If ever a slot release was in need of an update, it was Inspired Gaming’s Reel King slot. Released in 2003, it showed all the signs of a once beautiful and loved house that needed sprucing up with a lick of paint or two. Enter Big Time Gaming’s Megaways game engine, which has revolutionised online slots as much as Evolution’s Lightning Roulette revolutionised classic Roulette.

If not more. The essence of the original Reel King slot is retained, while the gameplay is zhuzhed to bring this game bang up to date. Featuring a combination of the classic Megaways system of mouth watering payline numbers and lucrative bonus features this revamped Reel King Megaways slot is sure to be in many a slots fans’ most played list.

Pros & Cons

  • Innovative Reel King bonus feature.
  • No need to land Scatters to trigger the bonus round.
  • Hefty top jackpot.
  • Game symbols could have been revamped.
  • Game info interface could have been streamlined.
  • Original game sounds remain dated.

How to Play

One of the best aspects of using the Megaways game engine is the way you can easily switch from one Megaways game to another and not have to worry too much about nuances of gameplay. Whether you load up Centurion Megaways or Reel King Megaways you know that the top reel will help to complete Ways to Win combinations across the reels from left to right. Select your bet level by clicking the coin symbol to the right of the reels and hit spin to see the game’s six reels tumble away.

Any winning combinations “pop” to allow more symbols to cascade in their places, thereby potentially completing multiple consecutive winning combos one after another. The game’s innovative Reel King feature adds an additional exciting element to the game play, and this is explained below in detail in the Bonuses section.


If one complaint could be labeled against the Reel King Megaways slot it would be that the game symbols have not really been updated since the original slot was released. The 9s through Aces that make up the low symbols in Bonanza Megaways return alongside the fruit symbols, but in a twist it is the fruit symbols that are the lowest paying symbols here.

The top-paying symbol is the bag of Gold Coins, which awards x50 your bet when you land six-of-a-kind left-to-right on the reels. The Joker Hat Wild substitutes for all game symbols, as in the Reel King slot you don’t need Scatters to trigger the game’s bonus feature.


The original Reel King slot featured the innovative Reel King feature, and this bonus round returns in a case of “if it ain’t broke you don’t need to fix it”. It contains two separate features within the feature, with one triggered from within the last.

Bonus Name Bonus Explanation
Reel King Feature

During any base game spin the reels can “ding” and light up. They also ding after any winning cascade. Landing 6 dings to light up all six reels triggers the bonus game. One extra cascade from this point advances the bonus round to the Super King feature, while a further cascade elevates the bonus to the Mega King feature.

Reel King Feature – awards 1-2 Reel Kings.

Super King Feature – awards 2-3 Reel Kings.

Mega King Feature – awards 3-6 Reel Kings.

The Reel Kings each hold a single mini reel, all containing coloured 7s which award payouts for winnings combos. These mini reels also light up and ding. If all three reels the Reel King holds light up, you advance one position along the Free Spins trail. If you advance the Reel King onto a position that awards free spins, you launch the Reel King Free Spins feature.

Reel King Free Spins

Each feature has its own Free Spins trail associated with it.

Reel King Feature – awards 8-15 free spins.

Super King Feature – awards 8-20 free spins.

Mega King Feature – awards 8-25 free spins.

As with many other modern Megaways slots an unlimited win multiplier is added to the game following each winning cascade. During each free spins variant on the Reel King Megaways slot, the reels again light up with every win, but now in red rather than yellow. Unlike the base game, these lit up reels are held for the duration of the feature until they activate the Reel King to the left of the reels. He awards additional spins and multipliers following a spin of his reels.

Bonus Gamble

Upon landing the Reel King Free Spins feature you have the option to spin a wheel to gamble for more spins.

Reel King Megaways Slot Details

Developer Paylines Reels Min Bet Max Bet Min Coins Max Coins RTP(%) Jackpot Released
blank 324 - 117,649 6 0.20 20.00 N/A N/A 96.223% 250,000 2020