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Title:  Annihilator
Developer: Pla'n Go
Reels: 5
Rows: 3
Paylines: 10
RTP: 96.20% | 94.20% | 91.20% | 87.20% | 84.20%
Free Spins Freq: N/A
Max Win: 5,000x
Max Win Probability: Less than 1 in 1 Billion
Volatility: High
Min/Max Bet: 0.10/100
Release Date: April 23, 2020


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Annihilator: Slot Overview

Brace your eardrums people, the 6th slot in Play’n GO's heavy metal series is poised to drop. Based around the Canadian thrash metal band of the same name, Annihilator features a full playlist for fans of the band to scroll through. For those of you who may not have heard of Annihilator, don't be too surprised. Despite being in the game for 35+ years and churning out 17 records over that time, they never quite cracked the big leagues.

Perhaps partly due to the group being more or less a one-man band in Jeff Waters who has been there since the beginning. The rest of the group has been a revolving door of musical stand-ins doing their best to rival Spinal Tap. From in and out band members to spinning reels, let's see what one of the old hands of thrash metal can bring to the table.


After the extravagance of Testament, Annihilator feels like a step-down. It's a nice-looking slot, but doesn't have the in your face, kick to the nuts, look that Testament had. It's more restrained, and comes across as quite an average slot at first glance.


That might be way off the mark, but that's the impression Annihilator gives off. Still, visually it's up to the task of entertaining musos and slots fans with its dark and spooky nature. The vibe is created by the creepy gated property in the background, as well as the blood-spattered symbols. If you're feeling brave, set stakes from 10 p/c up to £/€100 and enter the Fun Palace.


Beneath the creep, the game is straightforward. It uses 5 reels, 3 rows, and 10 paylines to line up winners on. This happens when at least three or more matching symbols hit consecutively on a payline.

It starts with the 10-A metallic royals designed in the band logo's font. The premiums pick up on the eerie theme and depict a cracked mirror, a guitar, and Alice clutching her teddy bear. Alice is worth the most from the regular symbols at 30 times the stake for a line of five. Jeff Waters pops up as the wild and can substitute for any other pay symbol. Wild Jeff also pays out 40 times the stake, should five wilds line-up.


Underneath all of the blood-soaked fanfare, the stats pouring forth from the math model are pretty standard Play’n GO fare. On the return to player side, the default RTP is 96.2%, though that can be found at 94.2% or lower depending on casino and market. When it comes to volatility, the beast isn't as wild as it could be, though at 8/10 it's still in the high range - which leads us to the features.


Annihilator: Slot Features
Annihilator has 3 bonus features. You have the randomly triggered In Command feature where gives you wild reels and re-spins until you get a winning combination. In the Fun Palace feature, you pick from dolls to win cash prizes. The Set the World on Fire feature rewards you with up to 50 free spins, a roaming wild reel and a trail of fire that can give you extra wilds.


In Command feature
Annihilator benefits from an In Command feature. This is randomly activated on any base game spin. Once triggered, any Jeff Waters wild symbol on the reels will expand to takeover the whole reel giving you wild reels. Multiple wilds will lead to multiple wild reels.

If no winning combination or feature trigger is created from the wild reels, you will be awarded 1 free re-spin. The expanded wilds/wild reels will be locked in position with the other reels respinning. The re-spins will keep on coming until a winning outcome and/or feature trigger is awarded. This feature is only available from the base game.



Fun Palace feature
There is a Fun Palace feature which can be played when you get 3 Clare the doll bonus scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4 simultaneously in the base game. You head inside the ‘Fun Palace’ where you’ll see the staircase and lots of creepy dolls.


ou need to pick dolls to reveal prizes until the end prize is chosen. If you find a prize that’s worth 1, 2, 3 or 5 times your total stake, you will get another pick. Finding a prize of 10,15, 20, 25 or 50 times your total stake, the feature will end. You can also uncover the scatter symbol which ends the feature and takes you to the Set the World on Fire feature right away.



Set the World on Fire feature
The other way to enter the Set the World on Fire feature is by landing the devil scatter symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously in the base game. Inspired by their song and album of the same name, the mansion is now on fire in the background.  With 8 free spins awarded, you’ll also see an expanded wild/wild reel on every free spin.


The wild reel moves randomly left or right before every free spin. In the process, it creates a trail of fire which can be 1 or 3 symbols high. A wild symbol landing on a highlighted symbol will transform the entire trail of fire into extra wild symbols.


Furthermore, look out for devils scatters as each one adds 2 more free spins to your tally. There’s up to 50 free spins to be played with in total.



Annihilator: Slot Verdict
Perhaps the developers at Play’n GO needed to rest their ears after the Testament onslaught. That one blew the doors off in every regard. Being one of Play'n GO's highest potential slots, Testament took the series way over the top and set expectations sky-high for the next.

Unfortunately, the foot has come off the gas for Annihilator and the result is a toned-down, more restrained game. Fans of the band will probably love it though. Their man Jeff is all over the place and the playlist will give them something to head-bang along to while spinning for glory.


How much glory? Well, not a patch on its predecessor. Annihilator's potential of up to 5,000 times the stake is a quarter of what Testament can offer. It doesn't help that single spin wins max out at 400 times the stake and without a multiplier in sight you'll definitely need a lot of luck during free spins to crack massive amounts. Worth mentioning is that the free spins frequency is low due to the inclusion of the pick bonus and base game expanding wilds.


Perhaps because Annihilator is an older band, the team felt inspired to create an older kind of slot. After the all firing, crowd surfing mayhem of Testament, it felt like the series could go anywhere next. Now, with a picking game and simple mechanics, the Annihilator slot feels like a warm-up act of a band you kind of know, but never really fell for.


All up though, Play’n GO has once again produced another decent, above-average slot. Stats are respectable, the potential is good, and the features certainly contain some promise. Annihilator the slot might be restricted to local club bookings rather than stadiums, but it has its moments.

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