Royal Dynasty Slot from Novomatic
This is one of several slots in the Novomatic range themed on royalty. Royal Dynasty slot game stands out due to a unique feature within the free spins bonus game, where either the prince or the princess will become the king (wild symbol). This slot has been upgraded since the original 9-line version, and is now a 20-line game with smooth game play and nice graphics. There is a 20,000-coin top prize, and plenty of ways to win the smaller regular prizes too.
Symbols on the Royal Dynasty slot reels of this 20-win line, 5-reel slot are a curious mix. The biggest paying symbols are the royal family, there are 4 of them in total. These are joined by an eagle and a lion, along with some gold and a shield. Playing card symbols (which have been decorated in a regal way) are also in play.
How to Win on Royal Dynasty
You’ll want to see the king as often as possible, as this symbol combines being the biggest paying regular symbol with being a wild. The prizes depend on whether you hit him during the base game or the free spins bonus round. During the base game 5 of the kings will get you 5,000 coins, with 1,200 for 4, 200 for 3 and 10 coins for just 2. These are big prizes when you consider spins cost just 20 coins a piece. During the free spins game all of these prizes are doubled. Keep in mind that you will often create multiple wins with the different win lines (substituting for everything except the prince and princess scatters).
The prince type figure in the blue hat is the next best paying symbol, this guy is worth 500 coins for 5 of a kind. The eagle and lion are worth 300, with the shield and gold clocking in at 400 coins.
Unusually, Royal Dynasty has two scatter symbols. These are a blonde haired princess and a bearded prince. 3 or more of either will trigger the free spins bonus game. These symbols also have prizes depending on how many are anywhere in view. 5 will get you a healthy 10,000 coins, with 500 coins for 4 and 100 coins for just 3.
Replacement Wilds in the Free Spins Bonus Games
The good news is that any prizes which include the (king) wild symbol during the free spins bonus game are doubled. If that was not a good start already, you’ll get a lot more of these symbols compared to during the base game. Whichever of the scatters (prince or princess) you triggered the bonus with will be replaced by the king on the reels. This can create several different wins on different lines – especially those times you are lucky to combine this with some of the existing king symbols.
Rich and Regal Design
Behind the reels, the graphics of this slot show a pile of gold, with part of a crown visible on the top right hand side. The symbols are detailed, with the royal family in particular nicely drawn and fitting their fairytale stereotypes nicely. The eagle is also a striking portrait. There are animations when you complete wins, though these are minimal. Think expanding symbols with glowing around them rather than anything more elaborate.
Sounds mix up the regular Novomatic beeps and whirrs with some trumpet and classic medieval tunes (continuous during the free spins, otherwise reserved for those times you hit a reasonable win).
Standard Novomatic Setup
This uses the regular 20-line setup for Novomatic slots. The lines are adjustable, and the number of coins you bet per line can also be increased. As usual where there are extra wilds in play, sticking with the full 20 lines will give you the best chance of multiple wins. You can also select auto-play, and will be offered the chance to gamble your wins on a 50-50 shot.
There is a noticeable jump in the quality of the graphics between the original 9-reel version of this game and the current 20 line one. The base game is fairly standard (other than having two different scatter symbols). Things really move up a gear when you get to the free spins bonus game. Those extra wilds as either the prince or princess move up in the royal dynasty can help to create a lot of new wins.