4 Reel King$
Everyone’s favourite online slot machine monarch is back on his throne – this time with four times the fun as the 4 Reel King$ Slot Machine is unleashed.
4 Reel King$ Features
- Four times the fun of the standard Reel King slot machine
- Comes complete with stacked symbols on every reel
- Standard Reel King bonus still available in the base-game of every slot
- Reel King mini-slots pay out the big wins available from random activation
- Large 4 Kings bonus triggered across several slot machines
- Certain versions of this slot pack a gamble game
We’ve seen a number of extended reel games from all kinds of different publishers. IGT are one of the most famous, giving you extended grids in games like Wolf Rising and WMS, their main competition, throwing extra stops at you in their colossal reel series with title like Giant’s Gold, Spartacus and Kiss – Shout it Loud. However there is only one title that we know of that actually gives you a standard four slots to play at any one time, and this is the mighty 4 Reel King$ from the European super developer, Novomatic.
If you like your old school slots and fruit machines you’re going to be totally at home on the reels of 4 Reel King$. This is a game that uses all the classic symbols of the genre in a simple uncomplicated fashion giving you a title that plays on all the classic casino tropes. There’s a touch of royal elegance about the bonus game that works well in line with the atmosphere – the mini slots on the reels have a cartoon like quality that suits the overall feel of the game down to the ground.
Musically there’s not too much going on with 4 Reel King$. The main reason for this is that the bonus game is activated by an ascending note system as you’ll see later in the review. However the popping sound effects that help underline the wins you get straight off the reels together with the rather regal little soundtrack that goes with the bonus game both give this slot more than enough sonic sustenance.
Base-game wise 4 Reel King$ gives you four time five reel, twenty pay-line slot machines on which to place your bets. All of these games are the same and you can choose your pay-lines and wager amounts to find the ideal bet level. As you press the spin button play moves from machine to machine in a clockwise direction. On each game you’ve got a selection of symbols including stacked standard symbols to help you make winners on the grid and a wild that will substitute to help you making winning combinations. There’s no bonus scatter – but you’ll see this is thanks to a very clever bonus activation system.
Certain versions of the 4 Reel King$ slot machine pack in a special bonus gamble game that allows you to ramp up any small wins you get off the reels. Here you just hit a gamble button, which takes you to a second screen where you just hit a button to double your wealth. Score a winner and you can gamble again up a bonus ladder up – until you fail or hit the top multiplier.
When you spin the reels of any individual 4 Reel King$ slot machine you’ll sometimes hear a series of incremental notes. If you hear five notes in a row, this is an indicator that you’ve activated the 4 Reel King$ standard bonus. This will summon between one and five Reel King mini slots to the reels, which will then spin out prizes as long as you hit combinations of lucky sevens. If a dreaded black dot features in any of your spins, this will instantly knock out the mini-slot from the game.
In addition to the little Reel King bonus – there’s a larger bonus available from 4 Reel King$. This is activated when you light up all the letters of the words 4 Reel on the top banner of the slot. Letters are lit at random following any spin on the machines and will stay lit until you start spinning on the first slot in the top left hand corner. This summons a number of Reel King mini slots to the reels just like in the standard bonus, although your chance of hitting a high number of mini-slots here is greatly increased on that in the standard bonus.
Slot Professor Says
Novomatic have clearly pushed out all the stops with 4 Reel King$. This is a big time slot that’s got everything a player could want in terms of a big reel experience and lots of tricks up its sleeve. The extra 4 Reel King$ bonus can strike at any time and you’ve also got a chance to hit the regular Reel King style bonus off the small reel sets.
4 Reel King$ is an expensive slot to play. It’s got some good pays and you’ll find that the individual slot bonus hits quite frequently – it’s the bigger bonus that can often be more elusive throughout a session. When you do hit the mini slot they tend to pay out some big prizes, which can at times make up for the smaller wins on the reels. I’d suggest looking at your roll and choosing a stake that allows you somewhere in the region of 50-100 plays on the reels to maximise your chances of walking away a winner.