The 243 Ways to Win concept differs slightly from conventional online video slots, in that it no longer makes use of standard paylines. Instead, winning combinations work much the same as would those activated by scatter symbols – the only prerequisite for a win being that symbols must match up from left to right, and adjacently.
Effectively this turns the slot into nothing short of having 243 paylines, but without the schlep of having to bet separately on each payline. A once-off bet is made prior to each spin, and each and every spin offers a chance to win in 243 ways.
Developers of online slots soon cottoned on to the popularity of the 243 Ways to Win concept, and almost all major online slot developers have now published their own flavour of 243 Ways to Win.
The concept has been adapted into a wide variety of themes. Examples of online slots featuring 243 Ways to Win include The Dark Knight Rises, Thunderstruck II and Alien Robots.
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises is proof that even Superheroes need to up their chances at winning every once in a while. The last in the Batman Trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises continues in popularity where the previous two instalments left off. The slot includes all the usual suspects: wilds, scatters and bonus features also.
Sequel to the equally popular Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck II continues with the adventures of the Nordic gods. The online slot features include 5 reels and a 1000 credits Jackpot. The symbols are imaginative, and the online slot includes both wild and scatter symbols. Multipliers are applied throughout all the special bonus features, of which there are no less than four.
Alien Robots is a 3D online video slot featuring 243 Ways to Win. The game is based on the ever-popular outer space theme, and includes a full cast of quirky and colourful alien characters.
The scatter symbol is represented by the UFO symbol, and landing a combination of 3 or more anywhere on the reels will activate the Free Spins Bonus Round. Three scatter symbols will activate 10 free spins, four will trigger 20 and five will activate a whopping 50 free spins. Combined with 243 Ways to Win, this makes for a winning recipe.
No Compromise on Quality
243 Ways to Win is especially attractive since the concept is applied to all styles and themes. The feature is not only a bonus unto itself, but accompanied by cinematic graphics, lucrative jackpots and a host of special features. It is this star combination that makes each and every spin, a spin to remember.