|Name:||Reel King Reel|
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|A free spins mode that awards 45 free spins in total||Patience needed to trigger the free spins mode|
|Wilds and scatter wins|
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So what’s the score with Novomatic’s Reel King Free Spin Frenzy? As the name implies this 20 payline, 5 reel video slot focuses primarily on its free spins feature but it also throws in a couple of wilds that increases payline wins. Aesthetically wise the graphics are not over the top and the audio is not that bad that you will hit the mute button after the first couple of spins.
The top non-progressive jackpot prize that can be won is 250x your stake, obviously it depends on your average bet per line. The higher your bet the bigger the win. The game has a Royal theme to it, from the looks of things these type of slots are in vogue at the moment across various software platforms. Paying icons that appear on the reels are cherries, jolly monarchs, the Reel King, plums, cards, bags of coins, the jester’s hat (wild) and the scatter. The slots offers an average return to player (RTP) of 95.4%.
Before you join the ‘Jolly Monarchs’ on the reels pick the amount of coins you wish to bet per line. If you’re on a small budget you can spin the reels from 40 pence up to £100 which suits high-stakes players.
Reel King Symbol
If the icon appears stacked, the Reel King Mini reels awards you one re-spin. But the beauty of this feature is when 5 of them pop up you can win as much as 250 times your bet.
The wild symbol is the Jester’s Hat, when it forms a winning line it substitutes all the other symbols on the reels except the scatter. Five Jester Hats a cash prize of 25 times your stake. To be honest I’ve seen better, then again if I hit 5 of these I’ll take the money and run. There’s an old saying that says you don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
Let me start of by saying it’s not easy to trigger the free spins although the prospect of winning some decent cash here is very good. The free spins is triggered when 3 bonus icons show up on the reels regardless of position. Once triggered you’ll receive 10 free spins and a cash prize that equates to 2x your stake.
I must also point out that it veers slightly away from your standard free spins mode, I guess a change can be a good thing now and again, eh? What makes the free spins unique is that a Reel King symbol appears on every single free spins. This is where it becomes interesting…if they appear stacked a Reel Spin is awarded with the mini reel spins laced with 7s. For three red 7s you can win 25 takes the amount you wagered. However, when the Reel King symbol appears stacked or when 2 more pitch the rewards are as follow:
- 2 stacked Reel Kings awards 2 extra free spins plus 2 Reel King mini spins.
- 3 stacked Reel Kings awards 5 extra free spins plus 3 Reel King mini spins.
- 4 stacked Reel Kings awards 10 extra free spins plus 4 Reel King mini spins.
- 5 stacked Reel Kings award 25 extra free spins plus 5 Reel King mini spins which pays you 250 times stake.
Novomatic’s Reel King Reel Frenzy is a medium variance game that pays out well during the base game especially if the wilds show up. Although the free spins feature offers something different it’s a tad complicated but if you rough it out you can win up to 45 free spins that pays out 250x your stake. In hindsight, it’s a reasonable game that offers balanced payouts but not my favourite by a long shot.