There’s nothing better than a good old mystery and the story of Princess Anastasia is just that. Did the Russian princess cheat death when the Bolshevik secret police killed the rest of the Russian Royal family? It’s a mystery that has been ongoing since 1918 though it appears that despite some claims, she did indeed perish. Hopefully your hopes of getting some good wins won’t fade and die when playing this interesting release from Microgaming.
The game has a light blue frosty look to it, almost like ‘Frozen’ in a way. It has five reels, three rows of symbols and a total of 25 paylines. You’re not obliged to play all of those paylines on each spin of the reels. The minimum stake for playing is just £0.01 and the maximum is £50 so not a bad range. Simply choose a stake that you feel entirely comfortable playing at and can afford to lose.
The main symbols in the game feature Anastasia, her father Tsar Nicholas II, a crown and Grigori Rasputin of Boney M fame. We also get the nine to Ace symbols which is far too many really, let’s see more symbols that are related to the theme. At least they do have a bit of a frosty look.
The wild symbol is ‘Anastasia’ and can substitute for other symbols to get you some good wins. There’s also a scatter symbol which is the bejewelled crown that’s soon not to be needed.
There’s lots of information about the game in the paytable. Take a good look through that to find out lots more abut winning combinations, their values and the bonus games. Once that information is absorbed, have some free games to see just how this all works once the reels start spinning.
There’s only one bonus game here and it’s of the free spins variety which is always welcome. Keep an eye out for the scatter symbol as at least three of those anywhere on the reels will see you getting some free spins. The fact they can be anywhere means there’s no need if you can’t afford it to be activating loads of paylines. Just one can get the reels spinning and give you the chance of getting into the lucrative bonus round.
You only receive a total of five free spins but it really is possible to get some good wins here. That’s because after each free spin a number of symbols become wild. The value of the new-look reels are now re-evaluated and you should get a good win. It’s also possible to re-trigger the free spins.
There’s been so much written about Anastasia in the past century. There’s been everything from books to movies, even Disney got in on the act. This slot from Microgaming has a good look to it but could have done with having some more theme-related symbols. The bonus game is a good one though with the wild symbols definitely helping to get you some wins and there is the possibility of getting more free spins. Definitely recommended for an entertaining play.