It’s hard to imagine a more appropriate theme for a game of change than one inspired by the most famous chance taker of all time – legendary professional dare devil Evel Knievel. And this is exactly what Interactive Gaming Technology has created with its five-reel 50-payline online video slot, simply entitled Evel Knievel.
As in all Evel Knievel stunt performances, the red, white and blue of the American flag feature prominently throughout this slot – on everything from Evel’s helmet to his Harley Davidson motorcycle to his jet plane, and even the Number 1, representing the stuntman’s unbeatable record.
The steel-enclosed reels are flanked by an array of engine parts, with a city skyline faintly visible in the background. Inspired by many of Evel’s death-defying feats, another element that features quite prominently in the Evel Knievel slot is fire, with flames periodically licking the reels and featuring on the game’s info screen.
Accompanying the Evel Knievel graphics – which include virtually no animations – is a highly minimalist soundtrack, which plays only while the reels are spinning. The revving of engines or a short electric guitar solo can be heard whenever a winning combination is landed and in some other sections of the Evel Knievel slot.
Not Necessarily a Slot for High Rollers
It is very important for players to note that the payouts in the Evel Knievel slot’s base game are negligible, with a maximum payout of just 5.00 credits paid out for five jet symbols on a single active payline.
The risk is commensurately low, however, with the bet per spin starting at just 1.00 credits. As the Evel Knievel paylines are adjustable, players can opt to enable as many or as few of them as they feel comfortable with playing.
Bets on the Evel Knievel online slots can go as high as 10.00 credits but few players are likely to want to take that kind of risk on a slot that pays out so poorly in the base game.
However, there is the possibility of making it into the game’s free spins and bonus rounds, where more substantial Evel Knievel wins are to be had.
Evel Knievel is the Ultimate Wild
It should come as no surprise that the wild man himself serves as the wild symbol in the Evel Knievel slot.
As the wild symbol, Evel Knievel can be the stunt double for any other symbol except the scatter to increase players’ odds of landing winning combinations.
Evel Knievel becomes even wilder during free spins, when this wild symbol becomes stacked to further increase players’ winning potential.
Stacked Wilds in Free Spins Rounds
Players receive 15 free spins whenever the Evel Knievel Logo – which is the slot’s scatter symbol – appears anywhere on Reels 1, 2 and 3.
During these free spins, the Evel Knievel wild symbol becomes stacked when it appears on Reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. This further increases players’ odds of winning as the Evel Knievel wild can stand in for all symbols except the scatter and bike symbols during free spins.
In addition, players may unlock the Evel Knievel Stunt Bonus for further wins during the slot’s free spins.
The Evel Knievel Big Stunt Bonus
The Evel Knievel Big Stunt Bonus is unlocked when three Evel Knievel logos appear on Reels 1, 2 and 3 during free spins. The two bike symbols then become scatters and the free spins remain locked – i.e. they continue indefinitely – until one of the bike symbols appears anywhere on Reel 3.