Microgaming has made 2018 the year of collaborations, bringing several independent online slots developers into its welcoming fold to release some top notch slots and mobile games. The Isle of Man-based powerhouse releases its Cash of Kingdoms Slot thanks to its partnership with Slingshot Studios and, with five reels, 15 pay-lines that Pay Both Ways and a shot at winning up to 100,000, this is one fantasy adventure any slots fan will be happy to get involved with.
The Kingdom in question is a medieval empire. A castle looms off in the distance on one side of our five reels and a mountain range builds on the other. The graphics are very much on the side of cartoonish as the key players in this tale battle it out for the cash in question. A Rogue, Bombardier, Archer, Mage and Knight get set for the cash race as our top-paying game symbols, with Sword and Shield, Spellbook, Quiver and Bow, Gunpowder and Coin Sack doing the honours as our low-paying symbols. The Cash of Kingdoms game logo is our Wild symbol, appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4 and substituting for all symbols except Scatters as normal in the base game. In both the base game and the bonus round, we enjoy a Pays Both Ways pay system, making the most of the medieval 15 paylines on offer.
Usually with a 15 payline slot we need some additional features or extras to keep our interest piqued. The Cash of Kingdoms slot achieves this in two ways. Firstly, the Wilds aren’t merely Wilds. They appear as fully Stacked Wilds on reels 2 and 4 and, when they land as a full stack, they transform into Invading Wilds, taking over an adjacent reel and turning it Wild. If we land a full stack on reels 2 and 4, reel 3 will also become Wild. Secondly, the Treasure Chest Scatter appears only on reels 2, 3 and 4, too. We need to land all three Scatters in order to launch the Free Spins feature.
With 10 free spins in the bonus round, we have access to the same Stacked Wild and Invading Wild features present during the base game. Only, in the Free Spins feature, if we land Stacked Wilds on reels 2 and 4, not only do we earn wins from the triple set of Stacked Wilds that Pay Both Ways, but these bonus wins will also be doubled. Epic. We can also top up our free spins tally by landing additional Scatters during the feature, adding one extra spin for every Scatter we land.
To enjoy a 15 payline game we need plenty more than simple base game wins to keep us on board. The fun, cartoonish graphics and reel case that swoons in anticipation when we land the Treasure Chest Scatters go some way to providing just that. But it is in the readily occuring Stacked Wilds that invade their neighbouring reels thanks to the Invading Wilds feature that really bring this game to life. Cash of Kingdoms is a feather in the medieval slots cap for both Microgaming and Slingshot Studios, and sure to entice and delight slots fans in equal measure.