Battle Royal is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Play ‘N Go that can be played on all devices from 20p to £100 per spin. You take a trip back into history and join King Henry the 8th and his infamous 6 wives on a Tudor adventure that rewards you with Royal Flushes, free spins with extra wilds and a pick me style feature.
Visually, Battle Royal has a medieval feel with lion drapes either side of the reel set. Symbols on the reels include low value clubs, hearts, diamonds and spades as well as King Henry’s 6 wives. King Henry the 8th is the wild symbol and performs all the usual duties – he’s also the most lucrative symbol rewarding you with 30 times your stake for 5 across a payline.
Battle Royal comes with 3 bonus features – first up is the Royal Flush feature which triggers randomly in the base game. Basically, all low paying symbols (the card suits) transform into the same randomly chosen symbol for enhanced winning potential.
The bigger wins will come when the coat of arms scatter symbol lands simultaneously on both reels 1 and 5 – you are then invited to choose 1 of the triggering scatters to find out which feature you’ll play. You have the Free Spins feature or the Long Live the King feature.
In the Free Spins feature, you choose 1 of Henry’s 6 wives in the hop they survive the guillotine. On every free spin, 1 of the guillotines on the reels will drop – if 1 of the wife symbols are visible either fully or the top half on that reel, they will lose their head with that symbol becoming wild for the duration of the feature.
If the bottom half of the symbol is visible on the top row, the symbol is not beheaded and doesn’t turn wild. The free spins continue until 1 wife symbol is left alive meaning you can benefit from 5 additional wild symbols. With 1 wife symbol left, you must then choose a reel to place her upon – if your chosen wife symbol survives, a cash prize is won.
If your chosen wife symbol is beheaded, the Long Live the King feature is triggered – here, you must help King Henry the 8th collect loot and escape his haunted dungeon. You do this by picking chests to win cash prizes. After each pick, a ghost of 1 of Henry’s wives moves across the screen over 1 row of chests.
If Henry gets in the way of the ghost, he dies with the bonus feature ending. Look out for the chest containing a key as this allows you to escape the dungeon and collect a mystery multiplier for your total winnings from the feature – you could also carry on opening chests to win further cash prizes. If you entered the Long Live the King feature via the Free Spins feature, the multiplier is applied to your total win from the free spins too!
I really like Battle Royal as it’s a tongue in cheek look at 1 of the most infamous kings in history. Graphically it’s superb and there’s plenty of variety in the bonus features. It’s all about the Free Spins feature as you can get 5 extra wilds and enter the Long Live the King feature afterwards – I recommend you escape as soon as you find the key to get a multiplier applied to your free spins and pick winnings.
Battle Royal is highly volatile as you’d expect and has the potential to reward you with payouts of 5,000 times your stake on every free spin. Overall, Battle Royal is fantastic and 1 of Play ‘N Go’s better slots (and that’s saying something). If you like the theme, I recommend you Gold King (by Play ‘N Go).