Royal Spins Slot Machine
It’s in human nature to yearn for things we can’t have. Despite the fact that today we live in a modern society in which few find themselves without shelter, food and water, we still dream of far away worlds that are often less perfect than our own. A great deal of us fantasise about the medieval ages, and if you’re already going back to the feudal era, you might as well go all the way and crown yourself.
IGT’s release also offers a retro style, and we mean that less in the sense of it being set in the medieval ages, and more in how it looks and plays. The icons are various kinds of fruit rather than some more olden age stuff like swords and helmets. The sounds during gameplay in particular are reminiscent of a physical machine reels when they stop turning. We suppose this was ported over for effect, as Royal Spins is also a physical machine, and the developers at IGT wanted to ensure you’re getting the authentic experience.
There’s not a lot to be said about the symbols. There’s lots of fruit about, so we might have stumbled into some kind of vegetarian kingdom. Plums, cherries, oranges, bells, lucky sevens and crowns. The crown itself is a Scatter are offers gamblers a free spins bonus, while cherries and lucky sevens are a different bonus all together.
Collect between three to five Scatters, and you will be rewarded with three, five or ten free spins. Like in most other IGT titles, it is possible to retrigger the extra turns, which can reward up to 20 extra spins more. The free spins, however, aren’t the key feature, which is somewhat rare for a title.
Instead, any time a lucky seven is on the same payline as a winning combination, it deposits a coin into a progressive vault. This number keeps going the more wins with lucky sevens you store up. However, to actually get the prize you’ve so jealously hidden away in the vault, you need to collect five five-of-a-kind cherry wins. You don’t have to do it one after the other, but you do need to win five of them before you can open the vault to win the progressive.
It’s not as profitable as actual progressive jackpots, but it does give you something to work towards as you’re spinning the reels and bleeding cash. A sense of progression is just as important as ensuring there’s a profit to be made, because no one wants to do the same thing over and over with little variation.
Gamblers can expect an RTP between 91.88% up to 96.03% depending on their luck with the progressive, with a maximum fixed win of 301x total stake on each spin. It’s not the best IGT has put out, but it’s certainly interesting enough to try out.