IGT departs from its usual video slots and gives the humble fruit machine a regal makeover in Royal Spins. It’s a 5 reel, 15 payline game that comes with win both ways payouts, free spins and a progressive jackpot. Enjoy and audience at the palace from between 5p and £150 per spin.

Royal Spins has a distinctly retro feel – the interior of the royal castle forms the backdrop to the reels which include a collection of classic symbols. In order of value you’ll see cherries, oranges, plums and bells. The most lucrative symbol is the red 7 which pays 25, 100 or 1,000 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

The first of the 2 bonuses we’ll look as is the Crown Bonus feature – this is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the crown scatter anywhere on the reels. As well as an award of 12, 48 or 200 times your total bet, you will also receive 3, 5 or 10 free spins. Land 3 or more crowns during the feature and the feature is re-triggered.

Royal Spins also comes with a progressive jackpot – each time you land a 5-in-a-row combination featuring the cherries symbol, a cherry is lit in the Cherry Bonus Meter. The amount on offer increases when you land a winning combination featuring the red 7. The number of 7s is multiplied by your line bet. To trigger the jackpot, you need to light all 5 cherries on the Cherry Bonus Meter.

This is a simple game – the blocky design has a retro flavour. The gameplay is simple too and just what you’d expect from such an old-school offering. Don’t expect too much in the way of high octane action here. The volatility is in the low to medium range – the free spins hits regularly and you can expect a steady stream of lower value wins.

That low to medium variance makes this a good slot for new players. Likewise, players more familiar with action packed video slots looking to try an old-school favourite should find plenty on offer here.

It’s not a game that’s dripping in splendour but for some simple, low variance action, Royal Spins does the job well enough. I also suggest you try IGT’s Medieval Money which shares a similar theme. If you’re a fan of Monty Python, Playtech offers you Monty Python’s Spamalot.