Reel Kingdom is a very new service provider. Although not widely known, the company’s founders reportedly have well over a century of combined experience in their field. Pragmatic Play, with whom they’ve been working in tandem, has been publishing their games as part of a series called Reel Kingdom.
Canada is just one of many countries where all of the released games have become instant classics. More than a dozen games have been released by the firm in the past year or two, and each one has been highly recommended, so this trend is certain to continue. The following is a list, in chronological order, of some of Reel Kingdom’s most notable games:
This is a throwback to the earliest days of video slots, with its classic 5-reel layout and 5-bet lines. The maximum reward is 1,000 times your wager, and it uses the classic ‘fruit machine’ symbols and sounds. Hot to Burn has a conventional structure and so has no bonus features, but it does have a scatter symbol that awards payouts for three, four, or five of a kind on the reels. You can’t go wrong with this game if you believe yourself a minimalist retro-loving purist.
With Ultra Burn, Reel Kingdom kept with its throwback style. Slot machine featuring three reels and five paylines; symbols include cherries, lemons, oranges, plums, stars, and Xs and BARs. That it lacks any sort of special feature and has sound effects that are just somewhat more current than those in Hot to Burn is, of course, what makes it so beloved by retrogamers.
Extreme Grip & Rotation
The game follows the same formula as Ultra Burn but adds a new twist in the form of Hold & Spin. You can earn an instant payout of 1x to 20x your wager when the money symbols (which only appear on the middle reel) line up. If you land three coin symbols on the middle reel, you’ll activate the Hold & Spin bonus round. Each time a cash sign appears, your respin count will be reset to four. If a diamond appears anywhere on reels one and three, you’ll get a payout of 100x to 500x your wager.
It was the Emerald King slot machine that broke away from the traditional fruit machine style initially. This is a five-reel, twenty-line slot machine with an Irish motif. Tens, Jacks, Queens, Kings, Aces, cherries, grapes, and a leprechaun are all represented. The pot of gold is a wild symbol that pays out, and the multiplier increases as you play to help you win even more. The Mini Slots function is activated when all five of the reels turn green; this lets you play up to 15 individual slot machines simultaneously.
The slot machine Return of the Dead features an Egyptian-themed adventure story. Lower-value symbols are the standard playing card ranks 10 through A, while higher-value symbols include a variety of Egyptian relics and a modern-day adventurer. Three or more Return of the Dead books appearing anywhere on the reels will activate the Free Games bonus round. The feature can be retriggered an infinite number of times, awarding 10 free spins with an expanding symbol chosen at random each time.
A Feast of Large Bass
Reels aren’t restricted to slot machines. They also play a significant role in the sport of fishing, and the combination of these two aspects is what makes Big Bass Bonanza so enjoyable. A fishing tackle box, float, mayfly, and fishing rod reel are some of the higher-value symbols in this underwater slot machine game. A monetary symbol with an unknown value is also in play. All wild symbols that appear will gather the value of all money symbols on the reel, and you can win 10, 15, or 20 free spins if you land 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols. The feature is re-activated every fourth wild symbol, and the maximum payout is 2,100 times the wager.
In 2021, Cash Elevator was released, showing players a new side of Reel Kingdom that will likely sure be expanded upon in future titles. This five-reel slot machine takes place in a spooky, Gothic-style inn. The elevator is the main setting, and the reel symbols contain the standard playing card values (10, J, Q, K, and A) as well as some more dated items like suitcases, a telephone, and a pocket watch. During gameplay, an elevator that takes you up and down multiple levels of cash is in operation. As you go through the floors, lower-value symbols disappear from the reels, and if you make it to the thirteenth floor, you’ll be rewarded handsomely.