ALL ABOUT KINGMAKER MEGAWAYS™ SLOT
There is no question that Big Time Gaming have been the most influential slots developer of the past two or more years. Their Megaways™ slots engine, first used in titles like the hugely popular Bonanza, heralded a new dawn for high variance slots fans, with bigger than ever win potential and some extraordinary win sequences, now paraded across You Tube in big win videos published by slot streamers and big gamblers alike.
Now with BTG licensing their game engine to several top game developers there is a stream of new Megaways™ games hitting the market every month. Meanwhile Australia’s finest have been far from prolific in their own schedule, so we are somewhat excited to get our hands on this game and find out what they’ve been up to since their Starburst-esque Opal Fruits hit the casinos back in late Spring.
What we found is a stripped-back Megaways™ slot with few features but an interesting mechanic where multipliers earned in the base game are applied to the free spins round wins.
Kingmaker spins start at 20p and go up to a maximum of £20 per play at all the best UK slot sites.
Kingmaker Megaways™ Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
The Kingmaker Megaways™ slot has a medieval theme and takes place in the fields of a mountainous backdrop, with snowcapped peaks and lush trees overlooking a fairytale castle. If you make it to the free spins bonus round then you’ll see the action move to a room inside the castle, piled high with sparkling treasures.
The lower value symbols are the cards, 9 through to Ace. The important ones however are the premium gemstone symbols that come in four colors – green, blue, red and purple. The purple is the highest value at 10x for five on a payline.
Look out as well for the wild which appears on reels two to five, and the scatter, which is a golden crown and pays out 250x for five on a payline, as well as triggering the free spins bonus round.
NOTE: Whilst this is a Megaways™ game there is no Cascading Wins feature, and with five reels instead of six, the maximum number of winlines in play is 16,807.
Kingmaker Megaways™ Features
So, how do the features in this simple Megaways™ slot work? It’s all about the Multiplier in the base game. Each time you land a five of a kind premium gemstone, the corresponding multiplier for that symbol, displayed on a flag to the left of the reels, increases by 1x. And that is basically all the base game is about.
However, what’s important is that when you hit the free spins round – triggered by landing three or more crown scatters (for 7, 12 or 20 spins) – the gemstone multiplier values garnered it the base game, are added together and the total is applied to ALL wins from your free spins.
When the free spins start, the reel set moves to the treasure-laden castle interior, and becomes fully expanded throughout to 7 rows high. That means 16,807 win lines on EVERY spin.
Hitting more five on a kind gemstone wins increases your multiplier by 1x each time, whilst landing three, four or five scatters adds another 7, 12 or 20 spins to your free spins cache until the round ends.
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
Those expecting another master class in innovation from Big Time Gaming may be a little disappointed by what Kingmaker Megaways™ has to offer. This is not a feature-packed slot, but rather a classic high variance title where you’ll be waiting a long time to hit the free spins round with a high multiplier value that can actually drive the big wins that this game can potentially produce. So, lots of fun, but likely also lots of frustration. Be aware of that before you take the plunge. Good luck!