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Retro Reels is a 5 reels video slot with 20 pay-lines and it is running on Microgaming software. This slot combines cutting edge technology with the simplicity of retro style. Some of the well-known, old-school symbols can be found in this slot, like multicolored Lucky 7's, single and double Bars and Fruits. The reels are set in the old land-based slot console and the function buttons are in 3D. Feel free to try this slot here for free or visit Microgaming casinos to play for real money.

Before traveling back in time to get the real feel of old slot machines, you need to adjust your bet. Coin denominations range from 0.01 to 0.25 and can be set with "+/-". Pay-lines can be set with "lines" button, coins number with "coins" button, and "bet max" adjusts the maximum bet. "Spin" kick-starts the reels, and not until you press the "stop" will they cease to turn. Expert mode offers "auto-play" option which turns the reels for a preset number of times without interruption.

In Retro Reels video slot, vintage slot symbols are mixed with some modern slot features and these involve a scatter symbol, Free Spins bonus game and a Re-spin feature.

The 5 Free Spins Bonus symbol is the scatter of the game.  When you land two or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels, the Free Spins bonus round will be triggered.

Once you activate Free Spins bonus round you will be awarded with 5 free spins for each symbol that activated the bonus game. All regular wins are doubled during this feature, and bets and pay-lines are the same as they were with the spin that triggered the bonus round. Free spins can be re-activated, so when you hit two or more bonus symbols during this feature, additional free spins will be added to those remaining.

Re-spin feature enables you to spin a reel of your choosing while other reels remain fixed. You can re-spin a reel at the end of any spin for additional cost, and this cost is calculated separately for each reel. You can re-spin a reel multiple times, and you are only paid out for new winning combinations that are formed as a result of a re-spin.

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Bet +/-: Adjust coins size.
Lines: Set the number of lines per spin.
Coins: Set the number of coins to bet per line.
Spin: Start spinning reels.
Stop: Stop the reels.
Auto Play: Turn the reels without interruption for a certain amount of times.

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RTP 96.46%
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Afi4wins 2075 reviews
Reviewed on November 20, 2016


Retro Reels is a fruit machine game of yesteryears, upgraded to contemporary standards, with symbols of fruits, 7, Bars and a $ sign. There's even a Bonus Scatter symbol that not only pays for getting them but also awards free spins for getting 2 or more of them too. Ah, these fruit games certainly have come a long way from the original fruit machine games, and playing better than ever. Those free spins certainly make a big difference from the original game which hasn't got it, plus, there's also a special 'Respin' feature added in to make the game more interesting and with more winning chances. Needless to say, there's also a lot of losing chances too.

There is no Wild symbol in this game, but there is a Bonus Scatter symbol, 5 of which pays the usual 100x total bet amount. Getting 2 of these Bonus Scatters anywhere on the reels award 10 free spins, and getting 3, 4 or 5 of them awards 15, 20 or 25 free spins, with all wins doubled, and more free spins can be retriggered. You certainly cannot find these features in the original fruit machine games, I can tell you that. The '$' symbol is the highest paying symbol, 5 of which pays 10,000x the line bet, which is very good. The Red '7' pays 500x, the Blue '7' pays 500x, the Grey '7' pays 250x and a combination of any '7' pays 100x, all per line bet for 5 of each kind. The other Bar and Fruit symbols pay from 250x to 75x, including a mixed combination of Bars paying 75x too, all per line bet for 5 of each kind. Pity there aren't any Wild symbols in the game, otherwise the paytable could be a good one instead of just being an average one. Ah well, we can't have it all, can we? These game designers would certainly cut whichever corners they can in order not to over-provide in the paytable.

The 'Respin' feature allows any individual reel to be respun, at an additional cost of course, to try and get a better or bigger current win. This Respin feature may look good at first glance, but requires extreme care and caution in using it. Continuous reckless use of it would drain out any credit balance amount! Each respin can cost anywhere from $0.01 to well over $3000, but the outcome of each respin does not guarantee a win. I hardly use this feature at all in any of my game plays, because I have seen how it could gobble up the credits with ease.

Nonetheless, playing Retro Reels can be good and fun, especially when the Free Spins game have been triggered, because the retriggering of more free spins within the Free Spins game is indeed possible. I once had 2 retriggers of 10 more free spins each time, giving me a total of 30 free spins, but the final total payout wasn't that good at all. Couldn't even break the 40x total bet amount, and that was really disappointing, to say the least.


There are only 2 things that I don't quite like with this Retro Reels game. One, there isn't any Wild symbol. Two, most of the payouts tend to be low or mediocre, hardly ever going above 30x the total bet amount. As a result, it becomes rather hard to win on this game, even by a small amount.
hajnrih 1379 reviews
Reviewed on April 30, 2016


Retro Reels is a video slot game from Microgaming software that gives you a feeling as if you are playing it in a real casino. I have never played this game in a casino but when I found it here I wanted to give it a shot. This is an average slot. There are 5 reels and 20 pay lines and the game is powered with only one feature. That is the free spins feature. The thing that I liked here is that you only need two scatter symbols to start the free spins. At the same time this means that it would be easier to trigger the feature.

I was very annoyed at the beginning because after more than 200 spins I got 12.20 in bonus playing with 0.80 bet. The bonus round is very rare so after playing for so long I even forgot that this video slot has one. The next time I triggered free spins I got only 7.20 and the person that says “Congratulations first class work” at the end of every bonus seems like it is mocking with me. The third time I triggered the bonus round the game went crazy. I got extra free spins, so this time I got 45 free spins and a win of 67.50. This was a great win because my balance was going down during the base game. Couple of spins later I triggered free spins round again. I got 10 free spins and I got 9.60.


When it comes to this game, the wins are not that big. It seems like you can win something during the free spins. During the base game there are no wins at all. The slot offers the re-spin feature too, but it is yet another way to lose your money, because you never get the symbol that you want to. But if you like the old fashioned slots than this might be the game for you, but do not expect to win big.
Ahmo6 232 reviews
Reviewed on May 29, 2015


Retro reels is a slot that I gave a shoot when I was browsing for a new game to play with my little balance left on my account. I didn't think much for this slot at the time but I have to say that this is a classic example of those old school slots that can be quite amusing and sometimes very lucky.

This slot is powered by Microgaming and it has 5 reels and 20 paylines and the minimum bet is 0.20$ which is also the bet that I was playing with at that time. The graphic for this slot isn't quite good which is of course expected and same goes for the music that appears on wins. But still while you play this slot you feel like you are in an actual casino. The slot has the classic fruits, 7s and bars as symbols.

The game also offers some pretty good features like the free spins. You have to hit minimum 2 scatter symbol in order to get 10 FS, 3 scatter symbol give 15 FS, 4 give 20FS and 5 give 25 FS. Don't be fooled when you see that only 2 scatter symbols grant FS since it is absolutely not easy to get them. But luckily there is a solution for that as well if you are keen to go for it. If you manage to hit 1 scatter symbol, you can keep it and re-spin individual reels to get the second one, which can be worthwhile or not depending on how many balance you spend on getting it and how much it will actually give back. I tried this couple of times on the lowest re-spin cost reel and managed to get it this way. But still unfortunately my balance was quickly lost since I didn't have much to start with.

Overall this is a great old school slot that after some amount of time playing it can get pretty tedious but still it is worth trying out. 7/10
paquito76 867 reviews
Reviewed on January 31, 2015


With a slot name like this we can expect some old-fashioned pictorial solutions and that’s exactly what we get by playing with Retro Reels. Basically this is a memento to the very first gambling machines which used the most traditional symbols like fruits, 7’s and Bars. The design of the game is very simple and we also haven’t got any reason to be enchanted by the quality of the graphics which is just average but decent so as expected there’s no any surprise on the interface of this product and personally I prefer Microgaming’s PowerSpin series slot games in this category but my opinion about the appearance of this slot is no more no less than a massive OK.

The slot chosen not use the real classic 3-reel, 1-payline working system instead it accepts bets on 20-paylines so we can really expect some features that didn’t belong to the then machines. For example we can play here Free Spins feature which has quite surprising good qualities. It’s enough to trigger free spins if just 2 special Scatters appear anywhere on the reels which gives 10 extra games but we can get 15, 20 or 25 free spins too which are played with using x2 win multiplier value. Fortunately these same conditions are valid for recalling the Scatter’s paying ability and we’re awarded 2-100 times of the total bet.

However great the free spin feature is I still feel the lack of using any kind of Wild symbols which is a big mistake in my opinion and I can’t really understand why Microgaming left out this very important function emblem from this slot. maybe they wanted to place for a unique Re-spin feature. At this game the player have a chance to spin separately the chosen reels giving a chance for some bigger wins by completing with newcomer symbols the already spun winning combinations. After every spin for a specific additional bets we can spin any reel as many times as we want to. Of course the prize for a re-spin is always changing depending on the potential winning combinations.

It’s always good to have any freedom and option to influence the play but personally I don’t really like this feature and very rare times I use it. I’m just skeptical about it and don’t believe with re-spins will bring the desired symbol to the right position but I’m just prejudiced with it, I know it.

To summarize my thoughts about this slot I think it’s an overall rock solid product with not too much features but what the game offers are quality features and fortunately the slot has the potential to reward big prizes especially in free spin segments. This is where I could collect my most memorable winnings here when once while was playing with my usual $1.2 and triggered free spins by the help of 4 Scatter and during the 20 free games I could witness at 2 separate spins as 4 Dollar signs arrived to the reels (by the way 5 such symbols on an active payline means the Jackpot of base game is won and great 10.000 coins are credited) and at the end of the spins my final won amount was barely more than $320 (including the $48 for the Scatter pay in base game). So the great qualities of the features are really there and perhaps the slot doesn’t possesses that ability to be a real excitement slot but we shouldn’t forget this is a retro reel which isn’t supposed to be an action-rich slot so this is a very decent product in its own and I like it.
valentin68 535 reviews
Reviewed on September 26, 2014


After I played here at “Retro Reels”, I said myself that someday I will focus only on playing slots games and I will become a professional player. Maybe this does not sound too much, but here in Eastern Europe where the average salary is only a few hundred Euros and a minimum deposit at a casino is 20 Euro (especially because of the risk in a casino that is still major), this means something.

“Retro Reels” is the third slot having the same theme (after “RR-Extreme Heat” and “RR-Diamond Glitz”) from Microgaming casinos and playing here I spent hundreds of
spins and about one hour trying to count about how much money I could manage to get in an average day. Yes you read right, “how much money I could gather”, because when playing at these slots having individual spin for each reel, in my opinion it is impossible to lose. Different from the first two versions of the slot is just the minimum bet (smaller here) of only 20 cents, but this is an advantage in what it provides a bigger margin of playing individual spins when one is trying to form winning combinations. But to explain a bit this statement I just made.

The slot has some classic “Cherries” and “Lemons”, plus three kinds of “Sevens” and “Bars”. Since any combination of “Sevens” or “Bars” pay nicely it is enough to get on 4 adjacent reels these symbols (“7s” or “Bars”) and then play only individual respins of the last reel. About
once every 2-3 respins you will get at least a combination of 5 same type symbols paying an average of 2.5 Euro. And because an individual respin of the last reel costs about 1 Euro, you can start to win some money. Playing at these 3 “Retro Reel” slots, I never had a loss at the end of the game.

In an idle moment, when I was playing “normally” I even entered the Free Spins after only 10 spins (and what to see, they have been re-triggered). Very easily (playing only for a minimum bet of 20 cents) I had gathered another 9.5 Euro.

To repeat myself, this is the first slot that made me think seriously about a career as a professional gambler. Without doubt, it is a good slot.
bigdk88 86 reviews
United Kingdom
Reviewed on July 19, 2014


I discovered Retro Reels just under 2 years ago after seeing a few win pics online and on a tv advert of a casino. I gave this little beauty a spin and have loved it ever since! Retro Reels is the first installment of this series by Microgaming it has 20 paylines and 5 reels with the ability to bet as small as 1p and as big as £100 a spin it suits all budgets!

Retro Reels was very unique when it first came out because it was the first online slot where you could respin individual reels (at a set price) to enable winning lines after near misses.You can keep on spinning one reel until the win comes but for certain combinations this can make a huge dent in your balance so if you are going to try and stop before it’s too late!

In Retro Reels it is colourful and is fun to play so much so that the time can go very quickly! Retro Reels is based on the traditional style american fruit machines it comprises Dollar signs (10,000 x line bet for 5), Cherries, Lemons, Blackcurrants Bars and multi-coloured sevens. Five sevens is the next best symbol you can get to win between 250 x - 500 x line bet, Bars and all fruits except Blackcurrants pay you a healthy 250 x the line bet for 5, Blackcurrants and mixed sevens/ bars pay between 200 x - 75 x for 5. All of the winning amounts are doubled in the free spins though!

Free spins is possibly the best aspect of Retro Reels as it can go on forever because they are so easy to get. By easy I do not mean you will win free spins every game round but you can get free spins for only 2 scatter symbols!
Most online slots you need at least 3 to access the free spins. Every time you get 2 Scatters you get double your bet placed too. 3 scatters gives 15 free spin+5 x bets, 4 scatters for 20+40 x bet and 5 pays out 25 free spins and 100 x the bet! The great thing about the free spins is the fact you only need 2 scatters they can go on forever! I've had as many 60 free spins before!
These streaks give players a chance to hit something really big inside the free spins which is what we all want! As I said before on my Extreme Heat review. I play with about 5lines on the Retro Reels games, as I primarily use them as bankroll builders for other slots but still enjoy them all the same. The only time I may consider having higher amount of lines is if I have a strong suspicion the free spins are gong to come.

Here are my Pros of Retro Reels:

Great paytable

Good payout back to player most of the time

Doubling free spins and infinite free spins possible

Free spins with only 2 scatters gained!

Fun to play and runs nice and smoothly in quick spin mode

All in all Retro Reels is a really good slot but not quite as good as Extreme Heat as the pays are higher and more frequent in my opinion I give Retro Reels 7 out of 10.



Can run cold when it's being cruel or had a big win.

Respinning can deplete funds fast.

Dollar sign does not substitute in this one.

Sometimes your free spins rounds will be just awful (this can mean a good ones on the horizon though).
yapro 790 reviews
Reviewed on June 26, 2014


Retro reels video slot is very old one which made by microgaming, so it is interesting to play this game and to see what games microgaming software offer in past. This game has 25 paylines, and here is presented very rare and actually i not see anything else this feature which have name reel respin. This feature allows to pay some extra money, usually much more less than your total bet, to have this reel respins.

It is can be interesting thing of course, but generally i did not get this idea from microgaming and to be honest did not see any sense in it, and therefore two times i played this game i never use this feature. Interesting thing here that scatters pay 100 x total bet, and i like that 2 scatters award 5 free spins. Not many slots give a chance to play free spins with only two scatters. Also can be triggered 10 15 25 free spins, for 3 4 5 scatters respectively. All wins in free games doubled and this is not so bad. Payouts are a bit low in my opinion, but 5 of a kind best symbol pay x 400 total bet, in free spins it is 800 x total bet, but of course i never get such combination.

Generally from my experience i understand that it is low variance game and it is hard to get some huge wins on it, and therefore i did not see myself playing this game, really. Microgaming these days have much more better and interesting video slots, like immortal romance or thunderstruck II for example.

Not great from microgaming, very old and therefore bad looking, also payouts are low, this means low variance game. I can't see myself playing this slot game in future.Probably to play with a bonus money it can be good game to make wagering requirements... But really, immortal romance or retro reels? No one will choose this one i think.
Inactive user
Reviewed on May 22, 2014


Retro reels is a game powered by microgaming. Playing this game makes me feel as if i am in a casino. The way it looks and the sound effects are really nice. For some reason i like to play this game in dark, just like in casinos and its very enjoyable. I live in Galway (Ireland) and in out major casino we actually have a game just like this one.I never play it in casinos because there is so much choice and i totally forget about this game, but at home i like to give it a shot once in a while.

There are 20 lines in this game and only one feature. That is the free spins feature, in this game you only need to get two scatters to start free spins. For two scatters you get 10 free spins, for 3-15, for 4-20 and for5-25 free spins. I got the feature many times and the wins are always different. Minimum i won was around €2 and max i won was around €30 on a €0.40 bet. The wins are not big and it is a bit difficult to win big but if you get dollar signs you could win big. Another thing that i like about this game is the re-spins feature. After every spin the game allows you to re-spin any reel that you like- for a prize obviously. I once lost a lot of money re-spinning, so i would not recommend doing it too much.

Over all the graphics are really good and there is feeling of old fashion slots game. i would recommend this game to everyone. If i was to rate this game i would give it 8 out of 10.

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