It appears as if Rival Gaming has stepped up its new online slot game releases. Not long ago, it released A Switch in Time i-slot, which was welcomed with open hands by players all around the globe. Now, they have come out with Heavyweight Gold, a boxing theme online slot game to enthrall boxing fans out there.
Players are welcomed with an introductory clip of a boxer getting ready for the bout, and then delivering the knock out punch in the ring to win the coveted belt. Excellent sound effects – of punches landing on the target and the bell ringing – compliment the said video clip, and give a precursor to what to expect as the game progresses. The game symbols all have a boxing flavor, such as the Boxer, the Referee, the Bell, the Prize Belt and the Bucket and Towel all feature on the reels, to name a few. Nifty animations depicting a boxer exercising with the Dumbbells and starts punching the Punching Bag, appears on the screen when these game symbols occur in winning combinations on the screen. The Gloves are expanding wild symbols, meaning when they appear, they expand to cover all the three rows and enhances the payout. The players could pocket heavy payouts if the expanding wilds appear in two rows on the reel.
Heavyweight Gold got two scatter symbols. First one, the Ring Girl, triggers free spins bonus round. Three Ring Girl symbols offer 10 free spins, four Ring Girl symbols offer 20 free spins and five Ring Girl symbols offer a whopping 100 free spins. All payouts are tripled during free spins. The other one is The Opponent, which triggers the Heavyweight Gold bonus round. If three or more Opponent symbols appear on the reels players are sent to the second screen. The bonus round stimulates a real boxing bout, complete with roaring crowds and referee counting, wherein the player controls the boxing action. That is, the player could make the boxer either attack the opponent or defend himself from being attacked. The match goes on until one is knocked out. The bonus credits are bestowed depending on boxer performance. After each bonus game the Opponent changes and the next bout is fought with a different opponent (typical of i-slot).
Heavyweight Gold is a 5 reel and 20 payline slot game from Rival Gaming, wherein the average payout % is about 96%. Players can wager up to 10 coins per line and the coin dimensions range from $0.01 to $0.10. However, the game does not have a progressive jackpot. But, this apparent drawback is compensated by its ‘heavyweight’ jackpots, which pays as much as 1000 coins when five Boxer symbols appear in an enabled payline.