It’s time to turn it up to 11 and revisit one of the most iconic British comedy movies of all time; This is Spinal Tap. Blueprint has taken on the task of doing justice to such a beloved classic, and needless to say, they’ve delivered. The studio has provided a game that doesn’t just bring back great memories of the movie but is also a fantastic online slot gaming experience in and of itself.
Graphics & Theme
As you would expect from an online slot that draws inspiration from Spinal Tap, the theme of the slot is heavy metal music. The game comes with a fantastic theme song that does a great job of immersing you in the slot’s world and also really makes you want to dig out your This is Spinal Tap DVD and slap it straight on.
The reels in the slot take centre stage, quite literally. The reels’ backdrop is a music stage, with speakers and some black and purple strobe lighting accompanying it to help you feel like you are sitting at a Spinal Tap concert.
The symbols that you will encounter on the reels all take their inspiration directly from the movie itself. The band’s four main characters are all present and correct, as is the iconic Spinal Tap logo. Of course, these are all accompanied by the classic 10-A poker symbols all stylized in a heavy metal way.
It would be easy for Blueprint to churn out a Spinal Tap themed slot and to allow the theme to be the main selling point, but that is not what they have done here. While the theme is certainly an attraction, the game’s biggest selling point is its great gameplay mechanics and range of bonus features.
The most notable feature in the slot is the fact that the reels of the game increase from five to seven to activate bonus rounds and reward players with extra prizes. In reference to one of the most iconic lines in the movie, there is a speaker dial that is active during play, whenever it reaches 11, the game then enters rock mode. In rock mode, two extra reels are added to the game, and the player’s chances of winning big are seriously increased. When the reels come out, the pay lines increase as well, and there are 2,187 ways to win. Sticking with the theme, a giant vinyl then appears on the screen, and there is a spinner that will choose a special feature for players.
Four bonus rounds are available here, each of which is a slight variation on the others. These include the Heavy Duty Wilds Feature, which will turn whole reels wild with the addition of a multiplier, the Wild Sparks feature, which turns a random symbol into a wild, the Rock & Roll Spins feature, which is a streak respin feature, and finally, the bonus odyssey feature, which adds extra bonus symbols to the reels. Players can also activate rock mode at any point by paying 50x their stake.
The good times don’t stop there, though. The slot also has another bonus round that is triggered whenever players manage to land three or more of the slot’s bonus symbols. This round also has a big selection of different bonuses, with players having seven different features available. These are a mixture of standard features and include free spins, multipliers, wilds and expanding symbols.
You don’t have to be an international rockstar to get your head around how to play this slot. The set-up is very easy, and the game screen is user-friendly. To kick things off, players need to adjust the stake. They can do this by using the +/- buttons underneath the reels. The minimum that can be staked is £0.30, while the maximum is £30, making this a budget-friendly slot.
The slot has five reels and 243 ways to win. As we’ve already mentioned though, this is adjusted when the bonus features come into play, with the game having seven reels and a mouth-watering 2,187 ways to win.
If players want to check the value of any of the symbols in the game, they can do this by using the slot’s paytable at any time. There is also an auto-spin if you want to put your feet up and let the game do the hard work.
Spinal Tap on Mobile
Blueprint understands that its customers have busy lives and that sitting down to play on your laptop is not always an option. The slot has been perfectly optimized to work on a range of different mobile devices and is supported by both Android and iOS operating systems.