Sabaton slot review

Bring out the big guns and make earth-shattering wins with power metal and battlefield paraphernalia on Sabaton slot game.

Slot Game intro

Sabaton slot game is Play ‘n Go’s first branded slot developed in cooperation with the Swedish rock band of the same name. The slot is all about heavy metal action in terms of both music and war machinery. Sabaton has a preference for big guns and explosives which is clearly reflected in the slot game. The band likes to tell tales of epic battles and war heroism. In addition to images of the five band members in live action, you find icons of weaponry related to both classic warfare like swords and iron masks, as well as more modern tools of war like grenades and mortar bombs. Behind the grid you see an image of a tank, which is often part of the band’s live act.

Sabaton

Layout 6×3
Paylines 10
RTP 96,50%
Progressive Jackpot No
Special features Stacked Symbols, Colossal Symbols, Wild Symbols, Scatter Symbols, Free Spins, Chained Reels, Last Stand feature
Maximum win £500,000
Game provider Play ‘n Go

Gameplay

Sabaton slot has some explosive features with which you can win up to 5,000 your stake. At the start of every spin a symbol is randomly selected to appear stacked on every reel giving your win potential a significant boost. All five band members can appear as 3×3 , 4×3 or 5×3 sized colossal symbols.

Special Features

Wild Symbol

The image of lead singer Joakim Brodén functions as both the Wild as well as the highest paying symbol. Play 5-of-a-kind on a payline and win 100 times your stake.

Scatter Symbol

The Scatter symbol is represented by the S-symbol and can give you access to the Free Spins round.

Battalion Free Spins

For Free Spins mode a full arsenal is used and you need at least 9 Scatters to appear in one round for it to be activated. These Scatters can appear as standard, stacked or Colossal symbols. You are awarded 7 free spins. At the start of this mode 1 particularly symbol is randomly selected to function as the Metal Stacks and Mystery symbol. Reels 2,3 and 4 become Chained Reels for the duration of the Free Spins round. Free Spins mode can be retriggered by playing more Scatters on the reels for an indefinite number of times.

Chained Reels

This feature can be triggered at random and synchronises 2 or 3 adjacent reels to show matching combinations for more win chances.

Last Stand

Named after one of the band’s albums and its title song, the Last Stand feature can randomly turn 1 or 2 entire reels Wild for the duration of the spin in which it is has been activated.

Verdict

Sabaton is a well-designed game with impressive graphics and animations which is a step up from many of Play ‘n Go’s other releases. If you are not familiar with the band, the combination of a rock theme combined with war paraphernalia might be a peculiar one. Play ‘n Go has clearly been inspired by highly successful rock slots Guns N’ Roses and Motörhead. For that reason Sabaton slot could be considered a copycat, as the band clearly doesn’t have the same profile as the legendary bands fronted by Axl Rose and Lemmy Kilmster respectively. The slot is highly volatile which really suits the theme, but might for that reason not be that suitable for smaller and low-risk players. High volatility slot lovers and fans of the band will have a field day, however, and will surely be attracted to the exciting features and high win potential.