Cyber Attack, an online slot from software developer Red Tiger, explores the murky realm of cybercrime and warns against using your birthdate, ‘12345’, or ‘password’ as passwords. In this quasi-futuristic slot, players must break their way into the bonus round using chance rather than code. However, even unsuccessful breaches trigger reel modifications, so prizes are possible even if your abilities are lacking or luck is against you. Crack your typing fingers and hack away.
We’ve already called Cyber Attacks quasi-futuristic, but it’s the best way to characterize them. This scene takes place in a high-rise downtown area, such as Hong Kong, São Paulo, New York, or any large metropolitan airport. A shady-looking man uses a laptop to emphasize the Cyber aspect. He’s hooded, so you know he’s up to naught good, maybe gathering critical company information, revealing incriminating facts about a wealthy person, or manipulating information on a government database. Perhaps he’s checking his bank account? Cybercrime is dark and mysterious.
Cyber Attack’s 5-reels, 4-row, 1,024-way-to-win grid is played on pixelated displays. This risky machine offers bets from 10 p/c to £/€10 per spin and has a maximum RTP of 96%. Start from the left side of the grid and land at least three matching symbols across successive reels to win.
A full 5-of-a-kind winning method awards 0.3 to 0.6 times the wager for 10 to A low pay card symbols or 0.8 to 2.2 times the bet for high pay symbols like a USB stick, a bug, an eye, an exclamation mark, and a skull. Wilds only appear on reels 2, 3, or 4 to replace ordinary symbols.
Cyberattack: Slot Features
Look for the Breach meter next to the reels. In the standard game, the hacker may try to break in randomly between spins. Free spins are awarded for successful breaches. One of these feature hacks is granted even if the breach fails:
Symbol Hack—a random number of the same symbol is dumped anywhere on the reels.
Multiplier Hack activates x2–x5 multipliers on random grid places. As the multiplier shows, symbols in these locations count.
Wild Hack activates wilds randomly on reels 2-4.
Given that the sixth breach attempt on the meter always succeeds, 6 free spins are provided. A random symbol is infected with the Hijack virus at the start of free spins. When this symbol appears on the reels, it is hijacked and stored above the grid. This may hijack and store 20 symbols. Other feature hacks may randomly happen, but only one can trigger each spin.
Infected symbols that fall on positions with activated ways multipliers will hijack as many symbols as the multiplier indicates. Arriving wilds are hijacked. The free spins counter may randomly grow by 1 to 3 free spins. Last free spin puts all kidnapped symbols from top row to left to right on reels. The breach progress bar resets after free spins.
Slot Verdict: Cyber Attack
After all the fantastic concepts, Cyber Attack seems like it might have been better. I can’t identify anything, but the theme’s utilization seems general. Cybercrime does limit a studio’s audio and visual options. Urban settings, high-tech images, and hoodies are your options. Red Tiger would have been courageous (or foolish?) to produce a slot about a ring of scammers using stolen identities to catfish lovelorn targets online. Maybe in a sequel?
How gamblers like Cyber Attacks’ gameplay will determine if there is a sequel. The Breach feature makes sense from a hacking viewpoint, and when it fails and free spins aren’t triggered, players get one of the three feature hacks as a consolation reward. These aren’t awful either, but one wonders how they would have done collectively instead of individually. Still, fortunate hackers can win 10,500 times their investment. To be fair, building up many high-value infected symbols in the bonus round to spray over the grid at the end would be cool.
Cyber Attack played well and was competitive in its genre. However, it’s a bit bland for a crime-themed slot and a bit corny, so Cyber Attack didn’t penetrate enough to drive repeat hacks.