Best of British Slot; Mobile Nostalgia Wins
Perhaps because most mobile casino gaming fans around the world know the United Kingdom through movies and TV rather than personal experience, there is a stereotypical image of all that is “British”, stuck somewhere in the middle of the last century. It’s very different to the globally connected multicultural UK that exists today, but it recalls a time of stiff upper lips and centuries of history consciously celebrated. It is this Great Britain that the Best of British slot from Nektan seeks to recapture.
As a result, it is filled with bright, cheerful icons of Britain in the 1950s, many still tourist draw-cards today. Like all Nektan games, Best of British slot was originally designed for mobile casino play, although laptop and desktop users can also play it at online casinos, for fun or real money. The title’s affinity for tablets and smartphones is obvious from the game controls, arranged in three click-through buttons within easy thumbs’ reach on either side of the screen. These can be used to get game info, adjust settings and spin the reels.
Five-Reeler with 12 Symbols
For streamlined mobile play, Best of British slot does not bother with extra screens of bonus features, beyond the Free Spins round and the Wild. This makes game play fast and simple, and even quicker if the player selects the Turbo mode. There are five transparent reels against a Union Jack backdrop, between Empire-style marble pillars guarded by scarlet-jacketed Grenadier Guards in their towering busbies. The five game symbols borrowed from the Poker deck, 10 to A, are delivered in a bright golden Gothic script as stand-alone characters.
All symbols require three, four or five matches in sequence from Reel 1 to make a winning payline combo, and the A has the highest value in the card symbols, winning 200X the line bet for five on one payline. A shiny blue tea service on a gingham cloth, a bobby’s helmet, a bright red double-decker bus, a serving of fish and chips and the Best of British slot’s game logo, in the style of a wartime poster, complete the theme-related symbols. For five matches, they pay a respective 300X, 350X, 400X, 450X and 500X the line bet each.
Bulldog Wild and Underground Bonus
The Best of British slot’s Wild is a belligerent bulldog, leering out of a Union Jack shield. He functions only as a substitute, but can replace any other symbol to finish winning combos apart from the Bonus icon. Like the other payline symbols, the Wilds can arrive stacked to create multiple payline wins at once.
The Bonus icon is shaped like a London Underground sign, with a bold red arrow and the word Spins. It is the Best of British slot’s Scatter, so when three or more appear after any spin, no matter where they are on the reels, they trigger the Free Spins round. This consists of 30 games, but players also stand a chance of getting three more Scatters and re-triggering the 30 spins several times.
15 Paylines and Adjustable Bets
Best of British slot offers 15 paylines, and these are fully adjustable from 1 to 15. Players can bet at five levels between 0.01 and 1.00 per payline.