Mia Gardner | 13 Oct 2020
Those familiar with the company may already know the original Reactoonz, a fun 2017 slot that featured a host of bizarre, yet adorable monster characters. The sequel aims to recapture the brilliance of the first, bringing the monster cast back for another exciting adventure. From the horned devil, to the goofy cyclops, all the beloved faces are back, and just as lovable as the first time they entertained players.
Only this time the little creatures are joined by a new friend, an alien race known as Energoonz.
Reactoonz 2 is, of course, all about the characters. Some very talented artists at Play’n GO clearly put a ton of work into making the creatures distinct, interesting, and deeply endearing. Each of the unique faces animates when matched, exclaims in delight when achieving a big payout, and even performs a few tricks to keep the gameplay interesting.
In terms of basics, the slot utilises 7 reels, and a falling symbols system. This means that symbols fall into place as if compelled by gravity, and disappear when matched, making way for new symbols to enter the reels. The biggest advantage of this system is, of course, the possibility for chain wins to be created.
Though, as far as Reactoonz 2 is concerned, the focus is on gathering wins and filling 2 different types of meters. When the meters reach capacity they unleash massive, powerful bonuses, potentially resulting in some hefty payouts.
In Reactoonz 2 there are 2 meters, seen positioned beside the reels on the right and left. Depending on which monsters are used to creating winning combinations, the meters will gradually fill, slowly pushing the player towards some exceptional payouts.
The first meter is referred to as the Fluctometer, and when fully charged will release a burst of new Wilds across the reels. Watch out though, these Wilds are electric, and may potentially zap a whole bunch of grid places in a massive explosion.
The second is the Quantumeter, which houses Gargantoon and Energoonz. This meter is filled via chain wins, and when maxing out will add a special, giant Wild to the reels, which acts as a mega sized payout generator.
Reactoonz 2 is incredibly creative, extremely interesting, and certainly an impressive effort by Play’n GO to revitalise what was an already well-loved slot.