From time to time, we come across a slot game that pays homage to famous bands, shows, and people. In this case, the musical group is Saxon, an English heavy metal band formed in 1977.
They were the trailblazers for new wave heavy metal and are still active today. Other than seeing frontman Biff Byford on the grid, Saxon also incorporates other band members and many of their winning tracks. As you can imagine, other symbols in the game pay tribute to the Saxon members as well, but more on that later. The grid is a 5×3 suspended on what we figure out to be a rustic stage backdrop.
The RTP (return to player) isn’t too bad with a 96.24%. However, the volatility of the game is quite high, ranking an 8 out of 10 on the scale. Knowing the max jackpot sits at 10,000x your initial bet, the consideration of the volatility goes right out the window, and the game is on!
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The betting range is pretty standard, starting at 0.10 and going up to 100, which is typical in most Play’n GO games. Once the music gets going, and the reels start spinning, you will also feel your adrenaline start to rise as you test the boundaries of the RTP.
Amazing graphics and visuals won’t push a slot game into the top slots without the accompaniment of awesome features. First, we have the wild symbols in Saxon that appear on the grid as swords. The wilds are always stacked and can offer 2x the win multipliers than regular stacked symbols. The swords can also replace any other symbol except the scatters.
Speaking of the scatters in Saxon, they come in the form of Harley Davidson motorcycles. When the frontman Biff Byford claims one of them on the grid, he leads you into the free spins. During the free spins round, you will see a bonus counter that displays the number of free spins you will be rewarded. While most players will do anything to get a higher number, how many free spins you get is entirely random.
You will enjoy anywhere from 5-15 free spins, while the accumulation of more scatters will tack on more to the existing number.
Is Saxon worth your time? For heavy metal enthusiasts, the answer will be a resounding YES! Even if you aren’t a fan of that genre of music, Saxon has a lot to offer in terms of features. The concept isn’t too difficult to grasp, and the music is the gameplay is simple.
Not to mention, the amazing and classic tunes of the late 70s heavy metal band to accompany your spins. The jackpot of 10,000x your bet is enticing to any player. It’s also on the high end considering all the other Play’n GO options available.
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If you need more convincing, the graphics are quite well done and intricately detailed, transporting players to Biff Byford and his fellow bandmates’ side on a road trip around the country. While it’s a dream come true for fans of the band, other players can be easily entertained as well.