We all like to feel (and be) lucky when playing a slot game. Since this game is called Lucky Links, can we guess what it might be about? The title does offer a huge clue, but you may not realise what it means until you give it a try.
Which software developer created the Lucky Links slot?
None other than Microgaming, one of the biggest and best-known names in the slot game industry. The game was developed alongside Just for the Win. You can also enjoy these other titles from the Microgaming collection:
- Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
- Immortal Romance
- Jurassic Park
They’ve also created the Lucky Links slot mobile version of the game. It works exactly like the regular online version. The only difference is that the controls suit mobile play.
Main features to look for in Lucky Links
As with all slot games, Lucky Links has some basic elements to note before you begin play:
- Five reels, four icons per reel
- 20 paylines
- Every line pays both ways, rather than simply from left to right
- 10p per spin minimum bet
- £250 per spin maximum bet
The RTP for the game is 96.10%. We’ve seen higher RTPs on other slots, so this is not as impressive as it could be. However, it is still a reasonable return for every £100 wagered by players.
Strategy or not? How to play the game
Some slots can be approached with a clear strategy on how to maximise your winning chances. Is that the case with Lucky Links?
The short answer is no. All the paylines are included in each spin of the reels, so if any line produces a win, you will receive the relevant prize.
The only way you can control what happens here is to choose the cheapest possible bet. This would be 10p per spin, selected by clicking on the casino chip to the right of the reels. Whatever budget you have, it will last far longer by keeping your bet to a minimum on every spin.
Main features of this slot
The first thing to note about Lucky Links is the absence of all special symbols. That means no wilds, no scatters, and no bonus symbols. There are no jackpot symbols either.
The highest-paying symbol is the logo for the game. So, is this nothing more than a polished and attractive slot with no redeeming features? Not so.
There is one important bonus feature in this game, and it will come into play on every spin. That’s right – every spin.
- On every spin, one symbol is randomly chosen to have the Lucky Links golden frame around it
- If two or more frames line up together across consecutive reels, they will lock those reels in place
- You will then receive a free re-spin
- If one or more frames appears together with the ones already in place, this will lock as well, and another free re-spin is granted
- This continues until no new frames appear
Design elements included in the Lucky Links slot game
The creator has gone for a lucky theme here, as you might expect. There are four-leaf clovers and horseshoes among other things. You will also see the four card suits appearing as gems, alongside three lucky sevens on a golden background.
Speaking of the background, there isn’t much to it here. However, the backdrop to the reels is purple, which is easier on the eye than you might think!
Lucky Links delivers a simple yet compelling idea for a slot game, giving you every reason to check it out. Our tip would be to take a free spin or two just for fun, before deciding whether to go ahead and play for real prizes.