With a graphic and animation style reminiscent of the animated film Robots, which was voiced by Halle Berry and Ewan McGregor, The Robets slot from developer BlueGem is dedicated to a family of robots, including the robot dog. As usual with BlueGem titles, a great deal of effort has been put into the design, and the futuristic city backdrop to the reels is crisp and colourful.
The five reels themselves are encased in an industrial steel frame, and The Robets has the standard BlueGem slot layout off five reels displaying three windows each. There are 20 paylines, and players can bet between 0.01 and 1.00 in the chosen currency per line, with a total maximum bet of 10.00 per spin.
The Robets does use the Poker symbols that are all too familiar in slots titles, but in a change from most slots, a lot of art goes into their design. The letters and numerals are formed with chains and metal offcuts, such as scissor blades. Five As on one payline is the combo that scores best for these symbols, the usual 150X the line bet found in most BlueGem slots.
There are only two other ordinary symbols in play; a robot swimming pool wittily filled with oil, and a blue-eyed robot dog. This is the top-scoring ordinary symbol, worth 800X the line bet is it combines with Wilds to make five of a kind, 500X the bet for four of a kind, and 75X the bet for three of a kind.
The Robets is also one of the BlueGem slots linked in a Mega Money Pool network, so it offers potentially massive progressive jackpots. To win, however, players need to score five-of-a-kind with the dog icons on one payline, but including no Wild substitutions in the combo: all five symbols must be the dog. It’s a rare win, but that’s why the progressive jackpots are so impressive.
In another witty flourish in the artwork, the game’s Wild symbol is the Robets family’s rocket-powered mailbox. The Wild stacks across all three windows in Reel 3, so it can be part of multiple substitutions to create plenty of winning paylines.
There are gear symbols that can come up on Reels 1, 3 and 5, and when three come up on a spin, the player gets a bonus: they are offered three gears to choose from, and must pick one. Each gear conceals a different prize or multiplier.
Mrs Robets is one of the title’s bonus symbols, and Mr Robets is the other. Mrs Robets is the Scatter, so three, four or five icons anywhere on the Reels wins the player a multiplier of the entire bet on the spin: 5X, 25X or 100X, respectively making this one of the best online pokies Australia has to offer.
When three or more Mr Robets icons come up, a bonus round is triggered that involves a tour through the Robets house, where the player can pick up various items. These reveal even more prizes and multipliers.