The battle of ice and fire is about to begin, and only the most worthy warriors will have the chance to claim the throne! No, this is not the story about the famous TV series Game of Thrones, this is Microgaming’s newest release, called Forbidden Throne!
Join one of the two armies that battle for supremacy in this fantasy kingdom, benefit from up to 5 Mystical Wild Reels on every spin and trigger the generous Free Spins feature, which offers up to 30 freebies.
The 2017 release features 5 reels, 3 rows and offers 40 fixed paylines. Playable from $0.40 per spin, the Microgaming product has a fantasy theme and boasts crisp graphics and a matching soundtrack.
Microgaming is one of the oldest software development companies in the inline gaming industry, being founded back in 1994. The company from the Isle of Man was one of the first software suppliers for online casinos, the first online casino, called Gaming Club, was powered by Microgaming.
Today, more than 250 online casinos across the globe offer their games, including blackjack, baccarat, sic bo, and many others. They are particularly proud of their video slots, which are visually impressive and offer plenty of fun and rewarding features.
How To Play It
The reels of the 2017 release are set on the very meeting point of ice and fire in this mystical fantasy kingdom. The Castle is placed in the very middle, and is the main reason of the everlasting battle between two sides. Which of them you will support, it depends entirely up to you, but believe us when we tell you that both sides may be very generous if you decide to fight under their banner.
First, meet the main characters of the slot, which bring you Wild reels on every spin. The Horse is on reel 1, the Princess on reel 2, the Castle on the central reel, the Knight on reel 4 and the Phoenix on reel 5. They all act as Wild and cover entire reels once they appear on the screen.
The Logo is used as a regular Wild that substitutes for all symbols except Golden Ball Scatter, which triggers the Free Spins feature. The Fireball, Snowflake, Helmet, Crown and Book of Spells represent high-value symbols, while five different gemstones are used for low-value ones.
The rules of the game are quite simple, and it will take you only a couple of spins to fully understand everything there is to know about the Forbidden Throne. The slot features a standard 5×3 layout and offers 40 fixed paylines. The lowest you can bet is $0.40, and the biggest possible wager is set at $200, which will definitely satisfy the appetites of both penny punters and high rollers.
Before you start spinning the reels, check the coin value ($0.01-$0.50), and the number of coins (1-10) you want to place per payline. The Microgaming title pays left to right, starting from the leftmost reel, and three of a kind is the minimum for landing payouts.
First, we will talk about the Mysterious Wild reels that appear during base game. It is possible that punters land all five Wild reels at the same time, which would mean that they get a maximum payout of 500 times the triggering bet. Usually, you get from 1 to 2 Wild reels in the same spin.
The Golden Ball Scatters trigger the Free Spins feature. Three Scatters will get you 10 free spins, four of them award you with 20 freebies, while all five bring 30 free spins. It is possible to retrigger the feature at any time, and there are no limits when it comes to how many free spins players may get, so, in theory, punters may be rewarded with an unlimited number of freebies!
The Wild reels feature is also active during Free Spins, and there are more of them than during base game, meaning there are more chances for lucrative payouts!
As we mentioned in the previous section of the review, when all five reels turn into Wild reels, gamers will be rewarded with 500 times the wager.
The Free Spins feature can also be quite generous, especially when you get more freebies. The Logo Wild pays the most, 12.5 times the bet for five of a kind. When it comes to regular symbols, the Fireball and the Snowflake are the ones to look for on the reels.
First of all, we need to give a big round of applause to the good people of Microgaming for their fantastic work in the graphics department! The visuals are simply awesome, and create a perfect picture of a mysterious fantasyland, especially when combined with the excellent soundtrack. On the other hand, we did expect more additional features, because we feel that a theme like this deserves an action-packed video slot.
Of course, the Wild reels and the Free Spins feature are rewarding enough, but an additional Bonus game could have spiced things up a bit, especially when you take under consideration the fact that the Free Spins feature isn’t that easy to trigger. All in all, the Forbidden Throne and its fantasy kingdom are definitely worth your attention.