The Back Nine

Slot Info

Software Rival
Reels5
Paylines15
Min Bet Per Line0.01
Bet Range0.15 - 75
Game FeaturesWild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins
RTP94.42%

With a title like The Back Nine, this online slot can only be referring to golf! This I-Slot from Rival Gaming takes place amidst a golf tournament, and everyone is aiming to be the victor, because to the victor go the spoils. In this case, there’s a golden trophy up for grabs. Although as the player you will be hoping for a bit more than that.

The Back Nine is made up of five reels and three rows in total, while 15 pay lines are also present. You can place a bet of up to £75 per spin on those lines, although that is customisable with coin values running between 1p and £1. The active pay lines can also be customised as you like.

Once you load the slot up, you’ll be wowed by Rival Gaming’s sterling work on the visual side of things. The background clearly depicts a golf course, while the symbols include golf balls being struck by an iron, a golf cart, a caddy, a putter, and even the competitors in the tournament. The symbol of the winner’s trophy is the one that pays out the most in standard gameplay, rewarding you with up to 750x your bet.

Special Features

Flag

The flag helps the golfers know what to aim for, and in this slot game the red flag is the one that operates as its expanding wild symbol. This one is able to appear on the second, third, and fourth reels only, but if it does show up it will count as any other standard symbol to help you with forming a winning combination.

When triggered, the wild will also expand to cover the entirety of the reel that it is on, providing you with the chance to form additional wins from a single spin. The only symbols the wild won’t substitute for are the scatters.

Golfer

The golfer with the flat red cap on his head is the one who will operate as The Back Nine’s bonus scatter addition. Therefore, he can appear anywhere and still activate the game’s bonus feature. You’ll need to spin at least three of this one into view anywhere in order for this to happen. When it does though, you’ll find yourself playing the Skill-Based Bonus Round.

In this feature, you basically get to go on your own golfing tournament, practice all nine holes on the course and hopefully take home the win. Each hole in one that you manage to get will reward you with a top pay-out. Furthermore, if you end up triggering the bonus round with four or five scatter symbols, the pay-outs for the feature will increased significantly.

With every step forward that you take on the golf course, you’ll be playing the next scenario of the I-Slot. With nine sectors to cover, you’ll certainly be able to get behind the storytelling of The Back Nine. You progress further each time you activate the bonus.

Screenshot

The Back Nine Screenshot

Paytable

The Back Nine Paytable

Verdict

The Back Nine is definitely an entertaining online video slot from Rival Gaming, and this is in no small part thanks to its graphics and base theme. Combining this with the fact that it’s also one of Rival’s I-Slots adds to its appeal no end, while the expanding wild symbol and the bonus round that you’re able to play through to advance the storyline (or the tournament in this game’s case) ensure that you’re entertained from the first hole to the last.

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