The Final Countdown

by Big Time Gaming
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Game features
Big Time Gaming
March 2019
Bet Size
€0.2 - 20
Max Win
Colossal Symbols, Free Spins, Increasing Multiplier, Megaways, Multiplier, Pick Bonus, Retrigger, Scatter, Shifting Wilds, Stacked Symbols, Synced Reels, Wild
3D, Future, Music, Space

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Pros and cons
  • Rare non-MegaWays release from BTG
  • Themed on Swedish rock band, Europe
  • Countdown bonus offers multiplier wilds
  • Cloning Wilds and reels 256x multipliers
  • Not officially licensed by Europe
  • Highly volatile for a seemingly simple slot

The Final Countdown Slot Review

Big Time Gaming struck gold when they first unveiled their Danger: High Voltage slot at online casinos. Now, over two years later, the Australian software provider is exploring music-themed games once more, this time with a slot based on Swedish rock band, Europe.

The Final Countdown has a mixture of space and music themes to it, but that is not all that stands out. This game is one of the rare BTG releases which does not feature the MegaWays engine.

Aside from the obvious similarities between this and Danger: High Voltage, this game also has a lot in common with NetEnt’s rock and roll-themed games, such as Motörhead, Jimi Hendrix and Guns ‘N’ Roses. However, there are more paylines to play with in this game, even if the “musical side” is perhaps not as well represented.

Any slot themed on Europe and their most famous hit is always going to attract attention. However, can a basic video slot with highly volatile gameplay really match the success of BTG’s MegaWays games? Let us find out…

How to Play The Final Countdown

To begin with, The Final Countdown is not a MegaWays game, and yet it does have similarities with them. There are, for instance, 6 reels and 4,096 ways to win here. There are no cascading reels or symbols present in this release, though. You will still get to play with cheap enough bets, stretching from 0.20 up to 20.00 a spin, and prizes are more than fair, capped at 36,000x a bet. 

The Final Countdown has an agreeable RTP rate of 96.65%m, but its symbols leave a lot to be desired.

Dull high-playing cards dish out petite wins, while gemstones have been chosen to represent the best-paying icons. Why not more thematic symbols? You will have to ask Big Time Gaming that.

At least the two special symbols in this slot have a thematic nature. They include:

  • Wild – The crew members are the wild symbols here, and he/she can substitute for all standard paying icons.
  • Scatter – Look out for the golden scatter, as this is capable of triggering one of two bonuses when it appears three or more times at once. You will get to decide which of the two modes you prefer.

Game Rules

The Final Countdown Slot Features

Regrettably, this is not a MegaWays game, so BTG has not worked in any cascading reels to help you along here. However, that does not mean that The Final Countdown is devoid of features – far from it. You will have cloned reels, wilds, and two free spin rounds to keep you company. Here is how they work:

Cloned/Synched Reels

This is a randomly triggered mode which can occur on any spin in both the base game and the bonus. It can see several reels highlighted (at least two but up to four) and these will then sync up and showcase the same symbols. Should this happen to occur when wilds appear, then you could end up with a colossal wild which can bring multipliers of 4x up to 256x the winnings, depending on the number of columns synched together.

The Countdown Bonus

The Countdown is the first of two free spin rounds you can choose to play. It offers a total of 8 free games, during which a 2×2 roaming wild will walk across the reels.

You can retrigger the primary feature by landing additional scatters (a ten-step countdown drops by three for each scatter), and each time you do this, you will increase the size of the roaming wild. If it reaches 4×4 in size, you will land a 256x multiplier, just like in the base game.

Heading for Venus

Opt for this round, and you will get 25 free spins. A Cloned Reels feature kicks into gear in this mode, and a Velocity Wild can appear on those synched drums. It can boost your wins by up to 888x a bet, depending on how sizable the icon is and whether it features in wins or not.

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