Sabaton is a Swedish metal band that makes songs about war, heroic feats and the like.
We didn’t know the band ourselves, but it turns out they are a pretty “big thing”, these rockers with their long hair and their spandex pants, that produce mainly melodic metal.
Play ‘n GO had already experimented with the combination of hard rock music and video slots in the House of Doom slot, and apparently, that went down well.
With Sabaton, they are pulling out all the stops: this slot is filled to the brim with mini-features, extra wilds and free spins. In combination with the music of Sabaton, it perhaps gets to be a bit overwhelming now and again, but it sure is a lot of fun.
Screaming guitars, drums like sledgehammers and fierce lyrics: this is real Rock’n Roll, this is… Sabaton!
How does Sabaton work?
Completely along the lines of their lyrics, this slot is situated on the deck of a giant battleship.
It is there, on the podium, that the bandmembers toil away at their job, sweat dripping off them.
There are 10 fixed paylines on a playing field with 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols.
Betting can start as low as $€ 0.10 and can go all the way up to $€ 100, per spin.
The standard payout rate of Sabaton is pegged at 96.50%, but it is possible that some online casinos adjust this percentage to a lower rate.
So always check for yourself in the game rules before you start playing. If you are going to play online slots, at least be informed.
The maximum payout is, as is the case with every Play ‘n GO slot, 5,000 x the total bet. There is no denying it; the variance is high: this is one of those slots that can make or break you, headbanging and all.
Symbols and payouts
The mystery symbol is the most important symbol in the game. It can change into regular symbols, wilds and scatters. These last ones activate the free spin bonus, and that makes them extra special.
The wild symbol is the lead singer of Sabaton and replaces all symbols except the scatters and if you manage to get a 5-of-a-kind it will pay you 100 x the total bet. So, a screen filled with wilds has a value of 1,000 x the stake.
The four band members are worth between 7.50 x and 10 x the total bet with five identical ones on a payline.
The low-value symbols consist of a variety of military gear: a helmet, bullets, daggers and hand grenades. These pay out between 2.50 x and 4 x the total bet, for a 5-of-a-kind.
Sabaton has several mini-features that can drop at random times:
- Chained Reels: 2 or 3 consecutive reels receive the same symbols
- Last Stand: 1 or 2 reels turn entirely wild
- Mega symbols: all the band members can appear as a mega symbol
Free spin bonus:
9 or more scatters activate the free spin bonus.
You are rewarded with 7 free spins.
Before the free spins start, a special symbol is chosen. This symbol acts as a mega symbol during the free spins and doubles as a mystery symbol. So it is vital that you receive a high-value symbol (read: 1 of the band members) as your special symbol.
During the free spins reels 2, 3 and 4 are always Chained Reels.
It is possible the retrigger without limit.
Our verdict on the Sabaton video slot
Although we are not a fan of the band Sabaton (give us an earful of Led Zeppelin or Van Halen any day), we do really like this slot.
It is fast paced and hectic, full of surprises and fun bonus features.
Because of the high variance, your balance can experience a roller coaster trajectory, going up, down and doing loop-de-loops.
3.8 out of 5 stars.
Where can you find Sabaton?
The Sabaton slot is found at all reliable Play ‘n GO casinos. One of these Play ‘n GO casinos is Casumo, which is one of our favourite online casinos.
You can play the Sabaton slot at Casumo with a 200% bonus up to $€50 plus 200 free spins.