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The wombat says: Welcome to the nutty world of Micro Knights slot from Elk Studios.
Your medieval heroes are 3 teeny tiny knights who will help you scoop some chunky payouts; Sir Smash, Sir Charge, and Sir Count. And whenever these knaves come to your rescue, something weird and wonderful happens.
The aim of the game is to set off one of six ‘flag features’ (you’ll see the coloured flags under the reels) which remove rows, add wilds, upgrade symbols and chuck massive super-sized icons on to the grid. Manage this and you’ll be raining wins (or should we say reigning, ha!)
These grid games seem to be all the rage (we´ve just got off Alchemy Blast which is along these lines).
It’s time to get jousting Wombat fans…
Look and Feel
With a medieval theme and some cool cartoon graphics, Elk have come up triumphs again in the looks department (when have they ever made an ugly game?)
Your grid is set in lush green countryside with a village in the distance. In the foreground you’ll see your square-shaped reels with a castle at the bottom and a purple dragon sitting atop. It´s brighter than the Pink Elephants slot. Well, OK, not quite but nearly.
The quirky characters and cheeky reel icons are guaranteed to put a smile on your chops – well, this wombat’s furry face was beaming, anyway.
Spins start at 0.10 and go up to 100 per go in your currency in the Micro Knights slot.
Played on a 7×7 grid this a cluster pay slot – which means wins are a made as long as matching symbols land in groups of 5. It´s got more options than the Who Wants to be a Millionaire slot and that´s saying something!
So, there are no pay-lines here.
Whenever you land a winning combination, the winning symbols disappear from the grid, and new ones drop from above to replace them. All wins, big or small, increase the chance to trigger off the flag feature – and are stored in the Flag Release Gauge at the right of the grid.
Fill it up and all hell breaks loose, Wombat fans – but more on that later.
Your symbols on the reels include joints of ham, water wells, arrow targets, psychedelic-looking mushrooms with teeth, cute rabbits, frogs, disgruntled goats and bulls that look a bit like Mr Wild Toro.
Your Wild symbol in the game is the golden wine goblet which will substitute for all symbols on the reels except for the bonus icons.
The Bonus icon is the red crown.
The Charging Knight
This angry-looking bloke will randomly charge at the grid getting rid of a row of symbols for you so others can replace them. Which equals more wins for you, Wombat fans! These symbols are then added to a queue that is used to create new winning clusters and to refill existing clusters on the grid.
The Charging Knight doesn’t move bonus symbols or wilds, so they are kept in play.
The Smashing Knight
This fella is holding a spiked ball and chain and oversees the symbol grid in the upper left corner. He will randomly smash his mace so that the grid shakes which will increase the number of icons in the symbol queue. What a good bloke.
The Counting Knight
This not-so-brave knight brandishes nothing more than a quill and will keep track of the size of your wins and dish out the flag features. FYI: all wins are counted regardless of size, but the bigger the pay, the more is added to the meter.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
Fill up that flag meter and you’ll set off the bonus trail. If you make consecutive wins, you’ll get the chance to activate multiple flag features on one spin. Here they are in order:
Thanks to the purple dragon and his fiery breath all the low-value symbols on the grid are burnt away, leaving room for a new avalanche drop and hopefully some more wins.
From 3-15 Wilds will be randomly added to the grid to help you bag extra winning combos.
Mega icons of 2×2, 3×3 or even 4×4 will appear land on the reels that will generate a guaranteed win! Cheers Elk, you’re spoiling us!
Here, 2-5 rows of symbols are pushed down to the queue, bringing on new avalanches with a bigger queues. Kerching!
Make it all the way here and you’ll scoop a guaranteed re-trigger of the avalanche drop as up to 5 rows will be emptied.
Finally, it’s the Big Daddy of the flag features. All symbols in the queue are added to the reels simultaneously giving you a ruddy explosion of cluster wins on the grid. Awesome!
Free Drops Bonus
Land at least 3x of the crown Bonus symbols and you’ll set off the Free Drops Bonus.
Next you’ll be given 5 Free Drops during which the queue feature and the Feature gauge will stay sticky in between each drop – which means you’ll be in cluster pay heaven!
OK, the game play in Micro Knights slot might take some getting used to – and we’ll admit this wombat was befuddled to begin with. But it’s worth persevering, as if you set off successive wins in the Flag Features, you really can scoop some decent wonga.
Oh, and we love the bonkers theme, too.