A Three Reel Slot Based on the Famed Comic Strip
Spy v Spy is an espionage-based Mad Magazine comic strip, which pits a white spy up against a black spy. The pair are known for their long beak-like heads and will invariably use booby traps or explosives to defeat their rival. Invariably, the winning spy is one comic strip, would be the defeated spy in the other – with the series ending with an equal amount of victories for each (with one tie!). The comic first appeared in Mad Magazine in the 1960’s and would see various spin-offs too, including computer games, short video features, TV commercials, board games, and of course, the Spy v Spy slot.
Spy v Spy is an entertaining and interactive 3-reel slot with progressive elements.
Here are the key features to look out for:
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Throughout the base game you’ll find one of the two spies in control of the game, with the other spy taking over if they appear on the third reel. If one of the spies remains in control for a while, the bonus meters above the reels will increase, with bigger and better rewards coming your way when winning with the appropriate spy. When the other spy appears on reel three the bonus meters are reset.
To activate the free spins bonus feature you’ll need to land the bonus symbol on reels 1, 2 and 3. You’ll now be asked to pick one of the two spies for a multiplier. You’ll now be hoping to see regular appearances from your chosen spy – as each time they appear on reel 3 they’ll be awarded credits on the upper screen. You’ll enjoy 10 free spins in total and you’ll be awarded the total amount of credits racked up by your chosen spy, as well, of course, as any standard wins too.
As an added bonus, if your chosen spy racked up more credits (or gained exactly the same amount) than his rival, the prize fund is doubled! Just make sure you pick the right spy in the first place.
Aside from the spy side games, the base game plays out much like many other 3-reel slots. The game has a total of 9 win-lines across the 3 reels and you’ll win when simply matching up 3 symbols in a row.
There are 3 wild symbols in the game – a 3x, 2x and a standard wild. Any time you hit a win with the wild, the multiplier will be applied to your pay out (the multiplier wilds only appear on reel two). The largest possible win comes when you hit the ‘wild - 3x wild – wild’ combination which pays an impressive 4,000 coins.
On the reels you’ll also find red, black and white seven symbols, which pay 300, 150 and 100 coins respectively, while a combination is worth 50 coins. The triple, double and single bars pay 30, 20 and 10 coins respectively and a combination of these pay 5 coins.
This WMS designed slot is a nice mix between the traditional and the modern. With the white curved three-reel set up and the sevens and bars symbols in play, the game looks and feels much like a classic slot. However, the addition of the spy symbols and the comic strip above the reels, gives the game added character. It’s quite unusual to find a 3-reel game with a second screen above the reels, this where all of the bonus action takes place.
Spy v Spy was a much-loved featured comic strip in Mad Magazine and WMS has done a fine job of converting the feel of the original comic onto the reels of a slot. Throughout, the black and the white spy are pitted against each other, with rewards coming your way when they appear. During the bonus feature you have to choose a side – get it right and you’ll be looking at a very nice reward. Although not as big and bold as some themed slots, Spy v Spy is certainly worth a spin and its sure to put a smile on your face!