Mad Scientist Slot
Mad Scientist is a 5-reel, max 20-pay line slot from Betsoft. This is one of the earliest slots in Betsoft's 'Slots3' range, and also is one of the most successful. It's actually so succesful that in 2012 Betsoft released a sequel, entitled 'Madder Scientist'. We're not sure what's made the scientist in question more angry, or more loopy. In this original game, the scientist is obviously a bit of a chemistry expert, judging by his equipment. He's also not afraid to mess around with electricity, an attitude that we actually find quite shocking, and not to say re-volt-ing. It's certainly not in line with current H&S thinking. The mad scientist (who looks quite sane, we have to admit), stands and watches as you spin the reels, and gets excited every time you land a win.
Play starts with you choosing your coin bet, from 0.02 to 0.50, and your bet-per-line from one to five. You can also select how many of the twenty available lines you want in play, from one to all twenty. Your wager-per-spin is all these three values multipiled together. When you are ready to power up, hit the 'spin' button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout available is for three power meters on an active payline, which wins you your bet-per-line. The jackpot is for five plasma globes, which will win you 1,000x your wager.
The chalkboard symbol in this game is wild, and substitutes for all other symbols aside from those that lead to bonus games.
Three or more scattered test tube symbols triggers the 'Mad Scientist Great Experiment' bonus round. The scientist is trying to invent a serum that will turn anything to gold. You must select an object, and the scientist will turn it into bronze, silver or gold. It's not hard to work out which is the most valuable! Your final prize will reflect your success.
When the tesla coil symbol appears on the outer two reels on any of the first three pay lines, then the 'Wild'o'Cution' feature is triggered. The coils will activate and turn any symbols in between them into wilds.
If you land three or more radioactive signs on an active payline you activate the 'Bio Pick Me' bonus. Choose the bio signs to reveal cash prizes from between 125 and 175 credits.
The power switch symbol is another scatter symbol in this game. Land at least three anywhere on the reels to be awarded bonus credits.
Betsoft's original 'Slots3' slots such as this and Gold Diggers followed a very formulaic approach before they started to diversify. Mad Scientist's range of electrifying bonus games has lead to its popularity, and the eventual release of Madder Scientist. If you want to experience a slot that began Betsoft's 3D slot revolution, then Mad Scientist is the slot you need to start with.