Downtown slot

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1×2 Gaming has created a frighteningly creepy horror-crime-themed game in Downtown. The stark imagery will remind you of Sin City; it has the same grim yet exaggerated sense of the criminal underworld. Do you dare enter this world that operates in the shadows and try your luck at winning the jackpot of 750x your wager?

If you plan to, then it would be a good idea to first read our review and find out how you can navigate your way through the dark underbelly of society and walk away with the grand prize.

 

Gameplay

 

Downtown by 1×2 Gaming is a 5-reel, 25-payline video slot. Gameplay is fairly straightforward. You need to set your bets and click on Spin to start the game.

To place your bet, you need to choose the number of paylines you want to play with. The maximum number of paylines is 25 and the minimum 1. Then, you need to choose the number of coins and the coin value you are most comfortable with. All three tabs (Lines, Coins and Coin Value) are located at the bottom of the game screen. You can use the left and right arrow keys to increase or decrease each of these values.

Downtown has an RTP of 97.70%, which is quite high by video slots standards. The game also has a low volatility. This means that while you can win quite frequently in this game, you will not win massive sums of money. This makes this game ideal for beginners or for those who prefer low-risk video slots. However, it doesn’t mean that you will continuously win at this game. You will need to play quite a few spins before you can get some of the bigger wins. So, the safest strategy to adopt is to make smaller bets so that you can get a higher number of spins.

Another tip is to activate all 25 paylines while playing. This increases your chances of getting a winning combination. However, it also makes betting more expensive, which is another reason why we would recommend lower bets.

Once you have settled on your betting amount, click on Spin and start the game.

To win, you need to land at least 3 symbols of the same kind on a payline. The amount you win will depend on how many identical symbols land on the reels and the value of those symbols. The low-value symbols are 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. And the high-value symbols are the Villain, the Woman who is screaming, the Man with the gun and the Prostitute. The lady of the night, the Prostitute is the highest value symbol and if you manage to land all 5 of that symbol on a single payline, you win 750 coins.

To get the bigger wins, you need to land the higher value symbols in sets of 4 or 5. Of course, this is a game of chance, so you getting those bigger wins will depend on how well-disposed towards you is Lady Luck!

 

Additional Game Features

 

The additional game features are what will give you the bigger wins that you are looking for. So, let’s understand how they work:

  • Wild

The Wild in this slot machine is the The Police: Do Not Cross symbol. This symbol can replace all others with the exception of the Free Spins and Bonus symbols, which are the Scatters.

  • Scatters

There are two Scatters in this game – the Free Spins symbol (represented by the Man in Glasses) and the Bonus symbol (the bloody Cell symbol). Each of them triggers a different bonus feature.

  • Free Spins Feature

To trigger this feature, you must land at least 3 of the Free Spins symbols.

  • If you land 3 Man in Glasses symbols you win 5 Free Spins.
  • If you land 4 Man in Glasses symbols, you win 10 Free Spins.
  • If you land 5 Man in Glasses symbols, you win 15 Free Spins.

While this feature is active, all your wins are multiplied by 2.

  • Shootout Bonus Feature

The Shootout Bonus feature is activated when you land at least 3 of the Cell symbols. 3 of this Scatter will win you 30 extra coins, and 4 will win you 100 extra coins. And if you are lucky enough to land all 5, then you win 300 coins.

In addition to the coins you win, you also activate the bonus game. You will be taken to another game screen which is lined with buildings. The object is to shoot at those buildings, and if you hit the target, you get yet another cash prize.

 

Game Design

 

1×2 Gaming has taken a rather interesting approach with Downtown’s game design. The colours are stark and grim. The background of the gamescape is a dark city skyline, with overcast skies lit up by muted lightening. All the high-value symbols in the reelscape are drawn starkly in black and white, while the low-value symbols look like the targets you would find in gun ranges – with bullet holes around them.

The soundtrack is appropriately creepy and it is interspersed with the wail of police sirens.

 

Summary

 

Downtown by 1×2 Gaming is a truly unusual video slot machine. It has some of the most striking graphics in the video slots world and is seriously creepy. The bonus features that offer you chances to win decently large sums of money are also something we approve of. This game is definitely worth a try!

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