Games developer Hacksaw Gaming initially released Stick ‘Em on September 1, 2019—it is the developer’s earliest video slot. However, it was formally launched four days later, when it premiered at LeoVegas. It was launched for the mass market on September 19, 2019.
Relax Gaming distributes Stick ‘Em whose themes are retro, adventure, fortune, and random picker wheel. Stick ‘Em has a sequel scratch card game titled Scratch ‘Em (October 2019). The Stick ‘Em’s rival games include Glutters (July 2013) from Leander Games, Hot as Hades (July 2015) from Microgaming, and Electric SAM (January 2014) from ELK Studios.
Ten symbols (gunny sack, golden coins, diamond, wad of bank notes, crossbones, jerry can, playing cards, dice, thumbs-up sign, and star) require three, four, or five winning combinations in side by side reels.
Stick ‘Em Game Characteristics
Stick ‘Em has a partitioned gray 5X3 grid that is set between a cloudy sky and a grassy lime ground. There are 1024 left-to-right winning ways, twelve symbols, twenty total bets, locked thumbs-up, a bonus game, no substituting wild, one free respin, three sets of free games, nudged reels, no side game, nine win multipliers, and pays from $0.02 to $300.00.
Stick ‘Em has three special symbols and nine ordinary symbols symbols. Special symbols: the black-and-white thumbs-up; the scatter is a blue-and-orange “free spin” comic bubble; and the bonus game-related feature is a black-and-white “bonus game!” random picker wheel.
Ordinary symbols: a brown “$” gunny sack; two stacked “$” golden coins; sparkling blue diamond; a green wad of “$” bank notes; white crossbones; black-and-red “XX” jerry can; two playing cards with spades and hearts suits; red dice with white pips; and golden star.
The Stick ‘Em bet sizes: $0.20 (minimum), $0.40, $0.60, $0.80, $1.00, $2.00, $4.00, $6.00, $8.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $25.00, $30.00, $35.00, $40.00, $45.00, $50.00, $75.00, and $100.00 (maximum).
The $100.00 bet has these Stick ‘Em payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. Gunny sack pays $100.00, $200.00, and $300.00. Golden coins, or diamond, or wad of notes pay $50.00, $100.00, and $150.00. Crossbones pay $50.00, $60.00, and $70.00. Jerry can pays $30.00, $40.00, and $80.00. Playing cards pays $40.00, $50.00, and $60.00. Dice pays $30.00, $40.00, and $50.00. Thumbs-up sign pays $20.00, $100.00, and $200.00. Star pays $10.00, $20.00, and $30.00.
Three “free spin” comic bubbles offer five free games. Four “free spin” comic bubbles offer ten free games. Five “free spin” comic bubbles offer 15 free games. Bonus game: three “bonus game!” symbols unlock the elusive three-ringed random picker wheel, wherein players are prompted to “press button to stop” before a multiplier is chosen. Outer ring’s win multipliers: X3, X5, and X10. Middle ring’s win multipliers: X20, X30, and X40. Innermost ring’s win multipliers: X100, X250, and X1000.
A winning combination resulting from three, or four, or five thumbs-up signs prompts the featured thumbs-up symbols to get locked for next re-triggerable free re-spin; as long as at least one thumbs-up sign comes up in the subsequent re-spin, those signs can be locked repeatedly until the player hits (X2048; based on the $100.00 bet) the $204800.00 non-progressive jackpot.
The good Stick ‘Em software features: average volatility level; ultra-fast mode; and 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 500, and 1000 autospins, with customizable loss limit (options: limitless, X5 bet, X20 bet, and X50 bet) and single win limit (options: limitless, X10 bet, X20 bet, and X75 bet).
Ambient background: rhumba shakers (and piano piece during free games) interspersed with chirping birds. Sound effects: chinking, bubbling, jingling, rattling picker wheel, and whistling. The animated 3D graphics: dolly zoom, flashing, glistening, comic explosion, gushing red stars during big win presentation, scenic countryside passing by, and ascending musical notes beside (Canny the Can) the dramatic cartoonish character.
Luck in Stick ‘Em
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Stick ‘Em is 96.10% and the house edge is 3.90%.