About Regal Beasts Slot
Regal Beasts has a fantasy Game of Thrones type feel to it and may well be inspired by that popular TV series. The backdrop is simple with flags and banners behind a 5 reel by 3 row set, and at first glance this doesn’t look like one of Red Tiger’s best work. However, stay tuned because this game has hidden depths. Whilst expanding reels are obviously all the rage right now, inspired by the Megaways™ series, this slot has new ways to enhance payouts – namely through icons that double and treble-up when they land.
This clever game mechanic is known as Symbol Strength, and alongside the free spins, wilds and symbol upgrades it makes a fairly basic slot into a fun ride.
RTP, Variance and Top Payout
Regal Beasts has been described as a medium-high variance game. That means it’s not on the level of some of the craziest high risk games out there right now but you should be aware that unlocking wins will not be as easy as in low variance casual slots. Expect an uneven win distribution with payouts come in short peaks rather than regularly.
The RTP of the game is set at 95.73% and the top advertised prize is 2,078x. Again, this does not compete with some of the biggest high variance monster games out there, but it’s still enough to tweak our interest and can be hit with a full screen of high paying icons.
Symbols and Paytable
The medieval-royal jousting tournament feel of this slot is bourne out in both the backdrop and the reel symbols. The game looks like its set in some kind of a royal hall, and even the simple playing cards, which act as low value symbols (10 through to Ace), are placed on shields. Meanwhile, the beasts that appear on banners are made from expensive metals, and they represent premium symbols.
The Eagle, Cerberus, Dragon and Lion are represented, with the latter being the top-paying regular symbol, delivering 160x bet for fifteen of a kind. There is also a golden orb which can be found underneath the reels, adding Wilds on random positions. These Wilds substitute for all symbols but the Scatter, which triggers the Regal Spins feature.
Gameplay and Features
Symbol Strength Feature
As mentioned above, symbols have single, double, and treble versions and each of the versions can appear at any time during the base game. Landing treble versions of symbols make it easier to fill winlines and score payouts.
Regal Wilds Feature
The gold orb that appears beneath the reel grid will trigger the Regal Wild feature every time it is activated. When that happens, a random number of Wilds are added on the reels. Remember that even the Wilds have single, double, and treble versions. This significantly enhances your win chances on each spin.
Regal Spins Feature
To trigger the Regal Spins feature, you need to land three or more Scatters on the reels. Scatters have double and treble versions as well, so just one tile can trigger the feature. Depending on the number of Scatters landed, you will trigger between 9 and 45 free spins at once.
During the feature, all symbols are upgraded to doubles instantly, making it easier for you to land winning combinations. The gold orb now appears on EVERY spin and adds Wilds onto the reels. And just like all other symbols in the bonus round, Wilds are doubles too.
Finally, if you are successful in retriggering the feature, you will be rewarded with between 9 and 45 extra free spins, as well as an upgrade of all symbols to their treble versions.
Initially, we thought that Regal Beasts was a simple slot, but we were proved wrong. There is a lot more to this little gem than first meets the eye. The artwork is simple but pretty pleasing to the eye, but of course, it’s what is going on on the reels that is important, and here the initial straightforward base gameplay gives way to some fascinating bonus round action to those lucky enough to unlock it. What you are looking for to hit that max payout is an accelerating combination of features culminating in a high number of free spins with treble standard symbols and wild icons. As a high(ish) variance game this will be tough to unlock, but it could unleash epic wins when it happens! Good luck, have fun and gamble responsibly!