Chicken Fox 5x Skillstart slot is a December 2020 release from developer, Lightning Box Games. Taking on the theme of the farmyard/barn we see an assortment of hens and roosters along with a fox and some other farmyard animals, being essentially the same as their 2019 release of the same game, except the Fox multipliers go to 5x instead of 2x. The game revolves around a free spins bonus round but there’s also a new “just for fun game” Skillstar game but this doesn’t affect the payouts in any way, so might seem a little pointless, unless Lightning Box have something up their sleeves for later on down the line. Let’s take a look at how the slot functions below.
Graphics and Sound
Value for Money
Chicken Fox 5x Skillstar Slot is a nice little upgrade to the previous version, allowing players the opportunity to win bigger with an increased multiplier bonus and also a very slightly upped RTP.
Chicken Fox 5x Skillstar Slot Stats
How it Pays and Plays
Chicken Fox 5x Skillstart slot is set on a 5 reel, 3 row grid which has 20 fixed paylines.
You can play anywhere from 25p/cents up to $/£/€325 per spin.
The RTP is set a touch low at 95.61% and we would certainly prefer it to sit at over 96%, however, some small consolation is that it is up from it’s previous incarnation which sat at 95.54%. The volatility is marked as high.
The max win potential is 18,950x which is a good bit higher than the original game which sat at 13,500x.
Symbols and Graphics
Visually this slot won’t exactly blow you away but it strikes the right tone we believe they were going for and sets up an decent atmosphere for the game. The Skillstar game is designed like an arcade game from the late 80’s/early 90’s.
Low paying symbols go from 10 through to Ace. Premiums are a goat, a pig and a tractor as the top symbol.
Music involves a catchy little farmyard style theme tune and there are various farmyard type sound effects.
The Wild symbol is an old lady who is smelling a freshly baked pie. She substitutes for all other symbols except for the Scatters.
Scatter symbols are Golden Eggs, you need 3 to get to the bonus round.
Once the free spins have been triggered there is an optional Skillstar game. This can be skipped if you like. The game invloves you taking control of a fox who is tasked with catching golden being laid by chicken and preventing them from landing and smashing on the floor. You get 3 lives, each egg dropped will take one life away. There’s a leaderboard that goes with the game. although it is stated that the game in no way affects the RTP maybe Lightning Box will offer some prize for the highest scores each month or something along those lines- this is purely speculation on our part though it would be nice to see some prizes incorporated somehow.
Free Spins Bonus
Land 3, 4 or 5 of the Golden Egg Scatters symbols for the bonus round to trigger. You’ll get 8, 15 or 30 free spins/games respectively for the amount of Scatters you land.
The free spins start by taking you to a empty reels where you hope to spin in a fox symbol or a fox symbol with the 5x multiplier attached to it. If one of these symbols lands and you also land in any chicken symbols you will collect the value of the chicken symbol. The value of the symbol increases as the chicken is older, with the top paying one being a fully grown rooster. You can also land in Egg symbols, if there’s a fox also in view when the reels stop spinning you will get awarded with 1, 2, 3 or 5 extra free games. The 5x Fox symbol will multiply this by 5. If you land a fox symbol alone without any other chicken or egg symbols present you’ll get awarded 1 or 5 extra free games.
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