Redline Racer is a racing themed slot with 5 reels and 40 paylines from Novomatic. Playable from 40p to £50 a spin on all devices including laptops, iOS and Android, it benefits from a Free Games feature where the car symbols increase in value with ever level you reach.

Redline Racer is typical of what you’ve come to expect from Novomatic – with a car racing theme, it looks like a basic set on Disney’s Cars films. Symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J and 10 playing card symbols, car keys, red dice, gas pumps, a beautiful redhead woman and a flame painted car. The latter is the highest value symbol giving you 12.5 times your stake for 5 across a payline.

The other important symbol is the speedometer which is the scatter and also the wild – it substitutes for all other symbols. If you manage to get 3 or more on reel 2, 3 and 4, you will trigger the Free Games feature where you will get 8 free spins.

Look out the speedometer symbol landing in the feature as this will advance to the next level. In the 1st level, the car symbol pays 12.5 times your stake for 5 on a payline. If you move to the 2nd level, the car symbol is framed yellow and offers payouts of 25 times your stake for 5.

If you reach the 3rd level, the car is framed orange and trebles its original value giving you 37.5 times your stake for 5 across a payline. Now, if you reach the 4th and last level, the car will be framed red and will be worth 60 times your stake if you manage to get 5 on a payline. Look out the car landing in the 4th level as this will give you an additional free spin.

Redline Racer is quite a simple game but the car scatter/wild is key to winning big as it increases in value when it appears during the Free Games feature – the aim is to reach the 4th level where it’s worth 5 times its original value. Once there, you will get more free spins.

Don’t start roaring your engine yet as it’s a medium to high variance title meaning it will be hard to trigger the Free Games feature. Once in, it will be quite unlikely you will reach the 4th level where the real big wins will come from. Saying that, Redline Racer offers a nice little twist to a simple slot game. If you like the racing theme, NetEnt’s Drive: Multiplier Mayhem is recommended.