Supernova is a simple looking yet hypnotically entertaining space-themed slot from Scandinavian developer Quickspin. There’s little in the way of bonus features on offer but the fast-paced base game keeps the action flowing along at a fair old lick. Stakes in this 27 payline title range from between 20p and £50 per spin.
The game engine in Supernova is different to what’s found in most equivalent slots. The first thing you’ll notice is that there are two sets of reels on the screen. On the left is a 3 reel, 27 payline offering. This contains just 7 different symbols – 3 brightly coloured supernovas, 3 atom symbols and a wild. On the right meanwhile is a two-row set of reels made up of worm hole symbols which don’t pay anything and more importantly, a selection of multipliers.
After every winning spin on the left hand reels, the multiplier reels on the right will become active. They include 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x multipliers. If you land on a multiplier on the first reel, you’ll also have a shot at winning the second reel multiplier too. All wins are subject to the combined multiplier so if you managed to hit the 10x and the 10x multipliers your payout would be boosted by 100 times your payline bet. Landing on a wormhole brings the multipliers to an end.
And that’s about it as far as features go. Like similar space-themed slots such as NetEnt’s Starburst and Thunderkick’s Flux, Supernova focuses on a single feature and keeps hammering away at it. That’s not necessarily a bad thing of course if the feature is a good one like it is here.
The scientific looking symbols on the reels are simple and stand out clearly against a space cloud backdrop. It’s all complemented by a futuristic sounding backing track which fits in with the overall theme.
The 3 reel format combined with just 7 different symbols keeps the pace consistently high. The variance is low so expect plenty of smaller wins. You should enjoy plenty of play regardless of the size of your bankroll. The overall jackpots may not be enormous but the double multipliers can offer some very impressive payouts. The space-themed slots genre may already be pretty packed but Supernova is a welcome addition.