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Donuts slot review

Added by Big Time Gaming. Information last updated: 06/05/2021

User rating:

- (0)

Expert rating:

3.3 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Big Time Gaming

Release date:07/2018

RTP:96.54%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 36015

Mobile version:Support all devices

Highlights

Freespins

Expanding reels

Multiplier

Multiplier wilds

Bonus symbols

Themes

Food & drink

Travel

Summer

Cartoon

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RTP (Return to player):
96.54%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 36015

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
89
Big Time Gaming score (compared to other slots of supplier)
32
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Expert's review Trystan Michielsen

Slot tested

Donuts is a slot by Big Time Gaming which takes one of the most popular treats in America and uses it as the basis for a fun little slot that further includes Expanding Reels, Free Spins and Multiplier Wilds.

Released in 2018, Donuts doesn’t really strike me as the pinnacle of graphical ability for this relatively young studio. The images are sharp but the colours are extremely bright, the symbols are simply drawn without a lot of animations and the background looks quite barren and lifeless. Nonetheless, this 4-reel, 4-row playing field with up to 2,401 bet lines does have a certain charm.

This charm most definitely comes from its subject matter, with doughnuts being its main focus. There are different types of doughnuts that act as the high-paying symbols, while the low-paying symbols are unfortunately just simple card letters. In the background, we see a massive doughnut on top of a restaurant in the middle of the desert. Why is it there? Nobody knows!

When it comes to the music, the developers decided not to go all out and opted for a low-key background sound that played as the reels spun. Any wins were amplified slightly by a simple jingle, but in general, the slot keeps everything relaxed and toned-down. Only triggering the free spins mode would activate a special song.

Symbols

A slot with such a simple premise is obviously going to fill itself with doughnuts. There are doughnuts everywhere but unfortunately, not many of them are animated. The most we can expect is a box of doughnuts opening up to reveal a random symbol. Other than that, the game is largely static apart from a symbol growing in size for a moment.

The symbols in the game include:

  • Bonus: Get 3 or 4 Bonus symbols to activate the free spins mode.
  • Wild: Wild substitutes all other symbols except the Bonus symbol.
  • Purple Donut: Max. 15x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Red Donut: Max. 2x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Blue Donut: Max. 1x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Green Donut: Max. 1x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Ace: Max. 0.6x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • King: Max. 0.4x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Queen: Max. 0.4x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Jack: Max. 0.2x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • 10: Max. 0.2x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • 9: Max. 0.2x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a winning payline.

The payouts for a single win are extremely low, seemingly because the game believes it will award multiple wins at the same time, or that the features included in the slot will help create bigger wins. In my experience, this wasn’t true at all. Even regular sized wins of a single payline were incredibly rare, which resulted in an almost catastrophic decline of my funds as I played.

Even with a smaller bet, picked between £0.05 and £500 per spin, my funds went down very quickly without ever feeling like I had the opportunity to recover. This could just have been my play session, but I feel like it would be the average experience for most players considering its High Volatility.

Features

To compensate for this volatility, Donuts uses a series of features. Unfortunately, I found the features to both be confusing and unhelpful. First, a quick overview of the different features:

  • Ways To Win: The game counts any symbol appearing on consecutive reels from left to right as a win if at least 3 reels long.
  • Expanding Reels: Bonus boxes hold a number of Donuts between 2 and 4 or grant a multiplier of up to 4x your win.
  • Wilds: Wilds appear on reels 2, 3 or 4. They substitute all regular symbols in the game.
  • Free Spins: Get 3 or 4 Bonus symbols to activate the free spins mode with 12 or 20 free spins respectively. Before the Free Spins mode starts, Gold Donuts can increase the multiplier during the Free Spins mode up to 50x your win.

Players will find themselves watching the base game for most of the time as the Free Spins mode is extremely hard to get into. I played this slot for more than an hour and only activated it once, which considering the high volatility is almost a death sentence on your funds. The game really emphasises the importance of this mode, considering it offers a dozen or more spins and multipliers that can go up to 50x your bet.

Instead, the base game only gives players the usual gameplay mixed with some confusing extra features. There is a box in the game that can appear at any time and reveal either a number of doughnuts or a Wild. The Wild can have a multiplier associated with it, although it usually doesn’t.

Meanwhile, when the box shows a number of doughnuts, they are meant to contribute to triggering the free spins mode but it never really explains how. Even diving into the paytable I had a lot of trouble understanding how it worked, and while playing the game it never showed itself to be logical either.

In Conclusion

Donuts scores some points for being an original concept, even something as simple as doughnuts. Unfortunately, that’s where my compliments for the game end. There isn’t a lot of appeal to the graphics as it all looks extremely simple. The music is very simple and repetitive and could have benefited from being more playful. We are talking about doughnuts after all.

Something that might get players to come back to this game is the massive jackpot, a max. win of 36,015x your bet that does feel relatively attainable. The only thing you have to do is hit the maximum multiplier at the start of the free spin, and then get the free spins to fill the screen with the highest paying symbol!

Overall, I can’t recommend Donuts to many people. Power players that are looking for high risk, high reward slots might get something out of Donuts. People who enjoy something a little laid back and easy to get into will do well looking on, as even I had a lot of trouble figuring out a bunch of the features.

Overall rating:

3.3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.54%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 36015

    Min. bet:£0.05

    Max. bet:£500

    Progressive jackpot:

    Reels & playlines

    Reels:4

    Rows:4

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:2401

    Min. lines:256

    Win both ways:

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    Languages

    You can play Donuts in English, Swedish

    Currencies

    Donuts supports GBP, EUR, SEK, CAD and 2 other currencies.

    All supported currencies:
    GBP (£), EUR (€), SEK (kr), CAD (C$), AUD ($)

    Stats

    Release date 07/2018
    21st newest on Big Time Gaming 1,322nd newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.54% 0.68% > average
    11th highest on Big Time Gaming 447th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 36015 x your bet
    24th highest on Big Time Gaming 204th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 2401 11905% > average
    25th highest on Big Time Gaming 183rd highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.05 per spin
    The lowest on Big Time Gaming 400th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £500 per spin
    The highest on Big Time Gaming 66th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Big Time Gaming 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Big Time Gaming

    Release date:07/2018

    RTP (Return to player):96.54%

    Max. win:bet x 36015

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 3.3

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