The Game Of Thrones Slot is a superb Microgaming online slot outing – the release of which has been heralded as from any of the great houses vying for control of the Iron Throne itself. The good news is that you won’t have to spill blood to play it. The bad news? Well, there isn’t any!
Fans of the series will not be disappointed with the level of detail in the game-play. The visuals are sumptuous with plenty of room spared for clips from the series. The fierce rivalry of the four featured houses – Baratheon, Lannister, Stark and Targaryen – is showcased to the max, only with less gore and sex. (I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not? You have to be 18 to play online slots anyway, right?) The standards of each of these houses form the game’s symbols across the five reels, and each player has the option to choose their own strategy for claiming the Iron Throne by choosing to win on either Microgaming’s trademark 243 Ways or through 15 pay-lines.
The now-famous theme tune continues throughout, while even die-hard Game of Thrones fans will be over-the-moon to learn that the intro for the online slot is nowhere near as long as that of the series (#longestintroever – watch out for that trending).
With a narrative so deep and complex it is no surprise that Microgaming has sought to add as many levels to this slot as possible. The bonuses are ripe for it – players can choose any of the four houses to fight for in the free spins bonus round, launched when landing three or more Iron Throne scatter symbols, each bringing their own positives to the battle. House Baratheon boasts a 5x multiplier, House Lannister offers 10 free spins with a 4x multiplier, House Stark promises 14 free spins and a 3x multiplier and House Targaryan 18 free spins with a 2x multiplier.
Players also have the chance to gamble on their winnings by traversing a mini map of Westeros, but beware: living or dying (not literally!) lies in the hands of a flip of an ancient Braavosi coin. The Game Of Thrones ident is our Wild symbol, and can stack to turn any winnings as wild as Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons.
There is so much depth to this Microgaming slot that it is almost as easy to summarise it as it would be the whole Game Of Thrones series. Fitting as it is that this release is launched in winter, it is also fitting that it can ignite the fiercest of fires within those who tread its path.