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How Often Should Free Spins Trigger?

One aspect of playing video slots with  free spin bonus games that may annoy you is the number of base game spins you have to play before the bonus game triggers! You can often find you have to play off a large number of spins before the bonus game is finally awarded.

There are also no guarantees that you will win big when you have triggered the bonus.

With this in mind we have put together below a small listing of several of the many different video slots from Microgaming that all offer a set of free spins. We have taken a look at how low long each reel strip is on their respective five reels and counted up the number of scatter symbols on each reel.

This has then enabled us to work out exactly just how many base game spins you will have to play off until, on average, the free spins rounds should be triggered.

Be aware, as each Microgaming slot below has been certified as being completely random, the actual number of base game spins you will have to play off will vary when you are playing these slots. However, the following information will be useful to you when you want to play a slot that should, over time, and on average award you with more free spins per session you play.

Munchkins SlotThe Munchkins slot is a 15 payline slot from Microgaming and when playing it if three or more of its scatter symbols make an appearance anywhere in view you will instantly be rewarded with 20 free spins on which x2 multipliers are in play.

Due to the number of scatter symbols on the reels and the length of each reel strip, irrespective of the actual number of paylines you send into live play your should, on average trigger the free spins by spinning in three of those scatter symbols once every 94 base game spins you have played off.

Harvey’s Slot – The way in which the Harvey’s slot game which is one of Microgaming’s 25 optional payline slot games awards its free spins bonus game is slightly different than most of the other free spins awarding video slots. For when playing this slot you are tasked with having to spin in a scatter symbol on reels two and four both in the same base game spin.

When you have spun in those two bonus scatter symbols you will then be randomly awarded a set number of free spins which can be anywhere from 6 to 30 of them. As each free spin is playing off a randomly multiplier value will be displayed at the end of each free spin you have played off.

In average due to the number of scatter symbols fund on those two reels and the length of the reel strips you will, on average, be awarded with the free spins feature round when playing this slot once every 127 base game spins.

Halloweenies Slot – If you are seeking a Microgaming slot to play on which you have the best chance of triggering the free spins bonus round, then make sure you play the Halloweenies slot game. You need three of the Bunny symbols spinning in anywhere on the base game screen to be awarded with 13 free spins which boast x3 multipliers. The number of base game spins on average that you will have to play off to be awarded with this bonus game is on average 76 of them!