Graphics - 45%
Gameplay - 22%
Bonuses - 42%
Value - 35%
Whats not so hot?
Themes make a slot game, don’t you agree? This brings us to Cobra King from Rival software; we find online slots with an Arabian theme mesmerizing.
There’s magic in the air! Do pardon the pun, one way or another it always entails magic when it comes to slots with this theme. Cobra King Slot has 5 reels, 4 rows, and 1,024 ways to win.
Is it just us or did Rival ramp up the game engine of their slots? The RTP of 94.20 percent won’t win over any friends.
At least the game’s Expanding Wild and Accumulator gives us something to smile about. Moreover, the slot grants you three wishes. You can also unlock the Free Spins feature via the Accumulator feature.
There are three free spin options. The first one comes with an Expanding 3x Multiplier. The second is Drop Symbols with a 3x multiplier.
The third and final one drops 3x Sticky Wild Multiplier on each Re-spin.
For every 15 Magic Lamps you collect, you will advance to a new bonus round. So, if you’re feeling lucky, rub the magic lamp for your three wishes.
Dang, we like the audio track. The Arabian theme whips all kinds of images of crazy adventures with folk flying around on magic carpets.
That’s the entertainment you’ll get once you fire up this bad boy. The scatter symbol is the Blue Genie three of them activate the free spins feature.
Cobra King awards the free spins feature as follows:
As you collect 15 Genie Lamp symbols you will move from one wish to the next.
We haven’t reviewed an online slot game from Rival with a feature buy option yet. As the saying goes there’s always a first time for everything.
Furthermore, the bonus game yields starting multipliers of up to 3x on each free spin. The size of the jackpot it offers is 7,300x the stake.
The audio track is like a million bucks and will rope you into the slot from the 1st spin. The graphics are beautiful with colorful symbols that dance across the reels.
Talking of which. Fourteen symbols populate the reels set, Rival divides them into low and high-value symbols. The low-paying symbols are the card suits from 10 to Ace.
The Ace pays 90 cents for 5 if your average stake is $0.30 per spin. Play for the maximum wager of $75 the premium treasure chest symbol pays $3,750 for 5.
The other top symbols are the tiger, peacock, magic carpet, swords, Jasmine, Aladdin, cobra, and the monkey.
To win a cash prize, you need at least 3 matching symbols on the reels. and the Sultan acts as a 3x Multiplier.
It seems to be the norm with Rival Gaming not to include the jackpot or the hit frequency. To say the least, it is frustrating. At least we know that Cobra King is a low-variance slot.
We anticipated a high hit frequency that’s the same as Honey Hive XL’s. During the testing phase, the hit frequency the slot gave us was 80%. Perhaps higher since it dropped a payout on virtually every spin.
They also have a VIP rewards program with different levels for their high rollers. The coin betting range of Cobra King is from 30 cents up to $75 per spin.
It’s perfect for casual players and high rollers alike. For the best results play the game in demo mode first and then with real cash.
It would be nice if Rival Gaming can for once include the jackpot and the hit rate. The game looks like a million bucks on mobile phones and PCs.
It has three free spins options with varying multipliers and expanding wilds. We like the low volatility and the potential for big wins are good. The game also flows nicely though we had to work hard to unlock its special features.
Hit them hard and hit them fast! Well, that is exactly what we did and the slot slayed us in the process, low variance, or not. We played it for the maximum wager of $75 per spin with $2,000 credits.
The moral of the story is no matter how appealing a slot looks, looks can be deceiving. That rings true for Cobra King as we had high hopes for the slot. Not only did it wipe out our bankroll.
We did not line up 5-of-a-kind matching symbols as we did with Honey Hive XL. Despite a sublime audio track. The slot fizzled out for us like kids trying to chomp down on an apple with no teeth.
As such we find it difficult to recommend. It’s one of those games we’ll only play again with free credits just to listen to its audio track. Catch you in the next one, and good luck playing Cobra King.