Reactoonz is a cute and quirky online slot from Play n Go, which features a fun match-5 format. Players can trigger all sorts of generous bonus features on this mobile-optimised slot, including giant symbols, multipliers and more – all aimed at improving your winning potential and helping you trigger some impressive prizes.
First Impressions of Reactoonz
From the moment that Reactoonz finished launching in our browser, we quickly realised that we’d never seen - or indeed heard - anything quite like this before! We’ve come across the 7x7 grid format before certainly, but never filled with such a cute and characterful selection of animated symbols. These strangle little alien creatures seem to inhabit a world which is part-spaceship and part laboratory.
The symbols on the reels of Reactoonz don’t remain inert, as they usually do with these types of games. But this collection of quirky characters, some with one eye, and the others with two eyes, constantly peer at their companions above, below, and to either side of them. Take too long to start spinning the reels, and one or another of them will even start chatting, while the others blink and keep looking around. It’s fascinating to watch, and creates an instant engagement with the game, even before you start spinning the reels.
With a midnight-blue background throughout, the reels, along with the brightly-coloured alien characters, take centre stage. But there are a few things going around the edges of the game, which play an important part in gameplay, as it unfolds. To the left-hand side of the screen is the Reactoonz Meter, which logs winning combinations as they occur.
To the right-hand side of the screen is the Quantum Meter, which is filled with balls of energy every time a win occurs. The ball of energy gets bigger with each subsequent reaction, and if that meter fills, an energy bar lights up at the top of the Quantum Meter. This releases a Modifier onto the reels - there are four modifiers triggered by the Quantum Meter, as well as a further, Instability Modifier that randomly occurs following any non-winning spin.
Underneath the Quantum Meter sits the Gargantoon - or should that perhaps be Gargantuan? This enormous three-eyed monster sleeps peacefully within his strange vortex capsule. He wakes up and takes an interest when the reels start spinning, and occasionally throws a few Wilds onto the reels. But it’s only when players hit a winning sequence of reactions, triggering winning clusters and each of the Quantum Reel Modifiers, that the Gargantoon really comes to life. Appearing personally on the reels in all his 3x3 glory, he spreads himself around to ensure some winning clusters, and could even potentially trigger the game’s top payout.
We’ve long been aware of the ability that Play’n GO has to develop really innovative and entertaining game, but Reactoonz instantly stands out, thanks to its quirky alien characters and clever design. But no matter how great a game looks and sounds, it all comes down to its gameplay in the end. So keep reading to find out whether Reactoonz could be your new favourite game.
What is the RTP of Reactoonz?
The RTP (return to player) of Reactoonz is 96.51%. This number refers to the amount of money that is returned as prizes for every 100 wagered. In this case, 96.51 is paid out as prizes for every 100 that players wagering, making it a higher volatility game. This means that you're guaranteed an exciting experience with plenty of smaller wins regularly.
How Does The Volatility Work?
Even if you enjoy Reactoonz free play rather than for real money, it is always good to know how a slots' volatility affects your winnings. As we’ve mentioned earlier, this is a high volatility slot. High volatility slots are games that can also be considered to be higher risk. But as we all know, the bigger the risk, the greater the reward, and that is exactly the case here.
You may have to use up some of your bankroll in the quest to land a win, but when you do win, your payout will be more than worthwhile. In contrast, low volatility slots pay out very frequently, but the amounts they award you are far smaller. Of course, these smaller amounts can add up, but they don’t quite offer the same thrills as a high volatility game!
In-Depth Guide To Playing Reactoonz
If this is your first ever time spinning the reels of an online slots game, then you really couldn’t have started your journey in a less likely place. After all, most slots games feature between three and six reels as a general rule, usually offering up to four symbols on each reel. With the original online slots games all based on the original land-based one-armed bandit machines, there’s a certain expectation as to how these games present themselves.
Yet Reactoonz doesn’t conform to expected formats at all. It’s not just the fact that this game uses seven reels, with each reel containing seven symbols. But it’s also that all 49 symbols seem to be staring back at you, and blinking too! That’s when they’re not looking, and blinking, at each other! But for now, all you really need to know is that the one-eyed creatures pay out lower cash rewards than the two-eyed aliens.
The game doesn’t just look markedly different from most other online slots games, but it also plays quite differently too, with no paylines. And it doesn’t use the other popular winning mechanic, known as Ways to Win either. That’s because Reactoonz uses the less-known Cluster Pays mechanic - it sounds more complicated than it is, and we’ll explain it in more detail later on.
But the lack of paylines means that there are no bet multipliers to consider when selecting your stake. Payline games usually require players to decide on a stake for each individual payline, which is then multiplied across the number of active paylines. This can be pretty complicated, so players will doubtless be relieved to discover that they simply have to decide on a total bet amount, which is what it will cost for every spin of the reels.
As a high-volatility game that’s been created with high-roller players firmly in mind, Reactoonz offers high maximum stakes of 100.00 per spin. But the options go surprisingly low for a game this volatile, with low-stakes players able to join in the action for just 0.20 per spin. Still, if you’re the cautious gaming type, we strongly advise you to keep to playing this one for free, at least until you’ve played out several hundred spins. That should give you plenty of time to see for yourself just how far your available gaming budget could take you if you decide to pay for your spins.
To place your bet, hit the hamburger menu at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen, which will give you access to everything you need to play the game. Click on the Bet button on the horizontal menu of the pop-up, and use the adjustable slider to select the amount of your wager per spin. Then return back to the main screen, using the arrow button in the bottom right-hand corner, and hit the Spin button to set the reels in motion and start your game.
Just in case you were thinking that hitting Spin for a second time, while the reels are still spinning, could help to land you a favourable winning combination, the game removes that ability from you. The spin button vanishes from the reels completely while the spin is taking place, only reappearing when it’s time to decide whether to spin again.
As well as selecting the amount that it will cost you to spin the reels, the Bet button on the game menu also offers access to an Autoplay function. Normally we’d suggest that players dive straight in, setting an amount that they’d like to play for a while, and settling down for a series of automated spins. But the gameplay of Reactoonz is so complex that we strongly recommend playing the game in manual mode for a while first. Otherwise the reactions that occur on the screen will seem quite bewildering, with respins triggered by every winning combination.
Once you’ve spent some time working out how the game plays out, and how the Quantum Modifiers pan out, then using Autoplay is a great way of settling back and watching how gameplay unfolds over a series of spins. Once again, as with selecting the size of your bet, the Autoplay feature uses a sliding bar, setting up to 100 automatic spins at your current bet level. Underneath the slider, you’ll see further slider which let you decide how big your wins or losses should grow before ending the feature early. You can also end Autoplay at an time while it’s active - the Spin button is replaced by a button showing how many automated spins remain - simply tap or click here and the feature will be deactivated straight away.
As is usual with just about all online slots games, the menu has a Settings option, where you can mute the sounds if you find that they’re not to your liking. Usually, we’d say that we’d be the first to silence a game’s soundtrack, but the backing tunes of Reactoonz manage to be weirdly soothing, in a strange, other-worldly kind of way. You can set the game for left-handed use too, which is an option more games should consider. And you can speed up the reels, if you’re looking for fast-action gaming at lightning-fast speeds - only don’t blame use if you find it hard to keep up with what’s going on if you do!
How To Win At Reactoonz
With no paylines crossing the reels, and no Ways to Win or Megaways mechanic at work, newbie players could be forgiven for wondering exactly how wins are calculated on the reels of Reactoonz. After all, the purpose of playing an online slots game in the first place is to spin up winning combinations. And without paylines, or matching up symbols on adjacent reels, how on earth are wins supposed to be calculated?
If Reactoonz were a NetEnt game, we’d say it operates using the Cluster Pays mechanic, which was first introduced to an enthusiastic gaming public back in 2016, with the release of Aloha! Cluster Pays. And since then NetEnt has continued to produce and release a number of Cluster Pays games, which operate along similar lines to Candy Crush and Bejewelled, and other solitaire-type games.
But Reactoonz is created by Play'n GO, so there’s no specific name given to the game’s winning mechanic, other than the information that groups of symbols need to be matched vertically and horizontally to score wins. And let’s face it, that hardly rolls of the tongue like Cluster Pays does. But whatever the mechanic is, or isn’t, called, the principle remains the same. Matching symbols must be adjacent, either on rows or on reels, and diagonals don’t count. The more symbols that are involved in a group of matches, the more favourable the cash returns will be.
The Reactoonz slots symbols and paytable
If you’re an experienced online slots gamer, then you’ll already know that a good look at a game’s paytable is an essential part of any pre-game checks that need to be carried out. You might not think these checks particularly important, especially if you only play for fun, but even then, a few simple tips and tricks will always help you get the maximum amount of fun and enjoyment out of every game you play.
We’re always nagging our website visitors to check out the volatility and RTP of the games they’re considering playing, but a long, hard look at it’s paytable is also essential. Because, despite what you might think, all games are not created equal. And what one slots developer considers to be a losing spin, another software house might well consider it an opportunity for a low-value win. That means you could be spinning up what seem to be like a number of winning spins, only to find that you haven’t even won back the cost of spinning the reels each time.
Any online slots games can pull this trick, although it tends to be found primarily on medium- to high-volatility games. And these games are aimed primarily at high rollers, who have huge, elastic bankrolls and plenty of time to ride out long, dry spells on the reels. But if you’re a more cautious player hoping for lots of low-value wins, you could well end up disappointed by the cash prizes on offer at the lower end of the paytable. And even where profits can be made, you’re likely to find that you need to spin up a whole lot of matching symbols to do so.
You’d have to spin up 12 of the little yellow and green one-eyed aliens to even win back your stake, and they’ll only pay out 3x if you hit 15 or more in a cluster. But spinning up groups of 10 symbols will win you back your wager when it comes to the one-eyed brown or purple characters. You’ll win back triple your bet for matching up groups of 12 or more symbols, rising to a top cash award of 10x when you spin up clusters of 15 or more.
The two-eyed alien characters are the higher-value symbols in this game. Out of all of them, the blue alien brings the lowest awards, although he’ll return your stake if you spin up a group of 7. This steadily increases to 3x your stake for spinning up 10, 5x for spinning up 12 and a top prize of 75x for landing a group of 15 or more. The orange alien also returns your stake for landing 7 in a group, increasing to 5x and 10x for spinning up 10 or 12 examples, and with a top prize payout worth 150x your stake.
You’ll only need to spin up a group of six examples of the green two-eyed alien to win back your stake. Ten green aliens wins 10x your stake and 25x is paid out for landing 12 matches, with a top cash payout worth 300x the cost of your wager. And the highest payouts of all come from the luridly pink two-eyed alien creature. You only need to match up five examples horizontally and vertically to win back your stake. Spin up 10 matches in a group and you’ll receive back a very welcome 20x the price of your spin. Spin up 12 matches and you’ll be rewarded with a payment worth 50x your stake, increasing to the maximum top prize worth 750x your bet, if you’re lucky enough to spin up 15 or more matching symbols in a cluster.
The Wild Symbol in Reactoonz
The Wild symbol in an online slots game is usually one that can spin up randomly onto the reels with any spin. But when you play Reactoonz, it operates a little differently. Represented by a whirl of yellow light, the Wild doesn’t just land on the reels, but has to be generated in some way.
With every spin of the reels, you’ll see that one randomly-chosen one-eyed symbol is surrounded by a glow of light. If this low-value symbol goes on to make up part of a winning combination, it will generate two Wilds in the spin that follows. But Gargantoon can also generate Wilds at any time, simply by blasting between 4 and 8 of them onto the reels at random.
And more Wilds can be generated during the Quantum Leap bonus rounds, where a selection of Reel Modifiers come into play. If the fifth Modifier, which is Gargantoon himself, lands on the reels, he becomes Wild, starting out as one massive 3x3 symbol, then decreasing in size, but increasing in number, potentially generating some huge prize payouts as he does so.
More About The Bonus Features Of Reactoonz
Understanding exactly how the Reel Modifiers operate is the key to success when playing Reactoonz. If you don’t pay close attention, the game just seems to pass by in a whirlwind of vanishing symbols, Cascading Reels and peculiar flashes of light. And with no Free Spins feature bonus round to offer, some players might incorrectly judge that the game has nothing of value to offer them. But stick with it, and read on, because we’ve found out everything you need to know to have the most enjoyable - and hopefully profitable - experience on the reels of this unique game.
With no paylines on the reels, winning combinations are made up from matching symbols in adjacent positions, either vertically or horizontally. And you need to spin up at least 5 matching symbols to generate a winning combination, which is evaluated, and the winning amount recorded. The symbols involved in that win then disappear from the reels, in a mechanic variously known as Cascading Reels, Avalanche Reels, Tumbling Reels or just plain Reactions. These symbols are then stored in the Reactoonz Meter on the left, while new symbols drop down on to the reels from above. Any new winning combinations are evaluated and removed to the Meter, with new symbols dropping down, and so on.
Once 25 symbols have been collected in the Meter, the energy stored within it is transferred across to the other side of the reels, where it’s collected in the Quantum Meter. There are five vertical bars along the top of the Quantum Meter, and each collection of 25 symbols delivered from the other meter will light up one section, unleashing one of the Reel Modifiers onto the reels.
Each new Modifier has the power to generate many more winning combinations, leading to further symbol collections, generating more power for the Quantum Meter. There are four main modifiers, and once all of them have been generated, any further collection of 25 symbols will lead to the release of the Gargantoon onto the reels.
There are four Quantum Leap Reel Modifiers, followed by the Gargantoon Bonus. And there’s also an Instability Bonus that can occur following any non-winning spin. First we start with the Quantum Leap modifiers, as follows:
Collect 25 winning symbols in the Reactoonz Meter, located to the left-hand side of the reels, and one of the bonus modifiers is Implosion. This will transform anything between three and six symbols on the reels into Wild symbols. And since Wilds can stand in for all of the other symbols on the reels, this can lead to some big cash awards. But Implosion also destroys all symbols adjacent to the newly-created Wilds too, leading to another reaction, with the potential to create more winning combinations.
When the Alternation modifier is triggered by the Quantum Meter, the game selects one of the low-value one-eyed alien symbols to change into a different symbol. If there aren’t any one-eyed symbols on the reels at that time, the game will automatically select any other available symbol at random. And in changing symbols into other ones, there’s a good chance that further winning combinations will be created, continuing the process of reactions.
When the Demolition reel modifier is awarded by the Quantum Meter, prepare for some big wins. Demolition clears away all of the one-eyed symbols from the reels, as well as all matching symbols. And this can pave the way for a host of new combinations to fall down from above, increasing the prize pot even further.
It sound painful, but it really isn’t. Incision cuts a diagonal cross through the reels, from top left to bottom right and from top right to bottom left. It puts a Wild symbol right at the centre of the grid, and places matching symbols across the diagonal lines, potentially creating winning combinations as it does so.
The Quantum Bonus that all players want to land is the Gargantoon, but he only really comes to life once all the other four bonuses have been completed. And you’ll still need to spin up another 25 symbols in the Reactoonz Meter, which is easier said than done. The internet is littered with the cries of players who almost triggered the Gargantoon Bonus, only to see the winning combinations dry up, and the meters fall back to zero before the monster could be unleashed.
But if you’re lucky enough to spin up Gargantoon, then he could potentially reward you handsomely. He leaps onto the reels, taking up 3x3 spaces, and acting as a Wild, so he can generate some spectacular wins. It all depends on where he lands though, so you can’t assume anything with this game. The Gargantoon then divides itself into two separate 2x2 icons, which again can generate some big wins. Finally, the Gargantoon morphs into 9 individual Gargantoon Wilds, giving one last chance to generate some big cash payouts for you.
Reactoonz Instability Bonus
Gargantoon is prone to all sorts of mood swings. As you play the game, he goes from sleepy - even snoring quite loudly at times - to interested, and even apparently angry when the Quantum Leap features start kicking in. And of course, at his peak he’ll jump onto the reels in person, with the aim of generating some decent cash payouts for you. But he can also find it in his heart to be generous when the game isn’t going your way. Periodically, following any non-winning spin, he will throw between 4 - 8 Wilds onto the reels, in the hope of spinning up some sinning combinations for you.
Reactoonz Tips and Strategy
When it comes to playing slots online, there is no sure-fire way to guarantee a win. However, you can ensure that you walk away from every session feeling like a winner. The way to make this happen is to set a budget before you begin playing. First, decide how much money you can spend every month on playing slots online, and then divide that by the number of sessions you plan to have.
Then, ensure that you don't exceed it. Any winnings that you earn can be immediately withdrawn or added to your bank roll if you woiuld prefer. If you want to take things one step further, you can try a betting strategy. This is a system of wagers that determines how much you should wager on each spin, based on whether you're winning or losing. The most popular betting strategy is the Martingale System, whereby you increase your wagers whenever you lose a round - however, to be honest we wouldn't recommend this, if it really worked, there wouldn't be many online casinos out there!
The key is to view playing online as a form of entertainment, not a way to make money.
Reactoonz - The 100 Spins Experience
If you want to play Reactoonz but just don't have the time, we've got you covered. Our 100 Spin Experience offers you an in-depth look at the gameplay so you can decide if this game is worth a few spins. The first thing to note is just how quickly the game loads. Within two seconds, we were on our way! We started out with a 3 wager, which we think makes for a good bet for penny slots players and those who have moderate budgets.
Over the course of our 100 spins, there were plenty of wins to be had. We were thrilled with the number of bonuses that we trigger over the course of our session, and were even more impressed with the number of bonuses that we were able to trigger on every spin.
There was never a dull moment when we were playing Reactoonz! On many spins, there was a chain reacton of the various bonuses, and we even triggered up to 10 wins on a single spin thanks to the unique format of the game. When it came to individual wins, our biggest was 20x our total wager. This was made possible by the mini bonus features that we were able to trigger on each spin. So, if you're looking for a great online gaming experience that truly offers non-stop action, then Reactoonz from Play n Go is the ideal game for you.
About Play n Go
While Play n Go is only really starting to make a name for itself in the online gaming market, the company has been around in the gaming market for quite some time. Play n Go got its start in the 1990s and has been creating innovative online casino games ever since.
One of the company's most important accomplishments was becoming a pioneer in the mobile gaming market. Play n Go was the first developer to launch mobile casino games that are available to players on various devices like tablets and smartphones. With such a forward-thinking view of creating slots games, Play n Go inspired other developers to follow suit by turning the focus to mobile-optimised gameplay.
That's why every game you play from Play n Go runs perfectly on mobile and desktop devices. No matter how you prefer to play your favourite slots online, Play n Go offers a fantastic solution that guarantees a fantastic online gaming experience.
Enjoy Reactoonz? Why Not Try...
Reactoonz is the kind of online slot that will make you want to play even more. So, if you're in the mood for more great slots, here are some of our top suggestions.
- SugarPop! This hugely popular BetSoft title offers players a great online gaming experience with all sorts of impressive bonus features. It features a similar match-style format to Reactoonz, as hitting winning combinations makes room for more symbols and you can hit multiple payouts in a single spin. You can even level up to unlock 12 new bonus features!
- Chain Reactors . Powered by Microgaming, Chain Reactors is a great online slot that features a similar theme and format to Reactoonz. It is a match-style slot that allows you to hit multiple winning combinations. The more wins you hit, the bigger the bonuses you earn!
- Power Plant . An Yggdrasil-powered online slot, Power Plant is a unique game with a futuristic space theme. The game provides you with all sorts of chances to win big, and the chain reaction feature is also active. So every spin is an exciting one!
- Da Vinci Diamonds . An IGT classic, Da Vinci Diamonds offers you the ability to earn impressive bonuses. It features Cascading Reels that allow you to hit multiple winning combinations on a single spin and you're able to earn some amazing cash prizes. There's also Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play, which features two sets of reels for two times the excitement!
- Energoonz . If you don't want to stray too far away from the fun and excitement of Reactoonz, Energoonz is the online slot for you. This game is also from Play n Go, and both its theme and format are similar. You're sure to love giving this game a spin if you already enjoy playing Reactoonz.
Why You Should Play Reactoonz For Free
If you’re wondering why you need to try Reactoonz free play games, consider the following factors:
Free Reactoonz gameplay gives you the chance to experience a world-class slot with no risk, and no financial obligation attached. This means you can kick back and relax and enjoy spinning the reels in another dimension, just for fun!
This online slot is also one of the most innovative and unique games released in recent years, so you get to enjoy the cascading reels and other features right from the very first spin. Plus, Reactoonz free play boasts the same great graphics, soundtrack and interstellar bonus rounds as the real money version, and it can be enjoyed on desktop and mobile. This means you can pop the game in your pocket and play whenever you please, with absolutely no restrictions!
And, last but not least, you’ll get to explore exactly what this slot has to offer and test drive it for when - or if - you decide to place real money bets. This means you’ll be well versed in how the game works, and won’t make any rookie mistakes.
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|Software:||Play N Go|
|Themes:||Aliens, Space, Futuristic|
|Features:||Wild Symbol Multiplier Free Spins Expanding Wilds Clusters High volatility 7 Reels Cascading|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0.2|
This is a great little game, plenty of features and loads of cascading wins. Got at least one win on most spins. Git the instability feature a couple of times and had a few nice payouts. One really good streak of 25 wins with 2 demolitions and an alteration. Recommended.