The slot goes beyond and above what would be thought of as average wild and free spin features plus it also offers a few unique bonuses of its own. Players that have penchant for the 243 ways to win are sure to be fans of this slot as this applies to the base game and this increases to 2,187 ways to win in the one of a kind Rock mode feature. This coupled with plenty of chances to land free spins, multipliers, sticky wilds and pick a win feature it is easy to see why this is set to be one of the biggest releases of the year. For players that may not have heard of the 1984 film entitled “This is Spinal Tap” it follows a fictious British heavy metal band whilst they are on tour in the US and all of the issues they encountered along the way. The film is comedy that is loved by all who have watched it and is considered a part of pop culture today particularly with fans of the rock genre. Although this slot is based upon an obscure idea it is up with the very best of them and Blueprint Gaming are known for having this style of success.
When the slot first loads the players are submersed and become part of the cheering audience who are facing the stage with the rocking music and flashing lights with the 3-row, 5-reel slot in the centre. The symbols are perfectly themed and include the four members of the band, however the band was originally three with a drummer that changed on several occasions, the logo Spinal Tap, a horned skull complete with flames and a guitar pick to name just a few. One the left of the reels there is a lanyard that contains a VIP guest pass which reveals an interesting feature.
It becomes apparent that the creation of this slot was the brainchild of a true rock fan, and if you are not dancing along to the rocking soundtrack the slot and features are sure to get you jumping around! This is Spinal Tap has two main symbols that players will want to keep their eyes peeled for the wild and the scatter. The green wild guitar pick is very useful as it can substitute for all symbols apart from the scatter to create winning combinations.
The other is the scatter which is depicted by the horned skull and landing three or more of these anywhere on the reels activates the Spinal Tap Bonus Picker, which can then lead players to choose one of the bonus features hiding under some vinyl. The slot has a total of 7 features but in my opinion the best three are the World Tour as players go on tour and can collect multipliers from around the world. Stonehenge awards players with 11 free spins whilst expanding the reels to make room for the 2,187 ways to win whilst seeing any wilds sticking to where they land and finally the Double Platinum where players pick their band member and spin the Wheel of Fortune to reveal additional prizes.
Amongst the other features are the Encore which is very like the Stonehenge feature apart from rather than the wilds being sticky they Other features include the Encore, which is similar to Stonehenge, except that instead of the wilds being sticky, they build up to be added to the reels later for an “Encore” spin. The feature Stairway to Hell is another similar but instead of wilds there are multipliers. The pick and win game Don’t Fret it gives players the chance to win a bonus prize or a shot at playing any of the 2,187-ways-to-win features
. The VIP guest lanyard is another special symbol with even more excitement to offer, once this is activated the slot changes into Rock mode with the players bet increases by x50 as they play an extended version of the slot with the colossal 2,187 ways to win. This particular feature is bound to be a real attraction for the high rollers as there is far more chance to access the pay table with the many bonus features. The slot itself is a lot simpler than it may first appear and there is no need for undivided attention or any real level of interaction, but it is a slot that you won’t want to leave on continual auto play either.