Lord Venom Slot Review 2024

Lord Venom is an exciting and atmospheric slot from a brand-new game provider, Backseat Gaming.

It’d be easy to mistake Lord Venom for a Hacksaw Gaming slot at first glance, and although they didn’t make it, they did have a hand in its distribution.

Hacksaw unveiled plans to launch its OpenRGS platform in February, which allows independent studios to release iGaming content by leveraging Hacksaw Gaming’s technology and distribution network.

Seemingly the first beneficiary of this is Backseat Gaming, and we’re excited to see what they’ve come up with.

Lord Venom Base Game

Lord Venom Base Game and Features

Lord Venom is a 5-reel slot with 19 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Lord Venom has a theoretical RTP of 96.2% and a max win cap of 15,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Tiger, followed by the Elephant, Crocodile, and Monkey. Low-paying symbols fall to Passion Fruit, Avacados, Grapes, and Oranges. Cobra Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.

Game Provider
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 15,000x
Paylines 19
Release Date 31/05/2023
RTP 96.2%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Jungle Bush

During any random spin in the base game, Mystery symbols in the form of jungle leaves can land randomly across the reels.

Once this happens, all Jungle Bush symbols will reveal the same High or Low-paying symbol from the paytable, possibly creating winning combinations.

Lord Venom Free Spins

Landing 3, 4, or 5 Bonus Scatters across the reels triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 12, 14, and 16 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, the Jungle Bush feature is active, but can also reveal special Golden Egg symbols. Each Golden Egg symbol that is revealed will display a Multiplier value between x1 and x200 that is added to the Global Win Multiplier and held throughout Free Spins.

The Global Win Multiplier is applied to all winning combinations that form during this time. Landing 3 Bonus Scatters during this round will award an additional +5 Free Spins.

Lord Venom Free Spins

Lord Venom Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Backseat Gaming has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 150x your current bet. (RTP 96.35%)

Lord Venom: Our Verdict

For a first game, Lord Venom looks rather impressive. Few jump into the world of iGaming with mechanics unlike anything we’ve seen on their first try, but from what we’ve seen so far, Backseat Gaming could have a bright future ahead of them.

The theme of Lord Venom is very ‘Jungle Book’ but the gameplay might remind you of Push Gaming’s popular instalment, Big Bamboo. The base game seems quite dependable, but the bulk of the excitement lies in free spins, as it should.

The Golden Eggs can make the multiplier astronomical, which in turn makes the wins astronomical if they connect. Through testing it ourselves we had a few disappointing rounds, but we also experienced a few rounds where it really showed its mettle with some huge wins. It wasn’t always one or the other either because sometimes it seemed to perform well enough to return what you paid for the bonus buy, which is a win in itself sometimes.

Overall, Lord Venom doesn’t bust into the iGaming scene with the grandeur shown by more established studios, but it’s built and performs well enough to be a surprisingly good first try.