Bally Technologies Sword of Destiny Video Slot Review

Epic fantasy adventure is the theme on offer in Sword of Destiny, a video from Bally Technologies. Played using a 5 reel, 25 payline game engine, it comes with a quartet of base game modifiers that offer extra wilds, symbol upgrades and an expanded 50 payline game engine. This quest also comes with free spins with multipliers of up to 10x as well as a fixed jackpot round.

Like many games in the Bally catalogue, Sword of Destiny first saw light as a brick and mortar casino video slot. That’s clearly visible in the design which has the look of a traditional cabinet game. That design is very impressive though. Symbols include necklaces, scrolls, gloves, flasks and castle. More rewarding are the sword lady, the sword man and the armour woman. The latter pair award 200 coins for a 5-symbol combination. There’s also a wild that replaces everything bar the bonus and XZONE symbols.

There are plenty of extras on offer in this fantasy-themed offering – hitting most regularly are the quartet of base game modifiers. These can trigger at random on any spin. The reel set expands to offer 50 payline and you’ll receive 1 of the following:

  • Clumped Wilds feature – between 1 and 3 reels will be filled with clumped wilds
  • Random Wilds feature – between 4 and 9 extra wilds are added to the reels
  • Grouped Wilds feature – between 4 and 10 adjacent positions on the reels turn wild
  • Symbol Upgrade feature – 2 of the lower value symbols will magically transform into the higher value sword man, sword lady or castle symbols

Sword of Destiny also comes with a pair of traditional feature rounds. Land the XZONE symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Games Bonus feature with 8 free spins. Every winning combination benefits from a random multiplier that can boost the payout from anything between 2x and 10x. Keep a special eye out for the XZONE symbol as an extra free spin is awarded every time 1 lands.

Temple Tower Jackpot feature – this round is triggered by landing the bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. The goal here is to reach the top of the tower. Pick stones to determine your progress. The nearer the summit you make it, the bigger the awards. Reach the top for the jackpot of 500 times your total bet.

Sword of Destiny proved a hit in live casinos and the online version is a tidy conversion. Visually, it’s very nicely done. The imagery is high-end and works very well. The range of extras impresses too. The modifiers spice up the base game and the feature rounds offer some solid potential.

Bring those elements together and Sword of Destiny becomes a very playable proposition and well worth a look if you like the fantasy theme or just want a game that looks and sounds excellent and offers a variety of extras.

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