Ultra Hold and Spin is an online slot game with a retro style. The game was developed by Pragmatic Play and released in August 2020. Despite being a brand-new slot game, Pragmatic has decided to take inspiration from traditional brick and mortar style slot machines. The graphics and sound effects will have older slot enthusiasts feeling nostalgic. For younger players, it’s a window into what slot gaming was like before the internet.
Bets start from £0.05 per spin up to a maximum of £250 per spin when you bet across all pay lines. The game is played on a traditional 3×3 grid with just five pay lines. You can win up to 50x your bet for standard winning combinations. You can win a massive 500x your stake in the bonus round. The gameplay is conventional, but the Hold and Respin Bonus adds something extra and can provide some lucrative payouts.
Graphics and Theme
As we have already mentioned the game is inspired by classic ‘fruity’ slot machines, the kind that you used to see in the corner of the room at your local boozer. The background to the reels is filled with flames that climb up either side of the reel, letting you know that you should expect some fiery action when you hit spin. The game’s logo sits proudly on top of the reels, half of which is also on fire. The symbols are made up of classic slot game favourites like fruit symbols, lucky sevens, and bar symbols.
There’s no soundtrack in the background, so you’ll need to provide your music. However, Pragmatic has done a great job at replicating the same noise that the reels would make on a real brick and mortar, classic slot machine. When you land winning combinations, a game show style celebration noise will explode from your speakers, and you’ll be able to hear your winnings being counted.
Ultra Hold and Spin Symbols
The low paying symbols in the game are made up of an X, cherries, an orange, and a plum. They will pay out a maximum of 4x your stake for three of a kind. There are five high paying symbols in the game which include a gold star, a strawberry, a watermelon, bar, and a lucky 7. The lucky 7 is the highest paying symbol which will award you with 50x your stake for three of a kind.
There is also a flaming wild symbol which can be used as a substitute for any of the symbols listed above to create winning combinations. Also, when the wild symbol lands on one of the reels, it will expand vertically to fill the whole reel if it can make winning combinations.
Finally, there are two money symbols, a gold coin and a silver coin. They can land randomly on your screen on any spin. When they do, you will be awarded an instant cash prize of a random value between 1x to 20x your bet.
Hold and Respin Bonus
To trigger this bonus, you will need to land three of the money symbols on the middle reels simultaneously. The total value of the money symbols will be added to your total prize at the end of the round. To start, you will get four respins, and the symbols on the middle reel will hold. The symbols on reels one and three will fade away, ready to be replaced on the respin.
Every time you land a money symbol during the Hold and Respin feature, your four respins will reset with the value of the additional money symbol(s) added to your total bonus winnings.
The diamond symbol can only appear during this feature on reels one and three. When it lands, you will be awarded a random prize between 100x and 500x your total bet. So, this is how you achieve the maximum jackpot in the game. It can provide a generous reward if you’re betting the maximum.
Game How to Play
The first thing you’ll need to do is decide on your betting value which can range between £0.05 per spin up to a maximum of £250 for anyone looking to maximise their return. The game is played across the classic 3×3 grid set up, and players are required to make winning combinations of three or more symbols across one or more of the five pay lines. The real fun happens in the hold and respin feature where you will have the chance to win the 500x your stake jackpot.
Ultra Hold and Spin on Mobile
This old school online slot from Pragmatic play is designed with the mobile user in mind. It’s compatible with all iOS and Android mobile devices so you can take the fun with you anywhere.