Saxon

Creator: Play'n GO

Saxon official video slot game desktop screenshot Biff Byford Harley Davidson symbol Play'n Go
Saxon official video slot game logo Biff Byford Play'n Go

Title: Saxon

Reels: 5

Rows: 3

Paylines: 10

RTP: 96.24%

Hit Freq: N/A

Free Spins Freq: N/A

Max Win: 50,000x

Volatility: High

Min/Max Bet: 0.10/100

Score: 7/10

Overview

When you think of rock and metal cities in the UK, you probably think of Birmingham (Black Sabbath), London (The Who, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden), or even Sheffield (Bring Me the Horizon and Def Leppard). But the humble market town of Barnsley deserves a mention as well, as it gave birth to Saxon, one of the pioneers of ‘70s British rock.

Saxon might not get the respect it deserves today, but the Saxon slot by Play’n Go is trying to change that. It puts the band members and their music front and center, adds some classic Play’n Go visuals, and completes the package with some nifty features.

Let’s get those wheels of steel turning and see what this slot has to offer.

Saxon Game Features

Saxon is a 5×3 slot that transports players back to the early days of British metal. There’s a licensed soundtrack and several symbols that represent the band, including a Leather Jacket, an Eagle Logo, and a Crusader Helmet. You’ll also find the usual selection of playing card icons.

Peter Rodney “Biff” Byford is the primary focus. The frontman is one of the symbols needed to trigger the Free Spins, alongside the Motorcycle. He’s the only band member you’ll see, but the soundtrack and recognisable icons ensure the game has a distinctive Saxon feel to it.

Upon activating, the feature offers between 5 and 15 spins, and they can be re-triggered via the same process.

Saxon includes a Wild symbol that awards up to 5x, substitutes for all higher and lower-paying symbols, and awards up to 100x. What’s more, it always occupies the entire reel, so it can produce some epic wins when it lands.

It’s not the only symbol that can appear stacked, either. All of the game’s standard symbols can land in this manner and when they do, they will increase the multiplier by 1x. If the Wild appears stacked, that multiplier jumps to 2x. You can see the current active multiplier at the top of the grid. Note that this resets to 1x after each spin.

Music-themed slots usually give you just 3 or 4 songs to choose from, but Saxon has a full playlist. You can let the songs play, opt for a “shuffle”, or open the playlist and find your favorite.

The playlist includes:

  • 747 (Strangers in the Night)
  • Dallas 1PM
  • Strong Arm of the Law
  • Heavy Metal Thunder
  • Wheels of Steel
  • Denim and Leather
  • Princess of the Night
  • And the Bands Played On

Not a fan of Saxon? Look for the little speaker icon to turn off the music. Just don’t tell anyone, as that amounts to blasphemy around these parts!

Verdict: New Wave of British Heavy Slots

The Saxon slot is perhaps not as big and loud as some of the other music-themed slots that we have reviewed. It doesn’t go all-in with the features and opts for a much simpler approach. It also doesn’t make full use of the band members, and we only get occasional glimpses of Biff.

However, this is offset somewhat by the inclusion of 8 Saxon songs. We get songs from several of the band’s early albums, taking us right back to those heady days of heavy metal when the likes of Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Saxon ruled the airwaves.

It’s well worth checking out for the nostalgia alone.

Pros

  • Original music
  • Big max win
  • Amazing design
  • Free Spins with increasing multipliers

Cons

  • Only 10 paylines

FAQ

It’s set at 8/10, so it counts as high.

This game offers up just 10 paylines.

Yes, all are licensed and official.

Saxon official video slot game logo square thumbnail Biff Byford Play'n Go

Saxon

Score: 7/10

Creator: Play'n GO

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