How Do Multipliers Work?

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Multipliers are unique features within slot machines. They carry with them the ability to multiply the winnings by a preset figure. Though they are very common, not all slot machines have them.

The main aim of the multipliers is to double, triple, or increase the wins by 100X or 1000X. Further, some of them might have simple rules describing how they work while some might be more complex. You will only meet some types of multipliers in normal play while other types only appear during bonus rounds or free spins.

Some of the multiplier symbols will only multiply the wins while some might count towards the total bets and line bets. Each game has its own guidelines regarding the use of the symbols, therefore, it`s important to understand the multiplier symbol based on the game one is playing. The guidelines are usually found on the paytable of the slot being played.

How Various Types of Multipliers Work

Wilds With Multipliers

Wilds are special symbols which substitute for all the regular symbols in order to complete winning combinations. Additionally, the wild adds a multiplier to the wins – usually 2x and sometimes a 3x multiplier. In some games such as the Scary Rich II slot, the multipliers increase with the number of wilds one gets.

Free Spins

The Free spins multipliers are more common as compared to those found in the base games. Most slot developers usually want the free spins feature to have a different taste from the base play and might have done this by incorporating multipliers. Some developers even opt to use varying symbols from the ones used in base play.

The good thing about these multipliers in the free spins rounds is that some slot games do ask you to pick a multiplier from hidden icons. With this option, one is able to get huge bonuses as well as get a feeling of interaction with the slots. The free spin multipliers typically increase all winnings earned during the free spin by a set number such as 2x or 10x and so on. Lucky Lady’s Charm Deluxe, for example, awards 15 free spins and every bonus win is multiplied by three. In Prince of Sherwood slot, a player has to shoot an arrow to the board and this determines the number of spins (from 5 to 25) and an attached multiplier (from 1x to 6x).

Progressive Multipliers

Some games featuring Cascading Reels, such as Gonzo’s Quest, there is usually a progressive multiplier on-screen. The meter increases by 1x, 2x, 3 and so on as you strike consecutive winning spins. The multiplier resets when one hits a losing spin. These multipliers can also be obtained through meters that fill up as one hits more wins. For example, in Golden Goals slot, every symbol comes with a number attached. On spinning, the numbers add up and the chain on the right side of the screen lights up. Getting between 6 and 10 offers a prize multiplier of between 10x and 30x the win amount.

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