Red Sands Outback-Themed Online Video Slot
The five reels and 20 paylines of Realtime Gaming’s online video slot, Red Sands, are set against the dusty burnt-sienna backdrop of the Australian Outback. In this desert landscape, Red Sands players will encounter kangaroos, koala bears, pointy-snouted bandicoots, wombats, and other Aussie animals.
There isn’t much of a soundtrack for the Red Sands slot and the game does not include any video mini-game features. However, the sound of the spinning reels can be heard and symbols do become animated, with accompanying sound effects, when they form part of winning paylines.
When wagering on these Red Sands symbols, players have numerous coin values – from 0.01 to 5.00 credits – to choose from and may also adjust the number of active paylines, although activating all 20 will maximise the likelihood of wins.
The Red Sands Kangaroo is Wild
As arguably the best known of Australia’s animals – and part of the Red Sands logo – the kangaroo is an apt choice for an online slot set in the Land Down Under.
As the Red Sands wild symbol, the kangaroo can replace any other symbol, except the scattered moon, to complete winning combinations on active paylines. All Red Sands wins completed with the help of a substitute wild are doubled with a 2x multiplier. Note that the Red Sands wild CAN substitute for the scatter symbol during re-spins, which are explained below.
The kangaroo wild is also the most valuable five-of-a-kind symbol in the Red Sands slot, with a max payout of 5000 coins.
The Red Sands Moonscape is Scattered
Another very special symbol on the Red Sands reels is the scatter symbol, which comes in the form of a scene depicting a silvery crescent moon rising above the tops of the Emaho trees and into the night sky. Whenever two or more Red Sands moonscape scatters appear anywhere on the reels, a payout occurs with a multiplier of between two and 50 times the player’s bet, depending on the number of scatters landed:
- Two moonscape scatters: 2x multiplier
- Three moonscape scatters: 4x multiplier
- Four moonscape scatters: 10x multiplier
- Five moonscape scatters: 50x multiplier
In addition, landing two or more moonscape scatters on the Red Sands reels activates the game’s unique re-spins feature.
Re-Spins on the Red Sands
As mentioned, the Red Sands Re-Spins Feature is triggered when players land two or more scattered moonscape symbols on the reels.
These scatters are then held in place, whilst the remaining reels are re-spun up to a maximum of 10 times. Players are awarded this 10-spin maximum when five scatters appear in a spin. In this case, all five scatters are held in place while the other reels are re-spun, with each Red Sands re-spin paying out the five scatter prizes.
An unusual element of the Red Sands Re-Spins Feature is that, during these spins, only the moonscape scatters have the ability to pay out. However, the kangaroo wild can substitute for scatters during re-spins, which means that they are more likely to come up. In such cases, the wild 2x multiplier is applied just as it is in the main game.