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Pile ‘Em up from Snowborn Games has arrived and its safe to say that we’re excited, given the reputation Snowborn Games continues to build.
This Microgaming partner is behind the likes of Cat Clans and Masters of Valhalla, which saw widespread popularity for a multitude of reasons. Grahpics, audio and gameplay are always spot on in Snowborn Slots, but what do we have here this time?
Pile ‘Em Up looks like something straight out of the world of Super Mario, and while there’s no plumbers or princesses, there’s certainly coins, and lots of them.
Let’s jump straight in and see if Pile ‘Em up is as impressive as we think it’s going to be.
Pile ‘Em Up is a 5 reel slot with 20 fixed paylines. In order to form a winning combination, you will need to connect 3 or more of the same symbol types from left to right, starting from the left-most reel. The minimum bet available here is £/€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€30 per spin, with a selection of bets in between the two.
In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Pile ‘Em Up is the Red Gem, followed by the Yellow, Green and Blue Gems. Low paying symbols fall to Strawberries, Lemons, Watermelons and Blueberries. There is also a Wild symbol present, which substitutes for all symbols except Scatters, Bonus and 1Up symbols.
During the base game, you will likely come across a selection of Special symbols in the form of Gold Coins and the odd Magnet.
Gold Coins will appear with a unique Cash Value between 0.2x and 50x your current bet. Slightly misleading at first, any Gold Coins that land in view will not be awarded unless a Collect symbol in the form of a Magnet appears on Reel 5.
Once this happens, all Gold Coin symbols will then be Multiplied by the Coin Booster and awarded.
On the left side of the screen sits the Coin Booster, which has a starting Multiplier of x1.
Each time a 1Up symbol lands in view, the current Coin Booster Multiplier is increased by +1, up to a maximum of x10. Once the Multiplier has been applied to all Gold Coin symbols, it will be reset back to x1.
Something to put your mind at ease, if you decide to leave the game at any point, your current Coin Booster Multiplier is stored per bet. The Coin Booster is available in the Base Game, Flower Free Spins and Heart Bonus round.
At the bottom of the reels sit 5 Yellow Tubes, these are part of the Heart Bonus Feature. In order to activate the Heart Bonus feature, you will need to collect and store 1 Heart Bonus symbol per reel. Please note that Heart Bonus symbols can be collected over several base game spins.
During the Heart Bonus feature, you will be awarded 3 Bonus Spins. Each time a new symbol lands in view, the Bonus Spins will be reset back to 3. All Gold Coin symbols that land become Sticky, and will remain fixed in their position for the duration of the feature. Your current Multiplier on the Coin Booster is carried over.
The Heart Bonus feature ends when there are no blank positions left or if Bonus Spins expire. If the feature ends with Gold Coins in all positions, the current Cash Value for all Gold Coins will change to 50x your current bet. The Multiplier on the Coin Booster will Multiply all Gold Coin values at the end of the feature.
Heart Bonus symbol progression will be stored per bet.
Landing 3 Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5, triggers the Flower Free Spins round, awarding 1.5x your current bet and 9 Free Spins.
Once the Free Spins round is triggered, the current Coin Booster Multiplier is carried over. When Gold Coin symbols land in view, they are automatically collected by the Coin Respin Counter.
At the end of the Free Spins round, you will be given the opportunity to win the total amount collected in the Coin Respin Counter, which is Multiplied by the Coin Booster.
Landing 2 or 3 Scatters during the Free Spins round, awards an additional +3 and +9 Free Spins respectively.
Pile ‘Em up is another solid instalment from the provider that continues to wow players, but is it as good as Masters of Valhalla, or Cat Clans?
We’d say probably not, though we still think it’s a step in the right direction for this up and coming slot developer.
Pile ‘Em Up has charm seldom seen these days due to a growing demand for darker themes. In Pile ‘Em up you can just sort of relax with a slot reminscent of some older video games.
In terms of potential, Pile ‘Em up looks great with 7,500x potential. It’s not quite as capable as Cat Clans or Masters of Valhalla, but 7,500x is nothing to scoff at at all.
Overall, Pile ‘Em up brings diverse gameplay via its Heart Bonus Feature and Flower Free Spins, and we think players will be once again impressed by what Snowborn Games has created here.