Scandi gaming studio Quickspin is known for its big, bold and colourful slots, and Illuminous Slot is no exception. The operator’s trademark crisp design is very much in evidence here, and the pace is brisk, helped along by the jaunty background music, which is punctuated with fanfares for landing wins.
The standard 5×3 layout incorporates 20 set-in-stone Paylines, and while the game defies genre in many ways, there’s a subtle sci-fi feel to this offering. Expect flamboyantly coloured reels and a futuristic backdrop, plus plenty of bright lights and sparkle.
How to play
You can enjoy Illuminous Slot from 40p a pop, while the upper limit is slightly lower than usual at £80 a spin. Adjust your bets in the usual fashion before you begin playing on your device of choice, mobile or otherwise, and set Autoplay to turn the reels automatically if you wish. (Remember, you can easily slip back into manual spinning at any time.)
The variously coloured gemstones in blue, orange, green and pink constitute the higher-paying symbols here, forking out up to 500x stake for five on a line. Meanwhile, the standard 9 through A playing-card values are your less lucrative symbols.
Illuminous Slot special features
The Wild is a large gold letter W against a pink square and has the standard function of replacing all other symbols bar the Scatter, perhaps somewhat confusingly here called the Bonus Wild Scatter. (It’s a big ‘W Bonus’ symbol.) Typically, the Scatter is the key to unlocking the game’s bonus rounds.
Hot Reel respins
Landing just a couple of Scatters wherever you like on the reels launches this great little mini-feature. You get a single wager-free respin, while the reels bearing the activating icons become ‘Hot Reels’, containing extra Wilds which will help you in the constant drive for more wins.
If any extra Bonus Wilds rock up during a Hot Reel Respin, that triggers an extra respin.
Hot Reel free spins feature
Land three of the bonus Wilds anywhere on the reels to bank five free whirls. This may not sound like very many, but with those freebies, the Hot Reel feature applies for as long as this round lasts. That means reels could quickly become stuffed with Wilds, greatly boosting your chances of winning.
Sadly, this game does not offer a progressive jackpot. But you can win a maximum of 404x total stake playing Illuminous Slot.
Return to Player (RTP)
Variance is barely on the higher side of medium, measuring 3.05 on the Quickspin volatility scale, where the maximum is 5. RTP or Return to Player in Illuminous is a healthy 96.54%.
You should find Illuminous Slot worthy of your time and attention, with its top-notch yet no-nonsense design, not to mention its classic gameplay plus two highly creative bonus features.
In fact, there’s almost a hypnotic quality to this one! Illuminous is also a great choice for any player who likes to keep their slots simple – yet simple doesn’t have to mean boring.
Give it a go in free demo play before you part with any real money, and remember to let us know how you got on.