Knights of Gold is a 10 reel, 10 payline slot from betdigital and NextGen Gaming – playable from £1 to £100 per spin on all devices, this medieval/knight themed game comes with 2 reel sets as well as 3 bonus features including the Free Games Bonus feature where you can choose to play with more free spins to a multiplier up to 20x.

Visually, Knights of Gold is rather basic and has cartoon style graphics – with a medieval feel, you will see a 5×3 reel set and a 5×12 reel set. Symbols on the reels include medieval style A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards, goblets, helmets, castles and shields. The castle is the most rewarding symbol giving you 20 times your stake for 5 on a payline. You can form wins by landing 3 or more symbols on adjacent reels on any given reel set.

The knight with the sword is the wild and replaces all symbols bar the Bonus scatter. When 3 wilds appear in 1 column on the 5×3 reel set, they will be copied to the corresponding reel on the 5×12 reel set and take over that whole column.

Look out for the 3 or more shield symbols showing on either reel set, you can randomly trigger the Shield Surprise Bonus feature – the 5×3 reel set then changes to a grid full of shields. You simply pick a shield to win a cash prize – you carry on picking until you reveal STOP.

Then you have the Bonus Symbol Respin feature which is triggered when 2 Bonus symbols appear on reels 2, 3 or 4 on the main 5×3 reel set – the reel without a Bonus symbol then spins again giving you another chance to trigger the all-important Free Games Bonus feature.

The Free Games Bonus feature is played when you get 3 Bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 – you then have to choose from the following free spins and multiplier options:

    • 30 free spins with a 1x multiplier
    • 15 free spins with a 2x multiplier
    • 10 free spins with a 3x multiplier
    • 6 free spins with a 5x multiplier
  • 3 free spins with a 10x multiplier

Before the free spins begin, you need to choose from 4 flags – they will give you 1 of the following:

  • Wins involving A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards are subject to a 2x multiplier
  • All A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols are removed from the reels leaving the high value symbols only
  • All wins containing a wild symbol are doubled (2x multiplier)
  • Begin the free spins

Finally, look out for the Bonus symbol during the feature as 3 on the 3 middle reels will retrigger the feature – this will give you the same number of free spins and multiplier that you choose at the beginning of the feature. This means you could end up with as many 60 free spins (with a 1x multiplier) or 6 free spins with a 10x multiplier.

What you hope for from the flags is the get a 2x multiplier on all wild wins which will result in a potential 20x multiplier! I also like the fact all low value symbols can be removed leaving just the high value ones spinning on the reels.

Knights of Gold may be simple in appearance but it packs quite the punch when it comes to the bonus features – it’s all about the Free Games feature though as a potential 20x multiplier does sound very appealing. I found it to be a medium to high variance with maximum wins of 4,000 times your stake on each free spin involving a wild, a 10x multiplier and double wild wins!

As you can see, Knights of Gold can pay very handsomely if you get the right combination in the Free Games feature – if you like volatile, medieval themed slots, Black Knight II from WMS Gaming is 1 not to be missed.