All casinos featured on Bojoko are our partners with valid gambling licenses. Ad Disclosure
All casinos on Bojoko are our partners with valid gambling licenses. Ad Disclosure

Illuminous slot review

Added by Quickspin. Information last updated: 18/05/2020

User rating:

- (0)

Tester rating:

3.2 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Quickspin

Release date:06/2015

RTP:96.54%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 404

Mobile version:Yes

Play Illuminous

Highlights

Freespins

Re-spins

Wilds

Scatter symbols

Mobile version

Themes

Riches & luxury

User ratings (0)

Game design:

Gameplay:

Features:

Game sounds:

Mobile gaming:

Originality:

RTP (Return to player):
96.54%
Volatility:
Medium
Max. win:
bet x 404

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
36
Quickspin score (compared to other slots of supplier)
16
Avatar

Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen

Illuminous is the neon-soaked game that brings to life electric graphics and powerful energy to see if we get to shed a light on some big wins!

This slot was developed by Quickspin and released in 2015. By not using too many digital and graphical tricks, the game continues to look good as the symbols are sharp and focused. Unfortunately, the graphics are also pretty uninspired with mostly high cards and different gems to fill the reels.

Speaking of reels, the game’s playing field holds 5 rows and 3 reels. With its 20 paylines, Illuminous doesn’t seem interested in spicing things up too much when it comes to the gameplay. However, the features that I’ll discuss later will set the slot apart.

The game reminded me of similar slots like Inferno Star by Play ‘n GO and WiXX by No Limit City. They combine striking, neon images with rather simple gameplay. Usually, the games have some special feature that sets them apart and in that vein, Illuminous is the same.

Concerning the sound, the game has little to comment on. There is a soundtrack that plays as the reels spin but it’s not a very interesting song. The rather mellow, slow-paced music didn’t feel like it fit the rest of the game.

Symbols

The symbols in the game are easily distinguishable but not very original. The high-paying symbols are gems that vary in shape and colour. Meanwhile, the low-paying symbols are the standard card symbols which don’t have much work done.

From highest to lowest they are:

  • Bonus Wild (Scatter): Get 2 to trigger a Hot Reel Re-Spin. Get 3 or more to start the Hot Reel Free Spins. Max. 12.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen. Substitutes all other symbols in the game.
  • Wild: Substitutes all other symbols in the game except the Bonus Wild Scatter Symbol. Max. 12.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Pink Gem: Max. 12.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Orange Gem: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Green Gem: Max. 3.75x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Blue Gem: Max. 3.75x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Ace: Max. 2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • King: Max. 2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Queen: Max. 1.25x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Jack: Max. 1.25x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • 10: Max. 1.25x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • 9: Max. 1.25x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.

The game has a Medium Volatility that translated well to my time playing the game. Because of the features that Illuminous introduces, the wins weren’t very frequent but they did compensate for what I used to spin with. Players will have the choice to pick a bet between $0.40 and $80 per spin.

Features

Illuminous has a few features that aren’t too original but they do change up the gameplay a little bit. Players that enjoy a classic slot experience will likely still get a kick out of this game since it doesn’t alter the game too much.

The features include:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all other symbols in the game except the Bonus Wild symbol. The Bonus Wild symbol substitutes all other symbols in the game.
  • Re-Spins: When 2 Bonus Wilds appear on the screen, they trigger a re-spin. The reels where the Bonus Wilds appeared will become Hot Reels, increasing the occurrence of Wilds.
  • Free Spins: When 3 or more Bonus Wilds appear on the screen, the free spins mode starts. The reels where the Bonus Wilds appeared will become Hot Reels, increasing the occurrence of Wilds.

The Wilds and Free Spins act as normal, with the free spins mode granting the player 5 free spins when it starts. Additional Bonus Wild symbols may add additional free spins!

The Bonus Wild aspect of the game puts a slight twist into the Scatter Symbols you’d find in other games. When 2 Bonus Wild symbols appear on the screen at the same time they trigger a re-spin. During this re-spin, the 2 reels on which the Bonus Wilds appeared will become Hot Reels, denoted by the bright colour showing up behind the symbols.

A Hot Reel, both during the re-spin and during the free spins mode, is simply a reel where Wilds will show up more often. They’re not guaranteed to show up but they will more frequently appear, making it more likely for them to be part of a winning payline.

The Free Spins mode triggers when 3 or more Bonus Wild symbols are on the screen, also turning all the reels involved into Hot Reels for the entire Free Spins mode. Although 5 free spins are rather low compared to other slots, I found the Free Spins mode to trigger quite frequently which balances it a bit.

All in all, the features are simple but play a big part in the game. Normal Wilds showed up regularly and there were frequent Re-Spins. The Free Spins mode triggered a little less often but still enough to feel like a part of the game and not something that never showed up like in other slots.

In Conclusion

Illuminous is a fun but simple slot that gives players a classic game experience spiced up with modern graphics and an interesting feature. The Bonus Wild symbols showed up often enough to make an impact on the game and the fact that there are different effects depending on how many appeared helped in keeping things interesting.

The Medium Volatility meant a steady but spaced out supply of wins, that weren’t always enough to compensate losses but generally kept me playing for a lot longer. The max. win of 404x your bet is simply low when compared to other slots.

Winning paylines paid out pretty low, which required longer or more paylines to make a profit. Considering the Hot Reel feature and the rather frequent free spins, they helped compensate for that.

If you’re a classic slot player that wants to update their experience a little bit, I would recommend Illuminous! Players that prefer very modern games with plenty of animations, grand features and big changes to the base gameplay won’t get much out of this slot, unfortunately.

Overall rating:

3.2

Gameplay trailer

Play Illuminous for free

Browse casinos with Illuminous and other slots from Quickspin. Create an account and try the game for free before making a deposit.

+18, new CA players only, be GambleAware | Full terms apply

+18, new CA players only, be GambleAware | Full terms apply

+18, new CA players only, be GambleAware | Full terms apply

Features

Wins and bets

RTP (Return to Player):96.54%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 404

Min. bet:C$0.4

Max. bet:C$80

Progressive jackpot:

Reels & playlines

Reels:5

Rows:3

Non-standard layout:

Max. lines:20

Min. lines:20

Win both ways:

Other features

Multipliers:

Expanding reels:

Stacked symbols:

Colossal symbols

Auto play:

Turbo play:

Quick play:

Virtual reality:

Bonus features

Bonus game:

Random bonus:

Progressive bonus:

Buy bonus:

Free spins:

Scatter symbols:

Bonus game symbols:

Wilds

Standard wilds:

Sticky wilds:

Walking wilds:

Stacked wilds:

Random wilds:

Multiplier wilds:

Re-Spins

Re-spins:

Walking re-spins:

Sticky re-spins:

Cascading reels:

Sticky wins:

Languages

You can play Illuminous in English, Finnish, Swedish, Spanish and 13 other languages.

All supported languages:
English, Finnish, Swedish, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Chinese, Thai

Currencies

Illuminous supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

Stats

Release date 06/2015
51st newest on Quickspin 1,711th newest on Bojoko
RTP 96.54% 0.68% > average
20th highest on Quickspin 385th highest on Bojoko
Win up to 404 x your bet
52nd highest on Quickspin 1,770th highest on Bojoko
Paylines 20 0% < average
41st highest on Quickspin 940th highest on Bojoko
Min bet C$0.4 per spin
53rd lowest on Quickspin 1,833rd lowest on Bojoko
Max bet C$80 per spin
60th highest on Quickspin 1,366th highest on Bojoko
Rated 0 by 0 members
4th most rated on Quickspin 38th most rated on Bojoko
Discover
62 more slots listed by Quickspin

Similar slots


Slot tester's profile

Avatar

Trystan Michielsen

Trystan Michielsen

I've been playing videoslots for almost 10 years and been a professional reviewer for over 5. I look at slots not just as a writer but also as a player, hoping to help others find their perfect slot.

I also enjoy movies, books and travel so any slots with those topics usually have my preference. But in general I'll play everything!

Latest reviews:
Illuminous cover

Game supplier:Quickspin

Release date:06/2015

RTP (Return to player):96.54%

Max. win:bet x 404

Mobile version:Yes

User rating: 0
Tester rating: 3.2

User reviews

Avatar
Sign in to review slots on Bojoko.

Say "yes" to the cookies. Learn more in our privacy policy.