Forsaken Kingdom Slot Machine
This slot has the potential to become a classic. After reviewing literally 100’s of slots, I do not use that kind of statement lightly. Forsaken Kingdom bonus combines amazing 3D graphics, a dark and brooding atmosphere and some of the best game-play around. Loosely based on the legends of King Arthur, this slot will undoubtedly find fans in this popular genre. I would not be surprised to see players moving over from titles like ThunderStruck 2 to have a look. Only the lack of a progressive jackpot is currently holding this game back. Let’s hope that one gets integrated soon.
Colours are greys, blacks and beiges – giving this slot a suitably gloomy and ‘forsaken’ feel to it. You’ll immediately notice the animated figure to the left of the reels. This is King Arthur, who will react to your wins and occasionally draw his sword Excalibur out of the stone in front of him. Flames lick the winning symbols, and the ghostly incarnation of your wins float to the credits total on the bottom left of the screen. There are other animations too: the maiden will expand covering the centre reel, and other animations will pop out of the screen at you. Sounds include distant thunder and dark music which does an excellent job of adding to the sinister atmosphere.
There are several bonus games in this slot. First a free spins round, which takes you inside of a castle. There is a ‘bonus bet’ feature, which involves collecting 12 sets of 2 shields during play. There are also instant bonuses when Arthur lands next to the Black knight or the maiden.
Choose Your Setup
This is a 20 line slot (selectable), with 5 reels and 3 rows of symbols. You can bet from 1c to per line – giving a spin range of 20c through to .
The gamble after win option is not present this time.
Like on many slots by Rabcat there is a big gap between the top paying symbol and the next biggest prize. In this cane the sword hilt is the biggest prize symbol. This is worth 2,000 coins for 5 on a line, with 200 coins for 4. Next comes Arthur, which is worth only 200 coins for 5. The black knight (50) and dark castle (25) are next on the prize list. There are playing card symbols, which have been beautifully designed to fit the overall theme.
The maiden is the only symbol with vivid colours – she is dressed in red, which contrasts with the greys of the other symbols. This is the wild, and expands to cover all 3 reels when landing in the middle. When Lady Guinevere combines with Arthur on the top row, you will win an ‘Eternal love’ instant bonus. Likewise, when Arthur and the Black Knight are next to each other on the top row, you get a fantastic fight animation, followed by an instant ‘Epic Battle’ bonus.
Shields are the bonus symbol, and behave differently depending on whether you hit 2 or 3 of these anywhere on the reels. If you hit 3, you’ll trigger the free spins bonus. If you get 2, they combine and an animation moves them to the spin button, where they become part of the ‘Bonus Bet’ once you have collected 12.
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When you trigger free spins you are taken inside a castle. This is just as good graphically as the outside view, and Arthur stays in place. Your spins run through relatively quickly. Once you are done, you are taken to a separate screen, which combines your free spins winnings with those from the spin which triggered the bonus feature. You will be randomly awarded anything up to 25 free spins each time.
The bonus bet is a great extra, which is designed to keep you playing. Each time you get 2 shields, these combine and add to one of 12 segments on a stone surrounding the spin button. As they become a segment, a cash amount is displayed. When you have all 12, you are taken to a giant stone wheel which shows your cash amounts with a multiplier on a larger wheel surrounding this. You do not need to do anything, this spins on its own – stopping to reveal what can often be a big win.
Let’s Hope Your Luck Has Not Forsaken You
I loved this slot, even after a single (long! I am sure that I will be back many times. While the genre is nothing new, the way it has been put together is excellent. The graphics are stunning, with the life-like animation of King Arthur the highlight of this. Somehow Rabcat have managed to pull off the dark atmosphere of this game without going over the top or being deliberately gloomy. I love the bonus bet round (you can win up to 100x) and the free spins can also add some significant wins.
If you enjoy the medieval type slots, this is a serious must-see – check it out for yourself now!