300 Shields Slot from Amaya
It’s clear to that if you look at the title and the artwork of this Amaya slot, that it has been designed to pay homage to both the comic series and the feature film ‘300’, created by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, which show fictionalized retellings of a battle within the Persian Wars. The game opens with a resounding classical music battle cry, before you’re ready for the action on the reels. The highlight of this slot is the free spins bonus round, where incredible multipliers can come your way.
How to Win on 300 Shields
During the base game, you’ll win hitting three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a pay line. The highest paying symbol is the warrior, dressed in golden armor, the expression on his face clearly showing that he up for the battle, while a patch of blood stains his helmet. This symbol will substitute for any other on the reels apart from the scatter and is also the highest paying symbol in the game, worth 1,000 coins for hitting the maximum five in a row.
A rival warrior, this one firing an arrow and a large Viking style ship are the top paying standard symbols, both worth 250 coins for the maximum five, while the daggers and arrows symbols both pay out 200 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. These are all designed an eye catching style in different colors and each has an arrow sticking out, while also slightly scarred from battle. These lowest paying symbols pay between 150 and 100 coins for a full house of 5.
Each time you land a win you can try and increase that payout with a gamble. You’ll find a face down playing card and have the option of guessing the color or the suit.
300 Shields Slot Feature Round
The final symbol on the reels is a shield. This will activate the free games feature when appearing three or more times anywhere on the reels, while also paying out an immediate total stake based win when appearing twice or more.
The free games feature is one of the most interesting you’ll find in the Amaya slots range. You’ll start off with just 5 free games, which come with a 2x multiplier. However, if you collect 2 shields during these spins, you’ll gain an additional 5 free spins, this time with a 5x multiplier. If you now collect 6 or more shields, you’ll have another 5 spins, this time with a massive 25x multiplier attached. However, it gets much better than this. If you’ve collected 12 or more shields, you’ll receive yet another set of 5 free spins, this time with an absolutely incredible 300x multiplier attached.
If you want some more good news, the feature round can be-triggered too, with an additional 5 spins coming your way if hitting 3 shields in one spin.
Design and Setup of 300 Shields
After the resounding entrance to the slot, you might be a little surprised to see that the backdrop to the game is a rather calm looking corn field, the crop swaying gently in the wind, with an ancient temple sitting in the distance on a hillside. However, the battle action really starts during the bonus round, where you’ll start with a backdrop of a clam looking cliff looking out to the sea at invaders, but as you progress, the backdrop becomes increasingly bloody. The game has a neat look, the reels encased in a smaller than usual box, giving you ample opportunity to admire the scenery in the background.
The symbols are well designed and offer some nice animation when forming part of a win line, the warrior shouting a battle cry perhaps being the most impressive of these. The same resounding music found when entering the slot plays throughout, really building up the tension as you strive to land the all-important feature.
300 Shields is a five reel slot with a total of 25 win lines, although you can opt to play any number of lines between 1 and 25. The bet per line ranges from just 2c through to 40c, making the maximum total stake for a spin of $10. A very straightforward auto play option allows you to set the slot running for 5, 10 or 25 spins without interruption with just a couple of clicks.
There is one overriding reason why you should be playing this Amaya designed slot – the bonus feature! This is as exciting as they come, as you strive to land those shield to progress to the next level. Reach the latter stages of the feature and the multipliers reach incredible levels, where even a small win might see a huge payout coming your way.