Based on a piece of classical music by the Norwegian composer Grieg, Hall of the Mountain King is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot from Quickspin. It’s super volatile and boasts a cracking range of extras including stacked wilds, multipliers and free spins with added goodies, all played out with a superb orchestral score. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 20p and £100 per spin.
Quickspin are one of the top developers when it comes to the design and there’s no cause for complaint about the sound and visuals here. It looks superb. With a mountain realm in the background, the lower value royal symbols are done Norse-style and appear on stone blocks. They’re joined by higher value creatures. The best of them is the bearded king who’ll get you 2, 7.5 or 50 times your bet for a 3, 4 or 5-symbol combination.
Those payout amounts are also on offer from the wild. These can appear in stacked formation with the Stacked Wilds feature. Every time wild lands, it illuminates a block on the Multiplier Meter to the left of the reels. The more wilds on display, the bigger the potential multiplier on that spin. This is called the Multiplier Meter feature. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 wilds and your payout on that spin receives a 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x boost. It’s here that the stacked wilds can really come into their own and really get the multipliers rocking.
The main feature is a 3-stage Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing 3 scatters (the King’s hammer) on the same spin. Every time a winning combination hits during stages 1 and 2, it breaks a block on the upgrade meter to the right of the reels. The king can also break a block on the multiplier meter which upgrades the potential boosts to 15x on offer for wild wins:
- Stage 1 – Symbol Upgrade feature – the lower value symbols are removed in succession and replaced by ones of higher value.
- Stage 2 – Whirling Wild Collection feature – Whirling wilds are active.
- Stage 3 – Whirling Wild Drop feature – the whirling wilds will come down in 3 intense free spins which can deliver some potentially massive combinations.
Fans of high variance video slots should find plenty to like here. This is a highly volatile game so you can expect some big swings. Quickspin has created another enjoyable all-rounder in Hall of the Mountain King. It looks and sounds superb and the impressive range of extras delivers plenty of variety.
That classy combination makes an audience with the mountain king one that’s well worth making. It’s also lucrative if you get a good number of wilds with the 15x multiplier – to the tune of 7,326 times your bet on each free spin. If you like big multipliers, Quickspin’s Eastern Emeralds offers them – up to 1,680x!