Reel King Megaways
The wombat says: Reel King Megaways slot is a new version of the classic game Reel King which was huge back in the day. But it’s time for an update, and this new version from Inspired Gaming uses the 6-reel Megaways mechanic which has been licensed from Big Time Gaming. This basically means the number of symbols on each reel changes randomly with each and every go. As you can imagine this can make for some very suspenseful spins!
Time to dive in…
Look and Feel
The graphics are the same simple fruit-machine style graphics that you find in the original version; the backdrop to your reels is a blue background with fleur-de-lis pattern, the icons are eye-catching and the soundtrack is jingly. Straightforward, no messing graphics.
Reel King Megaways slot comes with 324 to 117649 ways to win and 6 reels. Quite something different from a traditional pay-line game like the Wolf Howl slot machine with its 10 pay-lines! (Try the Wilderland slot if that’s more your thing).
Reels 1 and 6 have between 2 and 7 symbols, reels 2 to 5 contain between 2 and 6 icons, and a horizontal 1×4 row sits above these 4 middle reels to add extra game play icons. You can see the current number of winning ways by checking out the counter in the upper-left corner.
Play Reel King Megaways from between 20p and £20 per spin.
Your reel icons include a watermelon, a bag of gold, a plum, cherries and 6 playing card symbols 9 to A. The wild symbol in the game is the jester’s hat and the most lucrative icon on the payable is the bag of gold, which pays 50x for a 6 of a kind. Better still you only need 2x gold bags to form a payout—as opposed to 3x with everything else.
Free Spins and Bonuses
Reel King Megaways comes with 3 bonus features.
During the base game, you’ll see something going on called ‘Lit Reels’. Anywhere from 0 to 6 reels can be lit up yellow at random on a spin and when they do, you’ll advance you along the meter to the left of the reels. From then on, every winning cascade drop will light up another reel inching you towards the bonus rounds below…
Reel Kings and Free Spins
If you look to the left hand side of the reels, you’ll see a Reel King Meter. The first 5 positions are arrows, and then position 6 is occupied by Reel King, position 7 by Super King, and finally position 8 by Mega King. Hear 6x ding, ding, dings and you’ve made it to the Reel King Bonus.
Next, the screen changes and a Free Spins ladder will appear at the top of the reels, plus a random number of mini reels will open up to give you extra wins. Here’s what they will do:
You’ll get 1 or 2 Reel King mini slots and go 5 or more steps to trigger 8 – 15 free spins.
You’ll get 2 or 3 Reel King mini slots and go 5 or more steps to trigger 8 to 20 free spins.
You’ll get 3 to 6 Reel King mini slots and be directly given between at 8 free spins and goes up to 25 free spins.
Get to the free spins and you’ll receive an unlimited win multiplier that increases on each cascading win. It’s a cracker!
Feeling plucky? You’ve also got the chance to gamble your bonus even before your free spins round starts! Spin a wheel where you can gamble to for an extra 25 free spins – or lose them all.
Good luck Wombat fans!
Hats off to Inspired Gaming! They’ve kept most of those original elements from the first game – and integrated them perfectly with the Megaways mechanic.
Like most Megaways slots, this game is highly volatile – but with some solid base game wins, Reel King Megaways slot will keep you entertained even if you don’t manage to trigger off the money-spinning Free Spins!
All in all, it’s a bonza slot…
Wombat score: 4/5
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