Game of Thrones fans may be disappointed to learn that Queen of the North isn’t a slot about Sansa Stark. It is in fact a 5 reel, 5 payline slot from Bally Wulff that shares a similar fantasy theme. The major attraction here is the bonus feature that awards up to 30 free spins complete with expanding wilds. Stakes range from between 10p and £20 per spin.
Set against a rugged, mountainside backdrop, the reels have a fantastical feel – joining the lower value playing cards are sickles and flowers, a ring, a deer and an eagle. Land 5 of either of the 2 animals for a payout of 50 times your total stake.
The Queen of the North (who, while we’re on the subject of Game of Thrones, looks like Daenerys Targaryen), is the game’s wild – she can appear in a stacked formation, substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter and awards payouts that can reach up to 500 times your total stake.
Queen of the North comes with a Free Games feature which is triggered by landing 3 or more of the amulet scatter symbol. Once active, you’ll be given 15 free spins. Your winning chances are boosted by the presence of expanding wilds which can really get the coins flowing if they fall in a nice combination. Land the scatters during the feature and you can look forward to another haul of 15 free spins.
We found Queen of the North to be something of a middle of the road slot – the visuals weren’t particularly astounding but they did the job just fine. Likewise, the features – there isn’t a lot on offer but the free spins round is a more than acceptable, thanks largely to the presence of the expanding wilds which can really get the action rolling.
There’s nothing revolutionary on offer. It’s good solid fare though and if you enjoy the fantasy theme you’ll find enough good reasons to pay homage to the Queen of the North. If you like expanding wilds in the feature, you cannot go wrong with WMS Gaming’s Black Knight II which is one of the best slots you’ll ever play in my opinion.