Noughty Crosses is an online video slot developed by Amaya Gaming – the clever word play in the title being almost impossible to outdo.
The slot is based on the ageless game of Noughts and Crosses. The aim of the original game is to get a matching combination of either noughts or crosses in a diagonal, vertical or horizontal row on the game grid. As such, the game is played by two players – one being the noughts and the other the crosses.
The player drawing the crosses traditionally plays first, followed by the player drawing noughts. Each player only gets to play once, after which it again becomes the other player’s turn to make his mark.
The game grid contains only 9 squares, meaning that a total of 9 symbols are drawn. Interestingly enough, despite the small number of moves involved in each game, mathematicians have placed the total number of possibilities at more than 255 000 layouts.
The game has been adapted into a variety of products – one even being a drinking game. The online slot version also undoubtedly fills a gap in the market.
The slot game features no paylines, but instead utilizes the 243 ways to win concept. The game is based on Noughts and Crosses, but with a strong Tattoo Parlour influence.
Noughty Crosses Symbols
Symbols include the Noughty Crosses signature symbol, a Chinese Dragon, a flower drawn with a definite tribal tattoo influence, the Lucky horseshoe symbol and a number of playing card symbols.
The Noughty Crosses signature symbol – also drawn in the fashion of a typical tattoo – is the highest paying symbol at 1 000 credits for a combination of 5 of a kind, followed shortly by the Chinese Dragon and the Lucky horseshoe symbols. These symbols pay out at 750 credits each, for 5 of a kind.
Two different Free Games are on offer – one game triggered by a combination of X symbols on the reels, and the other by a combination of O symbols. As is the case with the original game, symbols must appear in a line horizontally, diagonally or vertically. The X and O symbols appear only on selected reels – reels 2, 3 and 4.
The game also features a wild symbol – the dice wild symbol will substitute for all other symbols, with the exception of the X and O symbols.
Free Games Features
Each of the free games, whether of the X or the O variety, awards the player with 5 free games. When playing the X free game, each additional X landed will award an additional free game.
By the same token, when playing the free game activated by the O symbol, each additional O symbol landed will award an additional free game, making this one of the most lucrative and exciting online slots Canada and other regions are currently offering players online today.
Game options as well as rules and payout information is displayed on the game interface. Noughty Crosses can be played in Autoplay mode, the number of spins to be played automatically being pre-determined by the player.
Noughty Crosses can be played for free or for real money, and can be accessed from Windows as well as Mac operating systems.