Each online game machine has several icons on the reels. Some of the symbols act as a special symbol. Those form combinations, which in a long run lead to your payouts. One of these symbols is the so-called “scatter” symbol.
What is Slot Scatter Symbol?
The icon on a scatter symbol is generally associated with the important aspect of the game, such as the background theme of the slot etc. In the slot machine of Avalon, the Lady of the Lake is the scatter symbol. In some recent slots these scatter symbols are even animated. The scatter symbol differs in two respects from the other ones. The scatter symbol does not have to appear on an active profit line to produce results. For this reason it is also called scatter symbol, since it is scattered. The scatter cannot be replaced by a “wild” symbol. Wild symbols are those that can replace all other symbols on an active winning line (except the scatter) for a winning combination.
For most online slots, scatter symbols are instantiated when three or more of them appear on the reels (rarely even two symbols). The payout is increased by the number of scatter symbols. For Avalon Slots the payout is 4x with 3 symbols, 20x for 4 symbols and 200x with 5 symbols. This information is all available in the payout table, which the player should read and understand before playing. If the player knows how many scatter symbols are needed for a particular payout, the appearance of this brings an additional thrill to the game. An important aspect of payouts for scatter symbols is that they multiply the total bet at a win. For this reason you should always activate all profit lines for slots while playing in online casinos with large payout ratios for scatter symbols.
In many online slots, scatter symbols even provide a bonus game in which you get even more profit chances. To get the best profit out of it you should read the rules well before. There are two different types of bonuses. One of these is a bonus game, which is played on a second, separate screen and requires a player to select an x number of objects from y number of offered objects. The other bonus game is the free spin bonus round, where the player gets an x number of free spins.
Some online slots have bonus games, which can be triggered by scatter symbols. Bonus game is triggered by the appearance of scatter symbols on the multiple lines. Also free spin bonus rounds can be triggered by certain numbers of scatter symbols.