The homage PariPlay pays to this classic game goes beyond the rackets that are instantly but incorporate various other symbols which include the console, joysticks and old CRT TVs. There is further nostalgia as the reels are recessed inside a virtual arcade machine and the on-screen controls have been designed to look like physical buttons. The final layer of authenticity comes from the soundtrack with winning sounds that provide a truly authentic 80s experience.
From the overall feel and look of the slot game players can be forgiven for forgetting that they are playing a slot but take a closer and you will recognize some standard online slot features with some standard bonus features such as regular and expanding wilds. However, what is totally different from what on would class as normal slot behaviour is the way in which the bonus symbols change and react in accordance with your spins.
When you first play this slot, it may take you a while to figure out how you can take control of it. Due to the pay lines being fixed players have no option to add further coins, with this slot machines all the player needs to decide is their total bet size. The minimum bet is 0.20 credits which is equivalent to 0.01 per pay line with the maximum being 20 credits, 1 per pay line. Players that go with the larger bet will be pleased to know that this is a medium variance slot with an RTP of just below 95%.
The original Pong from Atari needed a console and a TV set for it to be played on, therefore it stands to reason that these are the two highest paying symbols. The symbol with the highest value is the console and this will pay out x400 of your line bet for collecting five on a pay line. Next are the TV and joystick and apart from these iconic symbols there are also five fruit symbols which make up the smaller pay outs. The most interesting symbol is the Atari logo symbol which is the wild and takes on so many different personas that you may need a manual to understand them all!
The Atari wild is the centre of the entire slot and it takes up residence on the middle reel, second position. As the reels spin he centre reel spins independently and will always give one of the game’s six referee wild symbols. If it provides the regular wild the symbol changes into one of the regular symbols to help create a winning combination. If the wild lands in a different place it can give players one of the slots five special wilds.
Pong can be played for free or for real money, therefore players are given the perfect way to really understand the slot and how to play it before they need to place a bet. Even if you decide just to play for free you will still have a great dal of fun with this nostalgic game that is really entertaining. Obviously, the only way players can earn some real coins to add to their bank is by choosing to play for real, give it a go there is no doubt that you will enjoy this slot.