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.