Get ready to meet the squeaky, spiky cast of the Germinator slot. It is a popular non-progressive online slot by Microgaming. This six-reel game features twelve pay-lines and has a maximum jackpot win of 720. It’s great fun to play and extremely innovative, plus it’s good for pulling in win-after-win.

The symbols on the Germinator slot include a variety of different coloured germs. Luckily, these germs won’t cause you to catch a cold or any other nasty disease – in fact, they’re disconcertingly lovable.

The most lucrative member of the gang is the yellow germ, which pays out x10, with the green germ paying x2. The blue paying x 1, the red paying x0.6, and the orange paying x0.2. All wins are paid per germ (not per combination) and are multiplied by your bet per line.

Appearance-wise, the Germinator slot game looks somewhat like an arcade game, with row-upon-row of colourful, crazy creatures. The aim of the slot, as it clearly states at the top of the screen is to match three or more germs in a row to win – think of the classic arcade and slot game Bejeweled but add a big dose of cute and you will be on the right track.

You can complete winning combinations both horizontally and vertically, and whenever three matching germs appear, they instantly explode - making room for others to fall down and take their place, and potentially create additional wins.

The graphics are sharp, but it’s the sound effects that provide the icing on the cake for this cute slot. As you spin your way through the Germinator slot, the germs will sneeze and cough comically. Even if you minimise the game window, you definitely won’t be at risk of forgetting to come back and continue playing.

The only choice you’ll need to make when you start playing this slot is how much you wish to bet per line. You can choose amounts of between 0.05 and 2.00.

Wild Symbol:

There is no wild symbol in this game.

Scatter Symbol:

There is no scatter symbol in this game.

Bonus Feature:

The bonus round is called the Medi-Bonus, and you can trigger it by lining up three or more Capsule symbols on the reels. Once the round has been activated, you’ll need to carefully pick one type of germ to remove from the reels – this will remove ALL germs of that particular colour.

Be sure to pick wisely, as doing so could have a big effect on whether you score a good payout or not. N.B., The bonus round can also be re-triggered if another three Capsule symbols appear.

Our Verdict:

It might look strange, but it’s simple and fun and likely to appeal to both players young and old. The Germinator slot certainly grows on you the more you play it and, unlike many of the latest slots, it doesn’t take many spins to produce regular wins.