The Saxons have long been a source of inspiration for online slot games, but you won’t find any swords or shields in this offering from Play’n Go. The Saxon in question here is an obscure 80s rock band who originated in Barnsley, England, in the 1980s. The game places them front and centre, with members of the band being the game’s main characters and their music accompanying you as you spin the reels.
Graphics & Theme
Play’n Go are clearly rock music enthusiasts, with this being one of a string of slots based around obscure rock bands. As well as Soxon, the company has released Black Mamba, based around an Italian act, and Annihilator, based around a Canadian act, in recent years.
The game’s whole visual style takes inspiration from the rock music genre. The reel is set to a backdrop of an American bar, with the slot designed to look like a jukebox. The symbols on the reels, as well as featuring the band members, are all inspired by the rock music and biker scene. There is a Harley Davidson style symbol, and a leather jacket and all of the standard poker symbols are stylized in a different way to catch that feeling.
The music that accompanies the slots, unsurprisingly, is music by the band that inspired the game. This helps round out the rock n roll feel that the game offers.
Saxon are a band who didn’t care about being all singing and all dancing. They like to keep their music simple, and as such, it’s quite fitting that the gameplay here is kept simple but very effective, with just a few small features being thrown in to keep things exciting.
One of the most important features in the game are the stacked wilds. These wilds also double up as multipliers. A win that is secured with these is multiplied by one, and then it doubles for each reel that it lands on.
The game also features Harley bikes as scatter symbols. Whenever players land these alongside the band’s lead singer on the reels, they will trigger a free spins round. This round can feature anything from 5-15 free spins. You can also trigger more free spins, and this can be combined with the previously mentioned multipliers, leading to some very generous wins.
Game How to Play
Play’n Go likes to keep the set-up of their titles fairly simple, and this is enough example of that. The game has five reels, with ten pay lines and a maximum win of 10,000x your stake. When the game starts, players will need to select their stake using the +/- buttons on the bottom of the screen. The minimum that can be wagered is £0.10, while the maximum that can be wagered is £100.
Saxon online slot has a fairly average RTP of 96.24%, and it is a high volatility slot, which may put some online gamblers off playing. Players can check the value of any of the game’s symbols at any time using the game’s paytable, and they can also get the game to do the heavy lifting for them by using the auto-spin feature.
Saxon on Mobile
The developers understand that players need to be able to access their favourite slots on the go, and that’s why Saxon was developed using HTML5 technology. This means that players will be able to access the game on a range of different mobile devices. The title is supported on both Android and iOS devices and will run on all popular mobile browsers as well.