Free Agent Istanbul slot
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Agent Istanbul slot introduces us to the dark underside of this city where East meets West and which straddles the Bosphorus straits, and you may have known once as Constantinople. Transparent reels spin over a deserted street at night which despite the benign appearance is no doubt full of perils and this fear is compounded by the impending danger the music hints at as we spin. Our agent may have arrived here from London on Yggdrasil's Orient Express which terminates here in Istanbul, but will the city be terminal for our bankroll too?
We have a standard 5 reels of 3 rows here and unusually for Merkur stacked icons over the 10 paying lines. You will notice the reels spin but there is a cascade system in place too so like IGT's Da Vinci Diamonds when wins occur the symbols disappear and are replaced from above. You pay 10-coins per play as you might expect and the awards for a full 5-of-a-kind win are: Bosphorus Bridge 500x, Binoculars 200x, Suitcase Of Cash 100x, Dynamite 50x with the card values 20x for A and K and the lower four 12x. We get Wilds in the form of 3 different characters which are a Female Agent, Male Agent and Villain appearing only on the centre three reels. The stacks can only appear 2 rows high on any symbol and the card values amy also appear on the top and bottom row of the same reel.
Now we don't get any scatters here because the free games feature is triggered cumulatively, the same way as for example Gamesys's Zen Garden, by consecutive winning cascades. There are 8 Golden Bullets above reel 1 and each win will fire one of these off at a target over reel 3. On the fourth consecutive win you'll fire the bullet awarding 10 free games, then 10 more for every bullet thereafter up to a maximum of 50 free spins for 8 or more bullets. You can retrigger them in the same way during the bonus and of course being a Merkur game this is more likely than in the base game, as are wins generally because the Wilds are super-stacked now!
Agent Istanbul slot is not as high in base game volatility as many Merkur games despite the big-win potential but the bonus is quite hard to trigger though it tends to be quite generous when you do! The graphics and sound effects are very apt for the theme and the RTP is a good 96.10% so overall not a bad playing experience if you can see past the frustration of 3 successive cascades and not getting the fourth necessary for the bonus. Agent Istanbul slot is definitely not a turkey...