ReelPlay and Yggdrasil have partnered to release a slot called Hypernova. As the name suggests, the slot comes with 10,000 ways to win, but that’s not all it has to offer. The gameplay is set on 6 reels and 4 horizontal rows with wilds on the top reel. Players can walk away with a maximum win of 5660x the stake and jackpot prizes worth 2000x. It doesn’t end there; other features include cascading wins, wilds, bonus respins, and scatters.
- Provider: Yggdrasil.
- Release date: 25/10/2021.
- Variance: Med-high.
- RTP: 96.20%.
- Lowest bet: $0.2.
- Maximum bet: $40.
- Default stake size: $1.
- Win potential: x5660.
- Paylines: 10,000.
- Hit Frequency: 25.71%
- Layout: 6 by 4.
- Theme: space arcade, gems.
- Other features: jackpots, bonus respins, cascading wins, wilds, hold and spin.
Slot Details: How to Play, Theme, Graphics & Special Features
How to Play
There are 14 bet values to choose from on the bet screen. The betting range is between $0.2 to $40, with the lowest coin value of $0.05 and a maximum of $2. The highest prize to be won stands at 5660x the stake with 10K ways to win.
The betting range accommodates both ordinary and high rollers.
Players get to walk away with a regular reward of 2000x the bet through the platinum jackpot. The volatility rating of the game stands at medium to high, which, when combined with the RTP of roughly 96%, makes the game a must-try.
A win is awarded when you match at least 3 symbols from left to right on any adjacent reels. The low-paying symbols include a, 9, 10, J, Q, and K, which come with a reward of 1.2x the bet. Gemstones, including blue sapphires, green emeralds, and ruby hearts, are the high-paying symbols carrying a reward 5x the bet for any six symbols. The super-paying symbol is the diamond which comes with a prize of 100x the bet. You can expect to hit a win on every fourth spin, thanks to the slot’s hit frequency of 25.71%.
When you create winning combinations in the base game, the symbols explode from the grid, creating space for the rest to tumble down and create more opportunities to win. The method will continue until no more wins can occur and the sum of all wins is paid.
Theme, Graphics, and Music
The slot features a space theme with a background of fading stars. The music has a futuristic, techy feel, and the sound effects create an exciting build during the bonuses. The mechanic used in the slot sets it apart from similar slots. The theme is simple, but the graphics are commendable, and the music is suitable for the slot.
The cascade/avalanche feature is activated when a player spins the reel and creates a winning combo. All the symbols that make up the winning combination will disappear, and new ones will fall through the reels and take open positions to create new wins.
Wilds in this slot only appear on the top reels. They substitute all other symbols except scatters. Wilds create more winning combos by landing on any reels and activating the respins bonus.
The hold and win style respins feature will activate when you match 6 or more scatters in a single round. The scatter symbols are then locked in place, making it possible to land more triggering symbols while the rest of the grid clears. You will receive 3 free spins at first, but they keep resetting when you land non-blank symbols.
During the bonus respins, the scatters become sticky, and you can land 4 jackpot symbols, including;
- Bronze -10x the bet.
- Silver — 50x the bet.
- Gold -250x the bet.
- Platinum -2000x the bet.
Gold and platinum bonuses occur only once, but silver and bronze can land multiple times. You can land these jackpot rewards provided you have bonus respins or you fill the grid with scatters.
Hypernova 10k: Our Verdict
The potential of this slot speaks for itself through the name. The combination of wild scatters, high volatility, and an RTP of 96% creates a healthy win sequence for all players. The unique features such as jackpot prizes and bonus respins make the game more exciting and ensure more winning combinations. Overall, we agree it’s a simple game that offers enough to make it a must-try.