Autumn Queen is Novomatic’s latest slot machine game. The central character in this game is a flame-haired beauty – the Queen of Autumn – so nobody could ever accuse Novomatic of not being original.
Although this slot is autumn-themed in all manner of things, its release is right at the end of autumn, and the dawn of winter. Perhaps Novomatic should have paid a little more attention to that.
After all, most players who love seasonal slot machine games are now going to be turning their attention to Christmas and winter themed slots, not those based on autumn such as this title.
Autumn Queen follows a very standard Novomatic pattern in terms of how it is designed, and what it offers. The slot offers up 5 reels and 40 colourful lines of action, with moderate to poor graphics, and a host of high playing card symbols inundating the reels.
The reels are also offset from the main screen, with a pink and pretty background colour dominating a fifth of the overall screen space. That is a bit frustrating, but we’ve come to expect these kinds of jokey moves from this developer. It doesn’t do Autumn Queen any good, though.
How to play it
The wagering menu bar looks diabolical, but if you’ve played a Novomatic slot before, you surely knew that already. The navy blue menu can see you able to check out your wagers, but that’s all. They are actually altered via a menu button away to the right of the reels.
From there you can alter any of the slot’s 40 lines, and bet up to 10,000 coins per line. If you want to know what this costs in real money; it will see you back between $0.01 per line per spin, and $60 a spin.
How much can you win?
Like most Novomatic developed slots, there is a 500-coin non-progressive jackpot for you to win with the Autumn Queen slot. The best-paying symbol in this slot is the Autumn Queen herself.
The red-haired goddess can offer you up to 500 coins if she appears 5 times on any active payline in the game. The next highest paying symbol is the bear, and it is only worth 300 coins if it appears 5 times on a line.
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Wild symbols: There are wild symbols in this slot, and they take on the shape of the Autumn Queen logo. This wild icon can substitute for all other symbols save for scatter icons, but it cannot offer you cash prizes all on its lonesome.
Scatter symbols: Scatters appear as crystal balls, and you will need to land 5 or more of them from the leftmost reel to the rightmost if you wish to trigger the Autumn Queen bonus round.
This is quite a challenge. Normally, 3 scatters is enough to trigger a bonus. Asking for 5 is a huge mistake, as it will put a lot of players of right there.
Autumn Queen Free Spins: There is nothing terribly surprising when it comes to the free spins bonus round in this slot machine game. It is your typical free spins feature.
Players can expect to be able to trigger as many as 80 free spins in this feature. This is done by landing more scatters on the reels. Every additional scatter you acquire in the bonus round will give you 5 more spins.
As for features, if players are able to land piles of leaves on the reels, they will have discovered the slots primarily feature. These piles of leaves contain stacked symbols, which can really help you land wins in a slot which is actually quite hard to land good wins on.
Overall experience and final thoughts
Let’s look at the positive(s) first. This slot has a somewhat decent and original theme, and its free spins bonus isn’t too shabby. However, the negatives by far outweigh the positives.
The feature is impossible to trigger, the graphics are only satisfactory at best, and the imagery, in general, doesn’t do much to convey the theme of the game.
Personally – and this might seem harsh – we’d give this one a miss. There just isn’t enough to keep our interest. Of course, you may feel very differently, but we doubt it.