Sonic Links slot REVIEW
Sonic Links ReviewNew Link&Win installments keep popping up from different Microgaming partners on a regular basis, and Sonic Links comes from the competent hand of Just For The Win. You get fairly decent fruit slot inspired visuals that are bright and mood-lifting, and it's all wrapped in a somewhat basic presentation with disco-inspired elements and a synthy futuristic/electronic soundtrack.
You get a sort of blend of the 70s, 80s and 90s rolled into one with this game, and the main attraction is the Link&Win feature with jackpots up to 5,000x your stake. The Echo Chance feature can help trigger it in a somewhat innovative way, and you also have a multiplier bonus round to look forward to. Not the most original release from this developer perhaps, but still a decent shelf-filler.
Sonic Links Slot - Reels Screen
Sonic Links Slot Features
The premium symbols pay between 5 and 15 x your stake for 5 of a kind wins, and the ‘W’ wild symbol pays 40x your stake for the same. The Wild also substitutes for pay symbols to help complete wins, but it cannot step in for scatter and cash coin symbols. The wild can land stacked in different sizes though, and it can fill whole reels in that regard.
The Echo Chance feature triggers when you land 3-5 coin symbols in the base game. You will normally need 6 coin symbols to trigger the Link&Win feature, but 3-5 is enough to spin the final 3 to 1 lights that indicate the number of coin symbols present. If the final lights (or light) end up being switched on, you trigger the Link&Win feature with only 3-5 initial coins.
You get 3 spins in your tally when the Link&Win feature triggers, and each triggering coin symbol is sticky on the otherwise cleared grid. The coin symbols come with random cash prizes, and you will land only blanks, coin and jackpot symbols during the feature. Each new sticky coin symbol you land resets the spin tally to 3 again, and the feature goes on until you run out of spins or fill the grid.
There are 3 different jackpot symbols that come with larger prizes than the coin symbols, and these are the Big, Major and Mega jackpot symbols. They are worth 25x, 80x and 300x your stake, respectively, and filling all 15 positions with cash/jackpot symbols awards the Sonic Jackpot worth 5,000x your stake. All collected coin prizes are won no matter how the feature ends.
Landing 3 free spins scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 awards the Bonus Round. Two wheels will then spin to determine your number of free spins and the bonus round win multiplier, and you can get 10, 15, 20 or 25 spins combined with an x2, x3 or x5 multiplier. You can retrigger the feature to get the same amount of extra spins you got in the first place, and the Link&Win feature cannot be triggered from within the bonus round.
The 200 Spins Sonic Links Slot Experience
You get a brief taste of the base game, before we trigger the Link&Win feature with 8 coin symbols at 0:30 into the 3:30-minute highlights video. You get to see the bonus round also, triggered at 1:38 into the video, and we got 10 free spins with an x3 multiplier. Simply hit the play button below to check it all out for yourself.
All things considered, Sonic Links comes across as a fairly run-of-the-mill installment in the Link&Win series, and you can sense that Just For The Win hasn’t exactly poured their heart and soul into the production of what is obviously an order from partner Microgaming. We see similar games from other developers in the Microgaming fold on a regular basis, and it’s not the most exciting range to be honest.
You get stacked wilds that can potentially fill the grid, and this pays 1,000x, and the Echo Chance feature is the only attempt at innovation. It can come in handy at times, and the 5,000x full grid jackpot is somewhat attractive. The multiplier bonus round is okay as well, but overall the generic vibe and well-known features makes Sonic Links a pretty forgettable affair.
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Sonic Links Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Sonic Links?
The top-tier Sonic Links RTP of 96.06 % is just about average. However, this release comes with adjustable RTP ranges.
How volatile is Sonic Links?
This is a high volatility installment from Just For The Win, and you can expect a bumpy ride.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 5,000x your stake in Sonic Links, which is a decent potential for this kind of volatility.
How does the Echo Chance feature work?
Landing 3 to 1 coin symbols short of triggering the Link&Win feature may get you the feature anyway, as 1-3 indicator lights spin to perhaps trigger the feature.
Is there a free spins mode in Sonic Links?
Yes, you get a regular bonus round with up to an x5 multiplier, and the Link&Win feature comes with jackpots up to 5,000x your stake.
Can I play Sonic Links Slot for free?
Yes, you can try the free Sonic Links demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos that carry this title.