Downtown is a high quality online video slot game powered by 1×2 Gaming. The game has a dark and gothic feel with a theme that is based on the likings of graphic novel similar to “Sin City”. The opening video sequence sets the scene, panning over the rooftops of a dark city.
The backdrop to the game is a night shot of the dangerous city. The black and white crime thriller type symbols create a realistic feel and combined with the moody background music all work together to produce a slot that will entertain players for hours on end.
5 Reel Crime Themed Slot
The slot machine in Downtown is based on the classic video slot setup of 5 spinning reels with 25 paylines in which players can form a winning combination. The reel symbols are all graphic novel drawings denoting a particular scene and drawn in black and white. The highest paying symbols in this game include the hooded villain, the screaming girl, the man shooting a gun and the buxom babe in a cowboy hat. For the lower paying symbols, the game designers have gone with the standard high card symbols that are designed to look like shooting targets.
Crime Scene Wild Symbol
In addition to the main slot game, Downtown also includes a number of bonus features in the form of a wild symbol, a free spin bonus round and a shootout bonus game where players can win instant coin prizes. The wild symbol in this game is the image of a crime scene with police tape displaying the word “Wild”. The wild symbol can be used to substitute for any of the standard reel symbols with the exception of the free spin symbol and the bonus symbol. The same wild symbol can different symbols on different paylines simultaneously for even bigger payouts.
Free Spins with 2x Multiplier
The free spin symbol in Downtown is the image of bespectacled man viewed in silhouette. The free spin symbol is the key to triggering the free spin bonus round. The more free symbols that trigger the round, the more free spins are awarded. 3 symbols awards 5 free pins, 4 symbols awards 10 free spins and all five symbols will award a maximum of 15 free spins. During the free spin round, all wins are automatically doubled, making the free spin round particularly lucrative.
The Shootout Bonus Round
One of the more lucrative bonuses in the Downtown slot is the shootout bonus round. The bonus round is triggered by landing 3 or more jail cell bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. The jail cell symbols also act as scatter symbols in that they multiply the bet win. The more jail cell symbols that activate the bonus round, the higher the rewards in the round. Once the bonus round is triggered, players will be taken to a second screen where they will see a number of buildings they must shoot. Players then take control of the gun and fire into the buildings to reveal a coin prize. Depending on the order or the type of building players will win a small amount or a large amount of coins in the round.