This is a retro slot with a retro feel, based, as it seems to be, on a 1970s TV game show.
The set-up is pretty standard, with a 5-by-3 set of reels and 20 pay lines. The stats are fairly typical of the industry averages at the moment too – the Game Changer slot game was released in February 2020.
What stands out, first of all, is the huge pay table, with a massive selection of symbols, some of them with very high values. This puts a lot of the action into the base game, and the bonuses are in short supply, though the main feature – a board game – is also highly original and engaging. The pay table symbols are finally revealed to have a double meaning in the bonus game, based on a board game.
Were you around in the 70s for games like this? It’s unlikely, but if you were you’ll get a Proustian rush from the nostalgic look, or maybe you’re just a player with retro tastes.
Let’s see if you should take a history lesson from Realistic’s Game Changer slot!
It’s not exactly an exciting name, is it? But Realistic (like their fellow boringly named developer, Pragmatic Play) produce a varied and exciting range of slot titles for online video slots fans in the UK regulated casino market.
The company was founded in 2002 and is now rated as the 22nd most popular slot provider in the UK market. They have nearly 100 slots in their catalogue, which you should find at more than 300 UK casino sites.
This game is their current hit, and it’s rated as the 72nd most popular game in the UK on the measures we use.
Other hit titles include Re-Trigger Happy, Super Graphics Super Luck, Shuffle Bots Pull Tab, and Cashing Rainbows Pull Tab.
Their games are visually very striking and original, and they have a good reputation in the industry plus all the licensing they need: you can enjoy Realistic titles with confidence.
It doesn’t come more average than a theoretical return to player (RTP) of 96.06%. RTP measures the return to the player that is expected over the life of a game, so you should expect a similar experience to other games with this measure.
The top prize is 25,000-times your stake. Stakes – please check betting and pay-out limits on the actual game you are playing – run from 0.2 to 5 coins, which should be 20p to £5 in UK sites.
The game has a standard layout of five reels and three rows across which run 20 standard pay lines.
Realistic games are very easy to play. Always remember to read the help options and rules fully before you start playing, and check out games on demo mode to be extra sure.
Game controls here float with big spin buttons dominating the screen, like the buttons on a game show desk. You can set your bet between spins, and the rest of the game controls – volume, menus, and settings – should be found in the game frame.
This game is simple to play, with good information on the help tab, and it works particularly well on smaller mobile screens.
The massive pay table has 16 symbols.
At the top is the game logo paying 5,000-time stake for 5 on a pay line.
The jet pays 48-times stake. The yacht is worth 40-times stake. The sports car pays 32-times stake. Watches pay 24-times stake. Teasmaids pay 16-times stake. The teddy bear pays 8-times stake.
Royal card symbols pay 4-times stake for full houses.
The prize symbols pay:
Trail run 2,500-times stake. Level up: 1,000-times stake. All prizes 750-times stake. Random stop: 500-times stake. Respin reel 250-times stake. Double trouble: 200-times stake. Roll even: 150-times stake. Take prize 100-times stake.
The bonus is great fun and is called the Game Board.
You trigger it not with scatters, but by completing a border of high-value symbols around the edges of the reels.
This then starts a board game with your piece moving around this new playing symbols and the three central symbols acting as a scoreboard. Spins are now Dice throws and you move along the number of symbols indicated.
Those mysteriously named symbols from the base game, now become clear as they carry out the functions in their names, and other symbols pay out between 1 and 6-times your stake.
Game Changer slot is something of a game-changer because it includes a bonus game that is very different. While it operates something like a free spins round, the Game Changer board game is totally original so we can’t quite call it that. It’s something like the retro skill games that you find on two-screen cabinet games in the Barcrest style, but delivered in a fantastic style: it’s really gripping and fun.
The base game is much more simple and down to earth, and players will soon find their way around this machine, with Realistic’s trademark good design and easy to use controls.
The stats are pretty good, and you should be able to enjoy Game Changer in a range of ways: either as a regular play or a one-off cash splash.
The only downsides come in the massive pay table, which will make some players scratch their heads and the relative lack of bonus features. Yes, the one they have is fantastic, but some players want more, and specifically, they want a free spins round.
We hope this game really is a game-changer and that Realistic continue to innovate in this way perhaps with a series of games with this bonus game.
A real winner and one you should check out at your favourite online casino site today.