Microgaming have discontinued the Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring slot game – there wasn’t any official news from Microgaming as to why this happened but it’s believed it’s due to licensing issues. It was rumoured the license to offer the slot game was too expensive for Microgaming to run. It was decommissioned in June 2012 and replaced by The Dark Knight.

It’s a real pity because I loved the Lord of the Rings slot. However, WMS Gaming do have a few Lord of the Rings slot sin land based casinos which hopefully may be made into an online slot. I would love it if they managed to do this because WMS produce quality slot games.

Anyway, in the meantime, you can play plenty of quality slots available to play. If you like Microgaming, you can try the branded games such as Jurassic Park, Game of Thrones or Terminator 2. If you want slots basic on epic films, you have Playtech titles like Marvel’s The Avengers and Gladiator Jackpot.

Original review below

Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring video slot game has 5 reels and 243 ways to win. The game is powered by“Microgaming. The game is based on the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy which is considered the best trilogy of all time (Godfather anyone?). The total amount of coins is 600 and therefore the maximum bet is £30. Winning combinations are characterised by clips from the movie and will surely get you excited.

The Lord of the Rings slot game has since been revamped and the new version is now available at Roxy Palace Casino. The wild symbol is the Lord of the Rings logo and will substitute all symbols (except the scatter and Eye of Sauron) to form a winning combination. The Eye of Suaron is an expanding wild symbol that appears on reel 3 to substitute all other symbols (except scatter) to give you a win. This can be up to 1.9 million coins!

The Ring is the scatter symbol and if you get 3 more Rings in any position, you will trigger the Lord of Rings Free Spins. You will be awarded 15 free spins starting with a 2x multiplier where you can win up to 1.9 million coins. In the free spins game, 1 reel is randomly chosen to be a wild and will replace similar symbols as a result. If you get 3 or more Ring symbols here, you will get an extra 15 free spins.

The other feature to look out for is the Cinematic Spins. In this feature, the reels disappear after the spin is triggered and you will see clips from the movie. This slot game is the first of 3 Lord of the Rings games with The Two Towers and The Return of the King to be released in late 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Furthermore, the new version has a new bonus round and includes a progressive jackpot element. The character symbol Gollum is now in the slot game and triggers the Gollum Bonus Round randomly. Here is a video of the new Lord of the Rings Gollum feature courtesy of SlotJunkies.net:

Furthermore, the new Lord of the Rings version has a multi-tiered progressive jackpot with 4 levels within the Bonus Wheel feature. This again is randomly triggered and the prizes are higher the more you’ve wagered. The top level is called the Mithril Progressive which starts at a cool 1 million coins.

Unfortunately, the Lord of the Rings slot game is no longer available to play for free due to the game being a progressive jackpot game. If you want to try the new look Lord of the Rings slot game right away, you can go straight to Roxy Palace Casino who offer up to £1,250 free including a 100% bonus up to £150.