Rex Online Slot Inspired by Austrian TV Show
Kommissar Rex, Inspector Rex, Ill Commissario Rex… no matter which name he goes by, Austrian TV’s famous police dog has become cherished canine TV star around the world – including France, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Italy, Hungary and the Czech Republic – since he made his debut back in 1994.
As it is wont to do, European slots software developer Novomatic was so inspired by the antics of Rex and the rest of the Vienna Kriminalpolizei Homicide Unit that they have built an entire slot around this theme.
The Rex online slot is a five-reel game with 40 optional paylines and features wild and scatter symbols as well as free spins bonuses.
The Cast and Setting of the Rex Slot
The reels of the Rex online slot are set against the backdrop of the Vienna skyline and include a range of familiar characters and other items in keeping with the theme. Symbols that appear on the Rex reels include a blue police vehicle light, handcuffs, a chopper, a gun, a sandwich, a police car, a paw print, and, of course, the law-enforcing Alsatian himself.
Rex Stake Levels and Jackpots
The possible wagers available to Rex online slot players vary extensively, with coin values ranging between 0.01 and 2.00 credits, and the max bet set at 80 000 credits per spin.
The most valuable symbol in the game is, unsurprisingly, the crime-fighting canine star of the show, who yields the top five-of-a-kind payout of 1 000 coins when it appears on any active payline.
In addition, the wild and scatter symbols have a potentially even greater value as they unlock opportunities for really large wins.
Rex’s Paw is the Wild Symbol
Rex’s paw print – which, incidentally, also appears on the logo for the TV series, a typical Novomatic finishing touch – is the wild symbol in the Rex online slot machine game.
These symbols are highly sought after because they have the ability to stand in for any other symbol, with the exception of the blue light scatter, to complete winning payline combinations. This means that landing Rex’s paw print can prove to be a very lucky turn of events indeed.
Free Spins for Siren Light Scatters
The blazing blue police car siren light is the Rex online slot scatter symbol. As in other online slots, scatter symbols pay out regardless of where they appear on the reels – i.e. no active payline required – as long as there are two or more of them.
However, the more valuable attribute of the Rex scatter is the fact that it unlocks free spins. Whenever three or more blue light scatter symbols appear on the Rex reels, players are awarded a number of free spins. Now, although the Rex free spins do not come with multipliers like many other slots do, they are still quite lucrative because they come around fairly often and, uniquely, the standard sandwich symbol is converted into the more valuable Alsatian during these rounds.
This is unfortunately the only bonus feature in the Rex online slot game but it can yield some handsome rewards all the same.