Timelines Slot Review 2022
Microgaming partner, Northern Lights Gaming are taking us back in time in their latest ‘mind-bending- release, Timelines!
Have you ever done something you aren’t particular proud of that would warrant a trip back in time, or maybe you would like to relive a loving memory one more time with a dearly departed? We know we would, but unfortunately that’s not the kind of magic Northern Lights are cooking up here. What’s not out of the question is reliving a previous spin and reaping the rewards, which is exactly what Timelines is all about.
Northern Lights Gaming has been delivering innovative slots since 2017, and since then has combined their talents with Microgaming to bring titles like God of Fire Ultraways and Magical Reels to our screens. Each new title that Northern Lights Gaming release is a little different to the ones before it, but will Timelines be one of the best?
In terms of design, the background shows a swirly portal of some kind, which changes from Purple to Blue every so often. The background may not be what you had imagined, but this is soon forgotten about thanks to the impressive graphics and fine details Northern lights Gaming has thrown into the mix.
Timelines may not look as sophisticated as Magical Reels, but will it make up for that in Gameplay? Let’s play on and find out!
Timelines Base Game and Features
Timelines is a 5 reel slot with 243 ways to win. 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 £/€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€25 per spin, with a healthy selection in between the two.
In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Timelines is the Purple Box, followed by the Red Box, Green Ball and Blue Ball. Low-paying symbols fall to Purple, Red, Green and Blue Gems. There is no Wild symbol present in Timelines, but there is special Multipliers and Epic Strike symbols in play.
Timelines has an interesting Timelines Bonus, along with a well known Epic Strike feature which has proven to be a recipe for success in previous titles. More on these below!
Above the reel set, you will come across 5 individual screens, also known as Mini Reels. As you start spinning, at the end of each spin the reel setup will copy itself into the right-most screen, moving one position to the left with each paid spin, storing up to 5 previous base game spins.
During any random base game spin, whenever a Clock symbol lands, it will transfer up to 15 symbols from your previous spins for an increased chance of winning. This can be any High or Low-paying symbol, along with Scatters and Epic Strike symbols. If you choose to increase or decrease your current bet, you will be pleased to know that your Mini Reels will be saved per bet.
Epic Strike Feature
During the base game, landing 3 or more Diamond symbols, awards one of the following Epic Strike Cash Prizes.
- 3 Diamonds – Awards 1x your current bet.
- 4 Diamonds – Awards 3x your current bet.
- 5 Diamonds – Awards 10x your current bet.
- 6 Diamonds – Awards 30x your current bet.
- 7 Diamonds – Awards 80x your current bet.
- 8 Diamonds – Awards 200x your current bet.
- 9 Diamonds – Awards 1,000x your current bet.
- 10 Diamonds – Awards 4,000x your current bet.
During both the base game and Free Spins round, Multiplier symbols are in play but aren’t always active.
Any Multipliers in view, can randomly be awarded to any current winning combinations, including Epic Strike Cash Prizes. If more than 1 Multiplier is present at any one time, they will be added together to form even bigger wins.
Timelines Free Spins
Landing 3 Scatters in any position on the reels, triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins.
During the Free Spins round, Clock and Multiplier symbols are increased on the reels. The Epic Strike feature is also active during this round.
Timelines: Our Verdict
We always look forward to a Northern Lights Gaming release, mostly because they always bring something new to the table, but does Timelines have that uniqueness about it? Not necessarily with the theme itself, considering Big Time Gaming has released a fair few futuristic titles as of late.
Timelines may not have that wow factor in terms of theme, but Gameplay opens our eyes to something a little different thanks to the Timelines Bonus. Alongside this, Northern Lights Gaming has also crammed in the Epic Strike feature, which may not be the most thrilling of features, but it’s a trusted mechanic that we know works really well. Both these features topped with exciting Multipliers, makes Timelines a very interesting slot in our opinion.
In terms of statistics, Timelines offers a pretty standard 9,500x maximum win capacity, which tops three-quarters of all Pragmatic Play titles and an above average RTP of 96.17%. The maximum win capacity may not seem like a lot, but given Timelines is a Medium Volatility slot, this is probably the best you can hope for.
All in all, Timlines may not be the best futuristic title out there, but it’s definitely one that’s worth giving a go if anything.