About Terminator 2
As you would expect Terminator 2 wins no prizes for visual ingenuity. As with many games of its type it relies heavily on rich media in the same tune as IGT’s Ghostbusters. Big wins here are underlined by big video clips and you can get heavily involved with the lovely little photographs on the reels if you’re looking for a trip down James Cameron’s memory lane. However that’s not to say that the surrounding visual effects don’t win an Oscar for the best supporting role as they manage to give the right lift and brevity for the rest of the content, creating a very playable and appealing front end to this high production value slot machine.
The sound effects on Terminator 2 have that suitably epic and weighted quality that come with a slightly dark science fiction tale. Microgaming has never been known for their upbeat music in big production value slots, and they haven’t broken their own tradition here. However this does create a very evocative gaming experience where you hang on every moment. Can a slot machine fill you full of dread? That’s incredibly doubtful, but it can certainly fill you full of anticipation, and that the exact feeling that washes over you as you investigate the action available on the reels of this first-class slot game.
The base-game in Terminator 2 uses the 243 ways to win that has been seen in so many of Microgaming’s releases over the 2012 – 2014 period. If you’re not familiar with this system, in short it pays you out a prize for any combination of consecutive symbols on the reels, starting with on the left-most side of the game. This system means that players can quickly evaluate any win on the reels, which can build a huge amount of anticipation when waiting for the last reel to stop in place after hitting four similar symbols on each previous reel.
Terminator 2 features an excellent reel feature – the T-800 vision. This can trigger after any spin, throwing the reels into a secondary mode where everything appears in an infra-red colour scheme mimicking the optical output of the first Terminator. Here all the character symbols on the grid will pay you out a straight cash prize, and any single scatter that appears in view will trigger the slot’s bonus game. This can be a very lucrative little feature and if you can use it to land the free spin round then you’ll be looking at a large windfall of cash from this simple mechanism.
The Terminator 2 free spin round can either be activated via the T-800 vision feature or through the three scatter mechanism in the base-game. This takes you to a second set of reels where an extra row is added to the grid, giving you a massive 1,024 ways to win. Here you receive ten free spins with a special feature in the form of the transforming T-1000 symbol. This has the power to transform into any other character symbol on the grid to form the highest pay-out combinations possible. This clever mechanism has the power to turn almost any spin into a big payer, ensuring that you walk away from the bonus game with a huge pile of cash.