Still, as one of the leading game providers in the industry right now, NetEnt’s Scudamore’s Super Stakes promises to be up there in the Winner’s Circle. Launched just ahead of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival, Super Stakes is a timely foray into the fast, exciting world of horse racing, via a slot experience that only NetEnt could produce.
- Release date: 07.03.2019
- Game: Scudamore’s Super Stakes
- Game provider: NetEnt
- Number of reels, rows and paylines: 5 reels, 3 rows, 20 paylines
- Bet levels: £0.10 to £100
- Maximum win: 10,000 coins
- Special features: Wilds, Random Wilds, Betslip feature, Peter’s Classic Cup feature, Multipliers, Free Spins
- Jackpot: No
- Mobile: Yes
- Return to player: 96.11%
- Variance: High
Scudamore’s Super Stakes bonus features
As you would expect from a horse racing slot, Scudamore’s Super Stakes is set against a race course backdrop and includes equestrian-related symbols.
The royals A, K, Q and J occupy the low-value end of the paytable while four jockeys in different colours are more generous. The red jockey is the most generous, paying out 12.5x the initial stake when 5 land on a payline.
Racing legend Peter Scudamore is the Wild symbol in this game and it can replace any other symbol except the Scatter.
Players also stand to benefit from the Random Wilds feature. On any spin, between 2 and 5 horseshoes will be randomly transformed into Wilds, significantly boosting the win potential of those spins.
During the base game, the player is allowed 1 Betslip at any time, which the player must purchase. The player then gets to select one symbol and make a prediction on how many of those symbols will appear and in how many spins. For example, 5 symbols in 10 spins.
The Betslip then keeps track of how many selected symbols appear during the specified number of spins. A win multiplier will be awarded if the player guessed the number of symbols and spins correctly.
If the Wild is the selected symbol, the symbols added on through the Random Wild feature will also be counted.
Scudamore’s Super Stakes Free Spins
The Scatter trophy symbol triggers the Peter’s Classic Cup feature. Three trophies must appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin, after which an additional row is added to the game screen and 32 paylines in total are active.
The player gets to pick a horse to back in a race. There are four to choose from and each one has a different potential payout and level of risk.
- Tin Foil Hat: Blue J symbol and blue jockey, pays out 50 times the stake
- Gonzo’s Quest: Green Q symbol and jockey, pays out 100 times the stake
- Berry Max: Purple K and jockey, pays out 500 times the stake
- Divine Fortune: Red A and jockey, pays 5,000 times the stake
Once a horse is selected, the free spins feature begins. When a winning combination that includes the selected symbols is landed, the horse moves one space forward in the race. The horse that moves four spaces forward the fastest will win the race, with the associated multiplier being added to the win.
Of course, it would be tempting to always pick Divine Fortune but the flipside to that is that the higher the multiplier on offer, the less likely it is for that horse to win. So players must be smart about which horse they choose.
Scudamore’s Super Stakes jackpot
The Scudamore’s Super Stakes slot does not include a jackpot feature but it does offer a max win of 10,000 coins.
Scudamore’s Super Stakes has an RTP of 96.11% and a high variance. Thanks to the Classic Cup feature, players could see big wins if they are lucky or smaller wins if they are being more conservative in their choice of horse.
Scudamore’s Super Stakes Mobile
Scudamore’s Super Stakes is fully compatible with mobile and desktop devices. Players can access this NetEnt video slot on any device that is connected to the internet.