We’ve seen slot developers do retro and roll back the years; we’ve even seen KA Gaming, the studio behind Speakeasy, do the same, but this time it feels like they’ve upped the ante slightly. The reason is that not only is this a retro slot, but it’s also based on American history.
Speakeasy is a slot game with five reels and fifteen paylines that takes players back to the Prohibition era in the USA, which began in 1920 and lasted until 1933. In that time, illicit drinking dens sprung up across the country, and it’s these watering holes and the era from which the Speakeasy slot derives its inspiration.
What could often be said about this period of time was that the illicit drinking dens provided a lot of fun and entertainment, but how many gave visitors a chance to win good prizes? Not many. But in this Speakeasy slot, it’s what is on the cards, with a fair top payout up for grabs.
The slot, which also comes loaded with a free spins feature, is authentic in its approach from start to finish, and this will either whet the appetite of players or put them off. But you can’t argue with how KA Gaming has put the slot together because it screams 1920 and Speakeasy in a good way.
There are a couple of special icons to be aware of when spinning the five reels of this slot. There is a wild, but it will only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4, so it can’t form winning combinations of its own. However, it does have the power to help create and improve combos as a substitute for the other regular icons in the game, bar the scatter.
Talking of the scatter, players will notice that in Speakeasy, it’s the dice symbol that assumes the role. And, before we come onto how the scatter can trigger the bonus feature in this slot, unlike the wild, it will pay players via combinations of its own, but players will need to see three to five of them across a payline.
Players will essentially get two rewards for the price of one when they land three or more scatters on the reels simultaneously. They’ll first receive their payout, which is great, especially as a multiplier can boost the returns on offer. And then they will trigger the free spins bonus feature.
For a minimum of three dice scatters on the reels at the same time, players will collect fifteen free spins, which isn’t bad at all. The free spins feature will run until all the free rounds have been played, which ultimately means that in Speakeasy, it’s impossible to re-trigger the free spins during the bonus round. It’s a bit of a shame, but having fifteen free spins from the get-go isn’t bad, as some slots will offer less.
- Excellent betting range available
- High max bet for high rollers
- Straightforward gameplay
- Gameplay and design could be too simple for some
- Not many features available
- Top prize could be higher and in line with max bet
Players can bet from 0.15 up to 225.00 per round in this slot.
The biggest prize available is reported as 7,500x the stake.
Speakeasy is a mobile-ready slot that can also be enjoyed on other devices.
There are demo versions of the slot available at online casino sites.