Posted on 26 Oct 2018
Cash of Kingdoms is a medieval fantasy-themed five by three reel, 15 payline online slot that pays both ways. It is a Slingshot Studios production so what we’re looking at here is another one of those dreaded Microgaming collaborations. For those of you unfamiliar with Slingshot Studios, it’s a small independent developer that started out in 2016 and actually seems to be making its debute with the launch of this slot. Symbols on the reels include five low-value symbols represented by loot, powder kegs, bow & arrows, spell books, and sword & shields. The game introduces a crew of gallant allies to serve as premiums; Crafty Rogue, Bearded Bombardier, Feisty Archer, Magical Mage, and the Dashing Knight. The Knight, being the most lucrative symbol, yields a 10 times the stake win for 5 across a payline. The symbols appear in stacks of two, which means it’s not possible to land a full screen of any symbol.
The paytable is simple and straight to the point, displaying payouts in cash relative to the current bet size and updates accordingly when increasing or decreasing your stake. No confusing coin values to calculate here. Well done! Speaking of bet size, this slot accepts bets ranging from €0.15 all the way up to €480 which is a bit mad. It’s a low variance game, however, so a lot of players might be inclined to try their luck on higher stakes.
Wild symbols play a central role in this slot and appear only on the middle three reels. When a full stack of wilds appears on reels 2 or 4, the Invading Wilds feature is triggered. The stacked wilds will then duplicate to turn an adjacent reel wild. This feature comes into play in the free spins game as well but with added benefits. Interestingly, Microgaming (or Slingshot Studios) have trademark protected the name of the feature, which, to be honest, comes across as a bit ridiculous being that it’s far from an original concept.
Three Scatter symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 initiate the free spins game with 10 free spins to start with. During the free spins, each Scatter awards +1 free spin. The paytable says nothing about the maximum number of free spins that can be awarded, so we will simply have to assume it’s capped at some number.
In the free spins game, players benefit from super stacked wild reels, meaning stacked wilds appear more frequently. Moreover, if you land full stack of wilds on reels 2 and 4, reel 3 will be invaded by wilds as well, and a 2x multiplier is applied to the total win. Cash of Kingdoms can be found in VegasLand online casino.