The Monkey Summary
Rabcat Gaming have thrown down the gauntlet with this Arthurian themed slot that has packed in enough style along with four bonuses to set the most dedicated slot lover into a whirl of excitement (even a cool headed monkey like me). This game is distributed by Microgaming who have been teaming up with all sorts of smaller, more nimble design houses recently. The Agent Jane Blonde Returns slot is another example (that game was developed with Stormcraft Studios).
This mythical slot offers a round table and free spins feature to keep the drama coming along with two instant cash bonuses that only need the right character combinations – this is a slot with a lot to offer apart from just good looks. Even compared to a game like the Da Vinci Device slot, the Forsaken Kingdom stands out visually.
With high quality animated graphics that gets you right into the action, Forsaken Kingdom is at the cutting edge of where online gaming is going – you’ll be immersed in a ruined kingdom, a dark and brooding place that should have you perched on the edge of your seat. This is a slot for the brave, my friends! Muster the strength you will need to bag some wins and play boldly.
The reels are set among forlorn ruins on a dank and dark day. Rabcat Gaming have managed to create a dark and magical realm where the lone King Arthur stands by your side to the left of the reels and ready for battle. Beneath the reels is the stone spin button that comes with a clever device that is part of the bonus games.
The background sounds all help to set the scene with the chilling screech of crows, the sound of horse hooves, a cheering King Arthur (when he’s helped you to a win) and surging music that will give you a clue as to when some drama on the reels is about to unfold. All in all, this is a high quality game that hits levels we last saw on the likes of the Imperial Riches slot and Esqueleto Explosivo.
Forsaken Kingdom is a five reel, 3 rows and 20 pay-lines quest for wins.
The high value icons that you’ll being trying to land include the legendary sword Excalibur set in stone, King Arthur, the evil Black Knight and the famed castle: Camelot. The lower value icons of play are the King through ten of playing cards in elaborate medieval script- all very authentic- just ask a specialist like me!
Forsaken Kingdom’s Wild is the alluring Queen Guinevere who is dressed to stun. She only turns up on reel three but when she does she makes an impact as she expands to take over the whole reel if she can help you to a win.
The game’s Scatter is an impressive shield which is the key to all the bonus fun that this slot has to offer.
Look out for two handy symbol combinations that will give you an instant cash boost. First is the Epic Battle Bonus: if you can land Arthur and his foe the Black Knight on the top reel at the same time you will reap the rewards. A nemesis can be so rewarding, I should know from my missions!
And if you can land Arthur and his queen Guinevere on the top row you’ll also bag a nice win, thanks to the Eternal Love Bonus. This was before Sir Lancelot showed up obviously!
Round Table of Fortune
The stony dial around the spin button has 12 spaces that symbolises the seating plan around King Arthur’s round table. If Lady Luck is with you and you can land two shield Scatters on the reels you will gain a knight on the round table and when you’ve landed 12 you will find yourself facing a round table where each segment offers you a multiplier. The wheel will rotate and you will win a multiplier for the feature. Let’s hope you can find some royal favour.
You can also trigger the free spins feature by landing three or more shields on the reels and for this feat you will get between 5 and 12 free spins. Note that the Epic Foe and Eternal Love Bonuses can be triggered in this feature.
The Monkey Verdict
This is a medium volatility game with a generous four bonus features – and that’s before you even get to the game’s knock out good looks. A clear crowd pleaser, Forsaken Kingdom is one of those games that showed the competition what slots should look like.