Metal Detector Slots

Metal-DetectorMetal Detector will tell you right away what it’s all about, its title being indicative of the action that takes place inside. Rival Gaming has created a slot machine where a guy with a metal detector is looking for treasures, and based on the symbols that are used, he actually finds them. With expensive watches, gold coins, gold cups, treasure chests and other riches appearing on the screen, what they all have in common is that they have some sort of metal in them, so they can be found by our hero. It’s an unusual theme, but well designed, and you will not see it at any other developer right now.

You get 5 reels in Metal Detector, a slot machine from Rival that has 15 paylines total. The game’s features include a round of free spins and their multipliers, a bonus game and that’s about it. A $10,000 jackpot is also a good reason to try it out, though it could’ve been higher.

Features of Metal Detector

You might not get wild symbols in Metal Detector, but you do have a bonus game, scatter symbols and some free spins with multipliers.

Free Games Feature

The Treasure Map is the one that will give you access to this particular feature, the free spins with multipliers. You need at least three scattered Treasure Maps, and you will receive free spins by picking an area on the map, plus the chance to dig at one of four locations, in order to find out what the multiplier is. Retriggering this feature is possible, as long as you have another 3+ Treasure Maps.

If you get only two scattered Treasure Maps, the free spin doesn’t trigger, but you still get a small prize, worth the same as the bet of that spin.

Bonus Game

Our hero, Detector Dude, is the second of the scatter symbols, the one you rely on to get access to a bonus game. Between three and five Detector Dudes will be required, to gain access to it.

The feature allows you to control the metal detector device, in order to take it to a red X spot, and see what’s hiding underneath it. You then click on Dig, and you get the prize.

Betting options and jackpots

Since you get 15 lines, you have to cover them all with the same number of coins, but you can deselect some lines if you have to. If you do activate them all, you have to wager 15 to 75 coins, since the lines each get 1 to 5 coins. There are denominations in the range of $0.01 to $1, so the bets will reach $5 per line, or $75 total.

As for the big prize, you can walk away with 2,000x the line bet, or up to $10,000.

Design and symbols

Though this is one of the few slots from Rival where they use playing cards, it’s still miles ahead of many of its brothers. The themed characters are especially well done, with our hero and the treasures he found being highly detailed and a pleasure to look at. The same can’t be said about the playing cards, which are done in a style usually reserved for Wild West slot machines.

Symbols: Treasure Map (scatter), Detector Dude (scatter), Treasure Chest (2,000x), Gold Coin (1,000x), Diamond Ring (1,000x), Colt Revolver (800x), Pendant (800x), Watch (500x), Gold Cup (500x), Ace (400x), King (300x), Queen (300x), Jack (250x) and 10 (250x).


Is It Worth Playing?

I’d say it is, mostly because of the unusual theme and the way it was designed. Otherwise, its top jackpot is not impressive, while the features are below average for Rival Gaming.

You will find Metal Detector at any online casino which chooses to use software from Rival, playable either for free or for real money.