Reel King Cartoon-Style Online Video Slot
Reel King, Novomatic’s tongue-in-cheek video slot, released in 2014, is intended for players who enjoy simple yet mildly amusing games with a few additional features and a reasonably sized jackpot.
This five-reel, 20-payline slot is essentially a fruit machine with some extra bells and whistles – it even has the traditional cherries and other fruit symbols, alongside its sacks of gold, jesters, and the Reel King himself.
Reel King Currency and Payouts
The currency in the fantasy kingdom of the Reel King, who bears a striking resemblance to Humpty Dumpty although his crown is still intact, ranges from 0.01 to 0.20 credits and players may wager between one and 20 coins per spin, depending on how many paylines they wish to activate.
Despite its simplicity, Reel King has become a popular slot because of its reputation for paying well and paying out frequently. The top Reel King jackpot is 500x the wager, which amounts to a max win of 2 000.
There are essentially two ways to rake in the max payout – landing a full screen of Reel King symbols or landing a random Reel King symbol, who seems to come out of nowhere, anywhere on the screen. The former is obviously a lot less likely than the latter, which unlocks the Reel King free spins feature. More about this in a moment.
A Wild Jester and a Sack of Gold Jackpot
In Reel King, it is the egg-shaped monarch’s jester – or, at least, his hat – who plays the role of the wild symbol, which can stand in for any other symbol except, of course, the Reel King himself, to complete winning combinations.
Another symbol of great value is the Reel King jackpot sack of gold, which yields the top five-of-a-kind jackpot of 500 times the base wager.
The Reel King Free Spins Bonus Feature
The most interesting thing, aside from its comical main character, about the Reel King online video slot is its unusual take on the free spins feature.
After any given spin, a little mini version of the Reel King may pop up on one or even all five of the reels. The diminutive Reel King hold in his hands an equally miniscule three-reel slot machine, the reels of which he spins to reveal an array of different “7” symbols in various. There are three different colours – blue, yellow, and red – and each pays out a different multiplier. Reel King even pays out for three 7s of different colours so players are guaranteed to walk away with a win. The payouts for each colour are as follows:
- Three 7s different colour: Two times the base wager.
- Three blue 7s: Five times the base wager.
- Three yellow 7s: 10 times the base wager.
- Three red 7s: 25 times the base wager.
Reel King is a Great Place to Start
Reel King’s childlike theme seems apt for a slot that is better suited to less experience players. Its simple game play and basic introduction to the free spins bonus are a great way for first-timers to get their feet wet.
The simplistic graphics of Reel King also make it very well suited to mobile play and the version for smartphones and tablets is compatible with most platforms, including Android, iOS and Windows Mobile.