Special Symbols and Bonus Features

Slots Symbols

In their infancy slots symbols served the sole purpose of determining line payouts, over the years however some have been transformed into special symbols with multiple functions and so it has become necessary for online slots enthusiast to understand what these symbols are and what they do.

First of all, special symbols can be identified as Bonus, Wild and Scatter symbols. The Wild symbol is probably the most well-known special symbol as it often substitutes for other symbols (except other special symbols) to produce winning combinations resulting in payouts. In many modern online slots Wild symbols may also act as multipliers, this means that when they are involved in a winning combination they then multiply the payout according to the paytable. These may also trigger bonus features within the slot.

Wilds are made even more appealing in the form of stacked wild symbols where they occur in two or three row in the same reel. There are also expanding wilds which grow to cover the entire reel so that the entire reel of symbols becomes wild. You may also encounter slots with normal symbols that randomly trigger to make them wild once the reels stop; these are known as exploding wilds and make for some very rewarding gaming.

Scatter Symbols are another exciting special symbol which can appear anywhere on the reels of the slot and enhance payout values by multiplying the total value of the payout listed on the pay table. These symbols may also trigger bonus features in many popular slot machines. Last but not least there are the bonus features and one usually encounters two types of these in contemporary slots. The first is the bonus feature that offers players a free spins bonus round and the second is a bonus game that appears on a second screen within the slot. Slots can have either one or both of these features which can be triggered by wild, scatter or special bonus symbols within the game.

Now that you understand special symbols and their functions, you can enjoy all of the slots that Royal Vegas Casino has to offer.