Largeing It!

As part of our occasional forays into popular features that can crop up on slots, we thought we’d go large this week. In fact one of our new releases, NetEnt’s Strolling Staxx, inspired this blog post and one of its many fruity features is the use of ‘Colossal Symbols’. As the name implies these are super-sized symbols, often appearing in the form of 2×2 or 3×3 versions, by which we mean they occupy the space a square of four or nine standard symbols would respectively. It may not be immediately obvious, but the power of Colossal Symbols is in creating mathematically more chances of triggering a win with whichever paying symbol is given the ‘Colossal’ treatment during a specific game.


The ideal scenario for landing a Colossal Symbol on a slot that has this feature is to find a 3×3 version land to dominate the first three reels of that slot. That will invariably mean the minimum result of a regular three-of-a-kind win with that symbol across all the active paylines (or Ways to Win if that rule is in effect) of the game. That result should certainly bring a ‘big winning’ smile to your face. Particularly prized is to find Colossal Wilds in play, such as in games like Blueprint’s Wild Antics, whilst we’d thoroughly recommend checking out NetEnt’s Asgardian Stones too to see the impact Colossal Symbols can have on the chain-reacting thrills of cascade slots!


Some slot developers offer slots with a Colossal Symbol feature, but under a different name – Red Tiger slots such as Stage 888, Persian Fortune and Epic Journey have ‘Mega Tiles’ for example – so look out for these too if you like the idea of how this big idea can transform your fortunes in a game. However the feature is named its winning ways have proven popular with players in the past, and it certainly creates another strong reason to has a spin of Strolling Staxx if you’re looking to try a new release this week.