Another video slot from WMS to make the leap from live to online casinos is Knight’s Keep. It’s a 6 reel, 192 payline game that comes with a bonus round that awards up to 25 free spins where the reels are flipped with at least 3 of them displaying the same matching symbol. Stakes range from between 40p and £200 per spin.
The configuration of the reels in Knight’s Keep is a little unusual. The reels are set up 2x3x4x5x6x7 rows high. They combine to offer 192 different paylines. There’s a strong mediaeval feel to the design. Joining the lower value heart, diamond, club and spade symbols are a sceptre, a crown, a bearded jester and the queen and king. The most lucrative symbol is the black knight. Land 6 of these in combination and you’ll pocket an award of 10 times your bet.
That might not sound like a huge amount for a top-paying symbol. Many of the symbols appear in stacks though. Combine that with the large number of paylines and it’s possible to land some big winning clusters. Helping to do that is the wild that replaces everything apart from the scatter (the shield with the horse motif).
Land 3, 4 or 5 of the shield scatter and you’ll win an award equal to 2, 10 or 50 times your total bet as well as 5, 12 or 25 free spins in the Free Spins feature. Things are a little different here – firstly, the reels flip around so that the 7-row reel is reel 1 and the 2-row reel is reel 6. You’ll also see at least 3 stacks of matching symbols on every free spin. The 7-high reel 1 will always be filled with the same symbol.
If the matching symbol stacks fall nicely, some big wins are possible here – up to 1,440 times your total bet on every free spin. We found these free spins to be feast or famine though. We totally whiffed on numerous occasions, despite the matching symbol reels. When they combined though, it was possible to land a big haul of coins from a single free spin.
The design here won’t be winning any awards. The visuals look pretty tired. You can tell that this video slot started out as a live casino offering. If you’ve enjoyed WMS’s other 192 payline games, such as Red Flag Fleet, you’ll have a good idea of what to expect here. It’s solid enough but Knight’s Keep isn’t something we’ll be coming back to again and again.