It’s not every slot that is based around the canine star of an Austrian TV police drama, so for originality Novomatic should get top marks. Rex is a German shepherd who was so successful at solving crimes that he made the move from Vienna to Rome in 2008 and still solves crimes to this day. The slot features many aspects of the series, including of course Rex himself, a police car and helicopter, handcuffs, a gun and not forgetting the paw print symbol, which is a must for any slots featuring a dog.
The slot is set against the backdrop of a city skyline on a clear blue day, with the ‘REX’ title and a paw print to the right. The reels themselves are black and the symbols look effective against the black. When achieving a win using Rex himself, the symbol will feature a video clip of Rex crashing through a window which actually brings the slot to life. Visually, overall this is one of the best produced by Novomatic. The accompanying sound seems a little basic at first with just the clunking of each reel, but any wins are met by an appropriate sound for the theme.
The main feature of the game is the free games round which is activated by landing the scatter symbol three times or more.