Fantasy Realm Slot from Amaya
If you do not know that the warrior figure in this slot is actually the mythical half man half horse centaur, then his winning animation does look very confusing! Once you understand that his legs are horse-like, the stagger forwards makes perfect sense. This is a minor gripe in an otherwise solid fantasy themed slot from the Amaya portfolio. The graphics around the reels are very nice, and there are randomly awarded jackpots – as well as a free spins bonus feature. While this is not the most complex or involved slot machine game in the Amaya range, it is both solid and enjoyable.
How to Win on Fantasy Realm
This slot has 25 win-lines and all of the unique symbols pay from just 2 from the left. The best payout comes from the green dragon with huge wings, which is worth 3000 coins for 5 on a line. There is a big jump down to 300 for 4 of a kind, 100 for 3 and 10 coins for just 2. Next is a hand with a bright pink beam of light coming from it, which will get you 1000 coins for 5. A jewel comes next, along with a flaming log – which are both worth 500 coins for the maximum 5.
There are playing card symbols which are designed with plants that fit the background to the reels to make up the smaller wins – these will require 3 from the left for the smallest prize.
Two more symbols can be found on the reels. The centaur and an elf.
Centaur symbols are scatters – paying out a multiple of your total bet based on the total number in view on the 5 by 3 grid. This is a generous 200x that total bet for 5 in view, 20x for 4, 5x for 3 and 1x for just 2.
Elf symbols have two roles. First, this is a wild symbol. It will substitute for any of the other symbols to create wins. Any wins which include the elf queen are doubled from the amount listed in the pay table.
Fantasy Realm Feature and Jackpots
The elf queen will also trigger the bonus feature. This is 25 free spins, and is triggered when you get an elf on both the first and fifth reel on a single spin. Game play for this bonus round is exactly the same as in the main game – though all wins are doubled for the duration. You can retrigger for 25 more free spins while this feature is ongoing.
Jackpot amounts can be seen above the reels, with 4 different totals ticking upwards as you play. These are triggered randomly and are not related to the main game. You can trigger them while playing any bet amount, though the higher your stake the bigger the chances of triggering a jackpot win. What happens is you are taken to a scene where you choose from 6 places to look for movie tickets. The amount of tickets you find determines which of the 4 jackpots you receive.
Design and Setup of Fantasy Realm
Overall, this casino slot game looks great – and it was a little bit of a surprise that the animations on the reels and sounds did not quite live up to the initial impression. You will see trees, a lot of flying dragons and Celtic type designs around the reels. The reels themselves have white backgrounds, though the symbols are designed with a lot of detail. Animations include the strange ‘walk’ of the centaur, and the elf queen making pink flames come out of a staff. It is a real shame that the standard electronic sound effects come in when you make wins – some on-theme sounds would have added to the overall theme.
Setup-wise this is a very standard Amaya slot. There are 5 reels, with 3 rows of symbols and 25 win lines going from the left of the screen. You can adjust the number of win-lines all the way down to 1 if you wish, and also choose from a wide range of coin sizes. The configurable auto-play and bet-max buttons are available too.
This is a solid enough slot, though does very little to stand out either in terms of other Amaya titles or Fantasy themed games in general. The chance of a random jackpot is always welcome, and the 25 free spins with doubled prizes is on the higher side compared to many online slots.