Tue, May 14, 4:01am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:24pm
Sword of Destiny is a part of a new generation of pokies. The theme will be familiar – think swords, knights and scrolls. What is different is the detail, the quality and the overall epic feel of the visual plus audio effects. Sword of Destiny is best enjoyed in a big cabinet in live casinos. While you can play this game online, Bally have shrunk the reels to fit everything in. The game is still great, though you won’t get the full benefit of the visual effects.
This pokie is not all about the looks. There is plenty going on with the game-play to keep you entertained. This includes a unique bonus feature with multipliers, known as ‘X-zones’. There is are progressive jackpots, plus random features on the reels. Here is what makes the Sword of Destiny Pokies epic:
You can enjoy 3 on-reel features at random. These simply start when you hit the spin button. You’ll see lightning shoot through the logo above the reels, which will expand upwards to give you plenty of extra win-lines. You will be given one of three random benefits:
When you get the main feature, this already epic fantasy pokie becomes even more intense. Above the reels you will see rows of the winning symbols. Next to each is a multiplier. Most of these range from 2x to 5x, though higher ones are also possible.
You now have 10 free spins. Each win with a symbol gets the multiplier next to it on the win. Those multipliers which get used then explode – letting the remaining ones fall down, new ones are added to the top of the stack. This means that the multipliers for each win are always moving. You’ll be hoping to strike the 5 of a kind wins for the top symbols when the 5x or higher is in place.
The X-zone symbols still appear on the middle reels. These will add 1 extra free game for each one that appears.
The final feature on Sword of Destiny can unlock progressive jackpots. While you spin you will notice small glowing orbs attached to symbols at random. You need 3 of these to trigger a jackpot picks game. Next you see an animated sequence, where circular stones appear from the temple floor.
Above this are cash awards, with progressive jackpots at the top. You have 3 picks of stones. Each one will show the number of levels you move up. The higher you get, the bigger the cash award or jackpot you will win.
When you see this pokie in the HD cabinet on the casino floor, it is hard not to be impressed by the detail of the artwork. The top part of the cabinet shows a knight or female warrior, flickering flames or a castle can be seen alongside them.
On the reels the winning symbols show this pair. Swords, golden gloves (which move in a creepy way!) and ancient scrolls are examples of the winning symbols. Many of these are surrounded by a magical glow. With sound effects and stirring movie-style music, the sound effects are just as impressive as the visuals.
While many of the ideas used for this pokie have been around for years, the visual effects are fantastic – even by the high standards of other recent Bally games. You’ll get an idea of this with the online version, though I do recommend checking out the live casino versions for the full effect. X-zone games add a new idea to free spins, with multipliers moving around for different symbols as the games progress. Wilds and better winning symbols can also drop in during the base game. If this was not all epic enough, you could win a progressive jackpot by picking the right stones in a ruined temple!