Taxi is a high quality online video slot game produced by Leander Games. Based on the classic 1970’s sitcom featuring Danny DeVito, this game brings back all the characters and images from the much loved TV show. Staying true to the classic feel of the show, Leander have gone to great lengths to incorporate as much imagery and sound clips from the actual sitcom as possible. The graphics and animation are all top-class with clean lines and an entertaining backing track to accompany the sound of the reels spinning. Set against the backdrop of a New York skyline, the game has all the right ingredients for a top class slot.
5 Reel Slot based on the TV Show
The slot setup in Taxi is based on the standard set of 5 spinning reels with 25 paylines in which players can form winning combinations. On the reels, players will find all the familiar faces of the main characters from the TV show. The characters themselves play the role of the high paying symbols including Louie (Danny DeVito), Elaine, Tony, Bobby and Jim. For the lower paying symbols, the game designers have used the standard high card symbols from 10 to Ace. Players can use any of the symbols to create winning combinations over the five reels.
High Paying Wilds
In addition to the standard slot game, Taxi also includes a number of bonus features in the form of wild symbols, free spins and two bonus games. The wild symbol in this game is the image of the yellow cab with the word “wild” written above. The wild symbol can be used to substitute for any of the other standard reel symbols in order to form a winning combination. The only symbols the wild symbol cannot substitute for are the bonus symbols that trigger the various bonus rounds.
Taxi Free Spin Round
The free spin round in Taxi is called the “Make it out of the Garage” free spin round. To trigger the free spin round, players must land the telephone free spin symbol anywhere in reels 1, 3 and 5. Once the free spin bonus has been triggered, players will be rewarded with 10 free spins. During the free spins, any telephone symbol that lands on reel 5 will turn a character symbol wild and award another two free spins. Players can also get another chance to win with the big bonus symbol. Landing this symbol anywhere on reel 3 will reward players with an instant win prize.
Match it Up Bonus Round
The loudhailer bonus symbol in Taxi is the key to triggering the “Let’s get his garage moving here!” bonus round. To trigger this bonus round, players must land 3 loudhailer bonus symbols anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4. Once the bonus round is triggered, Loui will shout out trips for the driver. Players must then click on the drivers licences to match the driver to the trip. If you manage to match the driver, Loui will shout for another trip. The bonus round ends when you fail to match 3 drivers. Players can then click on the yellow cab symbol to win a multiplier for the bonus winnings.