The X-Factor slot is a 5-reel, 20 pay line online slot game from Electracade. The theme of the show is the talent show where the winners are sent home in limos, and the losers are sent home in tears. The object of the game is of course to win cash, while making it through the auditions to boot camp and finally, on to the live final.
The symbols used in the game are all generic 'talent' symbols, such as CDs, speakers, microphones and vocal performers. You start the X-Factor by selecting your stake per line, from 0.01 to 10.00, and the number of lines you have in play, from 1 to 20, making your range of betting options per spin from 0.01 to 200.00. To win, all you have to do is land at least three identical symbols in sequence on one of your selected pay lines, from the left-hand reel.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout is 10x your stake for three CD symbols. The jackpot is a hefty 5,000x for five X-Factor symbols.
Oddly for an online slot, there is no wild symbol. There is a scatter symbol though, which is the 'Judge Bonus'. Three or more of these symbols in any position on the reel triggers the Judges Bonus game. In this game you are awarded a prize, but you have the chance of doubling your prize by asking each judge to vote 'Yes' or 'No'. A yes vote doubles your award, but a no vote and you lose everything.
The second bonus game is The Boot Camp which is activated when you land three or more 'X' symbols on a staked line. During this game you are awarded five free spins for three symbols, ten spins for four, or 15 for five. All prizes are increased during these spins, and you can also collect stars. If you collect ten stars, you enter The Live Final.
In the Live Final you choose from a number of categories to create a 'performance'. You'll receive three offers based on your performance, and you must choose which one of them you want to take home.
The X-Factor slot does at least look nice, but really the main attraction is for fans of the show, and not really for fans of slots, who will take one look at the lack of a wild symbol and go and play somewhere else instead. The bonus games are not really enticing either. Naturally fans of the show will enjoy the slot's theme, but when it comes to determining whether the X-Factor online slot has the X-Factor itself, it's a 'No' vote from us.