King of Slots Casino Game
Many slots in the NetEnt range are complex productions, involving elaborate themes and multiple features or bonus rounds. King of Slots offers a refreshing contrast, along with some jazzy easy-listening type music! This game is hosted by a cartoon king figure, who smiles (and occasionally blinks) at you from underneath the reels.
The symbols are traditional fruits and playing cards, along with crowns and gems. These spin in a simple boxy set of reels, and are quick, clean and clear. There are two features to note. One is sticky wins, where winning combinations trigger respins to see if you can improve on them. The other is a free spins bonus game which have tripled wins.
How to Win on King of Spins
Things are not quite as simple as lining up symbols on one or more of the 25 win-lines. This slot uses the ‘sticky wins’ system, which is shared with other NetEnt slots including Jack Hammer 2. When you hit a win, this stays in place, and the rest of the symbols spin again (this is free). If you improve your win, either with another of the same symbol, a wild or a completely different win on another win-line – then the reels will spin again. These respins keep on going until you stop adding to your win, at which point your totals are calculated and coins awarded.
On some occasions you will hit runs where a lot of the 5 reel by 3 row grid gets covered in the same symbol – giving you the potential for some big wins.
The best paying symbol is the slightly tilted crown. This is worth 1000 coins for 5, 150 for 4 and 50 coins for just 3. Melons come next at 300 for 5 – this one has bigger seeds than the traditional slot symbol melon! Lemons (250) and cherries (200) complete the higher paying symbols.
While the playing cards have smaller win amounts, they are more numerous – meaning you have a better chance of covering a lot of the reels when the sticky wins feature kicks in. Aces through to 10’s are in play.
There is a wild symbol, which is a blue gem with a golden surround. This is very much a standard slot wild, substituting for all of the regular symbols – though not the scatters.
Free Spins with Tripled Wins
You’ll need at least 5 of the scatters (which are 3 purple gems) to trigger the free spins bonus. If you get 3 or more, the sticky wins system kicks in – giving you the chance to collect up to 15. You’ll get 10 free spins for 5, 15 for 6, 20 for 7, 25 for 8 and 9+ scatters get you the maximum 30 free spins.
The bonus spins will start with the king’s cloak closing around the reels. You then get a view with a purple background and the king shifts over to the left. The easy listening type music becomes just a little livelier. Game play is the same, with tripled wins really coming into its own in combination with the sticky wins feature.
Simple Royal Design
Compared to many NetEnt slot games, the design is very simple. The reels are brown and gold, with each of the symbols appearing to be inside a box. Blue curtains are outside of the reels, with a bright gold and purple logo above. The king to the bottom right (left in the free spins) does add some character to the game.
There is not much in the way of animation. When you hit a win the symbols get a pink background and a sound kicks in while the respins occur. Otherwise the cloak closing between the bonus game and main game is about it.
If you are not a fan of the light jazzy track which plays throughout then this can be switch on and off independently of the other sounds using the settings icon on the bottom left.
The setup is a fixed 25 lines, with bets starting at just 1c a line and up. By adjusting your coin value and bet level (multiplier) it is possible to spin for some large amounts.
This is a simple slot (in terms of looks and game play) compared to many in the NetEnt range. I found the game fast, light and enjoyable. The highlight is certainly the free spins bonus round, where the combination of 3x wins and the ‘sticky wins’ system have the potential to provide some bigger payouts.