Four by Four


Four By Four Slot Review

Well this game has nothing to do with a particular kind of vehicle. Instead we have a casino-style slot game from Microgaming that’s a little bit different from what you’re used to but still entertaining at the same time. Microgaming have been producing some great games over the past couple of decades and certainly don’t disappoint anyone with this.

This uses a 4×4 grid with 16 different ways of managing to get a winning combination. Playing the game costs between £0.10 and £50. There’s no decision to be made over how many lines you need to be playing on the next spin of the reels. When you do get a winning combination the amount you’ve won flashes up on the screen. Then it bounces off the reels and makes it way to the win total shown at the bottom of the screen. That’s not all though because ‘Four By Four’ features cascading reels.

The cascading symbols certainly do help you get some wins in this game. When you get a winning combination, the symbols that caused that suddenly do a disappearing act. They get then replaced by other symbols and this can hopefully result in new winning combinations being created. That means one spin can create two sets of wins.

The symbols are a big red X, a blue plus, green diamond and a yellow O. There’s also a purple free plays star and a red bonus nudges cross. The pink star is also the wild symbol here and this pays 5x your line bet, the yellow circle pays 3x, the green diamond 1x and the blue plus 0.5x with the red cross giving you a 0.2x win.

Playing the game is as easy as pie. All the control buttons are down at the bottom of the screen. The paytable is to the right of the 4×4 grid.

Bonus Games

If you want some free plays then you need to get four or more of the Free Play symbols. You do have to wait until any cascading symbols stop so if you happen to have those four Free Play symbols the bonus round won’t start and they might just drop down and disappear. Once in the bonus round there are four free plays but you do have the advantage of their being frozen wilds in each of the four corners. That will really improve your chance of getting some good wins here.

Do you remember the days when you loved to get nudges? Well there are some in this game and not surprisingly they are triggered by getting four of the bonus nudges symbol. This awards you with four chances to nudge any row or column horizontally or vertically as you try to get a winning combination. If you do achieve a winning line that ends the bonus round.


Another enjoyable Microgaming slot game. It has a simple look to it and is easy to play which is always a good thing to discover. You can get some decent wins thanks to the cascading symbols and it’s always good to see the nudges make a 21st century appearance.