Scatter Symbols

Scatter symbols are a popular addition to plenty of slot games. Players seem to love them, and since there are two ways you can score some prizes with their help, it’s simple to see why.

We’ve looked at the topic for you here, so you know what you might expect to see the next time you play a slot with scatters in the mix.

You can win scatter prizes whenever a triggering quantity appears

Most games only require two scatters to appear for the player to win a prize. Some will increase that minimum quantity to three scatters, with bigger prizes available the more scatters you get.

The good thing is those scatters can appear anywhere. The clue is in the name – they can score prizes when they appear scattered over the reels, rather than needing to land in subsequent positions on a payline to win.

You can win free spins if enough scatters appear

Many games opt to use the scatter as the trigger for some free spins. Most games will require you to find three or more scatters to win the games. In some cases, you will win a set number for getting those scatters. Finding more of them in the triggering combination won’t affect the free games quantity you get.

However, other games do give you more freebies the more scatters you find. The highest reward is always reserved for five scatters. We cannot recall a game that would ask for more than five to appear, unless it involves a larger game format than the usual 5 x 3 format.

Scatters usually only appear in games with five or more reels

This is a crucial thing to remember if you like scatter icons. They never appear in three-reel games because there simply isn’t room for them to be squeezed in. They only show up in games that have five or more reels. Sometimes, bigger games use several scatters to enable you to spell something as you play. The Big Bopper game is a great example, as you need to spell BOPPER with the five scatters displaying letters to trigger the feature.

We love games with scatters included on the reels. These are often the easiest prizes to win. After all, you need only find the right number. However, you should always read the paytable to find out how a scatter works in each game you play.

Type
5-reel, video, progressive, bonus
Scatter
Rave Riches
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, video, bonus
Scatter
Magic Potions
Bonus round
Free Spins bonus, Jackpot Bonus Pick Feature
Free spins
12
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, video, bonus
Scatter
Magic Potions
Bonus round
Free Spins bonus, Jackpot Bonus Pick Feature
Free spins
12
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
video, progressive, bonus, 5-reel
Symbols
Ten, Nine, Jack, Ace, Bowl, King, Queen, Dragon, Lucky Cat, Flower
Scatter
Flower
Bonus round
Free Games Feature
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, video, bonus
Symbols
Headphones, Dancers, Disco Ball, Turntable, Tape Recorder, Microphone, Guitar, Sunglasses
Bonus round
Free Games Feature
Free spins
8
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
bonus, video, 5-reel
Symbols
Brunette Witch, Wild Cauldron, Red-Haired Witch, Blonde Witch, Ace, Magic Potions, Ten, Nine, Jack, King, Queen
Scatter
Magic Potions
Bonus round
Free Spins bonus, Random Wild Reels Feature
Free spins
up to 50
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
bonus, video, 5-reel
Symbols
Red Panda, Bird, Panda, Queen, Tiger, Monkey, King, Ace, Jack, Nine, Ten, Gold Paw
Scatter
Gold Paw
Bonus round
Free Games Feature, Jackpot Emerald Feature, Jackpot Emerald Expanding Reels Feature
Free spins
6
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, bonus, progressive, video
Symbols
Ten, Nine, Jack, Achilles, Helen, Troy, Queen, Ace, Shield, King
Bonus round
Wild Free Games Feature
Free spins
10
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, bonus, progressive, video
Symbols
Cop, Bank Worker, Cash Bandits 3 Logo, Megaphone, Police Badge, Donut, Bank, Handcuffs, Police Car, Money Bag, Newspaper, Robber, Money
Scatter
Cash Bandits 3 Logo
Bonus round
Vault Feature
Free spins
up to 390
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
bonus, video, 5-reel
Symbols
Hogs, Hog Totem, Hog's Scull, Coconut Cocktail, Jack, Ace, King, Queen
Bonus round
Free Games Feature, Lucky Streak Re-Spin Feature
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, video, bonus
Symbols
Showgirl, Clubs, Hearts, Spades, Free Games, Diamonds, Player, Diamond, Wild, Sevens, Cherries
Bonus round
Free Games Feature
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
bonus, video, 5-reel
Symbols
Chimpanzee, Pot of Jewelry, Mandrill Monkey, Jack, Orangutan, Bonobo, Gorilla, Ten, Nine, Ace, King, Queen
Scatter
Pot of Jewelry
Bonus round
Free Games Feature, Free Games with Jungle Battle Feature
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, bonus, video
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, video, bonus
Symbols
Tequila Bottle, Guitar Player, Scull, Maracas, Hot Chili Pepper, Ten, Nine, Jack, Ace, Dancer, King, Queen, Diamond
Bonus round
Free Games Feature, Expanding Reels Feature
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, bonus, video
Symbols
Golden Tortoise, Golden Eights, Golden Bowl, Free Games, Fan, Chinese Man, Jack, Ace, King, Queen, Coin
Scatter
Free Games
Bonus round
Free Games Feature, Lucky Streak Re-Spin Feature
Free spins
up to 50
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, video, progressive, bonus
Symbols
Ten, Nine, Jack, Ace, King, Monkey, Magic Lamp, Queen, Jug, Palace, Aladdin, Genie, Princess
Scatter
Magic Lamp
Bonus round
Genie Magic Wild Feature, Free Games Feature
Free spins
up to 100
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, video, bonus
Symbols
Santa Claus, Ten, Gift, Mrs Santa, Queen, Rudolph, Penguin, King, Ace, Jack, Nine
Bonus round
Rudolph Awakens Feature
Free spins
10
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, bonus, progressive, video
Symbols
Witch's Hat, Magic Ball, Jack o’ Lantern, Door, Ten, Jack, Ace, Potion, King, Queen, Vampire, Candles
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
video, bonus, 5-reel
Symbols
Green Magic Lantern, Red Magic Lantern, Silver Magic Lantern, Gold Magic Lantern, Red Envelopes, Bowl of Gold, Coins
Bonus round
Free Games Feature, Pick Feature
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, video, bonus
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, bonus, video
Symbols
Pearl, Mermaids, Conchs
Bonus round
Shipwreck Pick Bonus Feature, Treasure Pearl Feature
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, progressive, bonus
Symbols
Mascot, Football Club Badge, Seasonal Card, Fan' Scarf, Football Boots, T-Shirt, Goalkeeper Gloves, Goalkeeper, Ball, Player, Gold Trophy, Referee
Scatter
Mascot
Bonus round
Free Games Feature, Penalty Kick Feature
Free spins
up to 100
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, video, progressive, bonus
Symbols
Red Rose, Sheet Music, Queen, Mask, Ace, Jack, Nine, Ten, Mirror, Phantom, Christine Daae, Letter
Scatter
Letter
Bonus round
Phantom of the Opera Free Spin Bonus Feature
Free spins
up to 5
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, video, progressive, bonus
Symbols
Queen, Nine, Jack, Ten, Cowboy Boots, Saloon, Sheriff Badge, Blonde Cowgirl, Redhead Cowgirl, King, Cactus, Ace, Cowboy, Horse
Scatter
Sheriff Badge
Bonus round
Lucky Feature, Trigger Happy Feature, Redhead Cowgirl Feature, Blonde Cowgirl Feature
Free spins
up to 10
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, video, bonus
Symbols
Musicians, Queen, King, Pinata, Ace, Jack, Nine, Ten
Scatter
Pinata
Bonus round
Pick Feature
Free spins
up to 15
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, video, progressive, bonus
Symbols
Nine, Ten, Dog, Jack, Jeep, Ninja Mask, Jackie, Crossed Sickles, Ace, Man, King, Queen, Woman
Scatter
Ninja Mask
Bonus round
Amazon Free Spins Feature
Free spins
10
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
5-reel, video, bonus
Symbols
Ying Yang, Ox, Rooster, Goat, Monkey, Pig, Horse, Dog, Snake, Dragon, Rat, Tiger, Rabbit
Scatter
Ying Yang
Bonus round
Free Games Feature
Free spins
8
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
bonus, video
Symbols
Bones, Casper, Lucifer, Spike, Energy Ball
Bonus round
Free Games & Multipliers
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
video, bonus, 5-reel
Symbols
Pearl, Jade Dragon, Warriors, Pot of Gold and Jewellery, Amethyst, Emperor, Horse, Chinese Comb, Gong, Princess, Lantern, Flower
Scatter
Gong
Bonus round
Scatter Gong Feature
Free spins
5
Software
Real Time Gaming
Type
bonus, progressive, video, 5-reel
Symbols
Jack, Naughty or Nice III Logo, Santa with Girls, Guy, Ten, Nine, Ace, King, Old Lady, Nice Girl, Queen, Cocktail, Dolphin, Naughty Girl
Scatter
Naughty or Nice III Logo
Bonus round
Nice Girl Bonus, Naughty Girl Bonus, Naughty or Nice III Feature, Lucky Feature
Free spins
up to 25
Software
Real Time Gaming