“When you play the Game of Thrones…You win or you die!” – Cercei Lannister. Okay perhaps playing the Game of Thrones video slot may not be quite so dramatic but players are still in for an adventure. It would be very difficult to find an adult in Canada who has not at least heard of the television series Game of Thrones, based on the fantasy novel series “A Song o Fire and Ice” by George R Martin.
Thus it was only a matter of time before this world craze made its way into the world of online gaming. Luckily enough, the team at Microgaming have managed to extract all the drama, intrigue and appeal of the franchise and package it in a video slot to last the ages.
A Game of Visuals
With five reels, three rows and an option between 15 pay lines or 243 ways to win, the Game of Thrones theme is brought to life in this Game. The colourfully dark and sullen palette perfectly conveys the nature of the series. The stylised J, Q, K and A symbols are interspersed with the coat of arms of each of the four great houses of Westeros, the iron throne symbol and the logo of the GoT TV series. The addition of both mini-clips and selected songs from the TV show add to the fully immersive experience.
A Game of Reels: Stacked Wilds
The Game of Thrones logo acts as the wild in this game, substituting other symbols to complete winning combinations. The odds are improved as this wild can be stacked 3 up on a reel, opening up loads of winning potential. The symbol of the Iron Throne is the scatter symbol, triggering a scatter bonus when two are landed. Landing three or more scatters opens up the free spins bonus game. If three scatters land during the bonus game, the bonus can be re-triggered. Coins sizes for the 15 payline game range from 0.05 to 3 while sizes in the 243 ways range from 0.1 to 6.
A Game of Maximums: 6,000,000 Coins!
The 243 ways to win mode offers by far one of the largest maximums to be found. If a player lands the highest paying symbol with a 5x multiplier on the free spins bonus then successfully completes the gamble bonus they could earn up to 6,000,000 coins. Yes, that’s six million.
A Game of Specials: Four Bonus Options.
Landing three scatters triggers the free spins bonus game. Once this bonus is triggered, the player is faced with four options. House Baratheon offers 8 free spins with 5x multiplier +and a stack of 3 seals. House Lannister gives 10 free spins with 4x multiplier and a stack of 4 seals. House Stark offers 14 free spins with 3x multiplier and a stack of 5 seals. House Targaryen gives 18 free spins plus 2x multiplier and a stack of 6 seals. Players are also offered the Trail Gamble bonus after every winning spin. Based on the ‘trail by combat’ concept in the Tv show, players are treated to mini clips from the series and must then correctly predict the outcome of a coin toss. The lucky can double their winnings up to 4 times.
The series Game of Thrones has taken the world by storm. Through Microgaming this Game of Thrones Video slot if sure to take the gaming world by storm. Fans of the novels and the show will surely appreciate this adaptation, while those new to the stories of Westerros and Essos are sure to be spurred to follow the series once they play this game.