Go back in time to historical China and do battle with feuding tribes in King of 3 Kingdoms. Created by NetEnt, it’s a cracking looking 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot. The highlight is the free spins round which awards up to 50 free spins where all payouts are trebled. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 25p and £125 per spin.
As usual for a NetEnt video slot, the design here is terrific. The reels are set within an ornately designed parchment scroll. There you’ll find Chinese-style A to 10 royal values as well as soldiers and the kings of the 3 kingdoms.
The best standard symbol is the ruler in the blue silk robe. Land 3, 4 or 5 of him in combination and you can look forward to an award of 4, 20 or 60 times your bet. The 243 ways to win game engine means that winners are created by landing matching symbols on adjacent reels. The Map of the 3 Kingdoms is the wild. This can appear on reels 2 and 4 only. It substitutes for all the standard symbols.
The golden dragon statue is the game’s scatter. Land 3 or more of these on adjacent reels, starting from the leftmost reel and you’ll trigger the game’s Free Spins feature. Once active, you can look forward to 15 free spins. Boosting your winning chances here is the 3x multiplier which is present throughout the free spins. That means payouts are trebled.
You can re-trigger more free spins here too if you land 3 or more dragon scatters in combination on the same free spin as 3, 4 or 5 scatters will reward you with 15, 20 or 25 extra free spins respectively (taking your possible total to 50). Now, the additional free spins don’t have a 3x multiplier attached.
With such an epic theme, you might have expected a wider range of extras. Instead, NetEnt has kept things simple and that decision works well. The free spins round has plenty of potential thanks to the 3x multiplier. The design is as impressive as you’d hope. Visually, it’s superbly done and the stirring soundtrack fits the historical theme very nicely.
In terms of volatility, it’s medium to high with maximum wins of 792 times your bet on every free spin with the trebling multiplier. The gameplay is more straightforward than we expected but the classy design and explosive free spins round make King of the 3 Kingdoms a video slot to consider. Just for your information, it’s a clone of Victorious (by NetEnt) which has a Roman Empire theme and is very popular despite being released years ago.