The Snakes and Ladders online slot by Mazooma Interactive reimagines this popular children’s board game as a grown-up gamble with up to 10 000 times the base wager up for grabs. With five reels, three rows and 20 paylines, Snakes and Ladders can be played for as little as 1.00 or as much as 10.00 per payline. Players may select the number of Snakes and Ladders paylines they would like to activate – the more active paylines there are, the greater the risk as well as the potential reward.
From the Board to the Reels
Set against the cartoon backdrop of a desert landscape, littered with wooden ladders, under the watchful eye of a sinister-seeming snake, the look and feel of the Snakes and Ladders slot is pretty much exactly what anyone familiar with the board game would expect. Some of the symbols include an ancient serpent idol, dice, and high-value playing card symbols plus, of course, hissing snakes and ladders that lead nowhere.
Wild Logo for the Win
The Snakes and Ladders wild symbol is a really easy one to spot because it takes the simple form the word “WILD” in big bold red letters over a green background.
As per standard online slot rules, the Snakes and Ladders wild symbol is very valuable because it can stand in for any other symbol – except the three scatters – to complete winning combinations. What’s more, the winnings from combinations completed using a wild as a stand-in are doubled.
The Snakes and Ladders wild logo is also the highest-paying five-of-a-kind symbol in the game, which yields a base game jackpot of 10 000 coins. Note, however, that the 2x multiplier is not applied in wild wins, such as this one, where the wild is not replacing any other symbol.
Serpentine Scatter Symbols
Uniquely, the Snakes and Ladders online slot has not one but three scatter symbols – the snake basket, the Snakes and Ladders logo, and the coiled snake. Although these scatter symbols do not have any intrinsic value, each of them has the power to activate a different bonus feature when three or more of them appear anywhere on the reels.
Snakes and Ladders Bonus Features
As mentioned, when three or more of the same Snakes and Ladders scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels, one of three bonus features is triggered:
- Snake Charmer Bonus Feature
The Snakes and Ladders Snake Charmer Bonus game is triggered when three or more snake basket symbols appear anywhere on the reels. It is a fairly standard pick-em feature and Snakes and Ladders players must choose from several baskets to reveal a mystery multiplier. This multiplier is then applied to their total bets to create a bonus prize.
- Snakes and Ladders Board Feature
When three or more Snakes and Ladders logo symbols appear anywhere on the reels, the Snakes and Ladders Board Feature is activated. This takes players to another screen showing a 49-stage board featuring Snakes and Ladders as well as multipliers.
As with the original children’s pastime, Snakes and Ladders players must roll a dice to move around the board and travel down and up the snakes and ladders until they land on a multiplier. Once again, the player’s total bet is multiplied by this number.
- Free Spins Bonus Round
The last of the Snakes and Ladders scatter symbols is the coiled snake and three or more of these appearing anywhere on the reels will unlock up to 100 free spins. All free spins wins – except those for five wilds – also receive a 3x multiplier.