The first thing that everybody will notice about Microgaming’s The Germinator slot machine is that it is barely an online pokie at all. Instead, The Germinator is far more like a social media game – Candy Crush perhaps – than a true pokie. Even so, this game has become a legend and it is enjoyed all over the net. Instead of landing wins on paylines, players need to match up germs in rows of 3 or more to win.
The Germinator slot game is not costly to play. There are 12 rows on the 6 reels of this pokie, encapsulating a total of 36 germs. Players cannot alter the number of “lines” present in the game, but they can choose to wager anything from a base minimum of AU$0.60 per spin on this game, up to a capped maximum of AU$24.00 per spin.
The paytable in The Germinator slot is simple to grasp. The orange, red, and blue germs are worth 0.2x, 0.5x, and 1x your total stake. The green and yellow germs are worth 2x, and 10x your total bet, respectively. The more you land in a row, the larger your win will be.
It is also worth noting how wins in this game work. Once a selection of germs appears in a winning combination, they will then be erased from the reels, and new germs will take their place. In this manner, it is possible for players to bag multiple wins on a single spin.
There is a special feature worked into the design of The Germinator slot, and Australian casino players are really going to dig this. To trigger the bonus feature, players are going to need to land 3 of the Medi-Bonus capsules anywhere on the grid during a single spin. For the sake of argument, they appear alongside standard germ symbols, so keep your eyes peeled for them.
Once the Medi-Bonus begins, players will get to remove one germ on the screen. Once they do that, all the other germs of the same colour will also be removed, and new germs will drop down to fill their place. If you land 3 more Medi-bonus symbols, you can retrigger the feature.