Solar Nova Review
After the incredible success of Dwarven Gems Megaways and Santa's Big Bash Megaways, Iron Dog Studio decided to focus on Cluster Pays instead and step away from the Megaways mechanic.
Solar Nova is a space slot that plays on a grid of 9x9 and features free spins paired with multipliers and wins of up to 10,000x your stake. You'll be taken to outer space in a rocket in hopes of finding valuable wins in Solar Nova.
The grid of this slot can be found floating in space just off from a planet that looks like it's about to erupt but it's all still quite quaint. Floating in the background, you'll see a spaceship randomly orbiting along with shooting stars adding more atmosphere to the slot.
All the symbols on the reels are either gems or rockets which makes the symbols quite bright and colourful. During spins, it's quite mesmerising to see patterns match up and disappear.
There's a soft hybrid of orchestral music mixed with techno sounds to make something that you'd expect to find in a futuristic slot. It's not too overwhelming but feels right at home in this slot.
Whilst Cluster Pays does seem to be everywhere now - Solar Nova delivers fun and thrilling gameplay with the symbols matching up for wins. This paired with free spins and multipliers makes it satisfying to play at times.
At the bottom, you'll find the bar with the bet level and a spin button. Here, you'll be able to find the paytable and instructions - but we did find them quite vague when we first looked.
Solar Nova has a high volatility level leading to larger wins at a less frequent payout. According to the developer's statistics, you can trigger free spins in 1 in 200 spins with an average payout of 80x your stake.
As for the RTP, it's a respectable 96% which is just on the average level. In this slot, you can win up to 10,000x your stake through the free spins round with multipliers or through the base game with the Rocket Wilds multipliers.
You'll be greeted to a charming little slot with Solar Nova and be absolutely enchanted by the Cluster Pays mechanic. The design is sleek and clean with gameplay that is thoroughly thrilling at times.
This paired with a maximum win of 10,000x your stake is definitely an added bonus. If you love space slots and want something that not only looks good but plays brilliantly, then check out Solar Nova.