Reel Rush 2 is the sequel to the popular Reel Rush slot, both developed by Swedish gaming giant NetEnt, no doubt the number one slot provider working in the business today. Reel Rush 2 is at first glance a simple-looking slot with a basic bright fruits theme, but under the hood, there’s a lot going on here.
With features coming out its ears, Reel Rush 2 packs a punch – but is it fun to play?
It’s a bright fruit slot featuring coloured pastilles and squashed rectangle fruits, all set against a landscape of 3D trees and toadstools. Immediately, players will get the idea that Reel Rush 2 is a fun, light slot that’s designed to be accessible and interesting to new and casual players.
Reel Rush 2 is a ways to win slot featuring 45 ways to win in the base game, though this can rise as high as 3125 with the help of bonus features. This means all players have to do is line up matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right on the slot. The slot’s highest paying symbol is the strawberry, which pays between 10x and 200x the bet, while pineapples payout up to 100x the bet. The slot’s lower value symbols are small circular coloured pastilles, and these pay up to 10x or 12x the bet for five pastilles on adjacent reels.
Reel Rush 2 may look simple, but it’s really anything but. First, the slot boasts a handful of randomly triggering features which can kick in on any spin. These include a second chance re-spin, random Wilds, symbol multipliers, block breakers which expand the reels, symbol upgrades, and additional free spins. On top of this, any time during the base game a winning combination lands on the reels, a re-spin will be awarded. Further re-spins are awarded if more wins land, and each consecutive re-spin will expand the reels up to a maximum of five times, opening up the play area and increasing ways to win as you go. There’s also a Free Spins round which can be triggered as players fill up the Free Spins Meters by unlocking blocks. Players can also collect and save Super Tokens to enhance their Free Spins experience.
Reel Rush 2 offers a return to player of 95.53%, which is a little below average. It’s a shame to see NetEnt opt for a low RTP on this slot, considering the company usually offers pretty good returns. It’s a medium to high variance slot, too, which means although it might look innocent it’s in reality probably not a slot for casual players.
If you enjoyed the first Reel Rush slot, you’ll probably like this; it looks similar and yet it’s been packed to the gills with features and bonuses. It’s a busy slot and while it looks attractive and accessible, it’s really not for new players – who will likely feel overwhelmed by the amount going on. Reel Rush 2 is a great choice for players looking to try something new and fast-paced.