Based on the famous tale of The Frog Prince, Royal Frog is 5 reel, 40 payline, fairy-tale themed slot from developer Quickspin. It offers a selection of free spins, multipliers and a choice of the number of wilds you can play with. Stakes range from between 40p and £200 per spin. Is it an ugly frog or a dashing prince of a slot? Let’s take a closer look.

Quickspin slots are usually well designed and Royal Frog is no exception. The reels include a selection of brightly coloured water lilies, royal frogs and standard playing card symbols, all set against a shimmering watery backdrop. Various royals make up the wild symbols. The action is all accompanied by a fairy-tale style backing track.

Find 3 yellow flower bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 and your win will be trebled. You’ll also trigger 10 free spins. After each free spin, extra wilds and multipliers will be dropped onto the reels. By the time you reach the closing few spins, it’s possible to have over 50 extra wilds spinning on the reels, greatly boosting the chance of a decent score.

The central element of Royal Frog is the wild feature. The Princess is the standard stacked wild. You can pay an ante on each spin to create extra wilds on the reels though. Two wilds will set you back 80x your line bet with three wilds costing 120x. To get the maximum four wilds, you’ll have to pay 160x the line bet.

If you opt for 3 or 4 wilds, every winning payline is subject to a 2x multiplier, doubling any winning combination in which they feature. All the wilds are stacked and can fill up an entire reel making it easier to get a winning spin. You can of course not bother with the extra wilds and just play with the standard single wild offering.

Fairy tale themed slots aren’t for everyone. Even if the magical princes and princesses aren’t to your liking, there’s still plenty on offer in Royal Frog. The extra wilds are an interesting concept and can produce some impressive wins, at a cost. The free spins don’t hit that often but when they do can be extremely lucrative thanks to the extra wilds and multipliers dropped onto the reels. I would also recommend King Colossus by Quickspin which is highly volatile.