Game Of Thrones
I like to keep my finger on the pulse, but where have you been if you haven´t heard of this franchise? You would need to be very distracted (a secret mission to the Amazon perhaps?) to miss a global phenomenon like the Game of Thrones.
The Game of Thrones slot from Microgaming is based on that smash hit fantasy franchise. We have plenty of games in this category such as the Golden Grimoire slot, but none as famous as the GOT franchise.
Never slow to cotton on to the biggest crazes, Microgaming has dreamt up a slot based on George R.R. Martin’s book series that went on to become one of the most successful TV shows of all time.
You´ll be taking your chances at ruling Westeros, or at least trying to make a King’s ransom, over 3 rows, 5 reels and 243 ways to win.
The source of the big wins in this slot title is, as ever, in the free spins game. There are 4 different free spins features, one for each of the competing houses. And there’s a smart gamble feature that will give you the opportunity to journey the bad lands of Westeros.
True to the cult show, this slot is set in the fantasy realm of Westeros. This slots’s look and feel is heavily influenced by the brooding atmosphere of the series. It kind of reminds me of the Crusader slot from ELK Studios. Watch out for the coats of arms, concealed weapons and dark corners in which to plot the downfall of your enemies. It´s all rather tastefully done.
Behind the reels set is the source of the story, the Iron Throne, which the four dynasties are fighting for.
You can’t fail to notice that there is also some animation and live footage straight from the show. Diehard GOT fans will love it – this slot is true to the series.
Fans will be happy to hear the dramatic music that’s become synonymous with the TV show: Microgaming has cleverly got its hands on it.
This slick looking game gives you 2 different playing options: will you opt for the 243 ways to win version (like the Punk Rocker slot from Nolimit City Games), or the 15-pay line version? Pick your flavour and ride into the kingdom of Westeros.
There are no prizes for guessing that the top of the pay table is crowded with the four emblems of the different houses vying for power. Top of the list is the House Baratheon with a stag, then there’s House Lannister with a lion, House Stark with a wolf and finally House Targaryen with the dragon.
Stone carved letters represent the Ace through Jack of the card deck, the lower value icons in this title.
And you can’t miss the game’s Wild, the well-known Game of Thrones logo. The Wild can land stacked in both the base and free spins feature which is always good for morale! The Scatter icon is the famous Iron Throne.
Whether you manage to trigger the free spins features or not, landing a pair of Scatters on the reels will give you a boost and help your bank balance along with a cash prize: a nice consolation until you hit the big prize.
Lure 3 or more logo Scatters on the reels and you will launch the bonus-laden free spins feature. Now you’re in the driving seat and you pick which of the 4 different free spins you will try. There’s a different bonus game for each of the great houses.
You might pick Baratheon House and unlock 8 free games with a generous 5x multiplier in place. And a stack of 3 house emblems to enhance your wins.
Or you could go with the wickedly tempting House Lannister and gain 10 free spins with a 4x multiplier to boost your pot of gold. Here you can land 4 stacked house emblems to generate wins.
Or, put your faith in House Stark and get 14 free games with all your wins subject to a triple multiplier and again, expect up to 5 stacked emblems to increase your winning luck.
Lastly get behind the fiery dragons and support House Targaryen. You will need to make the most of 18 free games with a double multiplier to grow your cash pile. And don’t forget that you can land up to 6 stacked emblems to bring home a treasure trove.
As well as creating a true to tale game, Microgaming has come up with an intriguing gamble feature.
After any win you can choose to gamble your winnings. Flip an ancient coin and call whether it will fall head or tails: get it right and double your prize. You will travel between 4 different locations on a map, one for each correct gamble. Eventually, if your luck is in, you will hit the maximum prize, but watch out for those Westeros traps along the way!
Whether you’re loyal to the North and House Stark ormore of a Lannisters Monkey, the Game of Thrones slot will have fans of the epic swishing their tails in delight.
Not only does this game look the part but the 4 free spins games are very entertaining and can be rewarding if your luck is in. Choose wisely though!
You don’t need to have laid eyes on the books or seen the show to enjoy the drama of this Microgaming slot. Give it a spin. Let´s hope that the “Winner” is coming.
Score: 4.5 out of 5 bananas
A true to tale fantasy game based on the smash hit TV show.