Rickety Cricket Slots

Rickety-CricketRickety Cricket is one of those cute games you play because of the way they look. It was designed by Cryptologic and its hero is a cricket, though this game is also about all the little insects that most people know, like bees, fireflies, mosquitoes and snails. Each of them is present among the symbols of Rickety Cricket, along with flowers and other nature related images. The game is drawn in a way that will make you appreciate it as soon as you see it, and overall I’d say it’s a successful title if you consider only its design.

Rickety Cricket is a game from Cryptologic that will give you up to $3,000 in prizes, while you place your bets on its 25 paylines, which are arranged on 5 reels. You might not be impressed by the best prizes that it has to offer, but you will appreciate its features, not just because there are a lot of them (wild, scatter, multiplier, free spins), but because at least one is done a bit differently than in the other slots.

Features of Rickety Cricket

You’re going to like what this game has to offer, with the wild, bonus and scatter symbols being present, and with free spins available. I especially enjoyed the way the scatter symbol works, which is something I haven’t seen before.

The wild symbol is one of the more basic features in this game. It will give you its own prizes when combinations are formed with Flower wilds, up to 750 coins. It will also help you trigger new combinations of symbols by helping regular icons and substituting for them. Other than that, the wild doesn’t seem to do anything special.

The scatter is another special icon in Rickety Cricket, and it works differently from what you might be used to. It’s the image of a Bug Zapper, and it can only show up on the 1st reel. Whenever it appears there, it takes into account the insect symbols present on the reels and counts them as scatters. A Bug Zapper on the 1st reel, with 1 to 7 insects on the other four reels will get you prizes between 2x and 40x the triggering bet. The three insects that are counted as scatters include the Bee, the Firefly and the Mosquito.

Free Spin Bonus

The Bonus Morning Dew symbol is reserved for the middle three reels, and you need all three to be present, in order to gain access to the free spin bonus round. The reward is a round with 8 free spins, plus a random multiplier. The multiplier is one of the following five: 8x, 5x, 4x, 3x or 2x. You can retrigger the free spins, with an extra 8 games, with the maximum number being 98 spins.


Betting options and jackpots

It’s a relatively expensive game to play, at least if you look at the amount you can win while you do so. You are allowed to wager up to $100 per spin, the 25 lines each getting coins of up to $4. That’s only the maximum bet though, so you can use fewer coins or reduce them to as little as $0.01.

The wild is the one you can expect to get the top prize from, offering a 750x line bet multiple that can turn into $3,000. The scatter symbol can also give you a decent prize, a 40x bet multiple that can mean $4,000.

Design and symbols

Since we’re talking about insects here, the action takes place in the grass, which looks like a giant compared with our little heroes. The blades of grass are right behind the reels, which are placed on top of a wood log. The playing cards make up the majority, so you will see them quite often on the reels, but there are some cute symbols as well in there.

Symbols: Flower (wild, 750x), Bug Zapper (scatter), Bonus Morning Dew (scatter), Bee (500x), Firefly (400x), Mosquito (300x), Wood Log (250x), Snail (200x), Ace (150x), King (150x), Queen (125x), Jack (100x) and 10 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

Rickety Cricket looks good enough, has a few good features and based only on that, I’d say it’s worth a shot. Take a look at its biggest prize, worth only $3,000, and you might want to keep looking.

This Rickety Cricket slot is offered by all online casinos with Cryptologic software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.