Game of Thrones is one of the most talked about television series of a generation, telling the tales of conflict and intrigue in the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos. This enthralling series has been on the receiving end of many awards over the years, including more than 30 Emmys. Such is the success of Game of Thrones, MicroGaming have now introduced an equally exciting slot.
The game is based around the four principal houses in the two continents – Baratheon, Lannister, Stark and Targaryen. The shields for each of the four houses are prominent on the reels and you’ll choose one of the four when entering the free spins bonus round. With 243 ways to win during every spin, this game is high on excitement throughout.
This impressive MicroGaming design is played out on five reels. The game utilizes the all-ways winning system, which means to win you’ll simply line up symbols on consecutive reels from left to right, irrespective of the position. This system ensures you have 243 ways to win on every spin.
Throughout the game you’ll find stacked wilds appearing on all five reels. These stacked wild symbols will ensure that wins are more frequent than usual, especially when you consider the all-ways winning system in place. This wild symbol is also the highest paying in the game, worth 50 coins when it appears on all 5 reels.
Next on the pay table come the four houses. The yellow coloured Baratheon shield pays a top prize of 25 coins and is followed by the red Lannister symbol worth 20 coins. The silver Stark symbol pays 17.5 coins, while Targaryen has a top win of 15 coins. The standard symbols in the game are completed by J, Q, K and A.
Each time you land a win you’ll have the option of taking a gamble. Clicking gamble will take you to a second screen showing a map with four different locations. To start you’ll choose whether a stone coin will come up as heads or tails. If you choose correctly, your win amount is doubled, and you’ll move on to the second location. The four locations in all mean you can aim to double up four times in total. However, if the coin comes down on the wrong side you’ll fall on your sword and lose the win.
The scatter symbol in the game is the iconic throne from the series. Land three or more across the five reels and you’ll win an immediate prize as well as entry into the free spins bonus round. You’ll now have to choose one of the following four features:
Baratheon – 8 free spins with a 5x multiplier. The Baratheon symbol is stacked 3 high.
Lannister – 10 free spins with a 4x multiplier. The Lannister symbol is stacked 4 high.
Stark – 14 free spins with a 3x multiplier. The Stark symbol is stacked 5 high.
Targaryen – 18 free spins with a 2x multiplier. The Targaryen symbol is stacked 6 high.
This feature round does add a nice level of strategy to the game. Those players who like to go for that big win might enjoy the Baratheon free spins the most – less spins but more opportunity of a mega pay out. Those who like to play it safer might enjoy the Targaryen feature – more win opportunities, but smaller pay outs.
Just like the series itself, this slot has a dark, imposing design. Surrounding the reels is a combination of dark wood and metal, while the familiar gold title sits above the reels. The backing to the reels is of marble, while each of the symbols has a professional, slick feel. The four house shields add an element of colour while still remaining dark and the J, Q, K and A are designed in metal. Throughout the game you’ll enjoy the several video clips from the series which really bring the game to life. The haunting theme tune from the series plays throughout too, adding to the epic feel of the game.
Game of Thrones is a slot you simply must play. The moment you enter the game you’ll be entranced by the familiar visuals and the sound track and the game only lives up to this. With 243 ways to win during every spin and the stacked wilds, wins are never far away. Then you’ll choose your side when the feature comes around. This adds an element of strategy to the game, as you play it the way you want.