Play mediaeval nobleman and try and squire a jackpot or 2 in Knights of Gold. Created by betdigital and NextGen Gaming, it’s a 10 reel, 100 payline game that comes with a pick me feature as well as a bonus round that awards up to 60 free spins with multipliers of up to 20x. Stakes start at £1, rising to £100 per spin.
The game engine in Knights of Gold is unusual – to the left you’ll see a standard 5 reel, 3 row machine. To the right is a 5 reel, 12 row machine. They spin independently with winning combinations created by landing 3, 4 or 5 in a row on each.
The reels feature middle ages-style royal symbols as well as goblets, suits of armour, flags and shields. The castle is the best paying symbol, awarding 20 times your bet if you land 5 across a payline. There’s also a wild. There are 2 other symbols you’ll be hoping to see, both of which trigger a feature.
Shields Surprise Bonus feature – landing 3 shields on the same spin anywhere on either reel set triggers this round. The 5×3 machine is then filled with 15 shields. Behind them lie multiplier prizes. Keep on picking until you land the stop. All the multipliers are added together and applied to your total stake.
Free Games Bonus feature – hitting 3 bonus symbols on the middle 3 reels of the main machine triggers the free spins round. If you land 2 bonus symbols, you’ll trigger the Bonus Symbol Respin feature where you’ll get a respin with the bonuses locked in place which offers a second chance to trigger. Once active, you’ll have the choice of the following combinations:
- 30 free spins with 1x multiplier
- 15 free spins with 2x multiplier
- 10 free spins with 3x multiplier
- 6 free spins with 5x multiplier
- 3 free spins with 10x multiplier
Before the round begins, select 1 of the 4 flags. This can reveal 1 of 3 modifiers or will signal the start of the free spins. You can benefit from double wins with combinations featuring the 10, J, Q, K and A symbols. You can also see all 10, J, Q, K and A symbols removed from play. The other option is wins containing a wild will be subject to a 2x multiplier.
Landing 3 bonus symbols triggers another round of free spins. If you pick the 1x multiplier option, you will play a total of 60 free spins. If you picked the 10x multiplier option, you’d have 6 free spins. Now, if you’re lucky enough to get doubling wins involving the wild or the low value royal symbols, this multiplier could reach 20x!
NextGen Gaming and betdigital have created an enjoyable game here. The visuals are very tastefully done, backed by a classical, middle ages score. The features impress too. We landed the Shield Surprise Bonus feature at regular intervals. The free spins were a little trickier to locate but the multipliers and modifiers can make it worth the wait. As far as volatility goes, we’d put it on the high side of medium.
We were pleasantly surprised by Knights of Gold. With its classy design and range of features, it’s a very playable take on the medieval theme. I would also suggest you try Black Knight II from WMS and Kingdom’s Edge by NextGen Gaming.