Score4.7 / 5
Loaded is a Microgaming video slot machine featuring 3 lines, 5 reels, and 25 paylines. It allows for wagers in denominations of $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.25, and $0.50 coins, with a maximum bet of 20 on the 25 lines for a total of 500, making it one of the more loaded slots in terms of potential bets and big wins.
Loaded comes loaded with a rather unique design for the online slots world, one that is most certainly inspired by Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series. The game's images of lovely ladies, hip men, and luxury houses, cars, and boats, all have that distinctive GTA artwork feel to them. The music is a disappointing background sound effects track of a casino though, missing a golden opportunity to have a hip-hop infused beat back up the slots playing actions.
Achieving 3 to 5 of any of the game's symbols on one of its 25 paylines (assuming you've bet them all) results in wins of varying amounts. Helping you load up your reels with winning symbols is the wild symbol of a well-dressed man with a 777 chain around his neck. That symbol canb replace any other symbol except the scatter symbol, and also triples the value of any winning combinations it's a part of, making it the most sought after symbol in the game. The scatter symbol is a hand holding a microphone with a 777 ring on one finger. That symbol not only pays out a multiplier on your wager when you snag two or more of them on a payline, but with 3 or more you're headed to the free spins bonus mode.
The Loaded free spins mode is rather unique in that is allows players to choose from one of three available options; 24 free spins with all wins being multiplied by 2X, 18 spins with a 3X multiplier, or 12 spins with a 4X multiplier. Because of the ability to choose the amount of free spins, getting 3 or more scatter symbols in free spins mode does not allow you to add on to your existing spins (so no need to choose 24 spins solely on those grounds).
Loaded offers a pretty cool and hip design that should appeal to younger slots players, and especially the many millions of Grand Theft Auto fans, as it almost feels like playing a GTA slots game. With the chance for big wins on your home computer or mobile device, and the option to play the bonus round how you like, loaded should be an easy choice as a slots game in regular rotation for many players.