The objective of Archer online slot is to match symbols from left to right across the reels. The game works with an All-Ways feature, meaning there are essentially 243 paylines that cover every possible combination from left to right across the reels. Archer also features Free Games and an Expand & Split Feature.
How to Play:
Clicking on the Info button opens up the game’s informational pages, which includes the Paytable. You can move through the different pages using the arrows on the bottom right of the screen. When you wish to return to the main game, click on the Back button. The Info Pages are listed below:
Paytable – shows the payouts for all winning combinations, as well as basic information on game features.
All Ways Feature – explains the rules surrounding the All Ways paylines.
Expand & Split Feature – gives information on the Expand & Split In-Reel Feature.
Free Games – gives information on the Free Games Bonus.
Gamble – describes the Gamble Feature, including information on the Gamble Limit.
All possible payouts are listed on the Paytable screen.
A Line Win is calculated as Figure on Paytable x Coin Size x Bet Multiplier.
A Scatter Win is calculated as Figure on Paytable x Total Bet x Bet Multiplier.
All Ways Feature:
Archer slot does not feature traditional paylines. Instead, it has the All Ways Feature; this means that every possible combination is covered for matching symbols from left to right across the reels. In total, there are 243 ways this can occur. Thus, in another sense, you could say that the game has 243 win lines.
However, you do not need to place a bet on each of the win lines to play the game. The Coin Bet is x 25 to cover the bet on all 243 win lines.
The Wild Symbol can substitute for all other symbols (except for Scatter) to form Line Wins. The Wild Symbol appears on Reels 2, 3 and 4 only.
The Scatter Symbol is regarded as active if it appears anywhere on the reels. Three or more Scatter Symbols landing anywhere on the reels will award a cash amount and 7 Free Games. The Free Games Bonus will be explained in greater detail in a section below.
Expand & Split Feature:
The Expand & Split Feature can occur in the main game and the Free Games Bonus. However, it follows slightly different rules depending on when it is triggered.
In the main game:
If a Scatter Symbol lands anywhere on the reels it makes any symbol that has an Arrow Border, and is participating in a winning combination, expand to fill the entire reel, but also split so that the original symbols still remain in place. The idea is that this can lead to multiple wins with the extra symbols. Wins are then calculated with the new symbols and displayed in the Win Field.
In the Free Games Bonus:
The main difference is that during Free Games a Scatter Symbol does not need to land on the reels to initiate the Expand & Split Feature. Instead, the feature is triggered whenever any winning combination occurs with symbols that have the Arrow Border. All other parts of the feature work in the same manner as the main game.
Free Games Bonus:
If you land three or more Scatter Symbols anywhere on the reels, you will be awarded the Free Games Bonus, as well as a cash payout. When this occurs:
You can use the Gamble Feature after any win, providing the amount won does not exceed the Gamble Limit. When you choose to Gamble:
Please note: the Gamble Feature is disabled during the Free Games Bonus and Auto Play Mode.
Return to Player:
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) is 96.78%. This is an average return based upon a large number of games.
The following buttons are used as controls in the game:
Click to Change – this opens the mini menu to choose your coin size.
Info – opens the Info Pages, including the Paytable.
Auto Start/ Stop – used to start/stop Auto Play Mode.
+/- buttons – used to select the number of Auto Spins.
Bet Multiplier – Clicking on this increases the Bet Multiplier by +1.
Bet Max – spins the reels at the maximum Bet Multiplier for your coin size.
Spin/Stop – spins the reels. When the reels are spinning, the Spin button changes to Stop. Select this to speed up the animations for faster results.
Gamble – select this button if you wish to gamble a win.
The Casino Toolbar holds the following buttons and displays:
Game Balance – this displays the current funds you have available at William Hill Casino.
Cashier – click on this to load banking options. Here you will be able to deposit/withdraw and access other banking tools.
Play for Real Money – switch to a real money game. This button only appears when you are playing for fun.
Menu – this will open the following options:
Close – exits the current game and returns to the main casino menu.
Quick deposit – allows you to make a quick deposit – using your preferred method – without loading the main banking menu. This option may appear in a pop up window whenever your balance is running low.
Gadget Bar – When the Gadget Bar is enabled it will appear on the right of your screen. It could contain casino mini games or information on special bonuses and promotions for William Hill Casino players.
Note on Malfunctions:
Malfunction voids all bets, with the stake returned to the player.
Note on Disconnections:
If you get disconnected from the internet when playing, the spin will be completed. You will be able to see the outcome – when you have re-established a connection and logged in again – by accessing the History option.