The grass is always greener on the “other side”, as the old saying goes. But what about mold and bacteria? This is the question to which 2×2 (2 by 2) Gaming’s latest video slot machine called Greener Pasteurs seeks the answer. With its visuals sometimes resembling a classic horror movie (does Re-Animator ring a bell?) the game takes its players on a trip into a (supposedly mad) scientist’s laboratory.
Greener Pasteur has five reels, three rows and 30 win lines. It features the usual J to A symbols for smaller wins, joined by others inspired by a crazy laboratory: smiling microbes, serums and microscopes, the Greener Pasteurs logo and the mad scientist himself. The magnifying glass acts as a wild symbol in the game, multiplying line wins by up to x4 whenever it is involved in one. The game’s scatter symbol is a milk carton – which apparently serves as a culture medium for various bugs. When it lands on reels 1, 3 and 5, it triggers 12 free spins. Free spins can be re-triggered, with 8 more spins added to the total.
The game also comes with a randomly triggered “Special germs feature”. Whenever it is triggered, the germ symbols on the reels will either turn into the top paying symbol of the game, award a random cash reward to the player, or turn into a Wild symbol. Either way, it can trigger big wins. The “Special germs” will be triggered more often during free spins, which is played with a different set of symbols than the base game.
Greener Pasteurs is an interesting game, even if it’s title has a pun bad enough to serve as a textbook example. It is fast paced, filled with animations and consistent wins, and has the potential to make you rush to the kitchen to clean all your surfaces.