1can 2can is a graphically rich, 5 reel, 25 pay line slot machine from NextGen. The tropical theme, with its cascading water, rustling palm trees and beautifully rendered toucan birds is very pleasing to the eye and the slot symbols, feathers, fruit and jungle critters compliment this perfectly. It really is a beautiful game and the presentation is faultless. The only criticism here is that the UI is not as intuitive as you’d like, it took me a good few seconds to find the spin button which may not sound like much, but in this modern customer focused world, it’s almost unforgivable.
At first glance, the game doesn’t seem to step out of the standard slots mould. The opening splash screen basically says as much in that the bonus game is free spins and there are line wilds in the base game. This is a NextGen game though so we can expect something a little different once we start to dig deeper. Picking up the basics first, after a few spins the red king was the symbol starting to jump out at me. Instinctively this made me think of it as the one of the higher paying symbols. Next in line the tropical flowers were catching the eye. I was surprised looking at the pay table that actually these were at the middle and low end of the hierarchy.
The top symbol (behind the wild) is actually a little sloth symbol with a grey and brown palette …which disappears like documentation from the Manitowoc County sheriff department’s evidence room, in the sea of rich green, blue, pink and yellow of the surrounding environment.
The wild symbol is a straightforward line wilds but it is also the highest paying line symbol paying a massive 1000x line bet for 5OAK. Let’s be fair the chances of hitting the 5OAK are pretty slim but 4OAK feels achievable especially due to the Toucan symbol modifier (see below).
Get three or more scatter symbols, and you’ll activate the free spins bonus feature. Oddly the scatters also operator as a line paying symbol also but only 5x, 15x and 50x for ‘oak’ pays respectively. For such a paltry pay, it hardly seems worth spending RTP on this line pay, as the coin value is lost on the excitement of triggering the bonus game. The main feature in the game are the Wild Toucans. Essentially during the bonus and base game you have 2 Toucan birds on either side of the game window which will randomly fly over and convert up to 3 symbols in the game symbol to wilds. This is a nice feature and I am fully behind base game modifiers, however I, personally, would have preferred to reduce the frequency of this event and increase the number of wilds as most of he time it’s one wild that is converted. During the bonus game the frequency of this trigger is supposed to be higher but honestly, it didn’t feel like it.
Hidden just to the right of the win box, is a small ‘Gamble’ icon. This allows you to, not unsurprisingly, gamble your winnings from a successful spin. Choosing this option, I was presented with a face down card and the option to guess if it was black or red, or any one of the four suits. Successfully guessing the colour will double your stake (all of your winnings) and guessing the suit will quadruple your winnings. It goes without saying that, if you guess incorrectly, you lose everything.
It’s a nice little extra, one that certainly appeals to the risk-taker in all of us, but I couldn’t help feeling it was an afterthought, pasted from another game. With all this jungle richness, I can’t see why they couldn’t have created an identical, but fruit oriented gambling game to keep the theme going.
This is a beautifully presented game. The sound and graphics are very rich and immersive and the slightly slow (initial) loading time, is more than compensated by the smooth animation. It’s pretty, but that doesn’t make it unique. It has a gamble feature, but so do a number of slots. For all it’s visual attraction – and it has a lot – it doesn’t contain much in the way of gameplay features. Eventhough the features are dull and It does nothing ground breaking or even close to, it was fun to play due to the bright, colourful and ‘happy’.theme.. I cannot say I’ll be running back to play it again, as there are so many different slots out there to choose from, but I’d certainly not be too unhappy to be presented with it again.