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Reel King Mega Slot Overview
The original Reel King was a slot machine from Barcrest that at one point in time seemed to be lurking in the corner of just about every pub. Its mega success led to Novomatic acquiring the license to shift its fruity fun online. Now, Red Tiger has accepted the challenge of taking a well-known (and well worn) title and injecting something new into it to entertain a new generation of gamers. Whether they will be won over or not is a tough question, but veterans will be more easily swayed. This latest incarnation of this game – Reel King Mega slot, offers a healthy dose of nostalgia mixed in with its wins and entertainment.
This game camps out happily in the fruit slot theme, with a few extra features. Bolted on that add a healthy dose of individuality. At its core is a 3 row, 5 reel game engine with 20 pay lines. Bets can be made from the casual gamer-friendly level of 0.20 coins a throw up to the pub king level of 200 coins per spin.
The Reel King Mega slot game has been given an average RTP rating of 96.13% which is more generous than its predecessors, so that’s an improvement. Unlike the original, which was stuck in a pub corner, this version of Reel King Mega is out everywhere on mobile, tablet and desktop.
Graphically it is similar to previous Reel King versions, but we don’t think that reinventing the wheel was what Red Tiger had in mind. Max wins come at up to 500x the stake which won’t be changing any lives soon. So far, so average, so what makes Reel King Mega worth a spin?
Fortunately, there is more to Reel King Mega slot than meets the eye. A quirky paytable will cause a raised eyebrow, and the extra features give the game more longevity than your average run of the mill fruit slot.
The paytable is odd because the values seem off. Card symbols 10 and J are worth more than the cherries and plums. Next up is the Q, and K, followed by the bag of gold which is the most valuable on the paytable. It’s not only values that can surprise. Symbols land in their normal size most of the time, but now and then they grow to 2×2 size called Super Symbols. The great thing about Super Symbols is that the wild can even be one!
The jester’s hat is the wild which can count as any symbol on the reels. Every so often the crown that sits on the R at the top of the screen leaps around the reels transforming one or more base symbols into wilds for extra wins.
Real King Mega Features
The Cadillac of extras is the Reel King feature. The reels randomly light up yellow from left to right as they spin. If all five reels turn yellow, then the Reel King Mega feature is triggered. During this odd wee game, the King takes over and runs his own miniature 3×1 reel. This slot game is populated with different coloured lucky ‘7’ symbols which payout according to the pattern they land in. The first spin is guaranteed a winner, and the helpful chap will keep on spinning as long as winners continue to fall.
Another great extra is the Gamble feature that becomes available from time to time. This game provides instant thrills and is both super easy and super compelling.
Once activated, the player is confronted with an ascending ladder of values and a wheel with a green section and a red. Players choose the amount they would like to gamble for from the ladder – the higher the value, the smaller the green section on the wheel is. Then, hit the gamble button and watch the needle spin. If it lands in green, boom, you are a winner. If not, you lose and the game is over. In case you are successful, you can climb the ladder with increasing chances of winning the higher values, or hit Collect and leave the game. Instant thrills on a stick.
What makes Reel King Mega slot so special?
Having a positive surprise, when you completely did not expect one, is an exceedingly pleasant experience. Going into Reel King Mega slot, we were expecting something a lot more run of the mill than what we received. Screenshots make the game look like your bog-standard fruit slot, but a few spins in and you quickly realise there is a lot more going on here.
It starts with the yellow colouring on the reels. When it first happens, you can wonder what on earth is going on. Is this a bug in the programming? But once the five reels light up and the Reel King Mega takes charge, realisation sets in as your excitement levels rise. He feels lucky, this joyful Humpty Dumpty looking guy, and the slot feature can be unexpectedly lucrative.
The Gamble feature is hard to put down as well. Its basic nature, combined with its potential, makes it extremely compelling and hard not to activate when it becomes available. Again, it was a completely unexpected feature that we instantly fell for.
At the end of the day, Reel King Mega slot will probably struggle to compete with most new games being released. It just doesn’t have a modern look or the gorgeous graphics we have come to expect from a new title. For a trip down memory lane, it just can’t be beaten though. And if you are looking for a game that mixes the old and the new, then it is hard to think of another slot that manages to achieve this so well.