Visually, Kingmaker looks rather good – with a medieval castle in the backdrop surrounded by beautiful countryside and snow-capped mountains, it has a grand feel soundtrack with adds to the intensity. Symbols include A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 playing cards as well as 4 different coloured gemstones – they each have an emblem on them.
You have the green snake gemstone, blue dragon gemstone, red minotaur gemstone and purple dragons – the latter is the most rewarding with 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a payline giving you 0.75, 1, 1.5 or 10 times your stake. Winning combinations are formed from left to right starting from reel 1.
Gem Multipliers feature
Kingmaker comes with a Gem Multipliers feature – each gem multiplier begins at 1x and increases with each 5 of a kind gem win. If you were to form a 5 of a kind win with the purple gem, the multiplier would increase by 1 to 2x – and so on. You can see what the gem multipliers values are to the left of the reel set. There’s also a standard wild which replaces all symbols (bar the scatter) – it appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Free Spins feature
The spinning crown is the scatter symbol and pays in any position (no need to start from reel 1) – 3, 4 or 5 of them will give you 4, 20 or 250 times your stake as well as triggering the Free Spins feature with 7, 12 or 20 free spins respectively.
Now, the win multiplier applied during the free spins is the combined gem multiplier total when triggering the feature – if you were to have a 5x multiplier on each of the gems, you’d begin with a 20x multiplier. Like the base game, every 5 of a kind gem winning combo will increase the multiplier by 1. Furthermore, 3, 4 or 5 scatters will give you 7, 12 or 20 more free spins.
40,000 x Stake Wins
Kingmaker looks great and is rather simple for a MegaWays slot – it’s all about the gem multipliers in both the base game and Free Spins feature. However, in the latter, you can begin with a big combined multiplier for explosive results. High variance as usual, you can win up to 40,000 times your stake on each spin or free spin! If you like the MegaWays engine, I suggest you try Big Time Gaming’s Holy Diver MegaWays.