Cyclops Smash Slot Review 2024

Grab yourselves a Cudgel and start smashing in big wins in Pragmatic Play’s latest release, Cyclops Smash!

Cyclopses are big-built ogre-type creatures with one eye in the centre of their forehead. Told to children as bedtime stories (which no doubt caused nightmares), Cyclopses are known for their great craftsmanship as well as their constant mood swings, which some of you may be all too familiar with if you live with teenagers.

When their bad mood takes hold, Cyclopses will smash and destroy anything and everything that gets in their way, including the odd skull or two if you’re stupid enough to get too close…and their weapon of choice? A good ol’ fashioned Cudgel of course!

Pragmatic Play has chosen to put the Cyclopses’ skull-smashing skills to good use in their latest slot, Cyclops Smash, where the more smashing the merrier! Join us as we watch this brutish Cyclops do what he does best and smash in some big wins!

Cyclops Smash Base Game

Cyclops Smash Base Game and Features

Cyclops Smash is a 7×7 Video Slot with a Cluster Pays mechanic. Winning combinations are formed when 5 or more of the same symbols land adjacent to each other, either Horizontally or Vertically.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€240 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.05% and a max win cap of 10,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Helmet, followed by the Diamond, and Meat. Low-paying symbols fall to Grapes, Apples, Oranges, and Lemons. There are no Wilds present.

Each time a winning cluster forms, all winning symbols will be removed from the grid, and new symbols will drop down from above via a Tumble feature. Once this happens, all remaining symbols will drop down to fill the empty positions.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 240
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines Cluster Pays
Release Date 04/09/2023
RTP 96.05%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 7x7
Minimum Bet 0.20

Smash Feature

During any random base game spin where there are no more wins possible, there is a chance that the Smash Feature will trigger.

Once the Smash feature is triggered, 5, 8, 12, or all symbols in view will be re-arranged to new positions, moving up or down based on their pay value.

Symbols will re-arrange from lowest at the top to highest at the bottom, depending on their position on the grid. If there are winning clusters after the Smash feature, the Tumble feature will continue and a new Smash may randomly trigger once no more wins are present.

Cyclops Smash Free Spins

Landing 4, 5, 6, or 7 Meteor Scatters across the grid during the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10, 12, 14, and 16 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, whenever the Smash feature triggers and is followed by any cluster win, a Win Multiplier is awarded and increases by +x1 until the end of the round. Landing 4, 5, 6, or 7 Meteor Scatters during this time will award an additional +10, +12, +14, and +16 Free Spins respectively.

Cyclops Smash Free Spins

Cyclops Smash Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Pragmatic Play has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet. (RTP 96.06%)

Cyclops Smash: Our Verdict

Nothing scares Pragmatic Play, not even Cudgel-swinging, skull-bashing Cyclopses. Where most of us would run and hide, Pragmatic Play has chosen to stand their ground and put the Cyclopses Cudgel skills to good use in their latest release, but was it worth the risk?

Cyclops Smash is another to add to Pragmatic Play’s Cluster Pays collection of slots, a mechanic that we feel Pragmatic pulls off so well. It’s here that you will witness the strength of a Cyclops via the Smash Feature that has the power to switch a number of symbols to potentially form a winning cluster.

In Free Spins, a Win Multiplier enhances wins each time the Smash Feature occurs and is followed by a winning cluster. This may not seem like much at first, but as we witnessed during testing, it can certainly go off when it wants to and the max win cap of 10,000x might not be as impossible to achieve as we originally thought.