Novomatic’s Rumpel Wildspins Explained
Based on a 4000 year old German folk tale about an imp that spins straw into gold, Rumpel Wildspins is an online slot machine with five reels and 20 adjustable paylines. It was released by software provider Novomatic.
It features graphics in the style of a modern animated feature film, and has a soundtrack to match. The bright and colourful symbols are made to stand out by a dark background behind the reels.
The game also has several bonus features. They include Wild and Scatter symbols, and a free spins round. There are also Gamble and Autoplay features, a selection of betting options, and screens with pay table information.
Gameplay and Bets
The basic gameplay of Rumpel Wildspins online slot sees bets placed on active paylines. The reels are then spun to produce combinations of symbols.
When the reels stop spinning, the combinations that have appeared on the lines are compared with the pay table by the software, and any winnings made are paid out. Symbols need to appear from left to right, consecutively.
Between two and 50 credit can be placed on each line. Lines are selected by toggling the relevant button on the interface. The Start button makes the reels spin.
Gamble and Autoplay Features
The Gamble button on the Rumpel Wildspins interface becomes active when winning combinations appear and payouts are made. It can be selected to play a gambling game that could double the total winnings made thus far.
The game uses a virtual deck of cards. One card drawn is face down, and its colour must be guessed to win. If a correct guess is made, the game can be played again, but if the guess was incorrect, the total amount won thus far will be lost.
The Autoplay button accesses a feature that can be used to set the game to play itself. The feature can be stopped during automatic spins.
Rumpel Wildspins Reel Symbols
Characters and objects from the folk tale appear on the reels of Rumpel Wildspins, as do the playing card numbers and letters commonly used for low-value symbols.
The thematic symbols include Rumpelstiltskin, the miller’s daughter, gold bars, a tiara, a diamond ring, and a frog. The playing card symbols include A, K, Q, J, and 10.
Rumpelstiltskin is the Wild symbol, and the frog is the Scatter. The miller’s daughter and the gold bars are the highest paying of the regular symbols, and are followed in value by the tiara and ring.
Wild Pays and Substitutes
The Wild symbol on the Rumpel Wildspins online slot reels can form winning combinations of its own, and it can help other reel symbols form combinations as well.
Three, four, or five Wilds in combination pay out 1000, 2000, or 10 000 coins, respectively. The symbol can help all other symbols except the Scatter form combinations by substituting for a missing symbol.
During the free spins round, any Wilds on the reels become sticky Wilds, which means they remain stuck in position for the duration of the round.
Scatter Pays and Activates Free Spins
The Rumpel Wildspins online slot Scatter symbol can form winning combinations of its own and it can trigger the free spins round from any position on the reels.
Three, four, or five Scatters pay 400, 4000, or 100 000 coins, respectively. Three or more Scatters also activate the bonus round.
In the round, 15 free spins are played at the same bet settings applied to the spin that landed the Scatters that activated the round.