NextGen is a developer that has never really been that highly regarded when it comes to the graphics on their games, and we have to admit that 300 Shields is not exactly that much of a looker. It makes use of a Spartan theme and it is passable enough, but players can approach this game expecting more from the gameplay than the graphics no matter where they turn. Fortunately, that gameplay is not too shabby at all and we feel that there is every chance of this game making its way into the selections of mobile players in the UK and beyond.
What to Expect
While the game is certainly not all that pretty, it is fair to say that it can be very easy to get into. It makes use of 25 lines throughout and that is considered to be the standard as far as most players are concerned. A decent number of coin bets allow for plenty of choice within the game and it is then a case of spinning the reels and stacking up the wins. Early on in the action, players will be able to make use of the wild card at all times. It is depicted by a Spartan warrior and players will be able to make use of it to fill in for any other symbol on the board except for the scatter.
That scatter is appropriately depicted by the shield, and the goal for any decent outcome is to land three or more of them on the board at the same time. Initially, players will receive five free games with all prizes doubled, although that is only the first stage of the game if your luck is in. As well as picking up wins as part of the round, you will be hoping to collect more shields, and if you manage to grab two of them, you will move on to the second stage. Here, five more spins are awarded and this wild multiplier rises to five times the standard prize value. Aim for six shields in this stage and the third round will become active.
It’s five more free spins and the wild card will now boost prizes that it participates in 25 times over, which is pretty massive by any standards. You will need twelve more shields for the final stage, and will have a good idea by now that this is pretty unlikely. Land them successfully though and the name of the game comes into play, whereby any win that makes use of a wild card during your new set of free games will be worth a massive 300 times the standard value. It is impressive, but rare, although we suppose that this is often how it goes with action like this!
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
300 Shields is a decent game in most respects although we feel that it is actually slightly too difficult to land the best part and can imagine that most players will never even see it – we certainly haven’t! Without the top end of the bonus round, there isn’t much to get excited about here on this NextGen mobile slot but it is still a solid game that fans of the historical theme are pretty likely to enjoy.