Royal Masquerade is powered by Play ‘N Go and is a video slot with 5 reels and 10 paylines. Available also on mobile/tablet, it can be played from 10p to £100 a spin. This game cordially invites you to a night of mystery and romance at a baroque costume ball. It has a Venetian theme to it and has been inspired by Phantom of the Opera – you will notice the soundtrack has a Tenor singing giving it a very grand feel.

The symbols are represented by distinguished guests such as kings, queens, jesters, madams and bards. However, the 2 main symbols are the stacked wild and the scatter which are represented by masks. The hooked-nosed mask is the wild which appears stacked on the reels in both the base game and Win Spins feature which is described below.

If you get 3 golden bejewelled masks anywhere on the reels, you will trigger the Win Spins feature. Here you will get 5 free spins where you are guaranteed a minimum of 1 winning combination. You also re-trigger the feature with up to 20 win spins available – look out for the scatter as they will give an additional 2 free spins every time it appears.

There is also a standard Gamble feature where you can guess the colour or suit of a face-down card to double your stake. There’s up to 5 gambles available in succession. However, this kind of feature is found in many slot games so nothing special really.

Royal Masquerade is beautifully designed and is similar to the Pimped slot but with stacked wilds – it even has the Win Spins feature which works in the same way. However, this game is higher variance than Pimped with double the top payout available – there’s cool 10,000 times your stake available here!

I really like Royal Masquerade and Play ‘N Go keeping raising the bar with their releases – if you like their work, I suggest you try Tower Quest or Golden Legend (both good in their own right). Anyway, Royal Masquerade is sure to be a huge success where you’ll hopefully be dancing with destiny.