Wed, Feb 27, 1:28am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:28pm
A Light Hearted Pokie with Multiple Medieval Themed Bonus Games
Most pokies which have themes involving knights and dragons have a fantasy setting. Medieval Money from IGT goes in a completely different direction. The kings, queens and knights on the reels of this entertaining game are caricatures – and the game literally oozes humour. You’ll spin to a jaunty traditional tune. Sound effects from the different characters (who seem to have huge noses!) add to the light-hearted feel.
There is a serious side to the Medieval Money pokies – multiple bonus games. These include two picks games, a trail (leading to a dragon’s treasure) and a free spins bonus which involves jousting knights.
Key Highlights of Medieval Money
With 4 bonus features to enjoy, there is plenty of variation in this game. Getting to your bonus involves 2 steps. First, you need to hit 3 bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4. These are arrow targets, and arrows fly onto them when they hit the reels.
This takes you to a screen with 2 full rows of arrow targets. You simply pick one, which has an arrow shot at it. This will reveal one of 4 bonus games. Spell picks, money bag picks, jousting free spins or dragon’s treasure.
Three of the bonuses are on screens away from the main reels. They are picks type games with different settings.
If you got the magician spells bonus you get to pick from 5 spells. You’ll see a magician (complete with pointed hat), and a big tick and cross either side of him. You get presented spells in the form of magic potions. Each comes with a win amount (in coins) of up to 100x your triggering bet. You get to choose whether to accept that prize or try again. If you reject the first 4, then the 5th one is awarded.
Money bag picks is the simplest of the bonus features. You see 3 bags of gold coins, and simply choose one of them to win up to 50x your bet.
Getting to the dragon’s hoard of gold is your objective on the last 2nd screen game. This involves a trail, where you pick up wins as you go. There is a wheel, which moves you 1 to 3 steps or ends the game. You keep spinning until you either hit the big prize – or get the skull.
I found this the most entertaining bonus feature. It takes place on the reels, though the regular symbols are replaced with different coloured shields. There are two knight symbols, a blue one and a red one. These appear on reels 1 and 5 only and are wild symbols.
The magic happens when you get them on the same row. This starts them charging towards each other – lances drawn. Whichever knight wins sees the shields with his colour on them turn to wilds, giving you big win potential! You get 7 free spins in this feature.
This is a simple setup, with 20 win-lines and a 5×3 reel grid. The highest paying symbols are shields with ‘MM’ on them, worth 1000 coins for 5 of a kind. The king, queen, princess and knight come next – with playing card symbols for the smaller wins. There are wilds in play, connecting regular symbols though as usual not substituting for the bonus symbols.
Overall, this game has a lively and bright design – with over the top caricatures of the main characters. Around the reels is a castle, with piles of gold coins neatly stacked under the reels. The knight has a huge nose protruding from under a helmet, and the queen looks oversized. I like the way that the playing cards have made to look like they are created from swords and armour.
Graphics for the bonus games are nicely produced. My pick here is the spell bonus, where the magical hands of the wizard are worth seeing!
This pokie sticks out in relation to those with a similar theme – thanks to a big dose of humour. The caricatured royals and quirky sound effects give the game a light-hearted feel. With 4 different bonus features, there is a lot to keep you entertained. While two bonuses are pick-me rounds (though with excellent effects), the dragon’s trail and joust free spins really bring Medieval Money to life.