Sitting in front of the screen, hitting the spin button and holding your breath until the reels stop spinning, only to see they have delivered … nothing at all. With the feeling of disappointment, you invest x amount of money to hit it once again and hope for the best. Sounds familiar? Anyone who has ever played a slot machine, be it online or in the casino, has experienced the same.
That’s why it’s nice that some slots will generously give you spin without asking you to pay the price. Respin Feature is more and more frequently seen extra delivered in a hundred of different ways – completely randomly, triggered by a win, a certain symbol or a combination, and sometimes, yes, at a small cost.
Let's take a look at some Res-pin features and see how they work.
Re-spin through cascading reels
The most common and widely used re-spin mechanism is what is known as cascading reels. The way it works is that each time you score a win, winning symbols get removed from the reels in one manner or another, and new ones take their place. You basically end up with a different set of symbols which potentially manage to form a winning combination and pay once again. Normally, as long as you keep collecting, the feature continues to “spin” certain positions without asking for any additional cash to be invested.
No win? Re-spin?
A number of slot machine providers recognize that re spinning after an unawarded spin is highly appreciated. That's why, whilst playing the Pinocchio slot, you’ll get a visit by the Fairy Companion in a no-win situation when one of the first 3 reels have prevented you from scoring a 5x combo. She’ll magically re-spin the problematic reel to offer you a second chance to collect.
Randomly Triggered Re-spins
You will sometimes be awarded a free re-spin with no reason at all unless the game provider has decided to include these occasional treats into their slot. There are games where Re-spins with randomly added Wild symbols will keep coming up until you manage to create a winning combination.
Symbols that triggers a re-spin
In some slot machines, re-spins are triggered by a certain symbol, usually the Wild symbol. In Greedy Goblins, the Wild symbol will expand to cover the entire reel and award up to three re-spins while it itself remains fixed.
Paying for Re-spins
The benefit with re-spins is that they will give you one more chance to win for free, but in some slots, you will be required to pay an additional cost in order to benefit from this feature