King & Queen is a medieval royalty themed slot from Bally Wulff. Played using a 5 reel, 10 to 30 payline game engine, it comes with a bonus feature that awards 7 free spins where a randomly chosen higher value symbol can turn into a giant super block. Pay homage to his and her majesty from 10p per spin. You can play using 10, 20 or 30 paylines which affects your minimum and maximum stakes.
The design in King & Queen has a regal feel – backed by the grounds of a castle, the purple reels include lower value playing cards alongside a bangle, a falcon, the queen and the king. HRH is the top payer – landing 5 kings on a payline awards 250 coins.
The King & Queen logo is the wild and the most lucrative symbol – it replaces all other symbols apart from the scatter and pays 10, 50, 200 or 1,000 coins if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. All symbols can land fully stacked and fill entire reels. So far, so standard.
What makes King & Queen an interesting play is the Free Games feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to fill reels 2, 3 and 4 with stacked scatter symbols (the crown). In return, you’ll be granted 7 free spins. That doesn’t sound like an extravagant haul. Your winning chances are boosted by the presence of the super blocks.
Before the free spins begin, 1 of the bangle, falcon, queen or king will become the bonus symbol. This special symbol appears as a giant super block during the feature, potentially filling multiple reels on each free spin.
The imagery isn’t as sophisticated as in some slots but the king and queen don’t have the slightly deranged, staring faces often found in this type of slot. The backing track has a suitably majestic feel too.
As far as gameplay goes, it’s all about the bonus feature – land the king or the queen as the super block symbol and then fill multiple reels and some very impressive rewards are possible. I’ve won over 300 times my stake a couple of times now.
You couldn’t really call King & Queen a thing of beauty – it’s solid enough, both in the way it looks and plays. If you want a variety of complex features, then this probably won’t hold your attention. For simple, easy to play action these royals are worth an audience. If you like the medieval theme, there’s no better game than WMS’ Black Knight II which can give you up to 3 sticky wild reels!