There are a few ‘Queen’ themed games by Novomatic but don’t expect Freddie Mercury to turn up. Novomatic have released Spring, Winter and Ice Queen and they are all very capable of supplying players with some excellent winning combinations and big cash prizes.
‘Summer Queen’ has five reels and a bright yellow, almost sunny background so probably not a British summer. There’s 40 pay-lines and you need to decide how many to activate for each spin and set a stake too. The minimum cost of playing with all 40 pay-lines in play is 0.40 and the max bet is 60. Just ensure you don’t play at a level you just don’t want to lose. You can play this slot on your PC or Android devices.
When playing slots for fun it’s so easy to find yourself playing a slot game and just losing track of time and more seriously, how your account balance is progressing. This game has a Reality Check Interval that greatly helps with that problem. You just set a time span, say 10 minutes and when that’s reached, the game is halted and you are shown how you’re getting on. Take heed of the information and either play safe and quit playing or carry on spinning.
As in their ‘Spring Queen’ slot, the theme is a little bit strange. Rather than flowers or people enjoying themselves on a beach the reels include the Summer Queen herself and then a zebra, a toucan, a lioness, and a parrot. Do those animals only come out in the summer? All very strange indeed. We also get the ten to Ace playing card symbols which provide the lowest wins in ‘Summer Queen.’
It’s the game logo that is the wild symbol in this game and can substitute for other symbols to hopefully get the gambler some winning combinations. It can’t replace the crystal ball which is the scatter symbol. Just what a crystal ball must do with the theme is beyond me but it’s a very useful symbol.
Three of those crystal ball scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the bonus game. Ten free spins are received and on each one of those spins there is a special bonus symbol. If that ends up on the first and fifth reels then all the symbols In between suddenly become the same and that’s going to do your account balance a power of good, especially if the bonus symbol is one of the higher paying ones.
This game which has software by Novomatic isn’t too hard a game to operate but at first sight you might wonder where all the control buttons are. The only information underneath the reels is how much you have in your account balance, the size of your last win and your bet on the current spin. So where are the control buttons then? Head to the right-hand side of the reels where the spin button is and above that is the menu. That includes the pay table, audio options and the opportunity to set your stake and how many pay-lines are in play. We’ll come to the gamble feature later but the control button for that is on the left-hand side of the reels.
A win is a win but how about getting a little bit more? If you have some luck with the gamble feature then that’s what will happen. It appears after a winning combination in the base game and you can just turn it down if you like. If you do opt for the gamble it’s the case of trying to correctly guess the colour of the next playing card. Get it right and you double that win but one wrong choice wipes that win out so don’t be using this too much.
Try to do some research before you start playing this for real cash. That’s always handy knowledge to have and easily achievable. All you need to do is have a glance at the pay table and that’s full of helpful information such as how much winning combinations pay out, how the bonus game works and where the pay-lines are. Then have some free Summer Queen slot and see everything in action.
There are other slot games out there that have a few similarities to ‘Summer Queen.’ You can try your best to get some wins on another Novomatic slot entitled ‘Rumpel Wildspins.’ That also has 40 pay-lines and offers its players the chance to get a big cash-out via ten free spins but its wild symbol only appears on three of the reels. Also have a play of the Novomatic slot ‘Rex’ which has lots of canine fun but also offers free spins, a gamble feature, and wild and scatter symbols.
The adherence to the theme in the Summer Queen video slot is a bit strange at times but it’s still a great game to play. The symbols are attractive and the soundtrack won’t drive you too crazy. The bonus symbol in the free spins round is the key to your success but don’t overdo the gamble feature.