Wed, Feb 27, 4:36am by Charlotte Lee
Last Updated Fri, May 15, 1:01am
For several reasons, Royal Spins is something of a throwback when it comes to slot gaming. First, this royalty-themed game is set in medieval times, as the slot is all within the confines of a stone castle. Second, the game features just 5 win-lines, which is unusual in this modern pokie era. Third, most of the symbols in the game are those classic fruits and sevens found in traditional games over the years.
The game is easy to get started with and keeps your options open, with the lines and stakes customisable. Spin for as little as $1 with just a single line in play or play all 5 lines and stake much more.
There are two main features outside of the base game. First, there’s a free spins bonus feature, where wins are more frequent, and large scatter rewards are up for grabs. Second, there’s a progressive jackpot with a difference.
Royal Spins has a free play option for players to enjoy. This ‘fun’ way of playing allows you to play all the features in Royal Spins, while not staking real money. If you want to get a handle on exactly how the game plays, this is the perfect way to do it.
When entering Royal Spins for the first time, you’ll have two choices to make. The first is the number of win lines in play. There are five in total. Lines 1, 2 and 3 are the straight lines across the middle, the top and the bottom of the reels. Line 4 starts at the top left, moves to the bottom of the middle reel then rises to the top right. Line 5 is the mirror image of line 4, starting at the bottom left. While all 5 lines are selected by default, you can opt to play 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. Next, you’ll set your line bet.
This starts at $1 and rises much higher. If you opt for 5 lines with a coin value of $1, the stake for each spin is $5.
The leading symbol in the base game is the red seven. Land the seven five times in a row and you’ll win 1,000 coins. The bell has a top pay of 500 coins and the plum, orange and cherry symbols pay 100, 50 and 25 coins respectively.
Wins pay from left to right and from right to left. The maximum pays listed above are for the five in a row wins, while smaller wins are paid for 3 or 4 in a row.
There are two additional extras aside from the base game in Royal Spins. You have the chance to enter a money-spinning free spins bonus feature. Also, a progressive jackpot edges ever closer every time you play.
The only symbol not mentioned so far is the crown, which acts as the scatter symbol. The crown is the only ‘Royal’ themed symbol in the game.
Land 3, 4 or 5 crown symbols and you’ll be awarded 3, 5 or 10 free spins in the bonus feature. During the spins, you can enjoy extended scatter wins. Land 5 crown scatter symbols and you’ll win 200x your total bet. 4 scatters will pay 4x your total bet. These scatter pays extend down to just one scatter which pays 2x your bet. Landing 0 scatters still pays – For no scatters, you’ll win 1x your bet. This guarantees a win on every one of your free spins.
Three or more scatter symbols during the feature will award you an additional 3, 5 or 10 free spins.
Royal Spins offers up a progressive jackpot with a difference. Unusually, this progressive jackpot starts at exactly zero. Every time you land a win with the seven symbols, the progressive amount rises. Land a five in a row win and it will rise by 5x your line bet, while a 3 in a row win will raise it by 3x your line bet.
To win this ever-rising prize you’ll need to fill the cherry meter at the bottom of the reels. There are five cherries on the meter and to fill each one you’ll need to land a five in a row win with those cherries. The good thing about this progressive jackpot is that you are guaranteed to win it personally. Just keep playing and eventually you’ll land that fifth 5 in a row cherry win.
Because of this jackpot system, the red sevens become extra valuable. They are the highest paying symbols in the game anyway, while each of those wins will see the progressive jackpot meter rise too. The amount you’ll win each time on the progressive jackpot will, therefore, change based on those sevens wins.
Yes, you’ll enter the free spins bonus round when you land three or more crowns. During the feature, you’ll be guaranteed a win on every spin, with extra payouts added for crown scatter symbols.
Yes, there are free-play versions of the game available at various online casinos. You cannot win the progressive jackpot (or indeed any win) when playing the ‘fun’ version, but you can enjoy all of the features.
While many pokies pay from left to right, you’ll have extra opportunities at Royal Spins. This game pays from left to right and from right to left. At first, this can take a little getting used to, but it’s certainly a nice surprise when you land that first ‘unexpected’ right to left win.
Yes, you can win a progressive jackpot after your fifth five in a row cherry win. The size of the jackpot is based on how many wins you had with the sevens in gameplay before that.