About 4 Reel King$
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.