We all know who Rumpelstiltskin is, the evil dwarf who blackmailed the miller’s daughter into paying him with her firstborn so that he would save her father from execution. In the end, the child is saved when they learn the dwarf’s name.
However, iSoftBet, a Malta-based iGaming provider, has put its own spin on the original fairytale in its latest slot release, Riches of Rumpelstiltskin Megaways, which is part of its Twisted Tale Series which is known for the company’s innovative slot mechanic, Megaways™. The game is equipped with 117, 649 winning ways and offers a maximum win of 10,000x.
True to its title, the main theme of the game is the evil dwarf Rumpelstiltskin and the background of the game is an autumn rural place where fireflies float from the ground.
To win, players must form matching combinations of symbols that appear on adjacent reels, starting from the left, on a new, dynamic 6×4 grid that offers 10 paying symbols.
The basic low-value symbols are the 9-A card rank symbols, while the bonus high-value symbols are keys, looms, the miller’s daughter and Rumpelstiltskin. A combination of six-of-a-kind low-value symbols is worth 0,5 to 1,5 a player’s bet, increasing to 2-12,5x for six-of-a-kind high-value symbols.
The game’s volatility is in the highest range, with an RTP of 96,01%. The player’s paid spins can be gambled on for 20 p/c to 20 $/eur and the game can be played on any device.
The cascade feature appears when winning paths are removed from the grid and empty spaces are filled with new symbols. If the player gets another win with these symbols, the feature is activated again.
The main task of Wilds is to help players connect a win and land on the top tracking reel to replace any symbol except the Scatters or Mystery symbols.
Mystery symbols can transform into one of ten pay symbols when they appear on the grid.
The Max Megaways feature is activated at random, with the main task of triggering the reels to create 117,649 winning ways.
Rumpel Respins – when a player makes a combination of 5 scatters, aka pots of gold, which show bet multipliers, they can trigger this feature and these scatters remain locked on the reels for the duration of this round. However, this feature can only be activated on a grid where only blanks, scatters or boosters appear.
Initially, it rewards players with 3 respins and if a new scatter or booster appears, the number of spins goes back to 3.
Booster symbols land only on the top tracking reel and a combination of 3 boosters triggers its power-up, such as:
- Life Boost – when 3 respins occur consecutively without the help of an additional scatter or booster, the player receives one additional respin. A player can claim up to 3 extra lives and up to 3 Life Boosts!
- Reels Boost – up to 8 reels that have 8 symbols can be boosted. This power-up can be won 3 times!
- Multiplier Boost – during this power-up, a multiplier is awarded, which increases the total win at the end of the round. It can be won 3 times and the multipliers are 2x, 3x and 4x.
- Prize Boost – doubles the worth of all scatters in view. It can also be won 3 times.
Chris Boni, VP IGT PlayCasino Product & Heading iSoftBet Games development, said: “Rumpelstiltskin is a villain from a famous story by The Brothers Grimm, and we’re delighted to pay homage to his ways in our newest title.
“Combining the Megaways™ mechanic with our popular Hold & Win bonus feature, we’re able to bring a lucrative product to players all over the world.”