Germinator is a unique type of arcade slot game produced by Microgaming. The game itself is more reminiscent of the old-school Tetris type games with disappearing symbols. To start off with, the game has a very unique layout. In total, the game comprises of 12 paylines, namely six up and six down. This creates a grid of 36 symbols that will appear on the reels after each spin. When the spin button is pressed, the symbols will slide from left to right and create a random set of 36. Players are paid out for every 3 matching symbols either horizontally or vertically.
12 Payline Arcade Style Slot Game
Germinator plays out on a single screen with a purple wallpaper background. The paytable sits to the right of the screen with the main grid to the left. The reels are surrounded by the colourful germ characters that hide behind each other like shy infants. The total number of paylines is set at 12 at the beginning of each spin. However, players can select the bet by clicking on the plus or minus arrows on the bottom of the screen. The more a player bet, the higher the payouts when a winning combination is achieved.
High Paying Symbols
As a Microgaming slot, Germinator is a fully themed game and features top-class graphics and sound effects. The game has a germ theme with each symbol representing a type of animated germ character. There are a total of five germs that can appear on the reels. The lowest paying symbol is the orange coloured germ. This guy pays out 0.2x a players bet stake. Next up is the red germ paying out 0.6x. Third in line is the blue germ paying out 1x a total bet stake. The green germ is the second highest paying symbol with a payout of 2x. The highest paying symbol is the yellow germ with sticky cup limbs. He pays out a total of 10x for every 3 matching symbols on the grid.
When the spin button is pressed in Germinator, all the symbols/germs will slide in from the left hand side of the screen and replace the old symbols. In this game, any 3 symbol winning combination will get added to the total. The symbol involved in the win will then explode and disappear. When this happens, new symbols can drop down from the top of the screen allowing for more chances to create a winning combination. Sometimes multiple wins can result from just a single 3 symbol combination.
Germinator Medi-Bonus Round
Like offers at Australian betting sites, Germinator includes a bonus feature called the Medi-Bonus. During normal play, any of the five symbols can appear with a capsule next to them. To trigger the Medi-Bonus, players must land 3 capsule symbols anywhere on the grid on during a single spin round. This can be triggered at the beginning of the spin or when new symbols appear as a result of a winning combination. Once three capsules appear on the reels, the game will freeze. At this point players can choose one of the five germ symbols. Whichever symbol picked, every symbol on the grid will explode and disappear. These symbols are then replaced with new symbols.