Play for high stakes in the high-tech Action Ops Snow & Sable slot
There have been some mighty duos in the past who have taken on all kinds of tasks in the name of good. Batman and Robin, Bodie and Doyle, Starsky and Hutch and of course Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.
However, you can add the name of a new duo to that list thanks to Triple Edge Studios new slot for Microgaming, Action Ops, Snow and Sable.
Their names may sound like pretentious colours for paint, but Snow and Sable are two ladies not to be messed with. Clad in body-hugging lycra and embellished with all kinds of technological gadgets and gizmos, this pair of ladies are great to look at, but you wouldn't want to get on their wrong side.
They patrol the fictional futuristic city of Aurora and judging by their impressive array of gadgets and weaponry, they are two ladies that you do not wish to get caught by on the wrong side of the law. So is this a slot game that ticks all the right boxes, or is it a game that deserves locking up and the key throwing away?
Let's take a closer look and find out.
- Game: Action Ops Snow and Sable
- Developer: Triple Edge Studios (for Microgaming)
- Reels: 5
- Pay Lines: 10 (non selectable)
- Minimum Bet: 0.10
- Maximum Bet: 100
- Jackpot: 10,000
- Free Spins Bonus: Yes
- Other Bonuses: No
- Progressive: No
- Volatility: High
The backdrop to the slot is the fictional futuristic metropolis of Aurora City and it has a comic-book look to the city. The reels are super-imposed over the city and also in far greater detail. There are five reels, each with three symbols and there are just 10 pay lines in play, which is a small number for a typical 5-reel slot release.
The main controls for the slot are at the foot of the reel and bets range from just 0.10 up to a maximum bet of 100. You can use the Spin button or the autoplay to set the reels in motion. As you play the slots, there are a range of futuristic sound effects and a futuristic musical backdrop playing as you spin the slots and these do add a great deal of atmosphere to the slot.
Overall, the presentation of the slot is excellent, and the sound effects and animations that trigger when you hit some of the wins and features of the slot only serve to enhance the game further.
What is on the reels?
There are just eight standard symbols in the game, although there are more when you add on the symbols associated with bonus features. The lower value symbols are the playing card symbols from Jack through to the Ace. These only offer a win of half of your total stake for three on a pay line, with four symbols offering you a win of the same size as your stake, while a five in a row across the reels pays 3x your stake.
The higher value symbols offer better value returns and include a watch, a set of enhanced glasses, a futuristic lady bird and what seems to be Snow and Sable's vehicle of choice. Wins start here at the same as your stake, but you can win up to 25x your stake if you land five of the vehicle symbols across the reels.
There are a number of other symbols on the reels, including a rare two different Wild symbols.
Snow and Sable are the two main Wild symbols in the slot and they can appear on all the reels in the game. Both symbols substitute for all the standard symbols, but not for each other and nor do they replace the Scatter symbol.
You can also trigger wins of up to 100x your bet if you land five of one of either Snow or Sable across the reels. A mix of the two Wilds also will pay out wins, but at half the amount you would receive for wins involving just one of the two Wilds.
The Wilds also come into play in a different way when you trigger the Free Spins round as we shall explore below.
Free Spins features
The only other symbol on the reels is the Scatter symbol, which is the Snow and Sable logo. If you land three, four or five of these symbols anywhere across the reels, then you will trigger 10, 15 or 20 Free Spins respectively. Furthermore, your three or more Scatters will also trigger you a prize of between 2x your stake and 100x your stake.
During Free Spins, both the first and fifth reels will turn completely Wild, using an expanded symbol of either Snow or Sable on the reel. Which character appears on which reel will change from spin to spin and sometimes one character may appear on both reels too.
By combining these symbols with the higher paying symbols across the reels, or other Wild symbols, it is possible to land up to 1,000 times your stake as a top prize.
Best feature of the Action Ops Snow and Sable Slot
There's lots of nice touches when it comes to the Action Ops Snow and Sable slot, but for me I think the best feature remains the Free Spins option. The Wilds in the base game offer some of the more generous payouts, but it is when you trigger the Free Spins, particularly if you can hit 15 or 20 Free Spins, that the benefit of those Wilds on the first and fifth reels can really start to pay out. However, as this is a higher variance slot game, the size of those pays does vary and it can take some time to trigger the Free Spins bonus game. Therefore sensible bankroll management not to mention a great deal of patience may be needed in order to get the best from the slot.
Snow and Sable is a game that looks and sounds fantastic and the way that Triple Edge Studios have captured the futuristic feel of the game is excellent, however while the bonus features in the slot are decent, I feel the game is lacking a little in both content and context and had there been a couple more themed bonus features, which explains the Snow and Sable story in a little more detail, that would have livened up the slot a great deal more.
Other Triple Edge Studio slot: Wicked Tales: Dark Red.
You can play both Triple Edge Studio slots at any of the Mega Moolah casinos.
Byline: This article was published by Mega Moolah expert Henry. Media and other enquiries.