If you are charged with producing the official licensed product for the likes of an HBO hit television drama with a legions of cult followers as the likes of Game Of Thrones has, you had better know what you are doing and the budget better not be tight. This is not the type of game launch that gets discussed on a Monday and gets cobbled together for the Friday. Indeed Microgaming’s new standard bearer has been promised and fairly tightly under wraps for over 6 months. Now, under appropriate fan fare the game has been launched and players globally are getting to grips with the gaming incarnation of George R.R. Martin’s phenomenon.
Microgaming was faced with trying to produce a slot the worked for enthusiasts, balanced with the heady mix of political intrigue, fantasy adventure, and glamour (without the nudity) of the series. The trademark HBO logo at the games browser launch proves that the end product was deemed successful. The whole experience from the get go with Game of Thrones leaves you in no doubt that this is a high budget presentation. Mixed throughout with film and video adaptations, the game is played on a deep black background. Utilizing symbols familiar to millions of fans, this 3×5 reel slot boasts 15 paylines at a minimum starting price of just 0.15, or you can elect to play 243 Ways to Win for a minimum price of 0.30.
Wilds and Scatters
Wilds in the form of The Game of Thrones logo can appear on any reel and stack to increase any potential win combinations. The Throne and the Sword symbols are your scatter symbols and will reward you with a cash prize if two appear anywhere on the reels. The main bonus game though will require three.
Needless to say the main aim within Game of Thrones is to access the bonus game where you will be presented with a choice of Free Spins/Multiplier options familiar to other Microgaming releases. Based around the series (of course) the values of which are listed below.
• The ruling House Baratheon offer you 8 Free Spins with 5x Multiplier, and a three-symbol stack for the rearing stag.
• The House Lannister provide 10 Free Spins and 4x Multiplier, while the Lion of Lannister is also featured in a symbol stack.
• House Stark. They offer their banner men 14 Free Spins with 3x Multiplier plus an option for a direwolf-sigil stack.
• House Targaryen offer the longest spell in the bonus feature with 18 Free Spins with 2x Multiplier to those ready to follow the three-headed dragon.
At any point during free spins you can re-trigger the process by landing the 3 scatters again. Even at the conclusion of your free spins the fun is not over. Pick up your sword and enter the Trail Map feature where you can double your winnings in an instant, advancing along the map if you successfully wager your cash prize.
Microgaming were handed something of a double edged sword (pun intended) with Game of Thrones. On the one hand they have a game they know will be a hit by virtue of the scale of the following, but they also have a highly critical audience. The reaction of that audience is yet to be gauged but the polished nature and investment into the production of it is not. From the deep crisp look of the graphics to the originally sourced soundtrack, Microgaming have produced a blockbuster for a blockbuster. Check out the epic Game of Thrones slot by following the Play Now buttons below.
- Software: Microgaming
- Type: Video Slot
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 15/243 Ways to Win
- Min/Max Bet: .01-150
- Jackpot: 750,000 coins
- Bonus Round: Yes
- Progressive: No
- Wild Symbol: Yes- Game of Thrones logo
- Scatter Symbol: Yes- Sword and Throne
- 3D: No
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