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The wombat says: Ever fancied giving up your office job and stepping through a hidden portal in the stationery cupboard (to the left of the ring binders) into a magical kingdom instead? Then we might just have found your perfect slot, once you have torn yourself away from that Lost Relics slot that is, you know the one where you’re an intrepid archaeologist. We digress…
Meet Sorconass the (very scantily clad) Ice Sorceress who controls all the cold, snow and ice and general inclement weather in her kingdom. Then there’s her fellow guardian chum Wulthor the elf, who along with his faithful bird the Phoenix, likes nothing more than providing scorching heat to the magical land and burning his enemies to ashes.
All these characters come to life in a stunning design- we’d say that this game even beats the Beautiful Bones slot on the looks front and that puppy ain’t called Beautiful Bones for nothing!
So who are they and what do they do? Well, this pair of magical beings are responsible for keeping tabs on the eponymous Forbidden Thorne to ensure all dastardly usurpers are kept at bay. Well, we think that’s what they do. But to be perfectly honest it’s really not very straightforward. In fact an intro might have helped us out here Microgaming…
Yes, as you’ve probably guessed Wombat Fans, Forbidden Throne is a fantasy-themed slot and is brought to us by Microgaming – those slot wizards behind classics like the Cool Buck 5 Reel slot, Thunderstruck and Jurassic World.
It’s got some seriously awesome graphics that look more like something from a video game than an online slot. So let’s dive straight into the world of hobbits and dragons (or whatever else goes on in these weird and wonderful places), and see if we can’t ‘magic’ up some substantial wins. Ha!
Look and Feel
Forbidden Throne slot features some top notch 3D design and razor sharp animations. The game also has a suitably ethereal soundtrack that will whisk you away with fairies (or Elves to be more precise) as you spin. Meanwhile, the reels themselves are set on a backdrop of what looks like a fiery and icy volcanic landscape and are transparent to ensure they show off the amazing graphics to their full effect.
Forbidden Throne slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 40 paylines which is about the only standard thing you’ll find this game.
Your magically mental symbols on the reels are made up of a whole load of gemstones in different shapes, sizes and colours as your low value icons, while your higher paying symbols include intricate amulets, beautiful snowflakes, a book of spells, ornate crowns and warlord helmets.
Aside from these icons Wombat fans, you will also see 5 other symbols on the reels that will land as stacked Wilds. They include the fiery phoenix rising from the ashes, that mythical creature the unicorn, the magical palace and your two foxy Guardians – the Elven Lord of Fire and the Queen of Ice. But more on these interesting little icons later…
There is also a standard Wild in Forbidden Throne slot, and it’s represented by the game logo icon. This will do the usual job of substituting for all other symbols on the reels to help you form extra winning combos.
Finally, the glowing orange moonstone orb is the Scatter in the game, and will trigger off your free spins round – it also transforms into a golden throne which is a nice (but weird) touch.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
This is a cool little feature that helps make the base game more interesting – and much more lucrative. On each and every spin between 1 and 5 of the reels will turn completely wild and will be taken over by one of the mighty characters mentioned above. If you manage to land all 5 reels as Wild on tne same spin, you will win a very chunky 500x times your stake. Now that’s what this wombat is talking about!
Your Free Spins bonus round is set off by landing 3x or more of the orb Scatters anywhere on the reels. 3x Scatters gives you 10 free spins.
4x Scatters awards 20 free spins and 5x Scatters award 30 free spins.
Forbidden Thorne is a high variance slot, so don’t expect those spins to appear straight off the bat, as you will need to put the effort in here. But when you do finally trigger them you’ll find that the Wild Reels are in play during this round, too. Which means that between 1 and 5 reels will become fully wild on every free spin. Merlin’s beard!
You can also retrigger the spins an unlimited number of times. No wombat fans, your ears do not deceive you, we said ‘unlimited’.
Let us explain: Just as long as 3x or more scatters keep on appearing on your mythical reels, those free spins will keep on coming.
Now that’s magic…
Play Forbidden Throne on Mobile
As you would imagine, this game plays like a ruddy dream on all devices including mobile and tablet, so you can spin the mysterious and mythical reels wherever you feel like playing. You might want to turn the sound off though if you’re on the bus…
Well, well well. Could this be the perfect slot? In fact does such a thing exist? Well that’s a whole other philosophical conversation wombat fans…
Anyway back to Forbidden Throne slot. The fantasy theme, weird and wonderful characters, HD animations and interesting game play all come together to create what this wombat is calling a slot ‘experience’, rather than a straightforward game.
‘But what about the cold hard cash’ I hear you ask? Well, triggering free spins is the key for the big wins, and while it’s not easy, if you do manage it, the wins will be substantial.
In fact, stop what you are doing and give this epic fantasy slot a spin right now!
Our only complaint would be that there is no autospin function available in Forbidden Throne slot. And in such a high variant game, we think this is an oversight from Microgaming. Who doesn’t want to pop the kettle on and have a nice cuppa while the reels look after themselves? Still nothing is perfect (not even this furry wombat), and we can’t fault the rest of the game.
Our final thoughts? Play it as soon as possible, because you’ll be missing out if you don’t.