Your first reaction when you read the title “Nyjah Huston – Skate for Gold” will probably ask “Nidja who?!”. If you’re not interested in skateboarding, you probably won’t know that Nija Huston has won more cash prizes than any professional skater on the planet. Although already successful, the skater struck a deal with Swedish developers Play’n GO for a branded slot that uses his name and image. The online slot not only uses its name in its title, but the skateboarder’s animated actions appear everywhere in it, integrated with a number of features.
The game comes from Southern California. The game area has 5 reels and 10 paylines, framed by sunny images of a skate park in Venice Beach. The dreamy sunset is on the right side of the screen, while the melody of a pop-punk skate sounds in the background.
Ninja is by far not the worst Play’n GO game from a mathematical point of view. Volatility is rated at 4 out of 10, which makes it quite inherent to the standards of this developer. RTP statistics vary depending on what you choose to play in the settings. By default it is 96.2% and can be set lower. By default, the bet with which players enter is from 0.10 to 100 pounds Euro per spin.
At first glance, the game symbols look like the usual ones. But it’s not true. The symbols S, K, A, T and E are used, which clearly describe the idea of the developers. In fact, they are also the ones with the lowest value. Next are the more expensive ones, which consist of five symbols, four trick symbols of Nija and a punch.
Bets, prizes and jackpots
In order to get Nija into the game, and with it come your bigger winnings, you will have to come across one of the features that are set in this game. Some of them are Combo Meter Tricks, Wildboard Respins and SKATE free spins. Each time you spin in the main game, the Combo Meter can become active. This indicator is displayed above the drums. If the corresponding trick symbol appears somewhere on the reels, then Wildboard Respin is triggered.
During Wildboard Respin, two wilds are added plus an extended one (covering the entire reel) to help hit one or even two wins. It is possible to turn the extended wild into a special golden wildboard by putting in a multiplier of 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x. Wild symbols can replace any other symbols except the golden SKATE symbols. Also a line of 5 wilds gives you a 40x multiplier on your bet .
Finally, we will look at the circle with free spins. The symbols S, K, A, T and E are not so insignificant, because if they fall into the spelling of the word SKATE, located on all five reels, then you get 12 free spins. The Combo Meter is active on each spin for free spins, showing three tricks. The goal is to place the corresponding trick symbols, arranged from left to right, on any reel, in any position. When this happens, the Wildboard Respin is triggered and you receive 2 additional free spins. When they are finished, the current set of tricks is reset and the counter starts again.
If you manage to fill the reels with wilds, you will grab a 10-fold multiplier, and as a result it is possible to win up to 4000 times your bet per spin. Even better than that, you can increase up to 5,000 times your total bet using the game’s bonus features.
Trick №2: Three – multiplier 1.5x; Four – multiplier 3x; Five – multiplier 15x
Trick №3: Three – multiplier 1x; Four – multiplier 2x; Five – multiplier 10x
Trick №4: Three – multiplier 1x; Four – multiplier 2x; Five – multiplier 10x;
Symbol ‘S’: Three – multiplier 0.3x; Four – multiplier 0.6x; Five – multiplier 3x;
Symbol ‘K’: Three – multiplier 0.3x; Four – multiplier 0.6x; Five – multiplier 3x;
Symbol ‘A’: Three – multiplier 0.5x; Four – multiplier 1x; Five – multiplier 5x;
Symbol ‘T’: Three – multiplier 0.5x; Four – multiplier 1x; Five – multiplier 5x;
Symbol ‘E’: Three – multiplier 0.5x; Four – multiplier 1x; Five – multiplier 5x.
In short, the game is a little more specific than the others, as it is in a highly specialized niche and is recommended mainly to people who are interested in skate culture and this sport.