Autumn Queen is a gentle looking but extremely volatile nature-themed video slot from Novomatic. Played using a 5 reel, 40 payline game engine, the chief attraction here is the bonus feature where you can win a whopping haul of up to 80 free spins. Play, on all devices, from between 40p and £100 per spin.

You’ll rarely be dazzled by the design of a Novomatic powered game and that’s the case in Autumn Queen where the sound and visuals are functional at best. Joining the lower value A to 10 are a deer and eagle which award up to 4 times your total stake, a bear which pays up to 7.5 times your total stake and the Autumn queen who offers up to 12.5 times your bet. The Autumn Queen logo is the wild, replacing all other symbols with the exception of the scatter. So far so standard.

What makes this game playable is the Autumn Queen Bonus feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to land 5 or more of the pearl scatter symbol from left to right. That minimum 5 will get you 5 free spins. The pearl scatter can land fully stacked on each reel though. Each 5-symbol combination will add another 5 free spins to your tally. Land 5 fully stacked scatters and you can look forward to a massive tally of 80 free spins!

Keep a special look out for the piles of autumn leaves in the feature – hiding in them can be special stacked symbols that can certainly help the cashier get moving.

Like many video slots from the Novomatic stable, Autumn Queen is a very basic affair – the design is pretty primitive. Fans of this developer’s games don’t play them for their stunning HD design though. The main attraction is the simple but highly volatile gameplay and Autumn Queen offers that in spades.

The imagery may look quite sedate but the variance is sky high. Expect plenty of spells when, like leaves in the breeze, your bankroll will float away. Trigger a decent haul of free spins though and get lucky with the mystery stacks and the Autumn Queen can deliver some mighty falls of coins. If you like volatile games, Novomatic has plenty with the pirate-themed Red Lady highly recommended.