The Royal Family Slot Free Play
Despite the fact that Yggdrasil got their first license in 2013, the “creators, the game changers, the innovators” have quickly established their place in the iGaming industry.
The “underdog among giants” soon became one of the leaders in the field of game development. Their video slots boast excellent graphics and a fitting soundtrack, and usually come with a kickass intro. Apart from that, the gaming experience is outstanding, while the features incorporated are quite addictive.
How To Play It
We usually criticize video slots that use playing cards because of the lack of authentic symbols in the game, but this time we simply need to remain silent, since all icons fit the theme perfectly. Set in front of a castle, The Royal Family will present the inhabitants of the court. First comes the King, followed by his lovely Queen.
We also have the Prince and the Knight, which are represented on the font of A and J playing cards. The Trophy is the Scatter that triggers free spins, while the Royal Chest triggers either instant wins or free spins. The Jester is the Wild that substitutes for all regular icons, and card suits are used for low-paying symbols.
You will understand how the court functions in no time at all, due to the fact that the rules of the game are as easy as possible. The Yggdrasil title features five reels, four rows and benefits from 25 fixed paylines, which pay left to right, starting from the leftmost reel, with three of a kind being the minimum for landing payouts. Betting is fixed at 25 coins, but the coin denomination can be changed. Players can bet from $0.10 up to $200 per single spin.
You will notice red banners under every reel and on these banners specific feature prizes can appear. If you collect 2 feature prizes on one reel, you will trigger freebies and get at least 8 free spins.
Common prizes include from 1 extra starting Wild to 3 extra starting Wilds in the Free Spins feature, as well as from 1 extra free spin to 3 extra free spins. Also, there is the low-paying symbol removal. Apart from that, reels can provide you with rare prizes, and on each reel a specific feature prize can appear.
Land three or more Trophy Scatters on the reels to trigger 8, 16, or 24 free spins, depending on the number of Scatters landed. During free spins, randomly chosen high-paying symbols can become sticky Wilds.
Finally, there is the Royal Chest Scatter, which can get you up to 2,500 coins in instant win, or up to 24 freebies. If landed during the Free Spins feature, players can get up to 4 extra free spins or up to 3 sticky Wilds.
The most you can expect from the Yggdrasil product is 1,981 times the bet per single spin, and this can only be achieved by combining big wins with the maximum possible win multiplier of 4x.
The King is the second-best playing icons, which was a bit of a surprise, offering 200 coins for five of a kind. The Knight (or Jack) pays the most, offering 250 coins for the maximum combo. The Royal Family’s RTP is 96.1%.
First of all, we were a bit disappointed when we did not see the members of the British royal family on the reels, because we expected Harry and his beloved Megan. Joking aside, we did not expect to see such a royal family. They cleverly used playing cards and made them protagonists of the 2020 release.
The visuals are a bit too cartoonish for our taste, but there will be players who will appreciate the job done in the graphics department. As for the special features, there is plenty to play for in the Yggdrasil product, but it will not be that easy to trigger all the extras on the offer.