Slot designers love to have a regular stream of themes for the games that they create for ay at online casinos. Royalty is a popular one and it’s back in the IGT release ‘Royal Spins’ which you can play for free or with real cash on the line You’ll feel like a King (or a Queen) if you can get your hands on the Cherry Bonus and win the progressive jackpot.
Royal Spins is a five-reel game that has a total of three rows and it must be a poor Kingdom as there are only five pay-lines in this video slot. In the background, we see the corridors in an ancient castle with two huge stone columns. There’s no sign of any royal characters though which is surprising. Despite there only being five pay-lines that’s not a fixed amount and you can choose yourself how many to activate on each spin of the reels. The minimum cost of playing this game at an online casino with all five pay-lines in play is just 0.05 and the max bet 200. Ensure you play at a level that you can afford and don’t wager amounts you definitely don’t want to lose.
The symbols in this regally themed slot game are also a bit puzzling considering the theme because the only regal symbol is a diamond encrusted crown. We also get a red 7, a bell and then it’s fruit all the way with plums, oranges, and cherries. The best news is that you can get wins paid from left to right and right to left in this game so that increases your chances of getting some wins. Where are all the regal symbols though? There’s no wild symbol either in Royal Spins but at least that crown symbol is a scatter and plays a key role in triggering the game’s bonus round. Oh, and if you’re a fan of cherries then there’s some great news coming up later.
To trigger the free spins round you need at least three of the diamond encrusted crown scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. If three trigger the free spins round then you receive a total of three free games, four takes that up to five and five scatters see you playing with a total of ten free spins. Now you might be thinking that none of those totals are that high, particularly the first two. Well the good news is that you are guaranteed winning at least your total bet on each spin. It’s also possible to re-trigger the free spins if those scatter symbols come along again.
Now Cherries have been part of fruit machines for years and years but they always seem to be given the role of the bridesmaid never the bride. How many video slots have you played where the cherry is the lowest paying symbol? Well in this slot with software by IGT there’s the Cherry Bonus and that symbol can win you the progressive jackpot but they need a little bit of help.
Underneath the reels is a box which shows the player how high the progressive jackpot is and five blacked-out cherries. Each time a red 7 appears on a winning pay-line that increases the jackpot by a sum which is equal to the number of 7’s on the pay-line multiplied by the bet. Where do the cherries come into all of this? Well, each new win of five cherries on a pay-line lights up one of the cherries underneath the reels. Get five of those wins and the Cherry Bonus is yours, so start that cherry picking now.
This is a reasonably busy game so you need to learn a bit about it before pumping it with some real cash. Have some free Royal Spins slot games and that will show you how everything works, particularly the bonus game. Also have a good look through the paytable as that’s packed with information about how the game runs. That includes how much each of the winning combinations will pay out, for example five of the red 7 symbols on an activated pay-line wins you 1000x your line bet and it’s an impressive 500x for five bells. Full details of where the pay-lines are and the bonus games are also included.
A look around the many other real money online slots out there reveals several games that have similar gameplay to the Royal Spins video slot. For example, you can play the Booming Games slot ‘Exotic Fruits’ which has ten more pay-lines but also offers its players the chance to win some free spins. There’s also ‘Playful Fruit’ from Playson which has ten pay-lines, a free spins round and a similar variance to this slot.
The theme might not be that well adhered to but there are still plenty of reasons to be playing this game. It’s good to see a free spins bonus game that has guaranteed wins and for once the cherry becomes an important symbol in the game. No wild symbol is a bit disappointing but this is still a game to add to your playlist.