You’ll find lavish production and elves, centaurs and dragons on the reels of this video slot from Amaya. While it is not the newest game, the animations, background to the reels and sound effects combine to good effect.
An elven queen is the main symbol, and can trigger the only feature – a 25 free spins bonus game. As well as a change of scenery, you’ll get doubled wins during this game. You can also win some bigger prizes from the scatter symbols. If you enjoy solid slot games which take you to a distant land, then Fantasy Realm could be the game for you!
The setup is a 5 reel, 3-row and 25 (configurable) win-lines standard. You will have plenty of choices to make before you spin. The win-lines are adjustable, as well as the coin size. There is a bet max option and an adjustable autoplay. This lets you have up to 50 consecutive spins, and can be tailored to stop when you hit the bonus feature.
A green dragon that breathes fire when you win is the top paying symbol. This is worth 3000 coins for 5 on a win-line. You’ll get 300 coins for 4, 100 for 3 and 10 for just 2. A hand with a beam of pink light coming from it is the next highest prize symbol. This is worth 1000 coins for 5. All the unique symbols in this slot pay from 2 from the left and up. An amulet made of gold and what looks like a 3-pronged pipe complete the higher paying regular symbols.
Elf Queen Wilds and Centaur Scatters
An elven queen, holding a golden staff only appears on reels 1 and 5. This is a wild symbol, and will double any wins that it helps to create. This means that the best combination is one or more queens, plus 3 or 4 dragons. This would create a 5 of a kind dragon win, which is doubled to 6,000 coins.
If you hit the queen on reels 1 and 5 on the same spin, you will trigger the free spins bonus game.
Centaur symbols have a strange jumpy animation, and are not based on the regular win-lines. You get paid based on the total number in view. This can be a generous prize. 5 of the centaur figures will get you a 200x your total spin amount prize. The elf queen does not substitute for the centaurs.
When you trigger the free spins bonus with 2 elf queens, the background graphic changes. Instead of a forest, you see a sea-scape. There is also some classical music – exactly the type you would expect in a fantasy movie.
The game is almost the same as the base game. The main difference is that any wins you hit are doubled. You will see a new box showing your accumulated wins below the reels. This bonus can be retriggered during play – 2 more queens add another 25 spins to your remaining total.
Separately, you will see 4 jackpots above the reels. These are not linked to any symbols – and are triggered at random. These are linked to several slots which share the ‘movie mayhem’ jackpots. Triggering them will lead to a game where you pick movie tickets to reveal your prize.
Around the reels you will see a gnarled tree and rocks with a landscape beyond. On the reels, the symbols are detailed, and contrast in color – giving an overall rich feel to the game. The elf queen is the most detailed, though I did like the fire breathing animation for the dragon.
Sounds are a real mix. When you spin there is a crunch and whirr, emulating the arm-pull of a mechanical slot. Wins get electronic ‘tunes’. The only real on-theme sound effect is the classical music during the free spins game.
Keeping in mind that you’ll only get a single feature (the free spins), this is a solid and enjoyable slot. The setting is nicely imagined, and the potential for bigger wins is certainly there. There are some curious choices. I still do not quite know whether that centaur was standing on hot coals! Doubled wins with wild, and a further 2x multiplier with 25 free spins make this game worth a look. Check out Fantasy Realm for yourself soon!