The Flash slot – NextGen Gaming


Review The FlashThe Flash is just one of several DC Comic superhero slots in the works for production by NextGen Gaming this summer. Released June of 2016, this online slot offers a Base Game RTP of 92,48% with a Bonus Bet Feature which raises RTP to 95,47%. Play at Royal Panda to win over £35,000 each spin.

Flash Pays Lightning Fast

The Flash is a 4-row, 5-reel, 50-fixed payline, online video slot set against a cityscape taken straight from a comic book. The music is low key with inspirational tones – as expected of a super hero themed slot. Feature activations and wins cause the music to blare triumphantly. The symbols come to life with minor animations during gameplay. Large scale features, such as The Flash racing across the screen, occur with Feature activation. Other DC Comic slots by NextGen include the Green Lantern, Batman and Superman.

The Flash shows cash values for Line Bet, Total Bet, Win and Balance at the bottom of the slot screen. Adjust the Line Bet (0.01-2.00) for a Total Cash Bet range of 50p-£120 at Royal Panda. This online slot’s Paytable values are shown in coins which remain fixed despite changes made to the Line Bet.

Winning Wild CombinationThe Flash has 10 regular symbols and 3 special symbols. This online slot’s special symbols include a Flash Wild, Scatter Logo and Bonus Logo which are all capable of forming their own winning combinations. During Base gameplay, a special Win Multiplier of 1x, 2x or 3x is attached to winning combos that include Flash Wilds. During Free Games, a Win Multiplier of up to 10x is granted. The Scatter Logo symbol accounts for most of the slot’s profitable single Line wins. The Bonus Logo symbol triggers Free Games. The Flash’s regular symbols include Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd, Mirror Master, Clock, Lightning, Flash’s Legs, Ace, King, Queen and Jack.

To win, get 2+ matching Mirror Master-Flash Wild symbols or get 3+ Jack-Flash Wild symbols. Base gameplay is left to right for all symbols except for the Scatter & Bonus Logo symbols which pay both ways starting from either reel 1 or reel 5. Multiple wins along differing lines count toward the Total Win with the possibility of getting 50 Line wins each spin.

Wins are calculated by multiplying the Line Bet by the Pay. So, to profit along a single payline, get 2+ of either a Bonus Logo or Scatter Logo symbol, get 3+ of the Scatter Logo-Flash Wild symbol or get 5+ of anything. The highest paying symbol of the slot is the Flash Wild which pays (10.000, 1.000, 250, 10) giving the Base Game the potential to award over £35,000 each spin.

Special Features
The Flash’ Autoplay options range from 5-100 consecutive spins. Click ‘fast forward’ to speed up Autoplay, the big ‘stop’ button to quick stop the reels or the little ‘stop’ button to end Autoplay manually.

The Flash Bonus Features

Bonus Bet FeatureBonus Bet Feature: This is completely optional. To activate it, click the Bonus Bet button. Once activated, 10 coins are added to the regular Bet in exchange for unlocking the Rogues Free Games, applying a Win Multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x to wins involving Flash Wilds during Base gameplay and applying a Win Multiplier of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x to wins involving Flash Wild substitutions during Free Games. The background switches to a different city scene upon activation. While this mode makes the Cash Bet range slightly higher (60p-£120 as opposed to 50p-£100), RTP is raised by 3% which goes toward making up for the extra expense.

Rogues FeaturesRogues Feature: 3+ Bonus symbols trigger 12 Free Games which cannot be re-triggered. Choose from villainous characters including Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd or Mirror Master. Captain Cold freezes 1 reel containing a Flash Wild turning it into an Expanding Wild for 1 Re-spin. Only 1 reel will be affected at a time. Gorilla Good teleports 1 Flash Wild randomly to the reels each and every Free Game. Mirror Master replays the previous 4 Free Games essentially granting an extra 4 Free Games and duplicating any wins that previously occurred during those spins.

Speedster Feature: This only activates during the Base Game, and randomly turns regular symbols into Flash Wilds.

Gamble Feature: This is a familiar Feature across NextGen slots which gives players the chance to either double or quadruple a win by guessing the color (red/black) or suit (diamonds, hearts, spades, clovers) of a face down card correctly. Players can try up to 5 times.

Summary table The Flash

Software developer NextGen Gaming
Supported on mobile devices Yes
Release date June 2016
Payout Percentage RTP (?) 92,48% up to 95,47% with Bonus Bet
Volatility / variance (?) Average
Features (?) Bonus Bet, Rogues, Speedster and Gamble Feature
Roles / pay-lines (?) 5 / 50
Min. / Max. bet 50p up to £120
Coin value 0.01 up to 2.00
Max. prize £35,000


The Flash is All Over the Reels Kicking up Cash

It goes without saying that it’s worth the extra 10 coins to activate the Super Bet Feature. While testing the demo at Royal Panda, we activated Super Bet for 100 spins and won every other spin with half profiting. The Flash Wilds were all over the reels accounting for 2/3 of our total wins. The Rogue Feature activated once for us. We selected Captain Cold and won 25x/Total Bet. The Flash was a fast, fun play overall. Fans of DC superhero slots may also like to try Microgaming’s The Dark Knight Rises based on the popular Batman film.

8.0 -
  • Graphics & Sound 7.4
  • Features 8.5
  • Usability 7.3
  • Bet Options 9
  • Originality 7.6
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0

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