NextGen Gaming’s Rise of the Mountain King Video Slot Review

Rise of the Mountain King: Demo

Epic Norse adventure is what’s on offer in Rise of the Mountain King, a super volatile 5 reel, 30 payline slot from NextGen Gaming. Highlights of this saga are wild streak re-spins and a free spins round where wild multipliers start at 5x but can send payouts rocketing by up to 100x. Stakes in this high variance slot range from between 30p and £60 per spin. The RTP ranges from 96.313% to 96.848%.

Cracking design

NextGen Gaming has created a superb looking slot here. The King’s mountaintop castle is the setting. On the reels are Norse-style A to 9 symbols as well as an axe, a hammer and a troll. The top paying standard symbol is the princess. She’ll get you 1, 5 or 13.33 x your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

Wild King

The Mountain King is the wild. He replaces everything apart from the scatter and pays 1.33, 6.33 or 16.66 x bet for 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. The king is also the star of the first feature we’ll look at – the King’s Re-Spin feature. To trigger this bonus, you’ll need to land 3 or more wilds on the same spin. A payout is made followed by a series of streak re-spins where the reels are made up of blanks and overlay wilds. The re-spins keep on coming as long as a new wild symbol joins the cluster. A final payout calculation is made when your spins are complete.

Rise of the Multiplier feature

The gemstone is the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of them on the same spin and you can look forward to a payday of 5, 20 or 250 x your bet. You’ll also be awarded 8, 9 or 10 free spins. The scatters from the triggering spin are collected in a meter. Each new scatter that lands during the free spins is added to that meter as well as adding 1 extra free spin to your tally.

Big multiplier wilds

The free spins starts with wild multipliers of 5x active. The more scatters you collect, the greater the multipliers. There are 6 levels in all. Reach level 6 and the wilds come with a 100x multiplier attached!

  • Level 1 (scatter collect count = 3): wild multiplier = 5x
  • Level 2 (scatter collect count = 6): wild multiplier = x10
  • Level 3 (scatter collect count = 9): wild multiplier = x15
  • Level 4 (scatter collect count = 12): wild multiplier = x25
  • Level 5 (scatter collect count = 15): wild multiplier = x50
  • Level 6 (scatter collect count = 18): wild multiplier = x100

You can also trigger the King’s Re-Spin feature during the Rise of the Multiplier feature though – this is significant as you could get a screen full of wilds which would include the potentially huge multipliers.

Buy the feature for 100 x bet

You’ll have the option to buy the Rise of the Multiplier feature if you like. This will cost a maximum of 100 x your bet. You can also gamble and try and land the free spins that way. It’s a spin the wheel gamble. If the pointer lands in the green segment, you’ll trigger the free spins. If it lands in the red, you’ll lose your gamble stake. How much of the wheel is green and how much is red depends on how much you’re willing to gamble. This isn’t available to UK players though due to the UKGC’s regulations (Bonus Buy features are banned in the UK).

50,000 x bet wins per free spin

We liked the Rise of the Mountain King slot. The design is top class and the 2 feature rounds are excellent. This is a high risk, high reward proposition though. The top payout is an eye watering 50,000 x bet per free spin – a screen full of wilds will pay 500 x bet – add in the 100x wild multiplier in level 6 to achieve this.

The variance here is very high so factor that into your thinking. If you can cope with the stratospheric variance, there’s plenty to enjoy in Rise of the Mountain King. You should also try NextGen Gaming’s Pillars of Asgard as it also has a Norse theme – it comes with lots of extras and up to 1 million ways to win.

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