|Game Type:||Video slot|
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|Free spins mode with Moving Wilds||Triggering the free spins requires a fair amount of spinning|
|Scatter icons turn into wilds during the free spins|
|Top cash prize of 10,000 coins|
Where to play?
Novomatic’s River Queen video slots will whisk you off on a luxurious boat cruise down the mighty Mississippi river. The game can be played on Androids, iPhones, tablets and desktop for free or for real cash. Aside from its spectacular visual animations its main selling point to players is its free spins feature, Moving Wilds and scatters (Steamboat). It comes steaming through the water with a hefty 50 paylines and 5 reels where bets can be placed from 50 pence a spin.
One aspect that strikes me about the slots is that aesthetics plays a huge part, its in play bonus features are simply top draw. Paying icons that appear across the reels are cards from Jack to Ace, poker chips, dice, 4 Aces (Bullets) and a mustachioed gambler. The game gets off to a good start with a return to player (RTP) 95.7%. In general Novomatic slots aren’t as loose as the NetEnt games but they pay out relatively well even during the base game. Also, the main draw card of River Queen is that it pays a top non-progressive jackpot cash prize of 10,000 coins.
”Novomatic has taken the best elements and stunning visual effects by rolling them all into one slots: River Queen. We’re pushing the boundaries to enhance our game genres for both current and new generations of players.” Novomatic
There’s a couple of player features that improves the game play. First off is the ‘Auto Play’ button which spins the reels for you, so no need to spin the reels manually especially if you’re busy. Then there’s the coin bet option, it ranges from £0.50 up to £50 making it suitable for penny pinchers and to players with sturdy bankrolls.
The wild symbol is none other than the Southern belle (beauty), to form a winning combination she substitutes all the other symbols on the reels except the scatter. But she’s also the icon you must keep a close eye on-hit 5 of these beauties (wilds) on a payline and you’ll win 1,000 times your stake.
Free Spins And Moving Wilds
Once again it’s the free spins feature that does all the talking by this I mean payout wise. Three or more Steamboat scatters trigger the free spins which nets you 10 of them. However, the scatters can also turn into wilds which can turn a standard free spin win into a hefty one. When 5 of them pitch at the highest bet per spin you can win as much as 200x your stake.
River Queen’s main attraction is its free spins feature along with the scatter wilds that boost wins significantly. I find the game to be quite steep at times and consider it to be medium variance. Triggering the free spins is no walk in the park either but if you’re patient enough expect payouts from 50x up to 250x times your stake. If you’re up for a little mingling with Louisiana’s finest then hop a board for some mighty fine spinning action in true Southern style!