Graphics - 47%
Gameplay - 20%
Bonuses - 71%
Value - 47%
Whats not so hot?
Game Of Thrones
Game of Thrones slots is brought to you by Microgaming’s Quickfire replete with the Television’s series sound track and game animations. The game has 5 reels, 15 paylines and offers you 243 ways to win. It’s based on the much acclaimed fantasy series of George R. R. Martin’s books which become a worldwide sensation the moment they hit the shelves. I must admit the graphics of the slots did not blow me away, Microgaming’s graphic guys were most probably on their lunch break when the slots rolled out.
I’m an avid fan of HBO’s TV series and the only thing that impressed me about the game is its audio, I can listen to it all day long, but I’m afraid Microgaming missed the pot with this one. The game has 4 free spins features where you must pick one of the ‘Four Houses’. Each house sports its own multiplier wins, free spins and stacked wild symbols.
The average payout percentage return to the player (RTP) is 95% or a house edge of 5%. The top non-progressive win on 15 paylines is 75,000 coins or 121,500 coins on 243 ways to win. The question is which one must you choose? The popular 243 ways to win or the gratifying 15 paylines? There’s no right or wrong here, just grueling, fun wins. Game of Thrones is a medium to high variance slots, so don’t expect payouts at regular intervals and don’t be surprised if you experience up to 10 dry spins!
I played the game in the free mode from my desktop at an average bet of £6 per spin, my biggest win during the main game was £97 when I hit 2 scatters (Game of Thrones logo). Low staked-players can wager a minimum of £0.30 per spin.
Just a quick heads up, it’s not easy to trigger the free spins I gave up after 200 spins, maybe you’ll be luckier than I was. The Free Spins Feature is divided into the four Houses of Westeros, each with it’s own free spins characteristics such as stacked wilds and multipliers. The scatter icon is the Game of Thrones logo (Iron Throne), 3 or more of them triggers the free spins.
Can the above mentioned free spins modes be re-triggered? Yes they can. In other words when three or more Game of Thrones scatters reappear again whilst the free spins are active. The free spins game that offers the best payout is the Baratheon House simply because it has the highest multiplier win of 5x. The biggest cash prize you can win during this free spins mode is a hefty 20,250 times your stake but don’t bank on it. That said, it’s not impossible but work on between 25 times and 35 times your stake.
During the base game the Scatter Bonus feature is responsible for the biggest payouts. It’s triggered when 2 Game of Thrones scatters appear on the reels-it’s far easier for them to land on the reels than triggering the free spins. The ‘Gamble Trail’ is the last feature, actual video clips from the television are shown as you work your way around the seven kingdoms. If you’re lucky you can win as much as four times your stake.
I can honestly say that Microgaming gave Game of Throne’s slots a shot; the theme lacks that knock out punch and it’s not near as entertaining as I anticipated. Believe me when I say I was ready to like this slots since I’m a huge fan of the TV-series. If you’re a high roller intent on chasing those big wins it requires some hard work and triggering the free spins mode is no walk in the park either.