Free The Demon Code slot
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The Demon Code slot by Nextgen is nice to see as their output seems to have diminished somewhat since their absorption into Scientific Games. Here we have an underworld theme as with Yggdrasil's Hades Gigablox slot with the stone reels set in a subterranean cave system, demons gripping the sides and of course slightly trite but spooky music. The graphics are about on par with Microgaming's old favourite Hellboy slot and the grid appearance of Play'n Go's Troll Hunters 2 tells us what mechanics we may expect here. So will it be devil or delight here for our bankroll if we crack this code?
On The Grid...
There is a grid here on The Demon Code slot which is 6x6 in size with cascading individual tiles. You pay 10-coins to play and are paid for 4 or more adjacent symbols in clusters so we'll see the high and low pays for 25+ or 4 tiles respectively. They are Red Talisman 50/0.3x bet, Pink Talisman 40/0.3x, Blue 30/0.2x, Green 20/0.2x with four Trapezoids of the same 4 colours as the orbs, representing the low pays and these are all 10/0.1x. Eye scatters can appear anywhere and are added to a meter above and their position(s) on the grid turn Wild afterwards, all winning symbols are removed for replacements to fall from above in the relevant rows. Each winning action increases the multiplier for that particular paid game by 1x a time, no limit.
Enter The Void
After a winning play, if the replacement tiles don't create a win and any Wilds are left in view then all symbols adjacent and also touching diagonal corners to that Wild are removed. This may create another win and can go on indefinitely.
Your 4 Talisman high-paying symbols can all create their own modifier. You will have noticed the 4 coloured Demons skulking about the side of the grid. Any winning tiles consisting of their matched colour Talisman, when removed, may see that colour Demon disc drop into one of the positions they occupied. Only one Demon can activate per cascade. This will cause that Demon to jump out onto the grid from his hiding place at the side and activate his relevant modifier:
Ancient Alchemy - Green Demon adds mystery symbols randomly which reveal the same tile.
Cryptic Chaos - Blue Demon will highlight all instances of any one symbol on the grid and this pays scattered.
Dark Design - Purple Demon will add random Wilds to the grid.
Fiery Fusion - Red Demon will add a 3x3, 4x4 or even 5x5 block of one symbol to the grid, which will then adjoin to any similar symbols adjacent to it to make a big-paying cluster.
You need to accumulate 4 or more Eye scatters in one paid game to fill the meter above the grid. During the play they fly up to the top to fill a position in the meter and then create a Wild where they were. You get 10 free games plus 2 extra for any scatters over the 4. Your multiplier accrued is carried over to the free games and will not go reset to 1x between spins, but only rise. Enter The Void and Demon Summon are active just as in the base game and when the games start the grid is expanded by one row to 7 rows high. You collect 4 scatters and you get +2 spins plus another row added to the grid. The maximum you can get is 12 rows and if you achieved this, you would get another 10 spins and all further scatters would be ignored for adding to the now-closed meter but would give you +2 spins each after closure. This can be an exciting and very lucrative bonus, although hard to trigger!
The Demon Code slot is good, extremely good in my view. Your RTP is 96.26% and the game is colourful, full of action and well constructed with good animations and nice sounds which won't grind the player down. The increasing base game multiplier chucks in the odd good win here and there, especially if the Red Demon puts a big block in on a good multiplier. The free games have very big potential and the multiplier can easily exceed 30-40x when those Eye scatters arrive plentifully during them to expand the rows. That said, you can often see real stinkers of 10-20x total but may comfortably clear over 1000x when it goes right. I say write this code down, those demons can be quite fun to meet...