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Win up to 500 times your bet on The Royals online video slot game, with wilds and unlimited free spins.

Gameplay

Novomatic’s gone old school with The Royal online slot, setting it up to be very much like a real life ‘fruit machine’ style game. There are still 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines, but the look and feel takes us back to the old pub style pokies machines.

The sound effects are somewhat cartoon like, with wooshes, whizzes and zings flying around. The symbols are also mostly old school, with a sack of gold representing the highest value symbol paying out up to 10 coins. There are also cherries, plumbs and playing card symbols including 10, Jack, Queen and King, while the Joker represents the Wild symbol and can substitute for anything else on the reels.

There is also a fairly unusual double or nothing gamble feature, where the computer randomly decides if you win or lose on a progressive scale.

Special Features

The trigger for the bonus free spins game is entirely random: you don’t need to get any special combinations, win a certain amount or even lose a spin for it to show up. When it does, it starts with a royal red carpet unfurling and covering an entire reel from bottom to top. Then one of the royal family members, either the King, Queen or Jack, shows up with a 3 reel slot machine for a belly. On the 3 reel machine, there is only one symbol: a 7, but it can be red, blue or yellow. The highest paying colour 7 is the red, which pays out up to 10 coins if you get three in a row.

Every time you click on the spin button, the royal will pull the lever to set the reels on his belly in motion. This reel is set on a different algorithm that offers many more wins than losses, you will win more often and each time you win, you get another spin. The free spins round ends when a combination comes up that isn’t a win.

Verdict

This is a very basic online slot with almost no features to speak of and a low betting range. It’s great for a casual punt, but if you’re as serious about your pokies as we are, it doesn’t offer all that much.