Razor Returns

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Razor Returns slot REVIEW

Razor Returns Review

Commenting on the look of our latest release, 'Razor Returns' Art Director Jose Olmos said "We wanted to do something new and take this special character to a new level. Adapting the iconic concepts from Razor Shark was a different kind of challenge for me, as we set out to combine the original look with some fresh ideas and a more aggressive stylisation. Creating this reimagined aesthetic gave me a lot of joy, and the results speak for themselves, I feel incredibly proud of the job we've done on Razor Returns."

The Art Of Razor Return

Iconic milestone releases don’t come along all that often in this industry, but there is definitely magic in the air when it happens. Such was the case with the original Razor Shark from Push Gaming, which is famous for going above its own stated max win, and Razor Returns is pretty much everything we dreamed it would be, and more. The 5x5 grid is bigger and bolder, giving more room for the nudging mystery stack action to unfold, and it will be interesting to see if the eye-watering 100,000x potential is possible to breach as well.

It’s already higher than the 85,000x won by a lucky Swede in the first game, and Razor Returns slot comes with improved visuals as well. In addition, you get a Push Bet feature that greatly increases your max win chances for only 10 % extra per spin, and the mystery stack nudge reveal feature can turn into an enhanced version of itself with instant prizes up to 5,000x, as well as special symbols. The bonus round multiplier increases per mystery nudge, and it can start as high as x25 (or higher if you dare to gamble for it).

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Razor Returns Slot Features

The Push Bet option is something to seriously consider, as it costs only 10 % more per spin. Not only does it increase your bonus round chances, but also the RTP increases from 96.16 to 96.55 %. In addition, the Razor Returns max win hit rate increases from 1 in 397 million spins to 1 in 27 million spins, which is a significant difference.

The premium shark symbols pay between 2.5 and 7.5 x your stake for 5 of a kind wins, and the Wild Shark can appear anywhere to substitute for pay symbols. The wild shark also pays 12.5x your stake for 5 wilds on a payline. Mystery Symbols can appear on any reel in all stages of the game, and they land in stacks of 5. This triggers the Nudge & Reveal feature.

The Nudge & Reveal feature starts by revealing which randomly selected pay symbol all the mystery symbols turn into, and they can also reveal wild shark and golden shark symbols. If pay symbols are revealed you get a win, and the mystery symbols then nudge down one position for the next spin. This goes on until all mystery symbols have nudged off the bottom of the grid, and a new random symbol is revealed per nudge/spin.

Razor Returns Slot - Razor Reveal Feature

The Razor Reveal feature triggers when the nudge & reveal feature reveals the Golden Shark symbol. All Golden Shark positions will then reveal 1 of 5 special symbols, and these work as follows:

Instant Prize symbols - come with bet multiplier values of 1x to 5,000x your stake.

Multiplier symbol - boosts the value of all instant prize symbols (and collector symbols) by a multiplier of x2, x3, x5, or x10.

Collector symbol - removes all present instant prize symbols by collecting them onto itself. The empty positions can then land any kind of prize or special symbols.

Converter symbol - selects a random pay symbol, and converts all instances into the golden shark symbol. The original symbols are restored when the feature ends.

Nudge Up symbol - nudges all mystery stacks one position upwards, and this can only happen in the bonus round.

You need 3+ torpedo scatters in view on the same base game spin, or in the razor reveal feature, to trigger the Razor Returns Bonus Round. You start with an x1 win multiplier from 3 triggering scatters, and the starting multiplier increases to x5 and x25 with 4 and 5 triggering scatters, respectively. You can gamble for a higher starting multiplier if you wish, but you then risk losing the whole feature.

Reels 2 and 4 are filled with Mystery symbols from the very start of the bonus round, and they nudge down 1 position per free spin. The win multiplier increases by +1 per nudge, and the bonus round continues as long as there are mystery symbols in sight. You can land new mystery symbol stacks to prolong the feature, and non-UK players have the following Bonus Buy options:

Get 3 Torpedo Free Spins for 106x your stake (96.27 % RTP).

Get 4 Torpedo Free Spins for 186x your stake (96.52 % RTP).

Get 5 Torpedo Free Spins for 550x your stake (96.78 % RTP).

Get Random Free Spins for 200x your stake (96.51 % RTP).

Get the Razor Reveal feature for 500x your stake (96.68 % RTP).

The 200 Spins Razor Returns Slot Experience

You get to see the nudge & reveal feature in the base game, before we purchase the top-tier bonus round and lose it in the gamble feature. We purchase it again right after, and the feature starts at 1:45 into the 5-minute highlights video. You can check it all out for yourself by hitting the play button below.

Review Summary

Sequels are never easy, and especially not when you’re attempting to improve upon an iconic slot like the original Razor Shark. Push Gaming has done pretty much everything right with this follow-up though, and Razor Returns slot is another milestone release that is bound to draw in huge crowds for years to come. It comes with sharper visuals, meaner looking sharks, as well as a generous 10 % ante bet that makes a massive difference. Given the volatility level of this beast, increasing your win cap chances from 1 in 397m spins to 1 in 27m spins is probably worth the extra dough.

The original game is famous for smashing through its own stated win cap, and Push Gaming has wisely raised the stakes even more in this follow-up. You can now win up to 100,000x your stake, and the special symbols you get in the razor reveal feature adds a whole new dimension to the gameplay. The bonus round is more exciting than ever, and we landed solid back to back wins in our test session. Razor Returns is, in short, a masterpiece of an online slot, and it’s definitely a strong contender for the game of the year awards.

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Razor Returns Slot FAQs

What is the RTP of Razor Returns?

The top-tier Razor Returns RTP of 96.16 % (or 96.55 % with Push Bet active) is above average. However, operators can adjust the RTP down to 95.4, 94.49, 90.55, or 88.83 %, depending on the market.

How volatile is Razor Returns?

This is a high volatility installment from Push Gaming, and you can expect significant fluctuations on your bankroll in longer sessions.

What is the biggest win possible?

You can win up to 100,000x your stake in Razor Returns, and the max win probability (hit rate) is 1 in 397 million spins without the Push Bet active. With the Push Bet active, however, your win cap chances are increased to 1 in 27 million spins.

How does the Razor Reveal feature work in Razor Returns?

It triggers when the mystery stacks in the Nudge & Reveal feature reveals a golden shark. The golden sharks will then reveal instant prizes up to 5,000x, or 3 other special symbols (4 in the bonus round).

Is there a free spins mode in Razor Returns?

Yes, you get a starting win multiplier up to x25, and the bonus round goes on indefinitely as long as there are mystery reveal symbols in view. The win multiplier increases by +1 per mystery stack nudge.

How many winning ways are available?

The grid has been expanded by +1 row compared to the original Razor Shark, and the 5x5 grid gives you 40 win ways (which is twice what you get in the first game).

Can I play Razor Returns Slot for free?

Yes, you can test the free Razor Returns demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you will also find casinos we have confirmed to carry this title.

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