A richly designed five-reeler by Novomatic, Autumn Queen plays across four rows with as many as 40 Paylines. It’s inspired by both nature and the season of autumn.
Animals feature heavily on the reels, and you should also enjoy the sound effects, aimed at heightening tension. The backdrop features orange and pink, designed to give the appearance of an autumnal sunset.
Meanwhile, the reels are trimmed in gold and decorated with seasonal leaves in the corners, with bars in various shades adding some colour at the edges of the reels. The overall effect aims to be elegantly understated rather than flashy.
How to play
Spin away on your device of choice from 40p (we appreciate that it’s not the cheapest price-per-spin ever), rising to a high-rolling £60 maximum.
Symbols encompass deer, eagles and bears, alongside the typically lower-paying card values 10 through A. The most lucrative icon of all is the flame-haired Autumn Queen herself. She shells out at 500x line bet for scooping five to fill a single Payline.
All the standard controls are here, and you form winning combos in the usual way.
Autumn Queen special features
The game’s logo serves as your Wild here, as ever replacing the other icons to help you create winning combos, with the exception of the bonus emblem, a glowing, pearlescent red ball.
This perk kicks in when you land five or more of the bonus symbols (working from left to right), and it’s the main event in Autumn Queen.
While you’ll initially be granted five free whirls, every extra ball you have awards you a further five. So, potentially, no fewer than 80 freebies are up for grabs if you fill the reel set with bonus symbols, although admittedly this is somewhat unlikely.
During this round, any positions showing a heap of brown leaves will have a mystery stacked icon behind it.
While there isn’t a progressive jackpot here, there is a top prize of around 500 coins.
Whenever you bag a win, you can decide to gamble it by hitting the Gamble button found under the reels. It’s a straightforward colour-guessing, red-or-black, 50/50 game, and, as usual with these features, you can either double your winnings – or blow the lot.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player is distinctly on the lower side of average here, at 95.04%. You’ll also find this a pretty volatile game, belying the rather gentle visuals, so more patience between wins may be required.
Industry reception to Autumn Queen was decidedly on the lukewarm side – one or two reviewers have even described it as a somewhat basic. However, fans of this operator’s slots don’t usually play them for their stunning HD design.
Ultimately, Autumn Queen is best suited to those who enjoy the high-variance play. But potentially it can yield some very handsome wins and it’s not an overly complicated game if you like to keep your slots simple.
Only you can know whether it’s a game that works for you. Give it a whirl in free demo mode in the first instance, and see how you fare.