The Avalanche feature, sometimes referred to as “cascading reels” or “tumbling reels,” is a dynamic slot mechanic where symbols fall from the top of the screen rather than spin on a traditional reel. When a winning combination is achieved, the symbols involved in that win are removed or “explode,” making way for new symbols to drop down from above to fill the vacant spaces.
This mechanism allows for consecutive wins within a single spin. If the new symbols that drop down form another winning combination, the process repeats. Each subsequent win can often increase a multiplier value, meaning that with each new “avalanche,” the potential payout can grow. This continues until no new wins are formed.
The Avalanche feature introduces a fresh and exciting dynamic to slots. It offers players the opportunity for extended gameplay and increased winnings from a single spin, as one win can potentially trigger a chain reaction of multiple wins. This mechanic also brings a visually pleasing aesthetic, with symbols flowing smoothly from the top and creating a sense of continuous motion and excitement.