Malta based iGaming slot supplier Play’n GO joins legendary rock band ZZ Top as they set off on tour and get a feel for Americana music and life on the road. New ZZ Top Roadside Riches is a 5×4 video slot game filled with classic Texas-inspired symbols, which offers 1024 payways and a RTP of 96.20%. Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard make an appearance on the grid and will also pop up when the player triggers Free Spins. In this instance the band members are animated which immerses the player further into the world of Roadside Riches.
The base game also features Wild features. Wild and Bonus features stay true to the connotations of ZZ Top’s music videos. During the Free Spins feature, it’s possible for players to trigger one of two special Wilds. The Legs Expanding Wild expands into its new position on any random reel. Then, the Gimme All Your Lovin’ Multiplier Wild will also be assigned to a random reel. The Scatter symbol can land on any reel; three or more trigger the Free Spins. Players can choose between two Free Spin modes: Legs Free Spins have Expanding Walking Wilds on every spin; while Gimme Free Spins have Multiplier Wilds on every spin.
Number of Free Spins is random, but also depends on the number of Scatters triggering them: 3 Scatters are worth 8, 10, or 12 Free Spins; 4 Scatters are worth 8, 10, 12, or 15 Free Spins; and 5 Scatters equals 10, 12, 15, or 20 Free Spins. Scatters cannot land during Free Spins and the feature cannot be retriggered.
Legs Wilds can land during any spin. They always expand if they can trigger a win. During Legs Free Spins, they behave as expanded Walking Wilds. Legs Wilds and Gimme Wilds cannot land on the same spin. Expanded Walking Legs Wilds are sticky during feature, and move one reel to the left with each Free Spin, until removed after passing the first reel. Gimme Wilds can land during any spin. They will have a X2 or X3 multiplier if part of any win. If Gimme Wilds land, Legs Wilds cannot land in the same spin. During Gimme Free Spins,the multipliers are X2, X3, X4 or X5. Only one Gimme Wild can appear on each reel. The Band member symbols are two symbols high, and other symbols will often land stacked.
The product is reminiscent of Buffalo games that have been a household favorite in America since 1986, specifically with nods to Raging Rex, Win-a-Beast, and Testament. Suit symbols have been designed with a neon-effect, and other symbols plus the background have all the motifs of travelling down the highway at golden hour.
About this novelty, Charlotte Miliziano, Head of Games at Play’n GO, commented further on the opportunities of working with another renowned band. “It’s been so exciting collaborating with ZZ Top on this game over the past six months. We were deeply saddened by the news of Dusty Hill’s passing last week. This game is the beautiful product of a great collaboration that I’m sure players all over the world will enjoy.”