Mississippi Queen slot review (Cayetano gaming)
This online slot does not (alas) come with the rocking Mississippi Queen song by the rock band Mountain, but in our head, we just add it in. Cayetano is the game developer that produced Mississippi Queen, and we can best describe it as similar to a poor man’s Red Tiger Gaming.Play Now
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Mississippi Queen, if you know what I mean. Mississippi Queen, she taught me everything
They have very entertaining games, but 9 out of 10 times, the payout rate is disappointing.
This holds again with Mississippi Queen: only 94.75% of all bets are paid out and returned to the player. As far as we are concerned, this constitutes a mortal sin.
What makes it even more of a disappointment in this video slot is that absolutely everything else hits the right notes with the Mississippi Queen slot.
How does the Mississippi Queen slot work?
Mississippi Queen is the name of a paddle wheeler that plies the waters of the mighty Mississippi River in the Wild West’s days. There is some serious gambling on this boat, and the local Sheriff is on board to maintain a semblance of law and order.
He seems to like a little wager himself, considering he sprinkles extra wild symbols regularly during the bonus. Perhaps he is hiding those up his sleeve?
The game is played on 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols. There are 10 fixed payout lines, and you play with bets that can vary between $€ 0.20 and $€ 500 per spin.
The variance of Mississippi Queen is clearly medium. What does stand out that you can get really decent payouts in the primary game.
Symbols and payouts
The Sheriff is wild and replaces all symbols, except for the scatters.
Spin 5 wilds on an active payline and you just got your hands on 1,000 x the bet per reel.
The ferry, the bottle of whisky and the casino chips are valued between 150 x and 300 x the bet per line when you spin 5-of-a-kind.
Lastly, we arrive at the card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. These are the so-called low paying symbols, which, when hitting 5-of-a-kind, will payout between 30 x and 120 x the bet per line.
Free spin bonus
3 scattered go-go dancers will get you the free spin bonus. You win up to 10 free spins, that cannot be retriggered.
However, the following is possible: every wild symbol that appears on the reels is capable of cloning itself. The cloned wilds are inserted randomly on the reels, and this can lead to big paydays.
3 scattered BONUS symbols will result in the Shooting Bonus.
This bonus consists of two stages:
- First, you pick a card that determines your prize’s value: between 7x and 100 x the total bet.
- Subsequently, you choose a card that determines the multiplier: 2 x, 3 x or 5 x
The maximum payout with this bonus is 500 x your total bet. You won’t win this very often, obviously, but it is nice to know that you will always win 14 x your total bet at a minimum.
Our verdict on the Mississippi Queen slot?
As we stated at the beginning of this review, we like everything about this slot, except for the payout rate below 95%, which we find to be much too low.
This low RTP is why the score on this review is a full star lower then what the games deserve, should you base it on gameplay and pure enjoyability.
3 out of 5 stars.