In a way, slot machines with the classic style symbols have a lot of retro nostalgia, making us think of times before the internet existed or your grandmother's ta-tas didn't reach her knees. Unfortunately, many of these games are just as sterile as the original slots they're based on, lacking any compelling slot features, and you'll want to move on quickly. Swedish game developer NetEnt may have solved the sterility problem with their Swipe and Roll slot, which brings a ton of features along with the retro look that takes you back.
Swipe and Roll is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that looks like its based out of a 50's style diner/casino that you'd find in the state of Nevada, as every rest stop seems to at least have a few of the gambling machines laying around. The symbols in the game are old school classic symbols, and are presented in a way that makes you think t hey were lifted right off a slot machine from the period. These symbols include Q, K, A, plum, orange, watermelon, bell, and diamond. The artwork is very crisp and presented well in high definition, and it looks sharp whether you choose to play on your computer or on a smartphone (full mobile play is supported).
The features in this slot are the real highlight, with the game featuring wild symbols (diamonds), scatters (the bell), and free spins. There is also a wild re-spin, when three or more wilds appear on the reels. There is also a Coin Wheel feature, which comes up randomly and can give players a coin payout, an extra scatter, or an arrow symbol. The features and the payline layout combines to give Swipe and Roll a posted return to player (RTP) percentage of 96.4%, which is on the higher side of average for an online video slot.
The overall experience with Swipe and Roll is positive in my eyes. I really enjoyed the features that are packed in here, and I'm a bit of a retro fan, so I also dug the theme. Your mileage may vary, but this is a game that's worth your time and you should at the very least give it a spin.