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In Sparky & Shortz by Play’n GO we’ll be joining a loveable duo on an important quest to save an entire population! Planet Alpha Labori is on the brink of extinction, and now the fate of the whole world rests in the hands of Sparky & Shortz.
Before the mammoth task of saving the planet, Sparky must repair his massive ironically named friend Shortz. Do these two humble robots have what it takes to save an entire population?
Let’s hop on a ship and head to Planet Alpha Labori and find out.
A quick glance at Sparky & Shortz is all that’s needed to see how far Play’n GO have progressed in the graphical department over the past few years. When you look back at older releases and compare them to this one, you can see a significant improvement in quality. To some this may not matter too much, but others want slots to make a positive first impression, and Sparky & Shortz certainly does.
To the right of the reels, you’ll see Sparky floating to the right of his buddy Shortz waiting for you to spin the reels and fix him. The reels themselves are actually the inside of Shortz himself, which adds further depth to the imaginative theme dreamed up here by Play’n GO.
Sparky certainly comes across as a loveable character. You’ll see expressions from the robot that can only be glee as you spin the reels to help fix his friend. If robots could have emotions, then Sparky definitely has them.
Sparky & Shortz has a range of betting options for players to choose from. For players that prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available is £0.10 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £100 per spin. With plenty of betting options in between, there is ample choice for all kinds of players.
The highest paying regular symbol in Sparky & Shortz is the Red Alien, followed by the Blue and Green Aliens. Lower paying symbols are the Gold, Purple, Red, Blue and Green Rocks.
Wilds substitute for all symbols except the Power Cell Scatters.
Sparky & Shortz is a 5 reel slot with 10 fixed paylines. To form a win you will need to connect 3 or more of the same symbols from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
During the base game in Sparky & Shortz, you will be given multiple opportunites to trigger both the Win Multiplier and Boost Meter Features. These features make Sparky & Shortz all the more chemcially attractive.
During the base game, landing stacked symbols on any of the 5 reels will increase the win Multiplier by +1. All symbols can become stacked except the Power Cell Scatters.
This feature gives the base game an exciting boost to what would have been an otherwise simple gameplay.
Situated on the left side of the screen is a meter with 5 amounts, this is part of the Boost Meter Feature.
To activate the Boost Meter requires the help of our robotic friend Sparky. Once triggered one of the five Multiplication values will be chosen at random.
On that particular spin if a stacked reel lands in view it will increase the win Multiplier with the value of the Boost Meter.
Sparky & Shortz gives players the opportunity to bag some Free Spins and to do this you will need to land 3 Power Cell Scatters on any of the reels, which will award you 10 Free Spins.
During Free Spins the Boost Meter is always active and the Win Multiplier is carried over across all Free Spins.
For every 3 Power Cell Scatters that land in view will award an additional 5 Free Spins, up to a max total of 100 Free Spins.
Once all Free Spins are complete, normal gameplay will resume.
Sparky & Shortz is another impressive offering from Play’n GO, but players may well be more impressed with the idea and design of Sparky & Shortz than the game itself. Slots like Reactoonz undoubtedly owe some of their renown to their loveable characters, and we think players will take to these two loveable robots very well.
On the gameplay front, Sparky and Shortz is rather simple to understand which will resound with those who prefer a more straightforward gameplay experience, but in a world where weird and wonderful mechanics continue to dominate the modern player, some may feel wanting of something a little more innovative.
Sparky & Shortz can definitely be impressive at times with a Boost Meter that gives depth to what may have otherwise been a rather dull Base Game, and a persistent Multiplier in Free Spins to up the potential. Speaking of potential, the stated maximum win here is 10,000x your bet. This sounds great, but when it comes to Play’n GO slots you often wonder whether it’s a theoretical value, or a practical one.
Still though, maximum win value aside, Sparky & Shortz is more than capable of hits impressive enough to net Sparky & Shortz a fair few loyal fans.
Overall, Sparky & Shortz may not be anything overly innovative, but it’s yet another dependable offering from a provider who’s brought us so much.