There’s a medieval fantasy theme behind Kingmaker slot, so you’ll find its five reels in the fairytale foreground of an imposing and architecturally elaborate lakeside castle. Avid Megaways watchers will immediately clock that there are ‘only’ five reels in play here, in contrast to the six found on BTG’s legendary Bonanza, but in true Megaways style they can all stop with between two and seven symbol positions in view. That gives Kingmaker the power to deliver between 32 and 16,807 ways to win on every spin. You won’t find the cascade mechanism in effect here though, so any wins that land can’t herald a further chain reaction as can happen on Bonanza. Whilst that’s a little disappointing to me (I love cascade slots), I do think that’s compensated by this game’s Jewel Multiplier feature that brings the four pennants fluttering to the left of the reels into action . . .
At the highest levels of Kingmaker’s paytable are four Jewel symbols (with six Royals – A to 9 – as symbolic courtiers for lower ranking wins), and each has its own, matching colour pennant with a multiplier shown on its face. This starts at x1 but every five-of-a-kind win with a Jewel (including those assisted by the game’s Wild) will increase the related colour pennant’s displayed value by one, to enrich any subsequent wins with that symbol by boosting it with the displayed multiplier at that time. This is royally good for big wins in the basegame, but also adds to the power of landing a king’s ransom should destiny bring three or more of Kingmaker’s Crown Scatter into view to launch you into the realm of its free spins bonus!
Three Crowns will award you seven free spins, four increases that to twelve free games, and five is the coronation event for twenty free spins. Whichever free spin bonus fortune brings your way, all free spins become a rich playground for two special reasons. First, all the multiplier values on the pennants at the moment you trigger this bonus are summed together to become the starting value for your free spins. Secondly you’ll find the Megaways reels are forced into their ultimate state, so you’ll be enjoying the guaranteed power of 16,807 Ways to Win on each and every free spin. It’s also worth noting that the Scatters stay in play during this bonus, so retriggers to extend your stay in this bonus are also possible.