At first glance, Aftershock by Williams Interactive (or WMS) looks like little more than a video version of one of the old mechanical pokies, with 3 reels and just 5 paylines. But underneath its sleek, metallic finish and old-style Bar and 7 symbols lurks a surprise feature that might come as a shock, making it more than worthy of a place among the free online pokies featured here.
Any spin can randomly generate the game's Aftershock Frenzy feature, which can give you anything up to 7 free spins - all of which are guaranteed to have a winning combination. The feature will take you by surprise as the reels speed up, the electro music changes and the background ripples with shockwaves as the automatic free games get underway.
The reels will judder between each game, and any reel containing one of the two Aftershock symbols will be held while the remaining reels spin. Double Aftershock Frenzy symbols, which appear on reels 1 and 3, and the Triple Aftershock Frenzy which appears on reel 2, will multiply any wins by 2x and 3x respectively.
However, the symbols can be combined for higher multiples - 2 Double Aftershock symbols will give you 4x the win, while one Double and one Triple multiply the win by 6x. If that isn't enough, the Aftershock Frenzy symbols double up as Wilds, adding their magic to the regular Wild with each substituting all symbols apart from each other.
Hit the Big Bet button for the chance of big gains. This 5 spin game allows you to wager bigger stakes, and swaps out all Double Aftershock symbols for Triples! Win up to 9x your bet during the Aftershock Frenzy, and take advantage of a higher theoretical return to player during these games.
Big jackpots can be won, with 3 Triple Aftershocks bringing in a massive 2,000x your bet, 2 Triples and a Wild multiplying by 450x and 2 Triples on their own giving you 18x your stake - combinations only available in Big Bet mode.
Even in the regular game, the jackpots are pretty decent - 1,000x your bet for 3 Double Aftershocks, with a Double, a Triple and a Wild paying you 300x. Two Doubles and a Wild will pay 200x, while a Triple and two Wilds will bring in 150x. Check out the paytable for more info on these Wild combinations!
The lower paying symbols are also good - 3 of a kind of red 7s, green 7s pink 7s and yellow 7s will return 12x, 10x, 6x and 4x your bet respectively, while 3 BAR or 3 assorted 7s will pay double your bet. Aftershock is a great looking retro pokie with a feature that brings it right up to date, and its simple design and gameplay mean it's perfectly suited to mobile, too.
It's completely random feature will have you jumping out of your skin when you least expect it, so stay alert when you play it!
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|Features:||Medium volatility, Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Free Spins, 3 Reels|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0.01|