Game of Thrones Slot Review
If you’re missing ‘Game of Thrones’ then help those withdrawal symptoms by playing the Micrograming Slot game. Just be careful not to lose your head though because there might be any dragons around to save you.
Microgaming have been producing excellent video slots since 1994 and this is one of their best to date. It’s based on the hugely successful HBO fantasy series. You’ll love the fact that the background music for the game is the outstanding TV theme. This is a 5×3 reel game with 243 ways to win. Doing away with the usual paylines your choice is simply what level coin you wish to play and how many coins per spin. Cost per spin ranges from 30p to £3.
Symbols in the game include the Game of Thrones logo, the Iron Throne and the Four Houses all desperate to sit on that throne – Baratheon, Lancaster, Stark and Tagaryen. You also get the Jack to Ace symbols symbols which is ok I guess but it’d be good to see some more Game of Throne related characters.
When you get a win in regular play there’s the chance to gamble and get more wins as you take the Gamble Trail. You travel through the Kingdoms of Westeros and Essos from the Raven (the Game of Thrones version of the Post Office) to the White Walkers, the Direwolf and one of those Dragons that just keep on getting larger.
Basically this is just a heads or tails decision with a lot of work put into it to fit in with the theme of the game. The coin used is a Braavosi coin that the House of Lannister probably gave Microgaming. After all they do have quite a lot of them. You simply have to guess which way it’s going to land. Get the decision right and up comes a video of a raven probably wondering how far he’s going to have to fly to deliver his next message. If you wish you can pres collect or take the gamble on another spin and continue your travel around Westeros and Essos. If you’re really lucky you can double up four times in all.
No one is ever going to complain about receiving free spins and that’s what you get when three of the Iron Throne logos appear on the reels. You are given the chance to serve one of the four great Houses in Westeros. Each gives a certain number of free spins, a unique multiplier and stacked symbols. For example, the Baratheon House gives you eight free spins with a 5x multiplier plus three stacked Baratheon Sigil symbols. You can retrigger the feature during the free spins. Other Houses have more free spins but smaller multipliers. All the details about the free spins and multipliers can be found in the paytable so have a good look through that before playing the game. You also get some videos from the show and a longer version of the theme tune.
Also in this slot game there’s the Scatter Bonus feature. You simply need two Scatter symbols to appear on the reels. It’s a straightforward feature where you win a cash prize but made more spectacular by the arrival of a dragon’s egg to reveal how much you’ve won.
This really is a great slots game and certainly fills in the gaps between series. Getting big wins isn’t that easy but you can certainly get plenty of smaller wins. It plays up to the theme well and is highly recommended.