Spinal Tap slot
Blueprint Gaming’s Spinal Tap slot takes slot homage to the 80s mockumentary movie with a cult following of fans; ‘This is Spinal Tap’. Man this game is as far out as the Upgradium slot – well not as far out, but close.
This slot takes fans and newbies to the original big screen comedy goldmine on a full throttle tour of the best bits of Spinal Tap. The game embraces the long-haired heavy metal Brit rock gods as they attempt to break the into the US big time, and you attempt to cash in too with a generous slug of bonus and side features.
Look and feel
This game feels like a rockfest! The reels are set against a rock venue packed with rock fans with stage lights and concert atmosphere. The reels themselves are simple, they show up those rockers on the reels and are topped with the famous Spinal Tap logo. On the right of the reels is a souped-up spin button that doubles as a button to crank up the volume and enter Rock Mode- this is accessed by clicking on the VIP Pass that activates the Rock Mode. Also, Spinal Tap is one of those games like the Fortunium Slot that seem to look better on a laptop than they do on a desktop. Don’t ask me how they pull that off, but they do.
The soundtrack of play is a bitchin’ rock track with guitar riffs and loud drums- just the thing to get you in the tour vibe.
This is a 5 reel, 3 rows and bulging with potential pay lines, in the base game there are a very generous 243 to win but as you game modes change this sky rockets to a 2187! But then Blueprint are know for their innovative games like the Diamond Mine slot and Ted, so I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.
Prepare for the rock gods
The high value icons are of course the band’s logo and then the main characters from the band including David St Hubbins, Nigel Tufnell, Derek Smalls and a temporary band member who is key to movie’s black comedy moments.
The lower value icons are the Ace through Jack of the card deck in the Spinal Tap metal font- it’s all very rock and roll!
The game’s Wild is a green guitar plectrum with a skull on it and this substitutes for all icons except the Bonus Scatter which is a metal cow skull with horns.
Spinal Tap slot is packed with 7 bonus extras that only need you to land 3 or more bonus Scatters to enter the word of the Bonus Picker. Once you’ve hooked these Scatters, you will have the tempting offer of 7 side games to play. if you got lucky with 4 or more then the less valuable elements are taken out of the running, leaving you with only the better side games to play. Naturally, given this is the world of rock, you’re offered a stack of gold vinyl discs to choose from, this determines which of the games you’ll get to play.
The World Tour is a picking game where you move around tour locations, winning prizes as you progress with the ultimate aim to reach the Big Money Bonus where you can pick a band member to add a multiplier between x2 and x10 to you mode wins.
Stonehenge Free Spins is as mega as the monument its named after! You’ll have a new 7 row reels set to tangle with and a tasty 11 free spins to get cracking with. This is where the pay line potential goes through the roof with that eye-watering 2187 ways to win just waiting for you. And because the gods of rock are generous Wilds that land during this mode become sticky and you can re-trigger this side game.
Encore Free Spins is on the same mega reels as the Stonehenge feature, only this time there’s a tempting 11 free spins to make you some musical money!
Stairway to Hell Free Spins is again on the special seven row reels and here again there are 11 spins for your pleasure- the boon this time is that if a speaker icon lands it will award you with more freebie spins an x11 multiplier in the mix– rock on!
Record Deal keeps in the industry vibe by making you pick a vinyl record which will give you one of the features already covered or a cash prize- that sounds better than most deals!
The hilariously titled, Don’t Fret it is another picking game where you ascend a ladder of prizes to reveal bigger and better prizes.
And last but not least the mega Double Platinum gives you the chance to win multipliers or the other side games by spinning a wheel of prizes and the potential to enter the bonus game.
Turning up the volume and dosh
If you choose to turn the spin button which doubles as a volume button up to an ear-splitting 11 then you activate the Rock Mode but this spin will cost x 50 your stake. Remember- Spinal Tap’s amps go up to volume 11 which is one louder than 10!
Rock Mode beefs up the reels making the 5 reel slot into a mega 7 reel beast and so massively upping the pay out lines. When you activate this, apart from the fireworks and excitement, a record disc is spun with the needle settling on one of four bonus modifiers on offer- if you don’t like the one you’ve landed there’s a f*cuk it button when you can spin once again! So rock n’ roll!
Wild Sparks adds extra Wilds to the reels by transforming icons into Wilds.
Heavy Duty Wilds awards you expanding Wilds which take over a whole reel and bring multipliers to your game too!
Rock N’ Roll Spins give you re-spins with new symbols adding to the cluster.
Bonus Odyssey adds Scatters to each reel making more chances of triggering the other features.
Spinal Tap slot has so many bonus modifiers and side games that there’s no way that you could possibly get bored with this game that just keeps upping the ante on the extras. The games theming is great delivering a slot that is just the perfect celebration of the best rock band that never existed. Its riotous and potentially very profitable play.