Supernova Slot is a Quickspin production for the Microgaming Quickfire Platform. Not only is the celestial slot’s naissance the result of an unlikely collaboration, it also possesses an unusual reel configuration. Is Supernova a 5 reel slot, or a 3 reel slot? The answer is… both? Read on to find out more.
Supernova Slot Background
Supernova, as we alluded to, is the result of an improbable partnership between David and Goliath. The David, of course, is the small Swedish indie software developer Quickspin, who produced the game. And the Goliath is Microgaming, Isle of Man based industry legends, who provide the slot a home on their Quickfire platform. This unlikely meeting of minds has produced an eclectic and unique slot, with a very unusual reel structure and languid space vibes.
The slot’s haunting soundtrack is strangely hypnotic. Whereas a fellow stellar slot like Starburst has a synth driven, 80s inspired sound, Supernova’s is altogether more 90’s dreampop-like. The reverb-laden and jangly guitars conjure the sounds of the Cocteau Twins. Frankly, it is not an unpleasant musical experience.
So, let’s put this question to bed once and for all. There are 5 reels. However, only the first 3 reel function like a traditional slot machine. These are the reels that display symbols, and bet wins pay from left to right. It doesn’t matter where the symbol is located on the reel as long as they are on adjacent reels. However, this is not the end of your spin.
The next two reels determine the multipliers by which your win will (hopefull) grow. Once the first three reels have ceased spinning and a win is determined, the first multiplier reel will begin to spin. The possible multipliers to land on are: the worm hole (which sadly means no multiplier), x2, x3, x5, or x10.
If you land on the worm hole, then the round will finish, and the value of your win will remain the same. However, if you land on one of the multipliers, your win will be duly multiplied. Not only that, but the next multiplier reel will begin to spin. This will determine the overall size of your win. It will either stay the same as after the first multiplier reel spin, or multiply that number by up to 10x!
There are 27 ways to win on Supernova, and with fair winds and two x10 multiplier spins, you could multiply your bet win by up to 100 times per round.
Remember that bet values and max bets can depend on the casino that you’re playing at.
Supernova Slot Symbols
The Wild symbol, which conveniently displays “Wild” in front of a beautiful multicoloured supernova, substitutes for all symbols except for the Multipliers.
A supernova refers to the final stages of a star’s life, until it explodes into newness. As is to be expected, the majority of symbols are made up of different types and colours of supernova. The big orange gas ball pays out the most, followed by the blue and the green gas balls. The lowest denominator symbols display the classic supernova look in orange, blue and purple.
- Paylines27 Ways to Pay
- Jackpot Win Unknown
- Scatter Symbol No
- Volatility Low/Medium
- Wild Symbol Yes
- RTP 97.05%
- Quick Spin Yes
- Bet Value €0.25-€50
- Max Bet €50
Special Bonus Features
Supernova does not have bonus round. Most of the game’s thrill and excitement pivots on the multiplier reel anticipation. And fair play, it is a really exciting touch, and the primary hook for players trying out Supernova slots for the first time.