The wombat says: Old King Cole another one of Microgaming’s Rhyming Reels Series slots, and as always, the game is inspired by an old nursery rhyme but with a contemporary twist. This is a traditional 5 reel game along the lines of the Lolly Land slot– but as you’ll see- with a somewhat eccentric theme!
Remember Old King Cole? Well, that King is long gone Wombat Fans, and has been replaced by a hookah- smoking Monarch with a funky rap-like rhyming soundtrack.
Old King Cole’s fiddlers aren’t the traditional musicians you’d expect to find either, but are made up of a hot girl group with guitars instead.
Yes the old nursery rhyme has certainly been given the 21st Century treatment with some bling-looking regal reels to boot.
The look and feel of the slot is a bit confusing for this Wombat to be honest- it’s a long way from the likes of the Fortunes of Sparta slot machine– but still, let’s see how it spins!
Old King Cole slot is made up of 5 reels 3 rows and 20 pay-lines – which is the standard fare from Microgaming and some way shy of games like the Redroo slot with its 1024 Ways to Win. But that just means the variance (or volatiltity) is different.
Your symbols on the reels include a lurid-looking bowl of cereal (?), the hookah pipe, the guitar strumming girl band, an ornate-looking crown, and the King himself with a very big cheesy grin.
Meanwhile your lower value symbols are made up of the 10, J, Q, K & A playing cards.
Scatters and Wilds
The King’s Crown is the game’s Scatter, the slot has 2 Wilds the Gold Disc symbol and the Old King Cole logo.
Both will do the usual job of Wild and will substitute for all the other symbols on your reels except for the Scatter, however the Gold Disc Wild will only be in play during the Free Spins round, during the base game it will act is a normal symbol.
Rhyming Reels Free Spins
Land 3x or more of the Crown Scatter symbols and it’s Free Spins time for you Wombat Fans! You’ll get 12 extra goes and a nice random multiplier of up to 7x .Plus, as an added bonus during this bonus round a number of extra Wild symbols will be added to your reels making it it much easier for you to make winning combinations! Cheers Microgaming! What a nice bunch they are.
This wombat likes a gamble feature, and here it really does spices things up a bit in. Gamble gives you the choice to go BIG on the reels, or to stick with what you know. Every time a win is awarded, players can either double or quadruple them by clicking on the Gamble button. All you need to do is predict the correct colour or suit of the next card. But guess it wrong, and it’s Game Over for you… Choose wisely!
Well, this is a funny old slot isn’t it? We don’t think Microgaming have pulled off the theme all that well. I mean who wants to pimp up Old King Cole? Not us. We also found the Free Spins round quite hard to trigger, but if you do manage to set off the bonus, the x7 multiplier and extra Wilds can make playing it very worthwhile, it redeems itself on that feature! Overall not a bad slot.
Wombat score: 3/5
This game is no longer available at Wombat Casino. Sorry about that chaps!