Thu, Dec 20, 7:17am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:34pm
A Feature Filled Pokie Based on the Epic ‘Game of Thrones’ TV Series
Game of Thrones first hit the screen back in 2011, the show based around George Martin’s ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’, a series of fantasy novels. The show is set in the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos and features concurrent storylines of politics, intrigue and war – with a seat on the ‘Iron Throne’ sought after by many. This Aristocrat designed gambling machine is based on the early series of Game of Thrones, with storylines centred around the wall, the Battle of Blackwater Bay and Daenery’s dragons.
Why Enter the Seven Kingdoms and Play Game of Thrones?
Just like the TV show itself, this pokie features the following all-action array of features, where you never quite know what is going to happen next:
Having entered the bonus feature you’ll be met by a huge wheel which encompasses both of the huge screens. On the wheel are a selection of bonus games, and you’ll enter whichever one the pointer eventually lands on. The selection of bonus games are as follows:
The Wall – This bonus feature awards you with 7 free spins. The game starts with a 5×6 reel set up, but if you look up you can see that ‘the wall’ extends way above the reels. After each spin, some of the ice cracks and you’ll move up the wall, effectively expanding the size of the reels as you go. By the end of the 7th spin, you’ll be at or near the top of the wall, while multipliers increase up to 5x as you play. Expect some big wins, especially in the latter spins.
Mother of Dragons – This feature begins by showing you three eggs. You now get to choose to have one, two or three picks per round, with increased multipliers the fewer picks you choose. Having made your choice, you’ll go on to pick gold or silver coins from a chest. Each pick will give a credit award, while a random multiplier from your chosen range will be applied to each win.
Battle of Blackwater Bay – This feature is another free spins bonus round, although it plays very differently from the ‘wall’. The main set of reels feature on the bottom screen. Your aim is to land three oversized character symbols on the lower reel set, which will then move up to the upper screen, releasing a series of wilds back onto the lower reels. Any of the five spins you are awarded can pay big!
Direwolf – This is perhaps the simplest of the features, and also the most exciting. Here you’ll simply be asked to pick one of five symbols which relate to the four progressive jackpots. Pick correctly and the huge ‘Grand’ jackpot could be yours.
The base game of Game of Thrones has an unusual three sets of reels. The bottom two-reel sets have a 5×3 configuration, while the upper of the three features a 5×4 set up. Each of the reels uses the ‘Reel Power’ set up. This is Aristocrats own take on the all-ways winning system. In total you’ll have 1,510 ways to win on each spin, if playing all three games, although you do have the option of playing just the lower two reels at a lower cost.
If you’re a fan of the TV show, you’ll be an equally big fan of this pokie. The range of symbols represent all aspects of the show and all of your favourite characters are there. Any time you enter a bonus feature you’ll see a video clip from Game of Thrones on the huge arc double cabinet over two different screens. The atmospheric soundtrack only adds to the delightfully dark overall theme of the game.
Aristocrat has done a fine job of translating the excellent Game of Thrones TV show into a highly playable and enjoyable gambling machine. The bonus features come thick and fast throughout, each based on a different thread of a storyline and like the show, all of the features are ‘blockbusters’. Having played Game of Thrones once, you’ll certainly return to play again – if the show hasn’t killed you off that is!