Call of Duty 4
Call of Duty 4 Slots Game Examined
Call of Duty 4 has already given rise to two sequels and several spinoffs, set in the near future, as you assume the different roles of soldiers engaged in global operations: it was the first in the franchise to depart from the setting of World Wars, and is regarded by some as the best of the entire Activision catalogue. Cryptologic has done a fine job in using symbols and characters familiar to fans of the game, as well as fantastic animations that should win some new ones.
Risks and Rewards
Call of Duty 4 is a standard 5 reel, 25 payline slot, with a non-progressive jackpot, and a massive potential maximum jackpot of 100 000$. Betting options range from 0, 01 to 500$, so all levels of player are catered for, and there is also a free mode, if you really just want to enjoy the action of the game. Like all Cryptologic slots, it is well laid out and instinctive when it comes to first playing.
The slot game uses recognizable iconography from the original First Person Shooter, with clips, Claymores, grenades and gas masks all appearing. At the higher value levels, there’s also the ubiquitous Kalashnikov rifle and a view down a sniper’s scope, while the Substitute (as Cryptologic terms their Wild symbols) is the image of a standing soldier, firing his weapon, which can substitute for all except the Scatter symbol. 5 of these soldiers in a winning line will give a payout of 5000 coins, while any winning line containing one of these doubles in value.
The Scatter symbol is that of the original cover art of the game: three of these trigger the Bonus feature, which is based on the FPS game itself, and unlike many slot features requires some skill. You will play a soldier, and be rewarded with free spins for every enemy that you hit, with the value depending on your accuracy. This bonus feature also has air strike multipliers of 3, 4 or 5 during the free spins, as well as adding to the value of each enemy killed.
An additional feature of Call of Duty is the animation that takes place on screen after certain spins: soldiers plant mines and fling grenades, the detonation of which cause more Wild symbols to appear, and the values of lines to change.
As can be expected from a slot based on such a thrilling and popular game, the animation and sound effects are all first rate, and the background music is stirring and effective. Like the original game, it is wholly engaging, and players seeking a relaxing slot experience might find it a bit intense, and demanding of concentration. Fans of the genre, however, will be pleased at how faithful Cryptologic has remained to the game, as well as the fact that the Bonus round is Skill as well as Chance based, and the potential winnings are of a similarly epic quality. All round, it’s a juggernaut of a game.