Forbidden Throne is a visually stunning slot brought to you by the developers at MicroGaming. The game has a fantasy theme and seems to have been inspired by the highly popular ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series. The series of symbols include impressive fire and ice emblems, armour and a winged metal head band.
On every spin one or more reels will be filled with a breath-taking image which acts as a wild reel. Land three scatter symbols and you’ll find yourself in the middle of a bonus round, where up to 30 free spins can be won.
This impressive fantasy themed slot plays out on the very popular 5×3 reel configuration. The game has a total of 40 win lines and pays from left to right.
You’ll notice quickly that one or more of the reels will always be filled with a full-length image. There are five images in total – a unicorn, a stunning princess, an imposing metal tower, a Camelot style prince and a crow engulfed in flames. This image, whichever one is chosen will act as a wild reel. The majority of spins will see just one reel filled with the wild image, but you can see more. In fact, you could be lucky enough to land the wild reel on all five reels, giving you the maximum pay out of 500x your stake.
The full-length images are also joined by a regular wild symbol. This shows the logo of the game and will substitute for any other image apart from the scatter. This symbol, in combination with the wild reels, can make for some very big spins. This wild is also the highest paying symbol in the game, worth 500 coins for hitting five in a row.
The fire emblem is the top paying standard symbol, worth 200 coins for hitting five. The ice symbol pays half that at 100 coins. A metal armoured mask pays 50 coins, the winged metal head band is worth 40 coins and a spell-book pays 20 coins. Joining these symbols are a series of five stunning gems, paying between 8 and 15 coins.
The final symbol on the reels is a golden rotating sphere. This symbol can appear on all five reels and will even shine through the completely wild reels too. Land three of these symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll win 10 free spins. This doubles to 20 free spins if you manage to hit four scatters. The maximum five scatters wins you an impressive 30 free spins, which is sure to see a nice pay out head your way.
This free spin feature can be retriggered by landing three or more further scatters during your free spins.
MicroGaming have to be commended for Forbidden Throne as everything surrounding the design of this slot is simply stunning. The backdrop shows a mountain scene. The right side of the scene is bathed in red, while a gloomy blue is on the left. The most impressive aspect of the backdrop is the sky, where the brooding blue and the fiery red meet in the middle. The title of the slot sits above the reels encased in stone. From the title you see blue and red mist pouring out left and right, ensuring the two sides of fire and ice continue to be reinforced.
The reels are every bit as impressive as the backdrop. The full reel wild images bring the game to life completely, each of the images featuring animation when they lead to a win. Even the standard symbols have intricate designs. Each is transparent, ensuring the background scene stays in view throughout the game.
Impressive visuals are joined by an equally impressive soundtrack. This has a haunting, movie-like air, adding real atmosphere to the game. Overall, this is a clear 10 out of 10 for design.
Whichever way you look at it, you’ll be impressed with Forbidden Throne. The visuals are a joy to behold from the very start, this making you sit up and take notice immediately. Those all-encompassing wild reels add originality to the game, as well as being fantastic on the eyes. An impressive number of spins await in the feature too. These spins play exactly the same as the base game. This might be an issue at some other slots, but this base game is that good, that it’s really not. Just sit back and enjoy the Forbidden Throne experience.