From the original HBO hit series, Game of Thrones was Microgaming’s game of 2014. There is a 5 reel 15 payline game, as well as a 5 reel 243 payline version – or 243 ways to win as some call it. You’ll be battling through the provinces with the great Houses of Westeros in both games, and there is no shortage of excitement. However, we find that while you’ll be winning more often in the 243 payline game making it better for beginners, the betting option is more flexible in the GOT 15 payline version and the total win tends to be better. We’ll go a bit further into that in this review.
The Game of Thrones slot is available in both versions at Royal Vegas Casino, which has a $1,200 Welcome Bonus Package with fair terms. Canadians have been known to get very lucky at Royal Vegas, including huge jackpot wins. Other solid choices include Lucky247 and EuroPalace, both of which come with a $500 welcome pack and with extra free spins.
How to play
Getting started with Games of Thrones is relatively straightforward. Adjust the following settings:
- Coin size on 15 lines go from $0.01 to $0.10; on 243 lines, from $0.01 to $0.02
- Up to 10 coins per line
- Alternatively, just adjust the bet size
- Select AutoPlay to customise the number of spins you want
- Press Spin to begin
- After every win, you can choose the Gamble Feature. Choose between head or tails and a correct guess could double your winnings.
The special symbols you want to watch out for are:
- Wild symbol is the Game of Thrones logo
- Scatter symbol is the Iron Throne
The Game of Thrones Wild can open up into stacked wilds, leading to some pretty good cash into your pocket. Scatters aren’t too shabby either and will win you some coins, and 3 scatters will get you into the free spins features. We’ll talk more about that in the special features.
The maximum win is 75,000 coins on the 15 payline game, and 121,000 on 243 payline one. To hit the Game of Thrones jackpot, you will need to really work on those scatters. Let’s take the 243 lines: land 5 of the Iron Throne scatter symbols will get you 1,200 coins immediately and it will also trigger the Free Spin Bonus feature, which can be re-triggered. In the 243 lines game, you can win up to over 20,000x your bet, while in the 15-line game it goes up to about 5,000 times. So certainly the golden jackpot is far bigger in the 243 game, but it won’t come easy, and more experienced players will find it’s better to look for the wins from the base game or bonus features.
The Game of Thrones 15-line slot is known for an above average base game, however, many players also enjoy the Free Spin Bonus feature that really shines in the 243 game. Here are the details:
Free Spins Bonus Feature
Land 3 or 4 scatter symbols (the Iron Throne) and you will enter the free spins bonus round. There, you have to choose between four Houses of Westeros:
- Baratheon: 5x multiplier, 8 free spins, plus stack of 3 Baratheon symbols
- Lannister: 4x multiplier, 10 free spins, plus stack of 4 Lannister symbols
- Stark: 3x multiplier, 14 free spins, plus stack of 5 Stark symbols
- Targaryen: 2x multiplier, 18 free spins, plus stack of 6 Targaryen symbols
Baratheon is the one that promises the biggest wins with its 5x multiplier, however sometimes luck doesn’t always happen that way, and we’ve had more luck with the Lannister and Stark Houses. Both have fewer but still good multipliers, that are balanced by extra symbols and more free spins. Oh yes, and did we mention that free spins can be retriggered during this bonus round?
Game of Thrones is available on both Apple and Android, and the theme is just as slick. However, note that the Gamble feature is not on the mobile version. This makes playing on desktop a definite advantage.
Graphics and Sounds
Grittily crisp, the Game of Thrones slots will satisfy the series’ fans. In between expanding wilds, you’ll also be treated to clips from the series. We do have to say that the soundtrack, which is based on the opening and is quite magnificent at first, gets a bit repetitive after a while.
Game of Thrones is an awesome slot and great for fans of the HBO series. Beginners may enjoy the 243 ways-to-win version more, as you’ll be seeing more wins more frequently, and the wins in the free spins bonus round will also be better. However, more seasoned players may prefer the 15-line game – the base game is already a slot bet with the stacked wilds, but this version has a wider range in betting options, including a higher coin size to give players more control over their wins. Either way, Game of Thrones is definitely worth your time.