Players can take a trip to Asian-style Vegas, otherwise known as Macau, with none other than Mr. Macau himself. Mr. Macau is one of the latest releases from Betsoft and is located on the platform of the same name. Created in 2006 and based out of the gaming mecca of Malta, Betsoft has made a name for itself with high quality, award-winning, cinematic 3D casino games, and Mr. Macau has some beautiful visuals and entertaining game mechanics.
Mr. Macau has an old-school Las Vegas vibe, with the traditional symbols the flaming seven, dice, cherries, 88’s - the highest paying symbol, stacks of chips, and the royals Jack through Ace for the low-pay symbols. Mr. Macau is the final high pay symbol, complete with flashy clothes, sunglasses, and a soul patch. The background music is a low-key jazz soundtrack that’s not irritating but also doesn’t stand out.
Special symbols include triple 7’s scatters and sticky wilds, which will be discussed later. The background is a casino, and the colour theme is classic red and gold. The animations are high quality but not over the top exciting. Mr. Macau gives the thumbs up for wins; actually, he’s always giving the thumbs up; he just does it a bit more emphatically when players win. Overall, it gives the feeling of a high-end casino, which players would expect from the theme.
The arbitrary Stick and Respin feature can show up when there are no wins on the game grid. One symbol is chosen at random to become sticky, and the reels spin until a win occurs with that selected sticky symbol. The Wilds are also sticky, not just for the next spin but the next two spins.
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You can tell how many spins are left for each Wild by the number of stars above the symbol. Wilds land on reels 2-5 only.
Again, when there are no wins on the board, players may notice the border around the reels light up, which means Mr. Macau can work his magic with Mr. Macau’s Wild Boost, which increases the odds that sticky wilds will land.
Landing three Triple 7’s will grant players ten free spins, and landing four will award ten free spins, increased numbers of sticky Wilds, AND a chance for multiplier Wilds 1x to 3x the stake. If players receive any of the other bonuses mentioned above, the free spins will start again once the bonus has finished. The Triple 7’s can land on all reels except the first.
Mr. Macau is a reasonably entertaining game that might be an excellent introduction for new players or a great game to unwind for casual gamers. However, there’s nothing that especially stands out aside from the high-quality graphics and animations, although Betsoft could have done more with these to provide a more exciting and immersive gameplay experience.
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If players like the idea of Las Vegas, but with an Asian twist, then Mr. Macau might just fit the bill. Thanks to features that keep gameplay exciting without breaking the bank and visuals that are luxurious - if not overly exciting - Mr. Macau is worth trying out.