By reels of course we’re referring to the vertical boxes that move when you press the spin button. Introducing more reels reminds me of the days when I played bingo. I started playing with a couple of game boards at the fair or the seaside. Then I went to the local club and marvelled at players who were playing about 10 cards at the same time. I could never manage to do that, so how would I be able to keep up with everything that’s happening when I have 7 reels in a slot game to keep track of!
‘I.R.I.S.3000’ from RTG has five reels for most of its play but 7 come into play if two or three coins are used. Playing the extra coins introduces a laser beam that attempts to open the closed doors (the previously unused reels).
Both of these games work not just because they have two extra reels but because they are a bit different. There are so many slot games out there uniqueness is not always easy to find. The more a game can look different from others with unique features, the fact it has 7 rather than 3 or 5 reels isn’t the most important consideration.
The games can become more complex with 7 reels in play. That’s inevitable as the more reels you have the more possible combinations there are. If those extra reels are used to bring in more symbols then the paytable is going to become even larger, and you could scoop a massive payout.
It’s like a movie that just seems to have too much happening in it. Sometimes you can just have too much of a good thing. There are 7 reel games out there though and they can be entertaining to play.