Saucify is known for developing games around a wide range of themes and concepts. With the Electron online slot, it's pretty clear that they've based a lot of the visuals off of the series of Tron movies. However, they don't really come out and say it, so there's a bit of a general futuristic theme going on here as well. If you're a fan of games with solid, high hit-rate, low volatility gameplay, then this is an online slot that will most likely appeal to you.
Format and Layout
The five-reel, four-row format used by this game isn't quite as popular as the 5x3 layout that the vast majority of games use in this genre, but it plays in a similar way, and it's used with the 40-payline structure that this game has more often than the 5x3 format. We're not entirely sure why, but it's just a trend in the industry that is very noticeable about 40-payline titles as far as Internet slots go. It's worth noting that this game pays in both directions, left-to-right and right-to-left, which increaes the hit-rate.
As far as bet sizing goes, you can pick coins that range from $0.01 to $0.25 apiece. Players can choose to bet up to five coins per payline for a total of anywhere from 40 to 200 coins per spin. This puts the minimum bet at $0.40 per spin and the maximum at $50 per spin. It's a pretty wide range of available bet sizes, and it makes sure that everyone will have a bet size that works for them.
The payout structure for this game is based on a flat, low-volatilty range of prizes with the idea that the features will give you lots of options for frequent wins and bigger payouts in many cases. The triple futuristic diamond symbol pays 250x for five of a kind, and the 3D pentagon shape pays 200x for five as well. You can earn 100x for five of the cube with the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division symbols, and players earn 60x for five of the saucer figure over the cone made up of cubes.
The lower four symbols are the A, K, Q and J symbols, and they look like they were taken straight from the same font that the Tron movie logo was made from. The A pays 40x, and the K pays 35x, both for five of a kind. You can also earn 25x for five of the Q symbol, and the payout for five of the J symbol is an atypical and uneven 22x. These are reasonable wins for the lower end of the pay table.
Free Spins Bonus Feature
The free spins symbol shows up on all five reels, and getting at least three of them (scattered) will trigger free spins and an instant win. You'll get an 80x win with 8 free spins for five of a kind, and that's a 10x win with 6 free spins for four of a kind. Players can also pick up a cool 4 free spins along with a 2x payout for three of the scattered free spins symbol. All wins during the free spins are hit with a 2x multiplier.
During normal gameplay, players get stacked wilds on the second, third and fourth reels. Making a winning combination using at least a single wild symbol will give you a 2x multiplier on your payout. It's clear to see that these wilds can lead to some pretty significant multi-line wins, but they also give you more chances to win than you would have gotten otherwise, which increases the hit-rate and lowers the volatility.
In the free spins, the wilds on the middle three reels expand instead of showing up stacked. They retain their 2x multiplier for winning combinations, which is a great way to add value. Overall, this contributes to the free spins feature being completely value-packed, and it's definitely where the largest wins in the game can happen.
Electron is an online slot that has pretty decent gameplay in terms of being low volatility and offering a lot of action. With that having been said, players who are shooting for big jackpots won't really find this style of gameplay appealing. Along those lines, we would recommend that players who want bigger top payouts and a higher volatility to check out some of the other Saucify online slots that we have reviewed with a more top-heavy payout structure.