Solid slot release from Novomatic, Machine players will love this
|Game Type:||Classic slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Free spins with Spring Queen Bonus||Triggering the free spins is not easy|
|Awards 10 free spins||Not conducive to low rollers|
|Different coin bet options|
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Novomatic released some cracking slots over the years but I’m afraid its latest installment Spring Queen video slot leaves a lot to be desired. With 40 paylines, 5 reels and a top non-progressive jackpot of 800 coins it’s a medium to high variance slots. The game can be played on mobile phones and PC desktops.
It comes with a Free Spins feature that awards 10 free spins triggered by 3 scatters (pearl), a substituting wild (Spring Queen Wild) and a Spring Queen Bonus mode. When the symbols appear on the middle reel the high value symbols upgrade to the next symbol awarding you additional free spins. Your job is to upgrade the Spring Queen to its highest value symbol, once you’ve accomplished this feat it will then appear as a stacked symbol.
Paying symbols that appear across the reels are the usual cards from 9 to Ace, black stallion, peacock. leopard and the beautiful Spring Queen herself. She is a beauty indeed and one of the symbols is a section of her cleavage. It’s clear as daylight that the developers specifically had a male audience in mind when they rolled out this slots. The symbol that offers the biggest cash prize is the Spring Queen, land 5 of these beauties on a payline and you’ll win 1,500 coins. The RTP or return to player percentage is 95.05%.
The reels can be spun from a mere 40 pence per spin up to £60 making it suitable to high-staked players. You can adjust the reel speed as you see fit plus there’s a Max Spin button and audio options (mute).
The wild symbol is the ‘Spring Queen Wild’ it only pitches on the 2, 3 and 4th reels. To form a winning combination it replaces all the other symbols except the scatter.
The free spins feature is initiated when 3 scatter pearls appear any place across the reels-10 free spins will be awarded. However, 3 scatters also trigger the Spring Queen Bonus feature. Should 5 of them appear you’ll win 20x your stake. What makes the feature unique is that it benefits from a series of upgrades. It works like this, the peacock is upgraded to a black stallion and the leopard is upgraded to the Spring Queen. I must say these transformations are best described as unique. Before a symbol can be transformed into the next high value symbol it must appear on the centre reel first.
An extra free spin will be given when the peacock upgrades to the black stallion. But when the black stallion upgrades to the leopard another 3 free spins will be awarded. Last bust certainly not least, when the leopard upgrades to the Spring Queen it appears as a stacked symbol boosting wins by a considerable margin. I must warn you that it’s not easy and will require a fair amount of spins on your part.
I took the game for a few money spins and nearly fell a sleep in between spins. Novomatic’s Spring Queen slots to me is a sombre affair despite its colourful visuals and fancy lady (Spring Queen). Players who enjoy the theme and the potential riches the slots has to offer can ply their craft on the free spins as well as the Spring Queen Bonus. Also, if you can upgrade the symbols successfully you’ll win a pretty penny.