Incinerator Basic Information:
In our lives there are many places which can hide hidden wealth. Maybe you might find a $20 note in a pair of old pants, or perhaps uncover something valuable which has been sitting in your attic for a decade. Less likely of the places to find something useful is the inspiration for this game. Is this one of the rare Incinerators which leave us with something special, or is this pokie more likely to leave us smelling like burned garbage? Keep reading our review to find out…
Incinerator was created by the team at Yggdrasil. These aren't the biggest gambling software team out there, but they aspire to great things. Hence their slogan “We are not the biggest but the best”. Whereas other teams have the edge in sheer volume, Yggdrasil focuses on quality, and this game aims to be an example of this. This was released on the 1st of January, 2016.
As is standard with online pokies, Yggdrasil runs on flash compatible devices. This means most desktop and laptop computers, as well as many tablets and other mobile devices. Generally speaking; if your device can run HTML 5 and Flash then it should be able to run this pokie.
Incinerator comes with a total of 20 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 10.00
- Minimum bet sits at 0.20
- Maximum bet sits at 200.00
- The return to player offered by this game sits at around 96.1%, which is around average.
In order to access the options the player must click the small pink circle with the ‘+' icon on the lower left corner of the screen, then on the gear icon. This options screen is cut into four sections. These sections are as follows:
In this section the player can choose to mute all sound effect or ambient sounds. This also comes with a volume slider for the sounds which are active.
This section comes with the ability turn off the splash screen and change spin speed. Rather than the standard toggle for quickspin, Incinerator comes with a slider which goes from turtle to hare, much like you would see on a common lawnmower.
Yes, there is a further options section in the options screen. Here the player can choose whether they want their display to show coin values, and allow their space-bar to spin the reels.
- Stop Autoplay
This section allows the player to choose when they want autoplay to stop. There are four possibilities here.
1: If a single win meets or exceeds an entered amount.
2: If cash increased by an entered amount.
3: If cash decreases by an entered amount.
OTHER HELPFUL ADDITIONS
By opening the toolbar by clicking on the small ‘+' to the lower left of the screen a number of extra buttons become available. Aside from the options listed above, there is mute-all, game information and bonus information buttons.
On the main game screen the player can click the coins bet box. Doing do will change the currency display from coins to Euros, which can also be achieved by clicking the win and balance boxes.
Clicking on the Autoplay button, which appears as a circular arrow with a play symbol inside, allows the player to choose how many autospins they want from a list. These are 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 250, 500, 750, 1000 and infinite spins. These can be stopped manually or by the rules which have been set in the options menu.
Incinerator is more than just an interesting concept – it has an actual backstory! In this pokie we take control of a space incinerator. Our job is to help reduce the amount of clutter which fills the void of space, and uncover anything of worth which might be hidden within. How do we accomplish this feat? Though burning everything down, of course.
Other Features and Bonuses
The first of the feature on offer from this game is the Dropdown Win feature. This feature becomes active each time a winning combination is created. When this is done the winning symbols will vanish from the board. Following this, additional symbols will drop in from the top of the game screen into the empty slots. Further matches will repeat this process until no further wins are possible.
If the Dropdown Win feature is active for 3 consecutive wins the player also gains the use of the Wild Pattern feature. This feature appears on the left side of the screen during all spins, but is only active when the above occurs. When this activates the pattern on this box will transfer over onto the main reels. Every box which is lit will have the corresponding box transform into a wild symbol.
The wild symbol in Incinerator appear as the above icon. These can appear over all reels and can substitute for all other symbols. These pay only the highest winning combination from that spin, from left to right.
There are not, unfortunately, any bonus games when it comes to Incinerator. Instead, the player must rely entirely on the above two features.
How to Play:
Simple play in this game require only one choice from the player. Here, the player only needs to choose their coin value and then hit spin.
For more advanced options the player must rely on the autoplay function and options. To start autospins the player need only click on the autoplay button which is located to the right of the spin button. From here the player only needs to select the amount of spins they want from the displayed list and then click spin. Stopping options for these autospins can be set from within the options menu.
Overall Design and Usability:
The theme of incinerators and space junk is one which could easily lend itself to a less than attractive appearance. Yggdrasil, as they usually do, saw this as a challenge, and easily overcame it. This is a pokie which looks both futuristic and relatively simple and clean. Not exactly an easy combination to pull off, but one which the team at Yggdrasil dominated. The look here has fair inclusion of colour, most representing the space junk which is being dropped into the incinerator. From here the machine itself has a heavy industrial look, while still including the flourish which science fiction has taught us to expect from space based machines. A great look overall.
When it comes to usability – this is a game which brings a lot features. Almost everything which even veteran players have come to expect are included within this game, including a great deal of useful options. The only area where we feel the game could have used some improvement is in the place of graphics options. There are so often missing, which constantly disappoints us. In effect, this means that players on older or less powerful devices might not be able to get in on the action. The rest of the game plays and operates very well, with no issues arising during our testing process.
Where to find it:
Yggdrasil isn't as common as the big boys like Microgaming and NetEnt. This means that it is usually only offered on the largest gambling sites or some of the more targeted smaller ones, if you already have a favourite site then search around, you might find that the game is already on offer.
If it isn't, or if you want a more specific list then you can check out our reviews on some on of the following sites. These all have Incinerator available:
A good looking game, and one with a lot of potential, but ultimately a game which is let down by a lack of features. While we are big fans of the wild pattern bonus, this alone is not enough. Combine this with a lack of other bonuses and you end up with a pokie which is difficult to recommend. This is certainly good for a quick play, and what is available to play is of undeniably high quality, but there is simply not enough there to appeal to anybody who wants something more involved.
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