StakeLogic’s Club 2000 slot could have been a whole lot more. Instead, it stumbles, and ultimately, fails to capture our attention. Read OG24’s review for a detailed breakdown on why this game failed to intrigue us.
We’re not sure why StakeLogic seems to have such a vested interest in the most bland and generic slots. They’ll create something thrilling like Hardwell, and then hit us with a mountain of games like this one, or even worse, Random Runner.
We can’t say this release is as bad as that one. But it doesn’t fare much better in our eyes. In fact we don’t like any of them.
Club 2000 Slot Review
Club 2000 is played on two three reel boards, where each reel is three symbols tall. There’s a grand total of one payline running across both reels. No, we’re not pulling your leg, either. To win, collect three or more identical icons in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. All wins must follow that one payline, or else the cash prize won’t be awarded to the player.
Fortunately, the developers were smart enough to actually add a special feature this time around. So, what kind of exciting bonus awaits us, you may ask? Well, if you find two or three Scatters on adjacent reels, you’ll win a mystery prize! This is good as far as winning potential goes, but it does nothing to alleviate the inevitable boredom of spinning two reels with just one active payline.
Theme & Symbols
The comparisons to Random Runner don’t end there, we’re afraid. Both games use the same theme; trying to recreate the physical machine experience. And just like a real life slot, it’s colorful but hopelessly outdated. Despite launching a year ago, it already heavily lags behind more visually appealing releases. And that’s not even mentioning the background image!
Wait, what’s wrong with the background image, you may ask? It happens to look quite cozy, set in a well-decorated high class bar! And yes, the background does look good. It looked even better in slots that came out before Club 2000. This particular image has been used in a lot of different games. So it doesn’t win points here. It loses them. The same thing rings true for symbol designs. It hosts some very familiar looking fruit icons; cherries, oranges, lemons, plums, watermelons, strawberries and grapes. The remaining symbols, including golden bells, red stars, four leaf clover and the SLP icon, are thankfully less frequent. That said, they still look outdated and substandard.
How to Play Club 2000
StakeLogic’s release is played on two 3×3 boards with one fixed payline which cannot be moved or altered. Club 2000 has a low to medium variance, and a jackpot worth 500x your total stake. Landing this win requires scoring the top mystery prize on both reels. This is possible, but the odds of achieving it are certainly stacked against you. We don’t mind a bit of a grind, but only for jackpots that are worth our while.
We had hoped the catastrophe that Random Runner turned out to be would serve as a wake-up call for the developer. But they simply made a few alterations and kept the same formula intact. Sure, you actually have a special feature now, but it’s just a mystery prize you randomly trigger. There’s no change to existing gameplay to entice online gamblers. You gain nothing, short of a somewhat greater chance to hit a decent prize.
Changing your total bet in this slot is swift and painless, thankfully. Tap the Total Bet button, and you’ll see an indicator for active reels and your coin value. You can choose to have just one board up, but that kills the purpose of playing this game. But, by tweaking it and the coin value at the same time, players can change their wagers! You can stake as little as €0.20, or as much as €100 with each spin.
We don’t really count having two active playing fields at the same time as a special feature. After all, a bonus is something extra, and you have to pay for that additional reel. Having just one special feature available in Club 2000, and a boring one at that, feels like a missed opportunity on StakeLogic’s part. The chance at decent wins is fine, but this developer can do a lot better, as Hardwell showed us.
Mystery Club and Prizes
Collect two or three Scatters in adjacent reels to win a mystery prize. This prize can range between 25x to 250x your total stake! Unlike in most other circumstances, Scatter must obey the left to right rule.
Club 2000 Payouts
The slot has a low-medium variance and a jackpot worth 500x your total stake. The game’s RTP is 95%, which is a whole percentage point below the current average.
It’s a slight improvement over Random Runner. Emphasis on slight, mind you. It improves your top prize, and adds some special features for a change. At the same time, this StakeLogic release makes some bafflingly bad decisions. Seriously, just one payline? An RTP that’s a whole percentage point below the average? Who thought this was a good idea?
We hoped Club 2000 would be a triumphant return to form by the software provider. Instead, it ended up showing the absolute snail’s pace StakeLogic operates under. We’ll sum up this review in a neat, three word verdict: avoid this slot.