If you are looking for a break from the same, old boring slot games that do not have much variety to offer, you should probably be checking out Tails of New York. The game comes with 40 paylines and a strange but catchy theme. This 5-reels video slot game is themed around the different tailed animals that are masquerading in the streets of New York. The list begins with dogs and cats among the common animals and goes up to a fox, a goat, and even an eagle! These animals are the symbols on the game that are having a gala time loitering around the Statue of Liberty, which forms for a gorgeous backdrop.
The setting of the Tails of New York is certainly very well-thought-out, set on a New York sidewalk with street signs, traffic lights, and pylons on the sides of the central reels. The game offers several fresh symbols apart from the animals mentioned above, such as a newspaper, a pizza, a camera, a yellow taxi, and a take-out coffee. Players have full control over the number of lines they want to play with as well as with the coin size and number in a line, accumulating to give the total bet for a game.
The rules are pretty simple - land three consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line to win! Among the high-paying symbols are Buddy, a scruffy-looking black and white dog, Gordan, a bulldog smoking a cigar, and Chow, a pipe smoking cat. Landing just two of these symbols in a row assures wins. Getting 5 of each symbol in a row can help players bag 7000 times their bet for Buddy, 2000x for Gordan, and 1500x for Chow.
The other symbols in Tails of New York reward players with anything between 20 times to 1000 times their bet value for 5 in a row, and at least 3 to gain any win at all. Buddy, the scruffy black and white dog, is also the Wild symbol in the game, which can replace all other symbols except the Scatter. Also, any wins with Buddy in the combination get doubled.
The free spins feature gets triggered when the taxi driving fox, which is the Scatter symbol, appears 3 or more times anywhere on the reels. Landing 3 scatters gives players 5 free spins with a 5x multiplier, 4 give you 7 free spins with a 7x multiplier, and 5 scatters give 9 free spins with a 9x multiplier. Free spins cannot be re-triggered, but with the kind of prizes and multipliers they already offer, it is not a big issue.
There is also a bonus round called Chow’s Run feature that gets activated when Chow’s van appears more than thrice. In this round, Chow unloads various looted items from the back of his van, which include a famous painting, a Ming vase, and a jewel-encrusted tiara. Players have to pick one to unlock cash prizes that add up to the total coins. Coin value on Tails of New York ranges from 0.01 to 0.25 and can be played across various devices.