Microgaming’s Game of Thrones, a Disappointment for Fans

Microgaming has built a great slot machine based on the Game of Thrones series, an entertaining game with big wins, nice graphics, a great soundtrack and overall a good value.

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Still, the developer has failed to build a Game of Thrones based slot machine that would satisfy the series’ fans – it lacks the beloved characters from the story, it has no dragons, no knights and fairly any cut scenes. Overall, the Game of Thrones slot machine is not what Game of Thrones fans expected to be.

The developer has built two versions of the same slot machine.

Both of them have five reels and three rows, but one of them has only 15 win lines, and the other has Microgaming’s signature 243 ways to win. Overall the game has everything one might expect from a modern slot machine – wild symbols, free spins, a gamble feature and some consistent wins.

The symbols represent the crests of four Great Houses – Baratheon, Lannister, Stark and Targeryen – along with lesser symbols borrowed from poker (J to A). The game has a wild symbol – the Game of Thrones logo – and a Scatter symbol – the Iron Throne. Two Scatter symbols in any position reward players with a random cash prize, while three to five of them will trigger the game’s Free Spins feature, along with a cash prize up to $6,000.

The game has four Free Spins variants, depending on the House the player selects. Each one has less free spins and larger multipliers – for example, selecting house Targeryen will reward the player with 18 free spins with a 2x multiplier and 6 Targeryen symbols stacked. The base game itself is not that generous – it’s hard to have a winning spin – but the free spins make up for that, big time.

Players have the chance to multiply their winnings through the game’s Gamble feature. For each winning spin players have the opportunity to play a coin toss game, and double their win with every toss. The game has multiple levels – the Three-eyed Raven, the White Walker, the Direwolf and the Dragon – each one rewarding players with a new cut scene from the series.

Overall, the Game of Thrones slot machine is far from being a boring game, and it has its atmosphere, but – as a Game of Thrones fan – I have to say I am a bit disappointed. Back when Microgaming announced the deal with HBO Global Licensing, they promised a spectacular video slot machine – and they did not deliver. Certainly, the Game of Thrones is above average – but far from being spectacular.

You can find the Game of Thrones video slot machine among the red flush casino online slots, and in all other Microgaming-powered online casinos, on desktop, browser and mobile platforms.

January 23, 2015: posted in News No Comments

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