Released: September 2016
Software: Realtime Gaming
Free Spins: Yes
Wild symbol: Yes
Scatter symbol: Yes
Coin Values: 0.01 up to 5
In the space world, a nova is the definition of a cataclysmic nuclear explosion on a white dwarf. Now, that might sound somewhat amusing, conjuring up images of an actual white dwarf. However, it’s not this, and you need to delve even further into space terminology to discover what it actually is. The main thing that you need to know, is that a nova causes a sudden brightening of a star. It’s the result of the rapid fusion of the accumulated hydrogen on the surface of the star, commencing a runaway fusion reaction. Now, that all sounds extremely confusing to be the theme of a slot game, admittedly. However, fortunately, it doesn’t really incorporate this in such in a huge way. Instead, it presents a game which takes the idea of space in general and runs with it. As such, you’ll get to experience the outer realms of space right from your home computer with this one.
Planets, Stars and Asteroids..Oh My!
You’ll find that the overall design of the game is quite standard. It features five reels and three rows, and it’s upon this interface that the game’s symbols can be seen. Of course, these take on a space theme on the whole. These exist in the form of six lower paying icons to start with. They are five atom-like symbols in blue, purple, green, yellow and orange, and a sixth icon of an amber-coloured planet. Three more icons which offer higher pay outs are also available to see. These are in the form of a green planet, a blue, crater-filled planet and a red planet with a ring around it.
The developer of this one, RTG, has also made sure to include a total of 25 different bet lines. These are changeable though. You can alter them in one of two ways. The first is by pressing on the up and down arrows next to the ‘Lines‘ box. The second is by pressing on the ‘25 Line Play‘ button on the left hand side of the reels. You can also switch your bet around as well. This is done with the arrow buttons on either side of the ‘Bet’ box. The minimum wager you can place is £0.25, while the maximum it can go up to is £125. Not only that, but you an switch around the speed that the game spins at. This offers up three different speeds.
A game such as this one is bound to have a plentiful choice of special features in it. Nova 7s definitely fits into this. This begins with the game’s own wild symbol. It’s the red number 7 that acts as the wild and it will stand in for all others to make a winning combination. The only exception to this rule is the scatter icon. These icons may solar flare, nova, supernova or hypernova when appearing. We’ll get to those perks a little later.
Speaking firstly of the scatter though, this is the blue number 7 icon. Scatters pay out wherever they show up on the reels. They provide a multiplier to your total stake in play. If five of them show up, you’ll receive a multiplier of times 77!
Now, returning to the possibility of solar flares, this is something that becomes active with the red 7s. If these appear on reels two and four, they may end up expanding to cover the entire reel. Obviously, this provides the possibility of receiving even more awards. This isn’t always something that will happen. It’s just a possibility.
As far as the nova and supernova inclusions go, these provide some extra special additions. The red 7 symbol showing up on reel three may nova, which multiplies the prize for any win it appears in by times seven. And speaking of the supernova, this may occur after a nova. This not only multiplies the win, but sends the wild out to cover the entire reel afterwards!
A hypernova might occur when the red 7 showing up on reel two first solar flares. The hypernova sees it move across to cover reel one as well! The same goes for the red 7 showing up on reel four, but it will cover reel five in this instance.
Finally, there are four free game features within the game. This happens when three or more scatters show up from left to right in normal games. Touch a triggering scatter to reveal the ‘Nova 7 Feature‘, ‘Supernova 7 Feature‘, ‘Hypernova 7 Feature‘ or the ‘Hypernova Extreme‘.
The Final Word
Nova 7s may not appear to be anything so stunning from its title. However, as soon as you load it up, you’ll see some great graphics on display. There’s a range of specialities alongside this, ensuring that your gameplay is fully entertaining. That concludes this latest of slot game reviews, enjoy playing!