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The classic cars of the 1920s ushered in a new symbol of luxury that fit the “Roaring ‘20s” lifestyle. While dependable, “workhorse” models were becoming popular with the working class, it was the sleek roadster convertibles, the limousines, and the classy coupes that turned everyone’s head. Several manufacturers offered high-class car models, including Cadillac, Packard, Studebaker, and even Chrysler. It is these cars and their aura of wealth and privilege that are featured in Retro Style, a video slot game from Quasar Gaming. Polished to a high shine, these historic cars are a collector’s dream and a fun setting for the most popular game of chance ever, the slot machine.
Retro Style is a five-line, three row game with 20 betting lines. Bars on either side of the game screen allow you to play 1, 5, 10, 15, or all 20 pay lines at once. Your goal is to land winning combinations of symbols on the pay lines. A winning combo is three or more symbols of the same type in a row reading from far left to right. Using more pay lines also allows combinations that include matching symbols in diagonal spaces. Click on the bet lines at the sides of the screen for an illustration of which lines can win. Shortcuts at the bottom of the screen let you choose how many credits to bet for the next spin.
As usual, card symbols 9, 10, J, Q and K all have payouts when you hit three in a row. The same is true for car symbols, which can pay between 400 and 800 credits. Where you can really start earning some money is when the wild symbol starts appearing. Wilds feature the “lord of the manor” and they substitute for any symbol except scatter to help make winning combos. When a wild is included in a win, it doubles the payout. Keep an eye on that winning symbol and you’ll see the man draw on his pipe and then blow the smoke back out – cute. If you want faster action, select “autoplay” and the reels start up, pausing just a few seconds after each spin until you hit a winning line. Scatter symbols feature a whitewall tire in keeping with the game theme. When you have two on the screen, it triggers a free spin of one reel. When you hit three or more scatters, you’ll win 15, 20, or 25 free spins, depending on the number of scatters. The scatters also multiply wins by three.
After each win, no matter how big or small, you’ll have the option to pay double or nothing with the winnings. It’s a simple game: you get five cards face down and guess one by one whether the next card turned over will be red or black. The winnings double with each guess, so there is some potential for a huge jackpot, but one wrong guess wipes out all your winnings from that round. Playing Retro Style also gives you a chance to win one of four progressive jackpots. The jackpots are awarded randomly.