Four by Four
Four by Four is a specialty casino game that looks like the game we all used to play, Connect Four, but with real pays and a fun game play.
Four by Four, a browser based game developed by Microgaming Software Systems Ltd, is an innovative new take on traditional reel based slot games. Instead of using the usual single rotating row of a slot machine, Four by Four is composed of sixteen cells organized into four rows and four columns. These cells populate with various symbols when a player clicks “Play”. When a player gets four identical symbols in a row either horizontally or vertically, they win! Traditional slot machines use only a single horizontal row to give players a chance at getting a lucky spin. Four by Four adds an innovative and enjoyable depth to the traditional game of slots by expanding this to eight different chances to win on every spin. Each symbol has a different payout value. This includes an “X”, a diamond, a plus sign, s star, and a circle. When a player gets four of the same symbol in a row, their payout will differ depending on the which symbol matched up.
Microgaming has included two bonuses which can be achieved at various stages of game-play. The first of these bonuses is the nudge bonus. Throughout the game, symbols labled “Nudge” will appear on the grid. When four of these nudge symbols appear, the player is awarded a nudge bonus. Utilizing a nudge bumps the reels up to four times, rotating to the next symbol. When a nudge causes four identical symbols to become horizontally or vertically aligned, the player wins. If a player wins via a nudge bonus the rest of their nudges are forfeited.
The other potential bonus is the free play bonus. As the game is played, occasionally one or more symbols labeled “Free Play” will appear on the grid. When four of these symbols appear on the grid, a free play is activated. The free play bonus activates four free games. As each spin is executed, the player wins a multiplier value for every winning combination. Their initial bet is eventually multiplied by the number of wins and becomes their payout.
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The most valuable symbol in the game is the star. If a player can line up five stars it will multiply the players bet by five as a payout. The star can also count as a wild symbol for other less valuable symbols. Next is the gold circle which multiplies the players bet by three. Less valuable symbols include the diamond, a multiplier of one which simply returns the players bet. The plus symbol, which returns half of the players bet. Lastly the “X” symbol which returns less than a quarter of the players bet.
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