The Royal Family is powered by Yggdrasil Gaming and has 5 reels and 25 paylines. Available to play across desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 10p to £200 per spin, it comes with free spins and sticky wilds, free spins with a choice of 12 extras and bonus chests that give you cash prizes. Mirth and merriment await you in this exclusive-produced offering.
With a regal/medieval theme, Royal Family has cartoon style graphics and features a medieval style castle in the backdrop – beautiful to look at, symbols on the reels include hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds as well as A, K, Q and J character symbols. The A character is the most rewarding giving you 10 times your stake for 5 across a payline.
When it comes to bonus features, Royal Family has plenty – look out for the trophy free spins symbol as 3, 4 or 5 will trigger the Free Spins feature where you’ll get 8, 16 or 24 free spins respectively. Now, all high pay A, K, Q and J character symbols have a chance of transforming into sticky wilds – this happens randomly.
Now, there are 12 different feature prizes in the base game which can be won to use in the Free Spins feature – every reel has its own rare collectable prize. Only 1 rare prize can be collected for each Free Spins feature – furthermore, there are 7 feature prizes that can appear on each reel.
When you collect 2 feature prizes on 1 reel, you will trigger the Free Spins feature which a minimum of 8 free spins – you can also collect 2 or more feature prizes which are then played out 1 after another. Here’s a look at the common feature prizes (that appear on all 5 reels):
- +1 starting wild – gives you 1 starting wild
- +2 starting wilds – gives you 2 starting wilds
- + 3 starting wilds – gives you 3 starting wilds
- + 1 free spins – gives you 1 additional free spin
- + 2 free spins – gives you 2 additional free spins
- +3 free spins – gives you 3 additional free spins
- Remove 1 low pay symbol – 1 of the lower value symbols is removed from the reels
Regarding the reel-specific feature prizes, you need to collect swords (reel 1), crowns (reel 2), golden eggs (reel 3), necklaces (reel 4) or keys (reel 5) – they will reward you as follows:
- Reel 1: 2 extra free spins, 2x multiplier or 2 starting wilds
- Reel 2: 4x multiplier
- Reel 3: 2 starting wild reels
- Reel 4: 6 starting wilds
- Reel 5: 9 additional free spins
The Royal Family also comes with The Royal Chest feature which applies in both the base game and Free Spins feature – look out for the Royal Chest symbol appearing on reel 5. In the base game, it can give you a cash prize up to 100 times your stake or access to the Free Spins feature with 8, 16 or 24 free spins. In the Free Spins feature, it can give you up to 4 extra free spins or up to 3 sticky wilds.
I really like The Royal Family – it looks superb and has plenty of extras. It’s all about the Free Spins feature which can be triggered in 3 different ways. I like triggering the Free Spins feature with the extras – I found the 4x multiplier from reel 2 and 2 starting wild reels from reel 3 to be the most lucrative.
It’s a medium to high variance game which is nicely balanced – it does offer wins of 1,981 times your stake on each free spin (involving the 4x multiplier). Overall, a superb game from Yggdrasil Gaming – this slot is exclusive to LeoVegas Casino.