We still remember the time when the Loch Ness monster was all the rage. It occupied the imagination of many, and we can totally understand why. A pre-historic beast, thought extinct, lurking hidden in the waters of a lake that might be a short drive away?
It sounds like something you would expect to see in a fiction novel, and yet, the possibility of it is always there. Sadly, if you are hoping for a more modern rendition of Nessie, you are fresh out of luck. But if you do not mind a somewhat dated experience, we will happily introduce you to Lochie!
We are not kidding when we say dated. The slot was released in 2012, and it shows immediately. The reels are massive, obscuring the view, everything looks a little fuzzy, and fluid, cool animations are a pipe dream. Symbols are a mixture of Lochie documenting gear, and playing card royals.
The user interface is bright and colorful like someone vomited crayons all over the playing field. We really are not certain what was going through our heads when we thought these designs looked good. We also did not miss having to dig into the help menu to find the paytable, either!
Medium volatility awaits all players who want to try this game out. It strikes a careful balance between fun, engaging gameplay, and the promise of lucrative jackpots.
Loch Ness Loot is played on a 5×3 board with 25 flexible paylines. That means gamblers can lower their minimum bet by turning off some or all paylines. By doing this, you also sabotage your chances of winning later, so we would not recommend it.
It seems like RTG might have a grudge about releasing RTP information, for some reason. Unfortunately, we cannot recommend any title that does not reveal the house edge to players.
By changing your lwageet and number of active paylines, gamblers can adjust their total bet. The minimum wager is $0.01 while the maximum is $125 per spin.
The Autoplay in this slot is amazing. You can set up to 1000 auto spins, set win and loss limits, single win thresholds, and much more! Players can even decide to turn on Turbo Spins to make the reels go fast while the Autoplay is on.
Wins are granted by collecting two, three or more identical symbols on active paylines from left to right. Even the Scatter icon has to obey that rule, making free spins more difficult to activate. The most valuable symbol is the Lochie Wild, followed by the photographer and rowboat.
His prized camera comes next, then a newspaper and a picture of Lochie. The lowest paying icons are the mutated playing card symbols: 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A.
Pros & Cons
Collect three Scatters from left to right to win eight free spins. During the special feature, all Lochie Wilds will expand to cover all positions on the reels they are on. The expanded Lochie only counts as one Scatter. While extra turns are active, all prizes are doubled. And if you are particularly lucky, you might succeed in retriggering the bonus.
At the end of every spin, there is a chance one of the two progressive jackpots will be granted to you. These jackpots are entirely random, and their wins are added to your existing prizes.