Rumpel Wildspins Slot Game
The strange name of Rumpel Wildspins slot makes a lot more sense if you are familiar with the traditional children’s fairytale ‘Rumpelstiltskin’. This formed part of the famous Brothers Grimm series, and has been told to countless generations of children. Adults can now enjoy some fairytale wins, with a 20 win-line video slot based on the original story from Novomatic. There are many references to the story in the symbols. You will also get a free spins game where the wilds become sticky – giving you the potential for some very big wins. Compared to many of the simple fruits and sevens style games in the Novomatic range, this slot is visually stunning.
How to Win on Rumpel Wildspins
With 20 win lines crossing the 5 reels, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to line up those fairytale symbols which include the miller’s daughter, Rumpelstiltskin himself, gold, a ring and a necklace.
The biggest regular wins come from hitting 5 of the wild symbols – which are represented by the gnome Rumpelstiltskin, who is sitting down in the symbol. You’ll get 1,000 coins for 5 of these, with 200 coins for 4 and 100 coins for just 3. As usual the wild will make more wins by substituting for other symbols with only the frog scatter symbol excluded.
Next comes the miller’s daughter, who looks more like the princess she became towards the end of the story and the blocks of gold, which presumably came from straw. These are each worth 500 coins for 5, with 200 coins paid for 4 and 100 for 3. The ring and the necklace are next with a top prize of 300 coins, and brightly glowing colored playing card symbols make up the bulk of the winning combinations.
Scatter symbols have a cartoon-like frog on them, along with the word ‘scatter’. Behind the funny picture is a serious prize – with a generous 10,000 coins coming your way for hitting 5 of these anywhere in view. You’ll get 400 coins for 4, 40 for 3 – though importantly any number 3 and up will trigger the free spins bonus games.
Sticky Wilds in the Rumpel Wildspins Bonus Feature
When the Rumpel Wildspins slot free spins games begin, a classical music fairytale soundtrack kicks in – which continues throughout the game. The main wild symbol is changed, with Rumpelstiltskin now standing over a wooden contraption. The main difference from the base game is that any wilds which appear stay in place throughout the 15 free spins. This means you can start off with a smattering of wilds on the reels, and end the game with a lot of them. It is possible to cover all or almost all of the reels, giving you up to 20 wins for every free spin.
Rumpel Wildspins slot machine game compares very well to most Novomatic slots when it comes to the visual production. Around the reels you will find a giant full moon and stars with a small gnome’s house on a tree to the right of the reels. The symbols have a glow to them, which works well with the plain black background. The drawings are very detailed, with the miller’s daughter / princess character standing out on the reels with big blue eyes and elaborate decorations behind her. The gold and pieces of jewelry sparkle, and even the playing cards have a nicely designed glow to fit in with the theme.
When you hit winning combinations there are some animations, the princess waves her arms and the jewels tilt and sparkle for example. You’ll get another animation for Rumpelstiltskin during the free spins where he pivots around whatever wooden contraption that is with him.
Sounds are a real mix. The base is the standard Novomatic beeps while you spin. This contrasts with some classical music touches for base game wins, and the full-on classical soundtrack during the free spins bonus game.
Setup of Rumpel Wildspins
You have a standard 20 line Novomatic setup for this game. I recommend you stick with the full 20 win lines (these can be adjusted), as this maximizes your coverage of sticky wilds during the free spins game. You can bet from just 1c per line and up. Gamble after win (complete with the ticking sound) and auto-play are both offered.
This slot stands out within the Novomatic portfolio thanks to the excellent graphics. The game itself is fairly straightforward, with only wilds and scatters in the base game and a single free spins bonus. When the bonus (and accompanying classical music) does kick in, the sticky wilds can lead to a lot of wins – especially for your last few spins.