The Ripper refers to one of the most notorious murders, thus nightwalkers should avoid it. That is, Jack the Ripper, a late-19th-century London serial murderer who terrorized Whitechapel. The occurrence was horrific, but the internet slot thankfully omits these specifics. Actually, all. What remains is a simulated voyage to Victorian Britain, before crime fighters had such advanced tools.
The Ripper hides beneath an archway on a cobblestone street in London for its base and bonus game. The game grid shows a butcher’s shop, stone buildings, and Big Ben. Like a dense London pea-souper, The Ripper’s frightening vision and dramatic sounds create a mood. It resembles Red Tiger’s Blood Suckers Megaways, but without the cartoon characters or fun. This is serious stuff. The topic matter Skywind Group has selected is awful.
The Ripper’s 6-reel, 4-row grid offers 4,096 possibilities to win. Starting from the left side of the grid, at least three matching symbols must land on three adjacent reels. Rated 3 out of 5, The Ripper has a medium volatile math model with three RTP settings, maximum being 96.5%. Players may challenge The Ripper by betting 20 p/c to £/€200 per spin or 80 times their stake to bypass the main game and enter the free spins portion using the bonus purchase button.
Looking bloody 10 to The Ripper’s high-paying symbols are a coil of rope, a blood-spattered coin, globes, a ring, and a policeman in contrast to royals. A successful combination of 6 symbols pays 0.4 to 1 times the royal stake or 1.5 to 5 times the high bet. The cascading wins technique removes winning ways from the board. When symbols fall into vacant spaces, cascading sequences continue until no more wins occur.
Features of The Ripper Slot
The Ripper offers Chaos Multipliers, Expanding Wilds, Killer Mystery symbols, and free spins.
The base game allows multipliers of x2 to x5 on all symbols except scatters on reels 2–5. If winning combinations have multiple multipliers, they are added. Winning symbols with multipliers cascade to another symbol. Only the winning combination receives multipliers.
Reels 3 or 4 can have wilds. Following landing, they extend to cover all reel spots. In a victory, expanding wilds cascade like ordinary symbols.
Killer Mystery Symbols
In the standard game, reels 2–5 may have 2–5 mystery symbols. Mystery symbols are not wilds or scatters and reveal the same symbol each time. No mystery symbols fall. They remain and disclose a new symbol on each cascade.
In the main game, 3, 4, 5, or 6 scatter symbols reward 10, 15, 20, or 25 free spins and 3x the wager. Reels always have five x2 Chaos Multipliers during free spins. Once the multiplier is spent in a win, the following multiplier on the reels is +1 higher, up to x10. Expanding Wilds do not cascade off after a win in free spins, and if they have a multiplier, it rises by +1 every cascade. Mystery symbols appear during the round, and 3, 4, 5, or 6 scatter symbols award 5, 10, 15, or 20 free spins and 3x the bet.
The Ripper: Slot Results
The Ripper had some intriguing ideas that improved over the session. The concept and several images were first off-putting, making it hard to settle in and see what was going on. While The Ripper felt cohesive, there was a sense that certain pieces were parceled out to individual employees who developed their piece before the whole thing was put together. I’m probably off base, but The Ripper seems disconnected. The game’s ideas are intriguing, but its implementation might have been better.
Not to be harsh, but Chaos Multipliers, cascades, whole reel Expanding Wilds, and the slashing motion on successful symbol removals made The Ripper feel like a budget shop Nolimit City game. We didn’t want to be harsh—just observing. The concept may have been selected for shock effect. The Ripper was startling because it referenced a dreadful period in history, unlike Mental or Serial, which shock viscerally and psychologically. Players will have their own opinions and share their impression on us.
The Ripper’s terrible imagery is very mild. Skywind Group’s opacity may be best. The game has an unusual interplay of solid features and a max win of 5,000x the stake, but its unwillingness to push The Ripper to new areas (without being vulgar or horrific) made it a mid-level ‘horror’ game.