With five transparent unframed reels set against the backdrop of a luxury, blinged-up penthouse with an amazing city view, the Pimped video slot title from Play’n Go software is clearly aimed at aspirational hip-hop fans. The slow, sensual soundtrack and dance-club sound effects enhance this impression, as do the pimped-out icons and characters in play.
Pimped offers 20 paylines, and players can bet from 1 to 1,000 credits per line. So it can be played on small budgets, but it’s also fun for bling-sporting high rollers too. The game controls, true to the theme, are attached by chunky gold chains. The entire game, from background design to top-scoring icons, is redolent of the wealth and success available to stars at the top of the hip-hop industry.
Luxury and Riches in All the Symbols
Pimped does use the all-too-familiar poker card values, from 10 to A, in its symbols, but these are swathed in luxury in keeping with the theme. They are rendered as solid gold figures in ornate Gothic script, each covered in tiny diamonds. All Pimped symbols, including the themed ones, require at least three consecutive matches from Reel 1 on a payline to win a prize. Five As win the top prize from this selection: 150 credits.
There are also five themed icons among Pimped’s ordinary symbols. The money roll wins 5, 50 or 250 credits for three, four or five matches, while the gold-and-diamonds signet ring wins 10, 75 or 250. Two hot bikini-clad babes on the same icon win 10, 75 or 400 credits. A rapper who looks a lot like Ice Cube wins 20, 100 or 500 credits, and the Snoop Dogg lookalike wins 20, 150 or 750 for the same matches. Both these characters are draped in the suits and accessories that epitomise the blinged-up lifestyle.
Wild the Ultimate in Bling
Chunky gold knuckle-duster rings are also a prominent feature of hip-hop fashion, and the Pimped Wild is inspired by this. It is the word Wild, fashioned as a four-ring knuckle-duster in heavy gold and embellished with diamonds, worn on an uncompromising fist. The Wild performs the usual Canada online casino slot game substitution role, but can also win prizes for matching Wild paylines from Reel 1: up to 1,000 credits for five of a kind.
Free Spins Round has Guaranteed Wins
The Pimped Scatter symbol is a huge dollar sign, in gold, diamonds and lapis lazuli. Three or more in any position activate the free spins round, called Win Spins on this title. British Colombia online casino players begin with 5 Win Spins, but they are guaranteed a win on every one of them, no matter how small.
If another Scatter appears during Win Spins, the player is awarded two more free spins, and the round can be retriggered for a total of 20 Win Spins in one session.
The maximum win on Pimped can be as high as 1,000,000 credits, but even its lower-value prizes can make long-term play worthwhile. The Auto Play function makes long-term play easier, as it allows players to set off up to 50 spins with a single click.