Game description

A Dark Matter Slot Machine (Microgaming)

A Dark Matter SlotA Dark Matter is another great release by Microgaming. The slot is based on a mystery-related story with a lot of action touching on the Victorian era.  

I had the privilege of playing this slot and here is my review:

A dark matter is set up on 5 reels with 5 active lines. There are a number of additional features like the Invading Wilds and the free spins that give up to 2xs multiplier on all prices. The highest winning that you can get with this slot is 2,400x total stake, which is actually $120,000.

Betting and Prizes

To play A Dark Matter, you can start with as low as $0.05 per which means about $0.01 on each of the 5 available lines. The maximum that Microgaming allows for this slot is $50 per spin or $10 per line.

A Dark Matter offers one of the best game rewards which is not really the case with most slots from Microgaming. You will get 1,200x total stake for its paid spins, and up to 2,400xs total stake on the slot’s free spins using the multipliers. This could translate to $120,000 in just one free spin or $60,000 if it’s a paid one.

A Dark matter is highly volatile although the rewards like its RTP of 96.18% seem to counter its high volatility.

Slot Features

I can say that this slot is quite enjoyable and especially the list of features that come with it. A Dark Matter uses its logo as its wild symbol and this is the symbol you use as a substitute. It can appear stacked within the slot’s middle three columns.

If you manage a full stack of wilds that can cover either the 2nd or the 4th reel, this wild will move to the 3rd reel where it will transform it into a wild. This is a Dark Matter’s Invading Wilds feature and with it, you can get up to three wild reels per each spin. This is good for boosting your winnings.

To trigger the free spins, you will need to use the scatters that all appear at the very same time on reels 2, 3 and 4. With these scatter you get an additional 12 free spins as well as a chance to get more rounds in the game if new scatters come along.

Theme & Design

If you love solving mysteries then this is the slot to play. A Dark Matter’s storyline is more of a mystery and it is based on a small town in England. The slot has a Victorian- Era set up where some disappearances have occurred, and need to be solved.

I came across other symbols like the Royals, the Lord, as well as the slot’s logo.

My Verdict

A Dark Matter is a thrilling adventure in England and although it lacks in features, it is a well-designed game with a potential to earn you some good money. However, I found it to be more suitable for high rollers given its high volatility.

UPDATED ON: by James Worden