Eliminators is a video slot created by Playtech that puts you in the middle of the ring! There’s enemies gunning for your title from all sides, and just one way to defend it. Each time you lay down the smack-down, the reels themselves break beneath the unlucky sods! Many special features await in this game. Collapsing Reels, the Elimination bonus, two types of free spins, and the Champion special feature.
We like the graphics, but we spent ten minutes trying to figure out how we turned the music off. Only to realize that this release actually has none. It’s one of those things you don’t realize make an impact until you feel its absence. It’s a shame, because the bonuses Eliminators offers are fantastic! The cascading reels are obviously in the centre of it all, and all other special features are built around it.
Credit where it’s due, we’ve never met a more diverse cast of boxers. The fighters are all quite cool! Until they’re introduced to your elbow each time you land a win with their symbol. Ouch. The remaining three icons are a pair of boxing gloves in red, green and blue. There’s also the champion Wild and the golden belt Scatter, used to activate free spins.
How to Play
The slot is played on a 5x3 board with 20 fixed paylines. The desktop layout remains the same, but it’s been updated to fit the game! Instead of big buttons, they’re now bolted on metal plates.
The big green Spin button is still there – it’s just got Start written on it now. Next to it is the Auto Play, which allows players to skip spamming the button themselves. Just select the number of spins to be played, and let it happen on its own. Gamblers can wager between $0.20 to $500 by pressing the plus and minus buttons beneath the Total Bet tab.
Collect three or more identical icons in adjacent positions starting with the leftmost reel to win. All wins must follow one of twenty fixed paylines, or the cash prize won’t be granted. Scatters are exempt from this rule, and award the Free Spins round from any position.
Strategy & Tips
Collapsing Reels are the head honcho of this ring! When you land a win, those symbols blow up. Existing ones fall down, and new ones take their place. There’s a lot of potential to chain wins together here and Playtech is well aware of that.
Every time you score a win with a fighter icon, you eliminate it from the reels. That fighter will not appear again so long as you keep winning. If you remove all five champions in a single winning streak, you get the Champion Bonus. This is just a coin select where you can win an additional cash prize.
Finally, there are two free spins special features: red and blue. Red is the more volatile option, where each collapse increases your win multiplier to a maximum of 10x. The multiplier resets after your winning streak ends. Blue is the safer option and simply increases your chances of winning.
The layout between the two versions is the only real difference. Everything else is exactly the same, so your platform pick comes down to preference.