Lisa Cheban | 19 May, 2023 11:31 | Last update on: 19 May, 2023 11:31
Relax Gaming has announced the continuation of the popular Hellcatraz slot machine. This is after the iGaming content suppliers said Hellcatraz 2 is now available to play on its casino networks. Like the first instalment, Hellcatraz 2 takes players back to the sunny San Francisco Bay, where they can meet dubious characters from the legendary Alcatraz prison.
Hellcatraz 2 is played on 5 reels and 5 rows, unlike the first instalment, which uses a 6×6 layout. However, the 5 rows can increase to 9 when the Mystery symbols explode on the reels to boost your winning chances. Excitingly, Relax Gaming allows you to play Hellcatraz 2 with the Dream Drop jackpot or without it and aim for the 10,000x top prize. The company says this progressive jackpot has created seven millionaires in less than a year.
That said, playing this brand-new slot machine is relatively easy. After setting your bet limit, spin the reels and match at least 3 symbols on the 3,125 winning ways to receive a payout. Note that this can increase to 59,049 winning ways with the Mystery Reveal feature. But with a 93.99% RTP (including a 12% jackpot contribution), players must apply some caution on the prison island.
The card icons are the low-paying symbols, with 0.1x to 0.4x the stake for matching at least three on the reels. The policeman and the prisoners are the high-paying symbols, rewarding you with 0.3x to 2.5x the stake. Hellcatraz 2 also has a wild symbol that substitutes all symbols except the scatter and Mystery Reveal symbols.
The Mystery Reveal symbol can only land on the grid’s top row before displaying a 1 to 5 counter. Note that the counter reduces by a single unit whenever you form a winning combination. When it reaches zero, the Mystery Reveal feature is activated, and all the Mystery Reveal icons expand upwards between rows 2 and 5. Then, the symbols will convert to standard paying icons with a top prize of 1,000x the stake.
If you find at least three scatters on reels 2 to 5, the game will reward you with 6 free spins. You can also win an extra spin after landing a scatter icon during the bonus rounds.
For those who choose to play the Dream Drop progressive jackpot, you can trigger it by revealing five Dream Drop icons in the top row. The game has up to five jackpots, including Mega, Major, Maxi, Midi, and Rapid.
Shelley Hannah, Relax Gaming’s Director of Online Casino Products, said: “We have seen fantastic success with our Dream Drop Jackpots titles and incorporating the mechanic into our Hellcatraz titles was a natural decision, and one we knew that players would love!
“Hellcatraz 2 provides a unique environment to experience what Dream Drop has to offer, packed full of excitement and all the action and playability that Relax is renowned for,” the official added.