Fixer Upper Slots

Fixer-UpperFixer Upper is a renovation related game, the theme being unusual enough to warrant a look from anyone that is interested in this sort of thing. The design of this Rival Gaming slot shows us the various tools that the two main characters are using while trying to fix a house that is in need of some love. Based on the design elements in use here, the game does need a lot of love, but the couple that’s working on it seems to have everything under control.

This game gives you 5 reels to play on, with combinations forming on up to 20 paylines each round. You will find in it all the great features that Rival tends to place in each slot, like the bonus game, a scatter triggered round of free spins or the wild symbol. A jackpot of $4,444 is on the line.

Features of Fixer Upper

Three types of features and symbols are offered, the wild symbol being one of them, the free spins another, while the bonus game is the last one. Multipliers are available mostly through the wilds.

The Ladder is the wild symbol in this case, and also the one that gets you the biggest prize available, worth 8,888x the line bet. For the jackpot, the wild has to form combinations with up to five symbols in them, but as a wild even one symbol can help out. It’s better if you have multiple wilds acting as substitutes though, as the number of wilds determines the multiplier used for that payline (1x to 4x, for 1 to 4 wilds).

Free Games Feature

The Handywoman, as the slot describes her, is a blonde that acts as the scatter symbol. Triggering free spins, she can be quite generous, but she has to appear at least three times on the reels, in any random positions. Three scattered Handywoman symbols gets you 15 spins for free, while four gets you 30 spins and five will award 50 spins.

While the free spins don’t have their own multipliers, the wild symbols do have them when they are used during free spins. One wild gets you 3x the usual prize when it helps out during free spins, while two wilds offer 4x and three wilds bring you 5x the typical prize. It gets even better, the wild turning into an expanding symbol for the duration of these spins.

Bonus Game

A bonus game is also provided, as it often happens in slot machines from Rival. The Wrench is the scatter icon that can get you this bonus game, with 3+ symbols being the typical requirement. Three bonus games are available in total, triggered by 3, 4 or 5 symbols.


In the first game you are asked to pick the color for a wall, and then paint it. The prize depends on how well you do your job.

The second bonus game asks of you to do a bit of plumbing, connecting the necessary pipes to get the water flowing.

In the third bonus feature you have to smash gophers, getting prizes for each target you hit.

Betting options and jackpots

This is one of the cheaper slots from Rival, allowing for its 20 lines to be activated by as little as $0.01, while the maximum amount is $0.50 per line. Coins of up to $0.05 may be used, with a maximum of 10 selected for each payline. The maximum wager reaches a value of $10, making this an accessible slot machine.

The top jackpot is at 8,888x the line bet, which means up to $4,444 cash. It’s not a huge prize, but the bets are low enough to make it look good.

Design and symbols

The theme being a fixer upper, a house that’s not in a very good shape, you see exactly that in the area around the reels. The action takes place in the basement, with lots of rusty pipes and metallic pillars placed on all sides of the reels. The background for the reels is concrete like in appearance, while the symbols give you either the two characters or the tools they use. It has a design style that is not necessarily attractive, but it works well for the tools, less so for the two workers.

Symbols: Ladder (wild, 8,888x), Handywoman (scatter), Wrench (scatter), Handyman (500x), Shovel (400x), Paint Can (300x), Paint Brush (200x), Staple Gun (125x), Measuring Tape (100x), Drilling Machine (75x), Hand Saw (60x) and Hammer with Nails (60x).


Is It Worth Playing?

The game is cheap to play, it offers good prizes, has a decent range of features and its design is not too bad, so all things considered I’ll recommend you give it a try at least.

The Fixer Upper slot machine is offered through the Rival platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.