Many of us—especially males—have dreamt of growing up as a boxer and winning world champion belts. Of course, not everyone’s story is Rocky’s, but you can at least dream that way in Donkey & The GOATs slot. Available now at bitStarz, it’s rare to see a slot bonanza based on boxing. It’s even rarer to see a sport slot this good. As you might guess by the name, the reels are full of boxing GOATs including Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and even Tyson Fury.
If you’re willing to step into the ring you’ll have to fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee. Take the center stage and enjoy this thrilla in Manilla developed by AvatarUX.
Time to Fight
While the slot doesn’t have pics from the greatest boxers of all time due to branding reasons, it’s easy to make out at least a few. Some of them come with captures such as THRILLA! or BRAWL on them, making it look kind of like a comic book. The slot also recreates some of the most famous boxing shots in history, such as Ali standing over Sonny Liston.
The heart-stopping action in the base game is supplemented with cascading reels. Each win triggers an avalanche that allows for new symbols to fall into the empty spots and potentially create new wins. What’s more impressive is that Donkey & The GOATs adds a new mechanic on top of the cascades, where three in a row unlock a multiplier that’s applied to any wins. It grows further with every third cascade, and will only stop on a losing spin. That’s during the base game – in the bonus round, it never resets.
The ZapReel is another fine addition to this brawl of a slot. It’s the name for the horizontal reel atop the vertical ones that displays all the regular symbols. However, it can also display an Uppercut Wild that activates a reward right below it. When that happens, it turns to an expanding wild that covers the entire reel for bigger winning opportunities.
We weren’t sure why there was a donkey in the name of the slot until we saw the donkey on the reels. And until we thought of promoter Don King. The donkey – a special jab at King himself, triggers a special Vegas Reel reward and awards an extra spin. Of course, the slot comes with a bonus round that packs quite the punch, just like the GOAT boxers on the reels.
The Wheel of Champions
When you land three bonus symbols on the reels you’ll trigger the Champions Wheel. This spin determines the number of free spins and the number of winning ways. Being a Megaways slot, the maximum is 117,649 ways to win, but with the lowest number of free spins – 5. If you’re lucky, you can stand somewhere in the middle with 7 or 8 free spins and over 30,000 ways to win.
It’s safe to say that it’s a real thrilla of a slot that punches with all its might and delivers fantastic rewards. With the winning potential set at a maximum of 20,000x the bet, it’s time to take the ring and become a champ.