 with the latter giving you the opportunity for the biggest cash win. You can set these options using the buttons at the bottom of the game screen.
When Drive: Multiplier Mayhem Online Slot initially loads you will be presented with a screen giving a brief outline of the features included and then the main game screen will load. At the bottom left-hand corner, your multicoloured car will zoom into view and continue to speed along the road with the background slowly moving to give the effect of driving fast. The reels are overlaid on this background and feature standard card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A all with a chrome styling. You also have various characters from the game, your car, wild symbols that look like tachometers, scatter symbols and Nitro Symbols.
To spin the reels you just need to select the black and blue button at the very centre of the bottom part of the game screen. Next to the spin button you also have a ‘Max Bet’ button and an ‘Auto Play’ button. Clicking the Max Bet will spin the reels at level 10 based on your current coin value. Choosing the Auto Play feature gives you the option to have the game spin the reels automatically. You can set the number of spins from 10 up to 1000 spins.
You can hit a win with at least 3 matching and touching symbols on a pay line, however, even with 5 matching symbols the overall payout alone is small. The maximum win is only 150 coins if you have no multiplier. At level 1 and 15p per spin would be just £1.50 and £15 at level 10. The key to the game is to have the Multiplier Wild symbols land on reels 1 to 5. The number of the reel will determine the multiplier level. Therefore a multiplier wild landing on reel three would multiply your win three times. If 2 or more multipliers appear then these are multiplied together. This means if you were to achieve all the multipliers in one spin the win would be x120.
You are also trying to get 3 scatter symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 which will activate 10 free spins. During the free spins feature, you will have Nitro Symbols that appear. Collect 3 of these and then overlay multiplier wild symbols will randomly appear increasing your win. Nitro Symbols are also collected in the Nitro Collect Meter during the free spins.
The free spins feature is a race against an opponent. If you collect 3 Nitro Symbols in your meter you will move to the second level and a new opponent and also receive additional free spins. There are four levels, meaning four opponents and a chance of a total of 19 free spins.
Finally, on the very bottom bar of the game on the left, you will see several options including a question mark, auto button, volume control and settings. As with the majority of NetEnt games, the question mark gives you information about the game including rules and game functions.The settings allow you to set your spacebar on a PC as the action for activating a spin. You can also set the game to quick spin and remove the intro screen.
Drive: Multiplier Mayhem™ Video Slot Tips
Next to the display of your current bet in coins on the left-hand side of the game screen you will see an ‘i’ symbol. By selecting this you can view a series of 7 screens that gives you information on each of the features discussed above. You can also view the coin payout levels for the number of matching symbols on a pay line along with a grid view of each of the winning lines. These screens are useful to help you familiarise yourself with the game.
If you would like even more detailed information about the game then select the question mark button on the very bottom bar. This will give you information on the specific game rules, more information on its features, the game functions, options and game terminology.
You should play Drive: Multiplier Mayhem for free in the first instance as this will give you an opportunity to get used to the gameplay. This is useful if you have never played the Drive: Multiplier Mayhem™ Video Slot before. In free play mode, you can see how the game features work before spending your own hard earned cash. You can try out the Drive: Multiplier Mayhem™ Video Slot for free at Video Slots and Jackpot Paradise.
Is Drive: Multiplier Mayhem™ the right video slot for you?
The game has a theoretical RTP (return to player) of 96.7% giving a house edge of 3.3%. In our test of the game over a total of 200 spins at a cost per spin of £1.50, we did find that wins were fairly frequent with an average dry spell of around 6 spins and the maximum in out test of 11 spins without hitting a win. The Multiplier Wilds did land quite often but we never achieved more than two at a time being a x2 and a x3. We were able to play through our 200 spins without a loss but did feel as though it was a challenge to win big. At no time did we receive the Free Spins feature with the three scatter symbols and it is this feature that you want to hit for the big cash prizes. In our opinion, this is definitely a medium variance game.
In summary, Drive: Multiplier Mayhem™ is a video slot that may not appeal to everyone with limited features compared to other video slots even from NetEnt. The major features it does have are included within the Free Spins feature which is difficult to achieve. On saying this it is still an enjoyable game to play as the Multiplier Wilds created wins that see the animated car increase in speed with lightning effects from the headlights.
Why not give it a try today and let us know what you think?