Whether you know them as Slot machines (American), Fruit machines (British), Puggies (Scottish) or Pokies (Australia and New Zealand), almost everyone is familiar with a typical slot machine in some way, shape or form. Many of us still refer to them as one-armed bandits, as this was commonly what they represented during our formative years.
Whatever your association with slot machines, they were and remain very popular, and have come a long way since Charles Fey’s original Liberty Bell Machine.
Despite the fact that developers are constantly looking for ways to improve slot machines, and since the boom of the internet, also NZ pokies online, many of us feel a pang of nostalgia when coming across a slot machine or online slot resembling the one-armed bandits of our youth.
Reel King is just that – an online video slot featuring all of the old favourite symbols such as cherries and plums and bags of gold. Winnings are scored on 5 reels and 20 paylines and Reel King includes a Reel King Bonus Round.
Reel King Symbols
Reel King symbols include cherries, plums, Lucky 7’s, bags of gold, a jester’s hat and the classic one-armed bandit wild symbol. Playing cards number 10, Jack, Queen and King also appear on the reels, denoting lower paying values.
The wild symbols (there are 2 of them) will substitute for all other symbols, and appears on reels 3, 4 and 5.
Reel King does not include any scatter symbols, but features a very exciting and absolutely random Reel King Bonus Feature.
Reel King Bonus Feature
The Reel King bonus symbol appears at random intervals following a winning or non-profiting spin. The bonus symbol appears in the shape of one or more of the reels transforming into a miniature one-armed bandit, displaying the timeless lucky number 7’s on its reels. Spinning the miniature reels will result in a bonus win, until such time as a black diamond symbol appears on the reels. This will end the Reel King Bonus Feature.
Reel King Jackpot Symbol
The Reel King Jackpot symbol is represented by the bag of gold. In order to win the Jackpot, the game must be played on maximum bet, and a total of 5 bags of gold must appear in a stacked fashion. The Jackpot pays out at a whopping 50 000 credits.
Reel King Betting Options
The maximum bet that can be placed is 100 credits – amounting to a maximum of 5 credits per payline.
Reel King Interface
The interface is user-friendly and easy to understand.
The sounds are very reminiscent of the old classic fruit machines, and this adds to the vintage feel of the theme.
The Jackpot is fixed at 50 000 credits and is non-progressive. Reel King can be played merely for fun for free or for real money.
The graphics are displayed in 2D. The absence of 3D graphics does not affect the quality of play in any negative way, but rather seems quite befitting for this particular slot, seeking to remind of the good old times of old.