The lead characters in this MicroGaming designed slot are a Princess and her Uncle Mordread. Along with the title ‘Chain Mail’ this all points to a medieval themed slot, however this isn’t 100% true. The name of the princess is Roxy and the mix of the symbols are much more modern (many based around food!). This all makes for a real fun mix.
The highlight of the game is the bonus feature where you’ll try and scale the walls of a castle, picking up prizes on the way. Many of these are cash wins, but there are a nice couple of added boosts in there too.
Chain Mail is a five-reel slot. The game has 20 win-lines but this is customisable, players can choose to play for between 1 and 5 coins per spin.
Princess Roxy, who seems happy with her cell phone, is the highest paying symbol in the game, worth 800 coins for five in a row. Next is uncle Mordread who is happily dressed in his chain mail. He also holds a letter and holds a mail man’s hat, so it seems he has taken the ‘mail’ part a little too seriously. This symbol has a top prize of 400 coins. A horse in chain mail and a letter box also appear on the reels. Other symbols include a pizza, a bucket of fried chicken, a hot dog, an ice cream and a bar of chocolate.
The wild symbol shows the title of the slot in front of a royal seal. This will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the bonus and scatter symbols. Every time you land a win with this symbol the win amount will be multiplied by two – always a nice touch! This wild is also by far the highest paying symbol in the game. Land five in a row and you’ll pick up a huge 6,000 coins.
Unusually, there is a scatter symbol which simply pays a cash prize, as opposed to opening a bonus feature. This scatter is represented by a bag of mail and land three or more and you’ll win a prize. Your biggest scatter win is 100x the stake if you land five anywhere on the reels.
The bonus symbol shows a section of wall with a large ‘B’ written on the front. To enter the bonus feature you’ll need to land this symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5. On entering the feature you’ll be met with a screen showing a large wooden wall, showing five rows of doors.
You’ll start on the bottom row and select a door and you’ll win the prize behind the door. You’ll then move on to the next row up. However, there are a few extras in there too. First, I’ll give you the bad news. If you uncover uncle Mordread, the feature will be over immediately. Now for the good news. If you uncover Princess Roxy, you’ll win every prize on the row. As well as the cash prizes, you can also win entry into a free spins round. If you don’t find Mordread, the round ends when you reach the top of the wall.
There are many medieval themed slots online, but none as humorous as this one. All the symbols are designed in a cartoon style and each has a lot of character. Why many of the symbols are food related is open to question, though if you fancy ‘Kings Fried Chicken’ you’ll be fine. This slot is high on colour throughout, each of the symbols sitting on a pale blue background. The accompanying sound is that of a casino – no, it’s not real theme related, but it does work. The only downside is the lack of animation apart from the bonus symbols.
There is much to recommend about this MicroGaming designed slot. The base game is fun throughout. The colourful graphics and the sense of humour of the game make it enjoyable from the start. The game only improves when you realise that the wild has a 2x multiplier and that you can gain scatter wins too. The feature is the best part of the slot however. As you scale that wall you can pick up many good-sized prizes, in the hope that you meet the princess or land those free spins. Play it once and you might be chained to it.