Enough can’t be said about how appealing Noble Sky is in the graphics department. As far as Microgaming online pokies go, it is amongst the most visually appealing they’ve ever released. Though, it was Neon Valley Studios that were the creative force behind this particular title.
Much of the focus of the theme is on the fantastical airship, a mysterious contraption that makes an appearance on the splash screen, and in a special feature. Though, there are also more than a few interesting characters riding the airship, and they make up the game’s symbols.
It seems that a posh young man, a smartly dressed woman, and the pilot are all riding side by side. What the relationship is between these characters isn’t known, with it all being left up to the imagination. But that such a strong sense of narrative is conveyed is really what makes this a pokie game that stands apart. Backing up the picture symbols are the traditional playing cards, A to 10 that make up the lower value icons.
The special symbols to look out for include the Wild, which appears as the airship, and the Gold Coins.
When soaring through the sky in an airship, there are bound to be a few interesting occurrences, and Noble Sky is a pokie that intends on delivering in that department!
The first feature is particularly interesting, managing to tie in the idea that the airship on a fantastically daring journey.
Wilds have the potential to appear as the airship on the reels, and when the airship symbols occupy an entire reel, they trigger the Airship Wild Respins feature. Firstly, an automatic respin is triggered, but that isn’t the end of it. The Wild reel will then shift a position to the left, adding a multiplier as it moves. The multiplier starts at 1X, but potentially increases to 2X, 3X, 5X, and eventually 10X. This respin process ends when eventually the Wild reel has left the grid. Needless to say, it can be a very lucrative sequence, depending on how far to the right the respins first trigger.
All online pokies need a jackpot of some sort, and Noble Sky offers this potential in an innovative way. To the left of the grid is the Vault, which displays the jackpot payout amounts; Grand, Major, Minor, and Mini. The Grand is a massive 5,000x the original wager for that spin. In order to get a shot at the jackpots, Gold Coins must be gathered. A coin can appear during any standard spin and will be attached to a standard symbol. When gathered, the coin will fly off the grid and be added to the vault.
When enough Gold Coins are collected, a new screen appears. The jackpot amounts are to the left, and the grid has now transformed into a selection of coins. Players are allowed to turn over coins as they prefer, until enough match to award a jackpot.