Game Of Thrones
Brace yourself, winter is coming… It can only be the super Game of Thrones slot machine from the mighty gaming House Microgaming.
- Superb adaptation of the Game of Thrones TV series and books
- Play either a 243 ways to win or 15 pay-line version to suit your play style
- Stacked wilds appear on every reel to help you make winning combos
- Risk any small win from the reels or feature round in a gamble game
- Choose from a number of different bonuses based on the GOT houses
- Re-trigger your free spins from within the feature round
Game of Thrones is a modern media sensation. It is no surprise that this HBO show is now one of the most watched TV series on the planet. Fans can hardly contain themselves as they wait for a new book or episode to make its appearance on the media carousel. It’s therefore no wonder that Microgaming has picked up the license for a Game of Thrones slot, as this machine is a shoo-in for success.
If you’re a fan of the Game of Thrones TV show then you will instantly recognise the trademark music that plays its epic, haunting tune as you spin the reels of this slot machine. There are plenty of little sound effects that narrate the action perfectly, but it’s the main melody that takes centre stage here providing you with the right kind of evocative audio to take you right to the plains of Westeros.
Rather than going for the big rich media graphics that have perhaps made slots like Battlestar Galactica and Avalon 2 a little too visually busy, it looks like Microgaming have reigned in the visual department with Game of Thrones. This slot uses a much simpler set of reel symbols and a contained background that still uses all the icons of the TV series and books. This allows you to concentrate on the action on the reels without becoming too distracted by all the fireworks.
There are two versions of the Game of Thrones slot. The first is a 243 ways to win game, which uses a format that will not provide any surprises to Microgaming fans, paying you out a prize for any combination of adjacent symbols on the reels. The other version is a 15 pay-line game where you’ll need to hit combinations on specific lines to land a pay-out. Both versions of the game feature stacked wilds and a three scatter bonus game activation system, however the ways to win game will give you more frequent small prizes, whereas you will winner less frequent larger prizes from the pay-line version.
The Game of Thrones slot features a simple but effective gambling game. You can risk any small win you earn in the bonus round or straight off the reels on this completely fair game of fifty fifty. Choose which side of a coin will land face up by calling heads or tails. Guess right and you double your money, get it wrong and you go back to the reels empty handed. Win and you can risk it all again up to a total of three more times to receive and eight times return on your money.
Whichever version of the Game of Thrones slot you’re playing, the bonus game is still the same. When you stop in three or more of the Iron Throne scatters anywhere in view on the grid you’ll be taken to a second screen sub-game. Here you get to choose a free spin round that’s based on one of four houses from the series, including the Lannisters, Starks, Targaryens and Baratheons. Each house gives you a different number of spins and multiplier. The more spins you elect to take the lower the multiplier, and vice versa. When you have chosen you get to take your free spins on an enhanced reel set where your selected house’s symbols will appear in stacks on the reels. You can also retrigger the bonus adding your starting number of spins to your existing count.
Slot Professor Says
Well we knew it was going to happen sooner or later. The Game of Thrones slot from Microgaming is an absolute media sensation. The best thing about it is that is more than just the sum total of all the hype. This is a genuinely good title that doesn’t rely on its HBO stones to pull in the punters offering a damn playable base game together with a top notch bonus feature.
Which version of Game of Thrones should you play? Well I am going to stick my neck out on the line and say that the 15 pay-line game should be your first port of call. Whilst Microgaming seem to have had an obsession through 2013-2014 with ways to win games, these often leaving me a little wanting in the prize paying department. The 15 pay-line game suffers from none of these problems, offering a decent bounty for almost every combination.
The conundrums continue when you move into the Game of Thrones free spin round. I always prefer to adopt a strategy where you take the middle road. Go for a safe number of spins and a good multiplier rather than choosing the largest number of spins or the biggest multiplier. This seems to give you the best pay outs on offer from the feature round. With this slot you do not need to necessarily get into the bonus to grab a big money win, as the gamble game can turn pretty much any prize from the reels into a huge cash bounty.