About Loose Cannon
Loose Cannon comes complete with a top set of graphics. Rather than using the detail heavy approach that’s apparent in many other Microgaming slots like the Untamed range of games or Battlestar Galactica, this is a machine that goes for a happy, cartoon based style that marries the theme of the game with more than a dash of humour. The background is well drawn and well animated – it’s full of little touches like the flock of birds that flies by in the sky and the twinkling lanterns. This is without question an eye catching, high quality production.
If you like your classic casino music then Loose Cannon is sure to hit all the right notes with you. Right through the base game you get a pacey little sea shanty that’ll have you jigging and horn-piping your way to the wins. This is a machine that’s been modelled in the old school arcade mode and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that as you’ve got a bucket-load of kitsch thrown in with the design that’ll have you smiling on every spin. Each symbol on the reels has its own sound effects adding to the thrill of hitting a winning combination – the only thing missing from this online slot machine is the feeling of salty spray hitting you in the face.
Like many Microgaming slots of the moment Loose Cannon uses a 243 ways to win system. This means that you don’t actually get involved with a pay-line structured machine and the winning potential is balanced by the fact you can’t hit so many winners. However the game does have one very good little trick to help you make money in the base-game. Land in a wild anywhere on the middle reel and this will not only expand to fill the whole reel, but it will also blow wilds all over the grid in a manner similar to another Microgaming machine – Hot Hot Volcano – greatly adding to the winning potential available here. With the possibility to turn all fifteen symbols on the reels into wilds this is one way to hit the big reel rewards.
Bonus wise you’re looking at a free spin round that’s activated when you hit scatters on the first, middle and last reels. This gives you fifteen free spins, all of which are taken at the same bet level as your winning spin. During this feature combinations pay both ways across the grid – from right to left as well as left to right giving you double the chances of making winners.
During the free spin round you can stop in a bunch more bonus scatters on the appropriate reels to re-trigger the feature. This adds a further fifteen spins to your total allowing you to keep on spinning as you head towards this machines total top payout, which is registered at 75,000 coins.