Every Netent release is an exciting time for any mobile casino player. The fact that many of their games are years old and still some of the favourites around are a testament to this. The newest of these releases is the King of Slots mobile slot. King of Slots won't officially be out until the 12th November, but we've given it a go and are happy to present to you the strengths and weaknesses of the new title.
King of Slots?
The key features about King of Slots gameplay are:
- 5×3 reel slots
- 25 paylines
- The reel icons include: fruit, numbered reels, wild and scatters
- Sticky Wins: Free re-spins until you stop receiving the same symbols
- 5 scatters trigger 10 extra spins with a 3x multiplier
- 97% Return To Player (RTP)
- Max win of 750,000… or 3,000 times your bet
- Min / max bet: 0.25 / 250 a spin
In terms of what's on offer here, it's a surprisingly standard affair. There's no innovation in terms of layout like we saw with Dazzle Me. Even the visuals don't stand out anywhere near how Gonzo's Quest did all those years ago.
With a 5×3 reel layout and 25 paylines, it's a very regular in terms of design. It's RTP rate and bet amounts are also very similar to most other slots in the Netent range. Wilds and scatters do their best to mix up the spins, but it's an excitement that can be found with most other slots.
The King Is Dead?
There are still definitely some positives within the slot. The Sticky Wins is one of our favourite features. It's certainly not a feature that appears often in slots and adds a lot of excitement to each spin.
The sticky wins appear often, with each completed line causing subsequent spins to continue until you no longer receive any of the original symbols which caused the initial line. Simply by spinning 3 of any icon, you can start combos that can build up your winnings to huge multipliers in comparison to what you started with. It's an exciting addition and we're glad it's been implemented to give King of Slots even the smallest amount of individuality; something that it greatly needs.
In terms of atmosphere, we wouldn't say it's the most kingly design that Netent could've gone with. That's not to say it's not a pleasant aesthetic. The sound of rolling waves breaking on a coastline and seagulls calling in the distance is a very chill background to spin to. It's not quite the royalty theme we expected, given the title, but it certainly creates a pleasant chill factor to the whole thing. Check it out for yourself.
Should You Play It?
We can't hide the fact that we're slightly disappointed. Netent has failed in the best way, as it's not that King of Slots is a bad slot. To the contrary, it's actually an incredibly well-made and enjoyable slot to play. But with such an amazing back catalogue of classic slots, we were expecting so highly of Netent, that possibly our own hype has tainted our enjoyment.
If you like the look of it, then definitely give it a try. It is a fun slot to play and the sticky win feature is an uncommon addition, that is so fun we wonder why it's not used more often. Be aware there are better slots to play. But if you're looking for a solid slot, you could do much worse than the King of Slots.