Spinal Tap Slot
Blueprint Gaming’s Spinal Tap slot pays homage to the 80s mockumentary movie with a cult following of fans; ‘This is Spinal Tap’. This game is as far out as the Upgradium slot – well not as far out, but close.
This game 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 fans with stage lights and a full 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 and activates the Rock Mode.
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 game that is bulging with potential pay lines. In the base game there are a very generous 243 Ways to Win but as the game modes change this can sky-rocket to 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.
Pros and Cons
Real entertainment – just like the movie!
This game has sop many bonuses – you won’t get bored easily
Turn the volume up to 11!
It can be hard to get the bonus you want.
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 Bonus Picking
Spinal Tap slot is packed with 7 bonus extras. You only need to land 3 or more bonus Scatters to enter the world of the Bonus Picker. Once you’ve hooked these Scatters, you will have a 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 more lucrative side games to play. Naturally, given this is the world of rock, you’re offered a stack of gold vinyl discs to choose from, and 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 of reaching 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 reel 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 in the wings. And because those Rock Gods are a generous buinch, Wilds that land during this mode become sticky. Plus you can re-trigger this side game, always one of our favourite features in a slot.
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!
The 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.
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.
Turn 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 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!
Other neat features include:
- Wild Sparks which 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.
The 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 game’s theming is great delivering a slot that is the perfect celebration of the best rock band that never existed. Its riotous and great fun to play.
Medium to High
243 (2187 in feature)
Bonus Games, Free Spins, Gamble Game, Wilds, Expanding Wilds, Re-spins, Re-trigger free spins
Movie, Mockumentary, Spinal Tap, Rock, Show
How do I get into the Bonus Picker Feature?
You will need to land 3 or more Bonus symbols to get in. Then you will need to pick a vinyl to choose which bonus you’ll receive. The game offers up a selection for you. If you don’t like the choice, you can gamble and try and land another bonus feature. There are 7 bonuses to play for.
Is Volume 11 really louder then Volume 10?
Name a cool bonus
We like the Stairway to Hell Free Spins bonus – 11 free spins with an extra wild. The reel set can expand to 7 reels at random. Skull will boost wins from 2x to 11x. The Amp symbol adds 1 extra free spin to your total every time it lands.