Microgaming's 5 Reel Drive Video Slot

Added: May 28, 2013

The 5 Reel Drive video slot is an absolute classic in the online video slot world. It was oen of the first video slots to be popular at Microgaming, and it's held its popularity to the present day. This game was one of the first to include several features that are taken for granted now like a scatter symbol. However, 5 Reel Drive is based almost entirely around a very generous paytable that hits very often. This game does not have impressive bonus features that give you a ton of extra value. Instead, all of that value is put directly onto the paytable.

The coin sizes in 5 Reel Drive range from $0.25 to $2.00 each. Now when some people see a minimum coin size of $0.05 in a video slot, they often want to jump on ahead to something different. Because 5 Reel Drive is a video slot that operates with nine paylines instead of dozens, the $0.25 minimum-coin size works out just fine. With all paylines activated, you can get in for just $2.25 per spin. With the way that this game pays out, that's going to be just fine for a minimum bet size per spin. Since you can only bet up to one coin on each payline, the maximum bet per spin is $18.

If you get five of the checkered flag symbol on an activated payline, then you'll be rewarded with the maximum jackpot payout of 10,000x. This is at least $2,500 and as much as $20,000 depending on your bet size. Because your wild symbols can substitute for the checkered flags, they help you to get better chances at such a good winning combination. There are several mid-level payouts in the three-figure range that hit fairly often because of the way the paytable is structured.

Overall, 5 Reel Drive is a game that is kind of a mix between classic slots and video slots. It uses video slot concepts like a scatter symbol, a wild symbol and five reels with nine paylines. However, it's also like a classic slot in that it has a clear-cut paytable without a bunch of extra bonus features that you have to keep up with. The action is fast and furious in this driving-based game, and you'll really need to be on the lookout for the cops — in the form of the cop scatter symbol, that is.

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