Thunderkick has developed a reputation for creating simple, beautifully designed video slots and the futuristic looking Spectra is no exception. Boasting superb neon visuals, it’s a 5 reel, 30 payline game that comes with wild nudges and respins. Play on all devices from between 10p and £100 per spin.
There’s a space age feel to the design on show in Spectra – with shooting stars floating across the deep blue background, the reels include an assortment of simple neon shapes. They’re joined by a 4-leaf clover, bell and lucky 7. The best of these standard symbols is the white bar. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these on a payline and you’ll receive an award equal to 1, 2.5 or 10 times your total stake.
The rainbow W is the wild, substituting for all other symbols and offering awards of 20 times your total stake if you’re lucky enough to hit a 5-symbol combo. The W symbols always lands in stacks that are 4 high.
The wilds come with some other magical properties too. Every time 1 lands, you’ll trigger the Wild Respin feature where you’ll be awarded a respin. The wild from the triggering position will nudge towards the centre of the reel too. This can be up or down, always heading towards the middle. Land another wild on the respin and the process is repeated.
That’s pretty much it as far as action is concerned – there aren’t free spins or other traditional bonus features on offer. Don’t mistake this for a boring video slot though. Yes, the action is a little repetitive but the wilds come along at regular intervals. Get on a good roll there with multiple wilds and respins and some cracking results are possible.
Be warned though – this is a volatile game with top payouts of up to 2,400 times your total bet in fact on each spin/respin. We endured some lengthy winless spells but managed to cash in after a good run of respins.
The neon visuals and synth-heavy backing track come together to excellent effect. The simple gameplay and lack of features means Spectra won’t appeal to everyone. For simple, well designed and highly volatile action, this look into the future should be a winner. I also recommend NetEnt’s Cosmic Eclipse which has a similar theme and is rather simplistic.