Travel back to prehistoric times, and go in search of riches during a time when sabre tooth tigers and wooly mammoths still roamed the earth. Razortooth is a 5 reel video slot that is Quickspin’s first video slot to ditch paylines in favour of 243 potential winning bet ways. The game features wilds, stacked wilds and free spins to help you out of the ice age and into the precious stone age. Will you dodge the ferocious beasts and strike it rich? Or end up extinct like the wildlife that surrounds you?
Razortooth provides a seemingly innocent background within which to enjoy your gaming, with tall trees, long green grass, and a peaceful stream. Beyond the trees you can see mountain tops in the distance and a clear blue sky that complements the lush green foreground. It’s only when you look at the reels that you get a hint as to what’s in store. Given that this is the Ice Age, it should come as no surprise that the reels appear frozen. So what lurks within?Spin the reels and you’ll soon find out. There’s sabretooth tigers, wooly mammoths, menacing wooly rhinos, grizzly bears and what appears to be some kind of angry extinct bird. The other symbols in the game are made up by gem stones of varying colours; pink, yellow, green and blue.The game’s wild symbol is the word ‘Razortooth’ within a box, the scatter symbol is the word ‘bonus’ and the stacked wild takes the form of the word ‘Razortooth’ written vertically to cover the reels. Spin a random wild and the sabre tooth tiger will leap across the screen. Spin a stacked wild and you’ll hear a growl and the slash of claws across the screen. Enter free spins and the lush green landscape will turn dark and foreboding.
The first thing to understand about the gameplay of Razortooth is it’s format. 243 ways-to-win is a new format for Quickspin that removes the constraints of paylines. Wins are calculated based on left-to-right combinations regardless of the position of the symbols on each reel.The command buttons for Razortooth are located at the bottom of the game screen, directly below the reels in Quickspin’s easy to see default orange and white coloured setup. Game settings can be accessed via the icon on the far left that looks like a gear, within this you can adjust sound, select space to spin and turn off the splash screen when loading the game. Above the gear symbol is the button that displays the paytable and information on bonus features within the game.Moving left to right, you’ll find tabs that show your balance and the number of lines in play. Up and down arrows allow you to adjust your total bet, whilst a nice big tab displays your last win amount. Razortooth also has an autoplay feature that lets you hand control over to the automated system based upon a preset number of spins, a loss limit or a single win limit.
Payouts and Wagering Limits
Razortooth has 5 reels, 3 rows and 243 bet ways. Bet ways win when matching symbols appear anywhere on adjacent reels from leftmost to right. Only the highest win per bet way is paid. The betting range on Razortooth is vast, allowing you a total bet from a minimum of $0.25 to a maximum of $100.00. The prehistoric animal symbols pay out highest in this slot, so at maximum bet, matching 5x symbols across the reels, you’ll be rewarded with the following amounts: $800.00 for the sabre tooth tiger, $400.00 for the wooly mammoth, $300.00 for the wooly rhino, $200.00 for the big angry bird and $200.00 for the grizzly bear. All four of the gemstones, pink, yellow, blue and green, will pay out the same amount of $100.00 when 5 are matched across the reels.
Whilst the theme of Razortooth may be prehistoric, the game itself is anything but. It’s bright and colourful, with an interesting theme and a modern approach to bet ways. In Razortooth it’s not just the animals that are extinct, so too are pay lines; bet ways are the future.Razortooth also has plenty of mass appeal, with it’s simple gameplay making it easy for new players to jump straight it in. The game also features a wide range of betting amounts from $0.25 to $100.00, allowing it to appeal to all players, no matter their budget.If we had to be negative, we’d say that the lack of a gamble feature or the ability to change the amount of betways in play detracts from the game slightly, as does the limited amount of free spins awarded. However, the presence of the stacked wild and it’s ability to dish out mammoth wins goes a long way to making up for these faults.If wild beasts, simple gameplay and potential mammoth wins are what you’re after, look no further than Razortooth. Because unlike it’s extinct beasts, this game should be around for the long haul.