Solar Nova by Iron Dog Studio is a 9-reel & 9-row online slot with Cluster Pays and a 96% RTP. Playable on all devices from €0.1 to €50 per spin, Solar Nova is a High volatility game with a max win capped at 10 000x your stake.
- Feature Buy
- Transforming symbols
- Rocket Wilds with multipliers
Solar Nova is a brand new slot released by the UK based Iron Dog Studio together with 1x2 Gaming. While they in the past have gone for a different kind of reel setup, such as Megaways, they have decided to try out something a little different this time. The same actually goes for the theme of the game, as the title reveals this slot is all about outer space, which hasn't been their “go to” in earlier releases. All of this along with the cluster pays system, makes for an interesting new release.
There are quite a number of special features going on in Solar Nova, starting with the tumble feature that is triggered with every winning cluster on the reels. Then you have the wild symbol which can randomly transform symbols, a free spins feature, a symbol teleportation feature, rocket wilds and even a feature buy for those who don't mind taking shortcuts.
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How to win big in Solar Nova – Free Spins feature
Trigger the free spins feature by landing 3 Rocket Wilds during the main game. Rockets will remain on the grid until the end of the feature, moving positions between each free spin. During the feature, Rocket Wilds multipliers will increase by +1 when used in a win and up to 4 Rockets can be visible at the same time. In addition to this, the Solar Wild will have a counter visible at the top of it and if it is used in a total of 8 tumbles with wins, it will trigger the Solar Nova feature and increasing to 3x3 for a single tumble. After this, it will return to it's regular size.
- Tumbles feature
- Solar Flare feature
- Rocket Wilds feature
- Feature Buy
Starting off with the Tumbles feature, which will be removing the symbols from the winning cluster pay and allow new symbols to drop into place. The feature will keep on going until there are no new winning combinations created.
Next up we have the Solar Flare feature. During any spin that is a loss during the main game, the solar wild symbol will randomly transform symbols in the same row of column into a matching symbol. During the free spins feature, the Solar Flare feature could be triggered in both the winning and the losing spins. The solar wild comes with a counter and if used in 8 tumbles, the feature will be triggered with a size of 3x3.
You also have the Rocket Wilds feature, involving the wild symbol of the game. When the Rocket Wild is a part of a winning combination, it will not be removed with the tumble feature. Instead, the wild symbol will be moved to a randomly selected adjacent position before new symbols are added. Each rocket wild comes with a multiplier that will increase by 1 every time it is part of a winning cluster. The best thing here is that there is no upper limit to how high this can reach and a maximum of 4 wilds can land on the reels simultaneously.
Finally you have the Feature Buy option, available at any point during the game. By paying 90x your total bet, you will be triggering the free spins feature with 3 rocket wilds and a x1 multiplier, x250 your total bet gets you 4 rocket wilds and 300x your total bet gets you rocket wilds with x5 multipliers.
Look and Feel of Solar Nova
Once you have loaded the Solar Nova slot, you will find yourself floating around in outer space. The reel set seems to be floating around in between planets too, and in the background you will be able to see a spaceship that orbits along with shooting stars, which definitely adds a little something to the overall atmosphere. While spinning the reels, you will be hearing soft music which has been mixed up with a couple of techno sounding sound effects, perfect for any futuristic or outer space themed slot.
The reel set itself is pretty simple, with an outer blue line separating it from the background. On the reels you will be seeing a bunch of different gems and crystals representing both the low value and high value symbols, as well as the Solar Nova Wild and the Rocket Wilds.
disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.