Kingmaker Online Slot Theme
We wouldn’t have known what a sigil is, before watching Game of Thrones, but these days we understand it’s the symbol used on banners to denote the loyalties of great houses in battle. And although Kingmaker isn’t directly related to Game of Thrones, the game’s use of banners together with its use of symbols show that the developers are at least familiar with the way things are done in this sort of game.
Wherever there’s a King, there also needs to be a castle, and in the case of Kingmaker, the game’s graphic designers have opted for a full-on Bavarian fairy-tale palace, more reminiscent of a Disney princess than a fierce, battle-hardened warrior. The setting places the castle on the edge of a beautiful and deceptively peaceful lake, backed by snow-capped mountain peaks.
There’s a stiff breeze, as you can tell from the clouds that are scurrying past in the sky. They’re catching at the banners that flutter to the left-hand side of the reels. Contained with an ornate silver scroll, the reels are transparent, with the symbols mainly depicted against uncoloured leaded glass panels. The exception is the Wild symbol, which appears set against a stained glass backing.
So many apparently gorgeous-looking online slots games let themselves down at the final hurdle, when the soundtrack comes into play. Far too many slots games rely on generic sounds, including old-fashioned bells and whistles, which completely destroy the carefully-built mystique of a themed game. But in the case of Kingmaker, the game developers have gone the whole hog and created a compelling soundtrack. Occasional trumpet clarion calls rise above the orchestrated backing, which builds to some dramatic crescendos, which can even sound a little dark at times. It’s a compelling setting for an online slots game, and we couldn’t wait to get those reels spinning, to see what the game had in store for us!
How to Play
When you’ve been playing slots games for as long as we have, you don’t need any instructions on getting started with a new game. But we never forget that we had to start out somewhere, although it’s becoming increasingly difficult to remember a time when we didn’t spin the reels for fun and entertainment. So we’re fully committed to helping every other slots fans, no matter where they happen to be on their slots journey.
If you’re a regular visitor to our site, you won’t need any help from us to get started with the game. But if you haven’t played online slots games before, or if it’s been a long time since you found yourself at the reels, we’re happy to guide you through the entire process, so you know exactly what’s happening and what to expect as the game unfolds.
This is a Megaways game, so there aren’t any paylines to bother with. So you can go ahead and simply decide on the amount of money you’re prepared to spend on each spin of the reels. This is a medium- to high-volatility game, so the betting range has been designed to appeal to all types of gamers, from penny players to high rollers. And with no paylines, that means your stake is your total stake - you don’t need to multiply a line bet amount by the number of paylines, or anything complex like that. The price you select is the price you pay per spin, and the sum of money on which all cash prizes are based. So go ahead and pick an amount from just 0.20 per spin, up to a maximum of 20.00 per spin. And once that’s done, all that remains is to activate those reels!
When you’re trying out a game, it’s helpful to set up a number of automatic spins so that you can pay close attention to what’s going on across the reels. The Autoplay button for Kingmaker is located to the bottom right-hand side of the screen, just to the left of the Spin button. Clicking or tapping it triggers a pop-up which lets you select up to 100 automatic spins. You can also set win and loss amounts that will end the feature earlier than you’d planned, although you can take control at any time with another tap on the button. All automatic spins take place at your current bet level.
You can also access Autoplay by clicking or tapping on the hamburger menu icon towards the bottom left-hand side of your screen. Navigate along the top of the pop-up box to access the game’s paytable, mute sounds and access the game’s rules.
How to win at Kingmaker slots
Most online slots games require players to spin up three or more matching symbols across active paylines. But Kingmaker has Ways to Win, not paylines. So in this game, you only need to line up three matching symbols on adjacent reels to win a cash prize. The only firm rule is that the first instance of a winning combination must always appear on the first reel, furthest to the left of the screen.
In the case of the top-paying main symbol, the purple dragon gemstone, you only need to spin up two examples, on reels 1 and 2, to receive a cash award. And in this game, even the Scatter comes with its own pay awards. Spin up three or more Scatters and you won’t just trigger the Free Spins bonus round, but you’ll also win an instant cash prize worth 4x, 20x or a whopping 250x your stake, according to whether you spin up three, four or five golden crowns. The Scatter is also the only symbol on the reels that can appear anywhere - it doesn’t have to conform to the usual winning paylines or structures, provided that you can see at least three Scatters on the reels, then you’ve definitely won a prize, as well as some Free Spins.
The Wild symbol can help to create winning lines by substituting for all other symbols in the game, apart from the Scatter. Wilds only appear on reels 2, 3 4 and 5, so since they can’t appear on the first reel they can never trigger their own exclusive payout. But Wilds can help to form winning combinations thanks to their substitution abilities, so they’re always a welcome sight on the reels. And in the case of Kingmaker, thanks to their delicate stained-glass background, they look really good too!
RTP and Volatility
The RTP (return to player) of Kingmaker from Big Time Gaming is 96.65%. It is a high volatility slot, as well, which means that you’ll be able to cash in on quite large prizes.
Kingmaker is classified as a medium- to high-volatility online slots game, which is sure to have high-rollers gathering around with great interest. But for those not familiar with the term, some explanation is required, as it’ll help you to get the most fun and enjoyment out of every slot-spinning session.
Kingmaker Gem Multiplier feature
It’s the Free Spins bonus feature round in Kingmaker which delivers up the top earning potential, and this is helped by the Gem Multiplier collection, which takes place during the base game. The more Gem Multipliers you can collect during the early stages of the game, the higher your increasing multipliers will go during the bonus round, leading to some huge cash prizes.
Each of the four banners attached to the left-hand side of the reels represents one of the great houses, competing for the crown. And each one starts off with a Gem Multiplier of x1, clearly labelled next to its sigil. But each banner also has a corresponding gemstone on the reels, and it’s these stones that can generate increased multipliers. Spin up five of a kind matching gemstones, and the associated banner multiplier will increase by x1. This happens even where Wild substitutions have occurred, to make up for the lack of corresponding gemstone symbols.
Ideally, players will want to see the Gem Multiplier totals rise as high as possible during the base game, although they have no impact upon any winning lines. But once the Free Spins bonus feature is triggered, by spinning up three or more golden crown Scatters, those Multipliers become incredibly important. Now they are all added together, and the total becomes the starting Increasing Win Multiplier that remains in place throughout the bonus feature. So the more gemstone Multipliers you’ve managed to collect, the higher all of your Increasing Multipliers will climb, potentially creating some huge cash prizes in the process.
Kingmaker Demo Play
Kingmaker will be available to play as a free slot here at Slots Temple, as soon as the game is launched by Big Time Gaming. When the game is launched, you’ll be able to play the demo slot with 1000 free-play credits.
Play Kingmaker on Mobile – Android, iPad and Tablets
Like all Big Time Gaming slots, Kingmaker is available to play using any mobile or desktop device. Regardless of how you choose to play this online slot, you’ll have a great gaming experience with vibrant graphics and smooth gameplay. You don’t have to download any software to give this game a spin, which means that the slot will run on any iOS, Android or Windows device.
Our rating for the Kingmaker online slots game
We love a Megaways game and Kingmaker, with its stunning graphics and gorgeous reels is a real treat for the eyes. It’s a treat for the ears too, unlike many similar games we could mention! It’s a shame not to see Avalanche Reels featuring in the game, as we love the extra chance to win that the mechanic provides, but the Gem Multiplier feature helped us to make the most of the game as soon as we hit the Free Spins round.
It’s quite a high-volatility game though, for all that it boasts its medium-volatility credentials, so we advise extensive free play before wagering your own money on the outcome of each spin.
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