If you enjoy the fast-paced thrills of NASCAR, or any type of racing, then you need to
check out Fast Lane
. This 5-reel, 50-payline slot opens with an explosive introduction and never slows down from here. Let's continue discussing this game by covering its symbols, theme, bonuses, and betting options.
Symbols and Theme
Fast Lane puts the pedal to the metal with an intro video that offers immediate excitement. You'll see race cars compete against each other, fans cheering, and one of the cars involved in a fiery crash. The ending is a bit morbid, but the point is that Fast Lane is all about action.
Symbols include a gold cup, race car driver, hot blonde woman, fan wearing a foam dome, driver's helmet, lug nut remover, tire, red race car (jackpot), blue race car (free spins), checkered flag (bonus), and green race car (expanding wild). The red car jackpot symbol pays the most, offering 8,888 coins for a 5-symbol payout.
The symbol graphics are presented in cartoonish style, like many other Rival Gaming slots. And the cartoonish images definitely suit this game well. When you spin the reels, you'll see hydraulics move up and down. This slot also features some nice animations, including the red race car crashing, tire spinning, green race car speeding down the column (expanding wild), lug nut remover working on a tire, and the blond woman cheering.
Fast Lane Special Features and Bonuses
Fast Lane has three features, including an expanding wild, free spins, and a bonus round. Appearing on reels 1, 3, and 5, the green race car becomes an expanding wild and substitutes for other symbols to form wins.
The blue race car triggers free games when it lands 3 or more times on the reels. You receive 5 free spins for 3 symbols, 10 for 4, and 20 for 5. Additionally, you'll also get a 3x multiplier for all wins.
The checkered flag triggers the bonus round when it lands 3 times or more anywhere on the reels. The crew chief will give you orders during the bonus, and you need to follow them as best you can. The better you perform, the larger your winnings will be at the end of the round. Once you and the pit crew members have finished working on the car, you get to see it racing down the home stretch.
You can change paylines from 1-50, coin size from $0.01 to $0.25, and coins per line from 1-10. This creates a wide betting range from $0.01 all the way up to $125.00 per spin.
You can quickly change the coins per line and paylines up to their max values by choosing Bet Max. But the coin size must still be adjusted manually. The Auto button allows you to keep the reels spinning automatically with your selected betting options.
Final Thoughts on Fast Lane Slots
Fast Lane is one of the more-exciting slots that we've played. Everything from the wild introduction video to the cheering crowd creates thrills. We also like how this game has several features, including an expanding wild, free spins, and a second-screen bonus. It would've been nice if the latter actually put you in the seat of the car, but we'll still take the pit crew setup.
Overall, Fast Lane embodies everything you'd expect from a racing-themed slots game. And we fully recommend this game to anybody who enjoys racing or just exhilarating slots.