Playtech has managed to surprise quite a few players this week. The popular casino software providers have just announced the launch of their Scatter Brains II slot. Very few Playtech remembers could honestly say they remember the original Scatter Brains slot, so the announcement that a sequel was not only in the works but is now ready to play comes as somewhat of a shock.
Scatter Brains II is a slot which deals with zombie apocalypse theme which seems to be all the rage right now, and if you do remember the original release, you’ll note that this sequel has a far more extensive wagering range and payline structure than its predecessor, as well as better features.
An Unlikely Sequel
The original game – if you can cast your mind that far back – debuted at Playtech casinos as a 5-reel, 30-line release. It was very simplistic, and the zombie-theme was certainly nowhere near as pronounced as in this successor slot. The new release features a 243 ways to win payline structure, and bets are cheaper at just 10p a spin, but the wagering range has also been fleshed out. Bets of up to £500 can now be wagered.
In Scatter Brains II, players will come across wilds in the shape of a biohazard sign, and these can substitute for any icons barring scatters. Those are used to trigger a free spin bonus, but players need to land scatters on the three inner reels to do so.
Free Spins and Zombie Wilds
The free spin feature offers up just 5 free games. Scatters are replaced by alternative symbols, and these can act as wilds and dish out multipliers worth up to 3x when they feature in a winning combination with a zombie. These wilds walk across the reels on each spin, and they are capable of landing on top of other symbols, apart from wilds.
Re-spins can be retriggered if zombie wilds land on character icons. In this bonus, the wild will remain frozen for a re-spin and dish out decent wins with only high-paying symbols and wilds showing up.
Available to Play at Playtech Casinos Now
The gameplay in Scatter Brains II needs a little getting used to. Players are advised to have a crack at the slot for free before wagering real money on it. It debuts this week at top Playtech sites. You may not remember the first game, but something tells us that the second will be far more memorable.