Night Roller Slot Review
Slot Provider: Red Tiger
RTP: 95.68% | Variance: High | Maximum Win: 5,824x
Our Score: 6.8
About Night Roller
Reviewed by: Editor, All Slot Sites
Published Date: 8th April 2021
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NOTE: Screenshots on this page were taken from playing Night Roller for real money at Casumo Casino.
Night Roller is a 5 reel and 5 row slot with 30 paylines from Red Tiger. It’s a clever hybrid of slot game and board game as landing special symbols moves your character around a board that circles the reel set, triggering various features in the process. Night Roller was released in April 2021 in a partnership between Red Tiger and R7 studio.
Design and Artwork
Load up Night Roller and you are presented with a busy 5×5 grid that is the center of a board game with 20 postions around it. There is a pig (the night roller) on the start line and you are ready to go. The whole reel set floats above a night time Vegas scene and the game is awash with symbols of cash, glitz and glam.
It’s a nice idea but comes across as very hectic and a little too busy for our tastes. Its quite hard to see what is going on at times and the sepia-colored game board is pretty unattractive. Nevertheless, if you enjoy staring at stacks of greens, diamonds and rings, then you might enjoy the design of Night Roller.
Night Roller Game Information
- RTP: 95.68%
- Variance: High
- Maximum Win: 5,824x
- Progressive Jackpot: No
- Reels: 5
- Rows: 5
- Paylines: 30
- Minimum Stake: £0.10
- Theme: Vegas
- Features: Wilds, Multipliers, Instant Win Coins, Free Spins, Board Game Features
Night Roller Review Scores
- Gameplay and Features 7
- Maximum Win 6
- Theme and Design 7
- Paytable 7
- RTP and Variance 7
What Our Reviewer Says ...
"An intriguing slot that tries to mix board game and slot and comes up with mixed results and underwhelming potential!"
Our Score: 6.8
Night Roller Pros and Cons
What We Liked
- Persistent features between dice spins
- Interesting board game features
- Features stack up in free spins round
- High volatility for exciting play
What We Didn't like
- Cluttered interface
- Top win of 5,824x is underwhelming
RTP and Variance
Our Score 7
What is RTP?RTP (Return to Player) refers to the amount a game will pay out in cash prizes expressed as a percentage of all the money wagered on that game. For example, a 96% RTP means a game will pay out £96 for every £100 wagered. This is an average number and will vary from one session to the next. Read more here.
What is Variance?Variance refers to how far a game will deviate from its RTP over time. High variance games deviate a lot and produce uneven win distributions and unexpected windfalls. Low variance games provide a more stable and even distribution of wins. Read more here.
Night Roller has several RTP settings. The default is 95.7%, which itself isn’t great, but there are several lower settings as well. We checked the RTP at three UK casinos. This is what we found:
As you can see, not all casinos run the game at the default setting. We recommend that you check on the game info screen at your casino before playing to be sure you are getting optimal value for your spins.
This is also a high variance game so the win distribution may be uneven. We recommend you choose a lower stake level to ride out those dry periods before you get the breaks!
The maximum payout in this game is 5,824x. That is under average for a high variance slot. If you are looking for a game with a better top payout you could try Wanted Wildz (15,000x) or Wheel of Amp (7,303x).
Symbols and Paytable
Our Score 7
The paytable on Night Roller offers some very good value across the board. There are 30 paylines to score wins across and landing 3 or more identical symbols across one payline triggers a win.
The low value icons are the card suits – clubs, spades, diamonds and hearts. The hearts are worth up to 24x for five on a line. Premiums are represented by the wallet, piles of cash, bag of cash, ring and diamond. There are valued at between 27x and 75x for five on a payline.
There are also wilds that sub in for any other symbol to create win lines AND pays out up to 90x for five on a line.
Features and Gameplay
Our Score 7
Whilst simple slots action happens on the reels in Night Roller, on the board game around the edge you can unlock the features. It all starts with a roll of the dice, triggered by landing the dice scatter.
This moves your pig character around the board, bringing up any one of the following features.
If you hit the Wild position then the Life is Golden feature triggers – now with EVERY spin until the next scatter lands you get random wilds added to the reels. This can be very lucrative as we found in testing.
Hit the bomb position and launch Bombs Away – now all low payers are exploded off the reels on EVERY spin until you land another scatter.
Or get Multipliers by landing on a multiplier position on the board. Every win will be enhanced by the multiplier until the scatter dice is rolled again.
Or Coin It by landing on a coin position to be awarded with an instant cash prize.
Perhaps the best is the Spin Out feature. This is your free spins round where you get 10 free spins with a GUARANTEED dice scatter on EVERY spin. Now, your features persist until the round ends AND your multiplier accumulate.
Plus, you can re-trigger this to earn 5 more spins.
The Final Verdict
Our Score 6.8
At first Night Roller looks clunky. It is a cluttered game and the photo of Vegas behind the reel didn’t really help in that respect. However, dig in and what is interesting about this slot is that your features stick between each dice scatter event. That means, your random wilds will keep landing on every spin, or your multipliers will remain active on every spin, and so on …
This becomes a highly valuable feature of the game if you unlock the free spins round. Stacking feature on top of feature when you are dealing with free plays can potentially produce some really good wins, as multipliers mix with bombs or wilds for example. What is unfortunate however is that for a slot that plays so heavily on wealth and luxury, Night Roller has a surprisingly low top payout at around 5,000x. And that brings its overall score down.
So, a mixed bag, but a game that will appeal to those who like the Monopoly-style board game slot and want a brush with Vegas thrown in.
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