Ace Round slot review

By Evoplay Entertainment

Ace Round Slot

Ace Round Basic info

Game provider Evoplay Entertainment

Release Date 2/2017

RTP 96.00%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity Medium

Min bet $0.10

Max bet $500

Max Win bet x 376

Layout 5x3

Devices Support all devices

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility Low

Progressive Jackpot No

Ace Round takes the concept of a popular shooting game and transforms it into an action-packed slot filled with guns, explosions and walking wilds.

This game is based on the popular online shooter Counter-Strike, even using a logo that’s very similar to that game. There are also a lot of smaller details that people familiar with the computer game will recognize. The different weapons are present in the game, the background shows one of the most popular maps and the characters in the slot are also modelled after those from the game.

Developed by Evoplay Entertainment and released in 2017, the developers themselves admit it is based on this popular franchise even though it doesn’t look like they have the official license. I still found it very enjoyable to play though, and the graphics did remind me a lot of the original game. The slot comes with a standard 5-reel, 3-row playing field and a modest 20 paylines.

All the symbols in the game are animated appropriately when part of a win. The guns shoot, the grenade explodes and the characters move. The art itself is also highly detailed and as I mentioned before fits the style from the video game. If you’re the type of player that looks for beautiful slots I would definitely recommend Ace Round.

Ace Round Highlights

  • Multiplier: In Ace Round, the winnings can be multiplied by different multiplier mechanisms.
  • Freespins: You can get in-game free spins in Ace Round.
  • Walking wilds: Walking wilds or wandering wilds move on the reels after each spin until they expire.
  • Random wilds: Random wilds are sprinkled on the reels after the spin to create more wins.
  • Wilds: Wilds substitute any standard symbol and help create more winning combinations.


All the symbols in the slot are original, created to fit the theme as well as being easily distinguishable. The high-paying items, not the guns, also have an orange background to make them even easier to tell apart from the other symbols. Even though there is a rather big assortment of different symbols the game comes with a Low Volatility.

The symbols are from highest to lowest:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all other symbols in the game. If a S.W.A.T. Wild and Terrorist Wild meet, it triggers the Free Spins mode.
  • Knife: Max. 25x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning betline.
  • Gloves: Max. 20x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning betline.
  • Grenade: Max. 15x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning betline.
  • Armour: Max. 10x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning betline.
  • Medikit: Max. 7x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning betline.
  • Sniper Rifle: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning betline.
  • Assault Rifle: Max. 3.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning betline.
  • Submachine Gun: Max. 3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning betline.
  • Shotgun: Max. 3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning betline.
  • Pistol: Max. 3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning betline.


The game has a bunch of features that interact with each other in interesting ways so I’ll try and keep things clear as they go over them.

The general features are:

  • Walking Wilds: Wilds substitute all other symbols in the game. They appear on either reel 1 or 5 during the base game and move across the screen, moving 1 reel at a time.
  • Re-Spins: The game triggers re-spins as long as a walking wild is on the screen.
  • Free Spins: When a S.W.A.T. and a Terrorist Wild meet, they fight. If the S.W.A.T. Wild wins it grants players 3 free spins, a Terrorist win gives players 10 free spins.
  • Fire Grenade: A fire grenade sets the bottom row on fire, causing it to drop away and having a new row drop-in until there is a win or 5 new rows dropped down.
  • Smoke Grenade: A smoke grenade will replace all symbols with random symbols.
  • HE Grenade: The HE grenade destroys 6 to 9 symbols and replaces them with random symbols.

There are no regular wilds during Ace Round but there are different wilds that appear at different points in the game. The S.W.A.T. and Terrorist Wilds operate the same way although they do move in opposite directions. As long as any Wild is on the screen during the base game, this continues the re-spins.

The different wilds are:

  • S.W.A.T. Wild: This wild starts on reel 1 during the base game and triggers re-spins as long as it’s on the screen. With every re-spin, the wild moves one space to the right until it disappears off the screen.
  • Terrorist Wild: This wild starts on reel 5 during the base game. It activates re-spins as long as it’s on the screen while it moves to the left with every spin.
  • Hostage Wild: If a S.W.A.T. wild and a Terrorist wild touch they fight. If the S.W.A.T. Wild wins it activates the S.W.A.T. Spins. During this free spins mode, each spin 5 symbols are replaced by Hostage Wild symbols that act as regular wilds.
  • Bomb Wild: If a Terrorist Wild wins it activates the Terrorist spins. There can be a bomb wild on the screen with every spin. When it’s part of any win it adds a 5x multiplier to that win.

That’s a lot of different elements and many of them can appear during both the base game and the free spins modes. In general, the main things to keep in mind are the walking wilds as they trigger at least 5 re-spins in a row, assuming there is only 1 at a time and they don’t activate the free spins mode.

Meanwhile, the different grenades didn’t show up very often. When they did, they would often facilitate wins although I also had fire grenades appear that triggered 5 new rows and not register a single win. Still, as this happens without extra cost I can’t complain about it.

All in all, this is not a slot for players that are focused on the classic slot experience. Although the base game and the betlines are rather standard, the many features and the different types of Wilds can make it confusing for traditional players. I did find the paytable to give a good explanation but I don’t imagine a lot of people enjoy doing the research before they play a slot.


If you’re a fan of Counter-Strike or video games in general, you probably will recognize things when you play Ace Round. They did a really good job at capturing the look of this popular shooter as well as creating something almost as action-packed and intense as the game it’s based on.

It does overwhelm players with a large number of features, some of which appear randomly, others are only tied to specific free spins modes. I did enjoy that part of the game but I can imagine other players won’t have a good time with this.

The game offers a max. win of 376x your bet which I found to be very low, even though the game has low volatility. The number of wins did make up for it though and a big jackpot probably wouldn’t be a likely event anyway. Instead of winning the max. win you’re more likely to average out on smaller but more frequent wins.


In what languages can I play Ace Round slot?

You can play Ace Round in English, Chinese.

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Slot Games Analyst

Leticia Miranda is a former gambling reporter who knows everything about slot games and is happy to share her knowledge. She has covered a broad swath of topics and trends on gambling and is always full of new ideas and energy. Leticia also has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is passionate about writing.