Launching exclusively via Kindred and 32Red, Light & Wonder’s in-house studio Lightning Box has invited players to a roller derby in its latest slot, Smash Nudge Skillstar


Out now


Roller Skating


Smash Nudge Skillstar is a 5×4 reel slot with 40-paylines and bonus features including a free spins game mode as well as a free-to-play bonus game. 




96 per cent


Low value symbols are represented by the high end of a deck of cards, from 10 through to Ace. If the right number of winning combinations land on a single spin, these symbols can offer between x2.5 and x30 the player’s wager. 

Meanwhile, helmets and roller skates depict the medium value symbols, offering between x7.5 and x37.5 the player’s preferred stake. 

High value symbols come in the form of roller derby referees as well as two character symbols depicting two competing roller skaters and one individual roller skater. These symbols can offer between x10 and x62.5 the chosen bet. 

Bonus scatter stars can also appear, triggering eight, 12 or 20 free spins if three, four or five scatter stars land on the same spin respectively. This will also result in instant payouts of x0.5, x2.5 and x5 the player’s bet. 

Finally, wild golden roller skates are available, substituting for all symbols other than the bonus scatters. Landing three, four or five wilds in a matching combination will provide wins of x25, x75 or x125 respectively. 


In addition to the golden roller skate wilds, wild text symbols can also appear on the bottom row depicting a green arrow. These are nudging wilds, which will nudge to cover their entire reel when they drop into play, increasing the win potential. 

During the free spins game mode, a multiplier reel becomes active. This will spin through several multiplier values with the chance of revealing one to be applied to any potential wins on that free spin. 

Furthermore, the game also offers a free-to-play, play-for-fun game mode that showcases a roller derby race in which players avoid oil spills, collect gold trophies and gain points to climb a global leaderboard. 


Michael Maokhamphiou, Operations Manager at Lightning Box, stated: “Smash Nudge Skillstar is our newest hit release, and boasts a distinctive free games round that players can immerse themselves in.

“The aesthetics of this game are truly dazzling and this goes hand-in-hand with the thrilling gameplay that will keep players on the edge of their seats.”

Rob Procter, VP of Game Development at Light & Wonder, added: “Lightning Box has delivered an epic title, one which will make a really big impact with players across the globe.

“The free games mode exhibits numerous ways to win some enthralling prizes and users will resonate with a modern twist on a classic feature.”