Based on the famous fairy story about the miller who claimed he could spin straw into gold, Rumpel Wildspins is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Novomatic. The likeliest way to spin a golden jackpot here is via the bonus round that awards up to 30 free spins with sticky wilds. Playable on all devices, stakes range from between 20p and £50 per spin.
The design here isn’t bad for a Novomatic slot – set against a moonlit backdrop, the plain black reels include the usual lower value A to 10 playing cards which offer awards of between 0.5 and 20 times your total stake. They’re joined by a gold necklace and diamond ring which pay 2, 5 or 15 times your total stake. Next come gold bars and a princess. 3, 4 or 5 of these on 1 of the game’s 20 paylines will net you 5, 10 or 25 times your total bet.
Rumpel Wildspins is the wild – he can land on all reels and replaces every other symbol bar the scatter. He can be lucrative in his own right too, offering payouts of 5, 10 or 50 times your bet.
The game’s main attraction is the Rumpel Wildspins feature which is triggered by landing 3 or more of the frog scatter anywhere on the reels on the same spin. As well as a prize of 2, 20 or 500 times your total bet, you’ll also receive 15 free spins. Every time a wild lands during the feature, it will remain locked in place for any free spins you have left. 3 or more scatters on the same free spin during the feature will add another 15 free spins to your total.
If you’ve played Novomatic slots before you’ll find plenty of recognisable action here. Rumpel Wildspins isn’t as volatile as some slots from the Austrian developer’s catalogue though. The variance here is in the low to medium range so expect plenty of smaller wins and lots of play for your investment.
In the story by the Brothers Grimm, it all ended badly for Rumpelstiltskin. That shouldn’t be the case in this slot adaptation. It’s not the most exciting game you’ll see but for some simple, fairy tale escapism, you won’t go far wrong. If you like locked/frozen wilds, NextGen Gaming’s Snowflakes is worth trying.