The first time I ever played a Reel King slot machine, I lost several hundreds of pounds without even a feature. It was safe to say I never really played them too often after that. Once they had aged a little, and settled in, I tried the Reel King slot again, this time with slightly more success. Although to this day I have never had the £500 jackpot, I have had countless features and combinations of reel wins.
The Reel King slot machine plays like all the other Astra £500 jackpot machines, and there are now many clones of this type of game in many arcades across the country. My bad experience was put down to unlucky timing and the playing location; it was a seaside arcade which are notorious for having the lowest possible percentage settings on all of their gaming machines.
The online version of Reel King is identical in looks to the traditional land based version of this slot machine, however as well as the usual stakes and prizes been different, the way to achieve the feature has also changed. The traditional Reel King slot activated the Reel King feature by gaining five ‘pings’, one of each reel; however online, the feature is randomly awarded after any spin, winner or loser. This makes the build up more anticipating, and results in longer and more fun playing times.
The Reel King slot described below is from the Sky Vegas arcade which offers free play on all of their games. Other online casinos may offer Reel King, but as far as I know, they all have the same playing patterns and features.
Reel King is one of many 5 reel online slot games available on the Sky Vegas online casino. It is a 20 win line slot and stakes range from one penny to £25 per line. The tool bar at the bottom of the screen allows the user to decide how many lines they wish to use and how much they want to stake per line. The game is clearly laid out and has traditional symbols like cherries and plums, which all add to the charm of Reel King. There is also a jester’s hat symbol, which acts as a wild card and substitutes for all other symbols, making win lines more frequent. With many online casino games, you need to match three or more symbols to go through to the bonus round, but that is not how to activate the bonus on Reel King. The game gets its name from an animated character that appears randomly after a spin – it does not matter if it is a winning spin or not – the REEL KING may still appear. Each reel has a King, so more than one can appear after a game – each have there own special set of auto spin 3 reel casino games, which spin a series of wins and continue to play until a losing game.