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Scatter and Bonus Symbols on Microgaming Slots

With there being so many different kinds of both Scatter symbols and Bonus symbols attached to the reels of many of the slot games found online then it can often be something of a confusing time when they start to appear on the reels.

However to help you understand how many of these kinds of reel symbols work and operate below is our guide to Scatter and Bonus symbols which lists a vast array of these very unique symbols and will give you an understanding of how they work thanks to the attached description and overview of each of them.

Scatter Pay Symbols

The most basic of Scatter symbol will award you with just a cash payout whenever a set of them drop into view anywhere on the screen. The amount of cash awarded is usually determined as a percentage of the total amount you wagered on the spin they all spun in on.

Free Spins Awarding Scatters

Many online slot machines will award you with a set of free spins whenever you manage to get at least three Scatter symbols appearing on the screen in any position, the number of free spins credited to you will of course vary from slot to slot and some slot games will additionally give you a cash payment whenever three or more of them appear.

Consecutive Bonus Symbols

The bonus games which many slot games can award a player with are often triggered by spinning in what are known as Consecutive Bonus Symbols, this means that a pre-determine number of Bonus symbols must spin in on an activated payline before you can trigger a bonus game. Look out for the Double O Cash game from Microgaming for this game has these kinds of symbols on play on its reels.

1st and 5th Reel Bonus Symbols

When playing certain slot games you will only be awarded the bonus feature when a Bonus symbols drops in on both the first and the last reel, however they must both appear in one base game spin and when they do then the bonus game will be awarded to you. The Lucky News Network slot game from Microgaming has a set of these symbols in play on its reels.

Matching Bonus Symbols

A small number of slot games such as the Sneak a Peek range of slots found at Microgaming software powered sites will award a very unique type of bonus game whenever you get Matching Bonus symbols appearing in exactly the same reel positions on the first and last reels in any one base game spin.

Alternate Reel Bonus Symbols

Another kind of bonus symbol is known as the Alternate Reel Bonus symbols, and these are found on 5 reel video slot games, the bonus symbols are only found on reels one, three and five and to trigger the bonus games on these kinds of slot games a bonus symbol needs to appear on all three of those reels at the completion of any one base game spin.

Author: Marcus Nilsson

November 4, 2013 - Offer valid as of date published. T&Cs apply.