Developed by Betsoft Gaming, Madder Scientist is a December 2011 pseudoscientific html5 video slot whose prequel is titled Mad Scientist (January 2011). Themes: alchemy, scientific experiment, transmutation, and electromagnetism. Its trailer revisits the recent past, when the insane scientist invented a solution that transforms objects into golden items; although the scientist did grab the headlines after successfully experimenting the solution on a carrot, he consequently razed down his laboratory and injured himself in a huge blast that also wounded both his female assistant and their pet rabbit.
Similar Betsoft-owned games: Curious Machine (December 2012), Frankenslot’s Monster (March 2016), Gears of Time (November 2020), Alkemor’s Tower (November 2015). Some of Madder Scientist’s rival games: Secret Elixir (June 2010) from Greentube, Greener Pasteur (October 2015) from 2by2 Gaming, and Maniac Millions (November 2016) from NextGen.
Four symbols (Dr. Walter Prescott, assistant, rabbit, and bulb) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Four symbols (microscope, test tube rack, molecules, and electrical safety sign) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Madder Scientist Game Characteristics
Madder Scientist is set in a nightly, moonlit three-story “sector 6” laboratory whose lit windows stand out in its downtown location. Inside the laboratory, the game’s partitioned 5X3 grid is embedded on an extensive silver gray-and-black compressed air piping system.
There are 30 left-to-right adjustable paylines, eleven symbols, eleven coin sizes, five bet levels, 935 total bets, locked wild reels, two scatters, buyable re-spin, two bonus games, click-and-reveal game, free games, no side game, and pays from $0.05 to $2500.00.
Madder Scientist has three special symbols and eight ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substituting wild is a grayish lever switch, with red and green buttons; the click-and-reveal game is associated with a pair of green and orange “pick me” beakers; and the bonus game-triggering scatter is a carrot.
Ordinary symbols: the Serbian-American engineer Nikola Tesla lookalike protagonist is a bespectacled, elderly scientist Dr. Walter Prescott in white; bespectacled petite female assistant in white; surprised brown rabbit; lit bulb; white microscope; wooden test tube rack; yellow molecules; and “danger high voltage” electrical safety sign.
The Madder Scientist coin sizes: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.10, $0.15, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, and $1.00. Number of paylines: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, and 30. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $150.00.
The $150.00 bet offers these Madder Scientist payouts. Two, three, four, and five combinations: Dr. Walter Prescott pays $75.00, $1000.00, $1250.00, and $2500.00; assistant pays $50.00, $500.00, $1250.00, and $2500.00; rabbit pays $25.00, $300.00, $750.00, and $2000.00; and bulb pays $25.00, $250.00, $500.00, and $1500.00.
Three, four, or five combinations: microscope pays $200.00, $375.00, and $1000.00; test tube rack pays $150.00, $300.00, and $500.00; molecules pays $100.00, $200.00, and $375.00; and electrical safety sign pays $50.00, $100.00, and $200.00.
Three beakers on the corner or middle reels prompt a click-and-reveal game, where clicking the beakers offer random credits and/or free games. 3+ scattered lever switches prompt a bonus game, where one cyan “wild” reel is locked for several retriggerable rounds. 3+ carrots prompt the chemical color-touching bonus game; players are prompted to choose both chemical compound colors (blue, or red, or purple) and stabilizing chemical colors (green, or yellow, or orange) that then results in a silver or golden carrot.
Each winning or winless spin prompts the player to buy the subsequent re-spin by pressing the “respin” on the five reels; the bought reel, whose varying cost is based on their possibility of completing a combination, re-spins solely while the other four reels are locked. Madder Scientist’s non-progressive jackpot is $32825.00.
The good Madder Scientist software features: desktop and mobile versions; icons set on beakers; quick spin; and 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins. Sound effects: bubbling and crackling. The animated 3D graphics: toggled lever switch, capillarity, electromagnetism, and titration.
Luck in Madder Scientist
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Madder Scientist is 95.18% and the house edge is 4.82%.