Pay Day is another retro slot released by Greentube on 27th June 2020. The Novomatic offshoot lead their introduction to the game by posing the question, “What’s the day that has everybody giddy with joy? That’s right, it’s Pay Day”. So, it would seem they are hoping to capture some of the excitement you might feel upon receiving your monthly paycheck. A bold premise indeed, although with a maximum single spin win of 12,000x possible it’s certainly possible.
Pay Day plays on a 5x3 reel set with 30 fixed paylines offering an RTP of 95%. While this RTP is a little on the low side, jackpots of up to 12,000x mean this highly volatile slot can deliver superb returns when it is in the mood.
To hit that top win, however, you’ll have to be playing the scatter triggered free spins round in which all wins are multiplied by 3. The demo version I played allowed bets between €1.20 and €9 per spin, but I suspect upon going live casinos are likely to offer a wider range of bets.
Where to play
- Free Spins
- Pay Day Jackpots
3 bonus symbols trigger the free spins bonus round. 10, 15, or 20 free spins are awarded on a random basis. During free spins, all wins are trebled. 3 bonus symbols during free spins retrigger another 10, 15, or 20 free spins.
Pay Day Jackpots
The Pay Day symbol is the game’s premium symbol and is also a scatter, meaning that it pays for 3 or more symbols anywhere on the board. Not only that but it pays up to 10 symbols anywhere on the board. Any win of 5 or more Pay Day symbols is considered one of the 6 ‘Jackpots’ which pay as follows.
- 5 Pay Day Symbols = 10x bet
- 6 Pay Day Symbols = 40x bet
- 7 Pay Day Symbols = 100x bet
- 8 Pay Day Symbols = 500x bet
- 9 Pay Day Symbols = 1,500x bet
- 10 Pay Day Symbols = 4,000x bet
The game’s max win is triggered by landing 10 Pay Day symbols during free spins where all wins are multiplied by 3.
Design & Symbols
This is a retro fruity so naturally, it falls into the category of “not especially taxing” when it comes to design work. The background is the familiar casino purple we’ve become accustomed to with retro or fruity slots. The gameboard is framed in polished chrome with sharp edges with a panel above the reels which contains the game’s logo to the left and the 6 “jackpot” payout values to the right. The reels are traditional fruit machine white, and the symbols a selection of the usual classic fruits, 7’s, and bars.
Low value symbols are mixed bars, cherries, and bells. Medium value symbols are bars, double bars, and mixed 7’s.
High value symbols are single red 7’s double red 7’s and triple red 7’s. Triple red 7’s are the highest value regular symbols, paying 16.66x the bet size for 5 on a payline. There is a bonus symbol which only appears on reels 2, 3, and 4. The wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except the bonus and the Pay Day scatter symbols. The wild pays 66.66x the bet size for 5 on a payline, although the pay-day symbol is the highest paying of all, paying up to 4,000x the jackpot for any 10 in view.
Our Thoughts on Pay Day
Pay Day is a very simple game with a very simple goal; to hit as many payday symbols as you can, preferably during free spins. Anything other than Pay Day or free spins wins are often criminally low. To be fair, all the 5 of a kind wins are ok, but the starter 3 in a row wins are miserable. For example, 3 mixed bars may just 1/18th a bet. These sort of payouts are perhaps expected on a Megaways slot with thousands of bet ways but are almost not worth it on a 30 payline slot. The design is adequate but uninspiring, and the gameplay is a little dull. However, the one redeeming feature is the free spins round and especially the high paying Pay Day symbols. It could well have been luck, but the retrigger seemed to activate more than you’d expect, and by and large, the bonus round pays well. Again, this slot is not for me, but it could interest retro slot fans, especially with that 12,000x jackpot possibility.