Crazy Chameleons slot review
Go Crazy with the 5,000 Coin Jackpot
To focus so much on the bonus rounds – or lack thereof – may be a bit unfair to a rather pretty-looking slot full of cute, bright images. The key figures here are two surfing chameleons (stay with me here) hitting the beach and some gnarley waves on a sun-drenched Californian beach. Five Crazy Chameleon symbols packs a killer 5,000-coin jackpot, dude! To some extent that jackpot does make up for the lack of bonus rounds but it would be better if the jackpot was larger.
As such, the reels are packed with summery goodness: Bermuda shorts, sunshine, surfboards, seagulls plus some bold-looking 10-through-King poker symbols. There are just the 5 pay-lines to go with the slot’s 5 reels, but with coins starting at $0.25, and 10 coins per line permitted, you can bet big on what lines are at your disposal. Not only that, but winning combos can run right to left as well as left to right, so those five pay-lines start looking a little less stingy.
Win Coins with the Wild Wave
The Wild symbol is the surf wave, and it substitutes for all symbols in the game. It’s just as well, as there are no Bonus symbols or Scatters to help trigger a bonus game or three. It’s a shame, as something as bright and breezy as Crazy Chameleons is crying out for something extra to take advantage of the graphics and overall summery theme.
Luckily beach-themed slots aren’t in short supply out there. NetEnt’s summer-themed game, Beach, has a jackpot of 40,000 coins, and up to 24 free spins – or ‘waves’, that wash the reels down the screen – while Playtech’s similarly summery Beach Life is full of smiling suns and ice creams. Both games are the perfect antidote to a fast-approaching autumn. As for Microgaming’s chameleon-based adventure – just remember the bonus rounds next time.