Navigating the portfolio of games on Ladbrokes casino I ran into this slot manufactured by "Novomatic" called "Clockwork Oranges" and the name made me curious because I thought it was related to an old movie from 1971 called "A Clockwork Orange" which I had the opportunity to watch several years ago, but once I loaded the game immediately I realized that the game and the film were not linked each other in any way, but still I would give it a try with a few spins.
For a start, the appearance of this slot is completely simple, but after my first spin I felt quite comfortable with it, I don’t know if it was that nice orange color or the smoothness and speed with which its reels rotate, but I wanted to experience the potential hidden on this game. Initially I was intrigued by seeing that on the paytable they only appeared 7 standard symbols and 6 of them were letters and numbers and only one was represented with an icon related to the theme of the game, it was like this slot only had one high symbol and somehow it is this way because the only decent payouts stipulated for low symbols are for combinations of 5 of a kind, later I realized that the only high symbol of the game, which incidentally was represented by a bag full of watches and the game title, also differed from the rest of symbols because it was set to appear stacked, and this factor was ultimately what encouraged me to play this slot for a longer time; on the paytable also we find a wild symbol that replaces standard symbols but has no associated multiplier to it, additionally there is a scatter symbol represented with an orange clock icon, which appears only on reels 1, 3 and 5 and it’s in charge of triggering the bonus round of the game. In this round of bonus initially we spin the hand of a clock to determine the number of hands between 1 and 3 to play during the round, then we press the start button and the hands of the new clock start pointing randomly fruits icons, watches and bells and on the right side they are lines of 3 empty spaces each to be filled out with icons designated by the clock hands, each line of 3 icons award a prize x1, x3, x10, x20 or x50 depending on the icon, if you get 3 clock icons you’ll be entitled to play something called "super feature" that indeed I don’t know what it is about because I never managed to fill the 3 clocks line, I guess this Super feature gives the best game prizes; in my case it took me so long to get my first bonus round and my prize was a bit disappointing considering how much it had cost me to get there; on the other hand payouts during the base game until my first bonus round they had been terrible, but everything changed few spins after such round when I finally hit three simultaneous lines of 5 of a kind and other shorter lines with the only high symbol of the game and my winning was almost 100x my total bet, which was enough to recover all my losses and remain with a net gain of $ 40, thereafter my luck improved a little and left the game when I completed $ 50 in earnings; during all the time my minimum bet was $ 0.01 per line and maximum of $ 0.05, and I think I did well leaving at this point to avoid the risk of falling back into a slump.
I think with "Clockwork Orange" I suffered and I had fun for even, mainly because I'm not very used to play slots of high variance; however I think it is an interesting and suitable game for those players who have developed the quality of patience and really appreciate simple games.