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New Nucleus Online Slot Game: A Time to Win
The latest online video slot game from Nucleus Gaming is A Time to Win. Its release comes just about one month after the very popular Mystic Rift which, in some cases, is still in the “new games” sections of some online casinos.
A Time to Win is the latest offering from Nucleus and is very different from many of its animated games. They are often created to divert from reality, such as in Bottle Wishes, or take players to another time, as in Spirit of the Nile. This one, however, takes players on a different kind of trip.
Become a Secret Agent
Players in A Time to Win are invited to take on the role of the lead character, the secret agent who lives in a world of danger and intrigue. There are some similarities to James Bond, but this is certainly a fresh take on the idea and a new way to incorporate the excitement of that world into a younger secret agent.
The soundtrack sets the scene with the dramatic keyboard sounds creating the background and the hi-hat cymbal bringing the mystery. A trumpet breaks up the monotony of the music during spins, providing more of a jazzy tune with a mysterious overtone. Many of the symbols create sounds as well, such as the revving of the luxury car, the cocking of the gun, etc.
The background images for A Time to Win are an office full of computer screens, mapping out the agent’s next moves. The darkness of the images is broken up by the neon blue of the computer screens. It is an atmosphere ripe for a secret mission.
A Time to Win Overview and Payouts
The grid is a simple 5-reel one with three row, very common in many Aussie online casinos. And there are 20 paylines.
A Time to Win bets start at $0.20 and increase faster than most games to $0.50, $1.00, $2.50, and $5.00. The next jump is to $10.00 per spin, which is the max bet.
When playing at the minimum bet and finding five of a symbol on a payline, these are the payouts for each symbol:
- Luxury car = $5.00
- Spy watch = $1.60
- Martini with a twist of lemon = $1.00
- A = $0.50
- K = $0.40
- Q = $0.30
- J = $0.20
The wild symbol is our hero, the secret agent in a tuxedo brandishing his weapon and a five-o-clock shadow. Sticky Spy Wilds can substitute for most symbols. Each one of those wilds that appears on the screen also awards one free respin of the reels, and up to nine respins are possible at any one time.
A Time to Win Gameplay and Features
About those wilds, when one sticks on the screen, it shows the number one, meaning there is one respin in play. Should another one appear, they both show a number one, meaning they get one new respin. If five appear at one time, for example, they will all stick with the number five, and the number will then decrease as the respins happen. It consistently tells the player how many spins remain.
The Safecracker’s Surprise is a symbol that can appear on the second, third, or fourth reels, and it immediately transforms into a Golden Gun or Sticky Spy Wild.
The Golden Guns trigger free spins. The player will want to see three guns on the reels to win five free spins. At that point, any wilds remain on the grid and guns turn into more wilds, all of which remain on the grid throughout the free-spins mode.
During the free spins, the number of spins remaining shows at the bottom of the screen. A small box to the right of the grid shows the number of respins prompted by any new wilds that appear.
Some versions of A Time to Win will offer the Double-Up Game, indicated by a button at the lower right under the grid that reads “x2 double.” This allows players to gamble half or all of their winnings as many times as they’d like.
The game is a simple heads or tails choice, and the coin spins to determine the winner. Players can keep doubling as long as they keep winning.
This option appears after any win during regular gameplay.
Where to Play A Time to Win
Overall, A Time to Win is a low-volatility game. Though there aren’t too many features, the ones that exist award frequent payouts. The game provides a lot of action.