Noble Sky slot is a September 2020 release from Microgaming in partnership with Neon Valley Studios. Taking up the Steampunk theme here we take to the sky in our steam powered airship. If you’re wondering what Steampunk is and why it’s a popular theme for slots, well it’s a science fiction genre which combines historical settings with steam powered machinery, why it’s such a popular slot theme is anyones guess. Anyway, on with the review!
Noble Sky slot provides good value for money and plenty of winning spins. The base game respins feature is an good addition to the game and the Vault bonus provides some potential for big wins. However, the lack of a free spins bonus and general lack of features feels like a bit of a letdown. For me, slots are all about the free spins bonus rounds, if a game is missing this then I just dodge it altogether. The medium to low volatility may provide decent entertainment for your money but it also lacks to big win potential of higher volatility slots, so is perhaps more suited to a more casual slot player or a newer player.
- Respins Base Game Modifier Bonus With Multiplier
- 4 Jackpots Up For Grabs
- No Free Spins Bonus
Noble Sky Slot Stats
How it Pays and Plays
The steam powered slotting action takes place on a grid with 5 reels and 3 rows on each. There are 25 fixed paylines. Wins are made with 3 or more symbols matching from left to right beginning from reel 1.
Betting levels range from 25p/cents up to a maximum of $/£/€50. The max win possible is 5,000x or $/£/€250,000. The RTP is a reasonable 96.12%.
Volatility is set in the medium to lower range of the spectrum, meaning you should get some decent mileage for your cash but are less likely to bag a big win than on some of the higher volatility slots. This may be more suited to the more casual slots player.
The hit frequency is set at 44%, which is really quite high meaning nearly half of the spins will be winning ones.
There 4 Jackpots which can be won, the Mini, Minor, Major and Grand.
Symbols and Graphics
Noble Sky slot is set up in the skies with a blue sky and some clouds in the background. The slot grid is surrounded by some cogs and steampunk type imagery. These will spring to life as you spin the reels.
Symbols consist of lower paying Ace through to 10 playing card symbols.
Premium symbols are a golden compass, a red top hat with a feather in it, a woman on a red background, a woman on a blue background and finally you have the top paying symbol which is a suave looking man on a yellow background. a line of 5 of this suave looking fellow will give you a 20x win.
The Wild symbol is a stacked Airship symbol which can cover an entire reel.
Stacked Wild Respin Feature
The base game is made all the more interesting by the Respin feature. Here if you land the Wild symbol and it covers the entire reel it will lock in place and cause a respin. With each respin it will shift to the reel to the left of it, continuing until it falls off the screen after a respin whilst locked in on reel 1.
With each respin you’ll also get a multiplier starting at 1x, then2x,3x, 5x and going to a maximum of 10x. So ideally you need the Wild to land on reel 5 for the max win potential to play out.
Vault Bonus Feature
You’ll notice that some spins will see a gold coin symbol attached to symbols. When these land it can trigger the Noble Sky slot Vault bonus feature at any time. This gives you a shot at landing one of the 4 jackpots. They all include a stake multiplier as follows:
Mini Jackpot: Gives 15x
Minor Jackpot: Gives 40x
Major Jackpot: Gives 500x
Grand Jackpot: Gives 5,000x
To decide which one you will be awarded with you you will be given a pick to reveal screen of 12 gold coins. Once you reveal 3 of the same kind this is the jackpot value you’ll be awarded.
Free Spins Bonus?
Unfortunately there isn’t really a free spins round available in Noble Sky slot. The closest you come to this is the respins feature.
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