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Reel King

Game information

Progressive Jackpot
Configurable winlines
Bonus feature
Free spins
Autoplay
Quickspin feature
Gamble feature
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Min bet 1
Max bet 2000
Release date 2014
Last update 16 Jul 2021
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Reel King

Try Reel King slot online for free in demo mode with no download and no registration required and read the game's review before playing for real money.

94.0%
Slots
Medium
Novomatic
Mobile, Desktop
20
5.5 Guru Score
Quick verdict
“Let them eat cake,” says Reel King with its 94% RTP and medium volatility.
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Reel King review

Theme and Story Line

Suggesting that Reel King has a theme or storyline seems like a bit of a stretch. This slot does offer the usual melange of fruit-machine symbols. And it does try to give itself a unique twist by playing up the royal aspect. But, in practice, the game plays mostly as just another fruit machine slot.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s a little basic. The Reel King, when he does show up, doesn’t feel completely out of place. But as gimmicks go, you can’t help but wonder if there was something a little cleverer for the makers to have toyed with.

It is best then to treat this as a simple fruit machine with a moderate twist.

Graphics, Sounds and Animations

Despite the background of blue fleur-de-lis, the old symbol of the French monarchy, this slot is mostly fairly generic in its choice of visuals. The symbols are the standard Aces to Tens along with miscellaneous fruit like cherries and plums.

The sound effects are modelled on simple fruit machines but are a bit gentler and feel more cosy and friendly. There is no background music, just the win and spin sounds.

The animations are all pretty simple apart from the Reel King himself who is 3D modelled and drops down in front of an animated tapestry.

Gameplay

Reel King is a five reel, three row slot machine. It has a maximum of twenty win lines. Players can adjust this to any number from one to twenty.

There is a gamble feature, in which the player can go double-or-nothing with any winnings from a given spin. However, this game is strangely opaque with the player just clicking a button and being told if they win or not. The illusion of choice, in picking red or black, is completely absent.

Overall, gameplay is good but very simple.

Wilds, Bonuses and Free Spins

The Wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols.

The bonus game triggers at random, rather than being triggered by a symbol. During the feature, the player gets free spins, each of which pays out for combinations of the Seven symbol. Landing a combination with any non-Seven symbol ends the feature.

Bet Sizes, RTP and Variance

The return to player of this game is 94.00%, well below our yardstick for average of roughly 96%. Low enough, in fact, to almost instantly disqualify this slot from a recommendation.

The range of bets on the site we tested ran from a minimum bet per spin of $/£/€0.10 up to a maximum of $/£/€10.00 per spin. This is an oddly small range. Players who are looking to bet more will have to hunt around for other options.

The volatility of this game is medium, which makes it a poor match for our preferred slot machine strategies. Our slot strategies target the highest possible volatility. Medium is just not high enough for us.

Conclusion

The outrageously low RTP more or less obliterates all other concerns. But if the stinginess of the Reel King doesn’t have you considering revolution you may still be disappointed by the simplicity of the game.

The Reel King bonus itself is kind of clever, but on the whole the game leans towards minimalism.

The volatility isn’t very high and the fun factor is even lower. Give this one a miss.

Author: Jon Pill | This review was last updated: 16 Jul 2021
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