With Rumpel Wildspins, Novomatic is doing something different gameplay wise, and they’re using a theme that’s not typical for them at all. While in many of their slot machines they go for classic themes or boring topics, in this case they chose to create a game based on a popular Brothers Grimm fairy-tale called Rumpelstiltskin.
As for the game that Novomatic built on top of this story’s foundation, it has the regular 5 reels and up to 20 lines. A top win of $100,000 is the best you can hope for inside, but along the way you will also discover substitutes, scatters and free spins with accumulating wilds.
For the betting part, you have the slot’s 20 lines to select at will, with 1 to 20 available each round. The other option will concern the bet per line, which gets a starting point at $0.02 and a maximum value of $5. This means that the range for the bets in Rumpel Wildspins is going to be $0.02 to $100.
Rumpel Wildspins Jackpot
The big potential of the game appears to be coming via its wild symbols, as they can accumulate during the free spins, and so a win of $5,000 per line can be multiplied by 20, to get as much as $100,000 per spin.
Novomatic has announced a theoretical RTP of 95.10% for Rumpel Wildspins. What this tells you is how much the game can be expected to pay back to players, over the entire lifetime of the machine. It’s not even coming close to telling you how a game session will be for you. It does tell you what the odds are, and how stacked they are against you, so I’d still look at the RTP percentage when I’m checking out a game.
Rumpel Wildspins has the right theme, but also at least one well-made feature to offer, which isn’t true of all Novomatic releases.
The image of the imp, Rumpelstiltskin, is reserved for the wild symbol, probably the most important element in this game. You will be able to use these symbols when forming new combinations, and this is possible in several ways. One is through the symbol’s own combinations, which means that you need at least three appearing left to right, on the same active line. That’s the way to get paid the most as well, as the wild’s capable of paying up to 1,000x ($5,000). The other way is to have wilds in their natural role, that of the substitute, so that they can help form smaller paying combinations.
Free Spins With Accumulating Wilds
One of the game’s biggest rewards may come via the scatters, symbols which are required to appear three or more times in a single round, but whose position never matters. Their image is that of the Frog. Whenever they appear 3+ times on the reels, they offer a prize that can end up quite impressive ($50,000). At the same time, they will give you 15 free spins.
For the duration of the free games, you will get accumulating wilds. What this means is that whenever a wild lands on the reels, it will become locked in its position for the rest of the free spins. You could end up getting quite a few in place, and the last free spins can end up extremely profitable this way.
One of the more unique themed slots from Novomatic’s collection, Rumpel Wildspins gets inspiration from a fairy-tale that’s part of the Brothers Grimm legacy, called Rumpelstiltskin. It’s an old story, thousands of years old apparently, and it’s one that many know and love.
The graphics of the game are also better than those that I expect to find in most Novomatic releases. The images inside are showing us the princess, the imp known as Rumpelstiltskin, a frog, gold bars, gold necklaces and diamond rings, followed by several Royals for the less valuable positions.
Rumpel Wildspins is a decent game to play, one of the better looking releases from Novomatic in fact.