A heroic, sword wielding nobleman takes centre stage in Golden Knight, a 5 reel, 40+40 payline video slot from High5 Games. Beautifully illustrated, this swords and shields fantasy themed slot comes with a free spins feature and the Scatter Bucks feature which can award payouts of up to 10,000 coins. Play from between 40p (80p with the Scatter Bucks feature activated) up to £800 per spin.

The visuals on show in Golden Knight are excellent – the reels include images of the knight, a beautiful princess, the knight’s trusty horse and a fire-breathing dragon. The knight and the princess are the biggest payers, offering 400 coins for a 5 symbol combination.

Joining them are olde-worlde style playing card symbols from ace down to 10. The shield is the wild and substitutes for all symbols apart from the bonus. Find 5 in a payline and a 1,000 coin payout awaits. The wild can also appear as a stacked wild and fill entire reels.

The wilds are also central to the Scatter Bucks feature which is only valid if you opt to play with the extra 40 paylines activated. When active, wilds can appear as normal wilds or offer a credit value instead. The precise amount of cash on offer depends on where the Scatter Bucks hit.

Reel 1 offers 25 to 100 credits
Reel 2 offers 25 to 500 credits
Reel 3 offers 25 to 2,000 credits
Reel 4 offers 25 to 2,000 credits
Reel 5 offers 25 to 10,000 credits

Golden Knight also comes with a Free Games feature which is triggered when you find 3 free games bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4. You’ll be awarded 7 free spins to start with but it’s possible to re-trigger extra games, up to a maximum of 98. The scatter bucks play during the feature which can certainly add to your potential wins.

There’s plenty to enjoy in Golden Knight. The graphics are excellent and the gameplay is smooth. It’s not overflowing in the features department but the free spins game is a good one and the scatter bucks can certainly provide some fine extra wins. Those wins come at a cost though – opting in for the Scatter Bucks can be expensive so make sure you have the bankroll to cope.

Even if historical epics aren’t your bag Golden Knight offers just enough to keep the entertainment flowing nicely. It is a low variance slot with the feature triggering fairly frequently. Saying that, I do prefer a little more volatility with A Night of Mystery by High5 Games being preferred as to is Black Knight II by WMS which has a similar theme.