Game of Thrones
Microgaming have a long history of teaming up with blockbuster films and TV shows. The Game of Thrones slot could be thier biggest tie up yet after the Dark Knight Slot franchise (Batman).
This slot is themed on the smash hit HBO TV series that is itself based on George R.R. Martin's incredibly successful saga of books. He's known as the American Tolkien in many parts of the States, and this new slot has done the stories and characters justice.
This is an interesting game because it gives you the option of playing in either the 243 Ways to Win format, or on a more standard 15 payline version.
You are essentially choosing different volatilities of slot. If you like a high variance slot that can pay out in big chunks (but can also go cold for periods), play the 15 payline version. But if you like your slots a bit more steady, go for the 243 Ways to Win variant. Or play the Game of Thrones Slot
for free and test out both versions before you wade in- even more sensible.
The Game of Thrones Slot followed hot on the heels from the Jurassic Park slot - both games were trumpeted lound by Microgaming- no surprise I guess, given the huge following that both franchises have.
The stacked wild symbols are the key to big wins- try and get at least 2 stacked up, and there is also a free spins round which you'll trigger with 3 or more scatters (get 2 and you'll get a bonus- normally up to 3x your bet but it can can over 100x. When you get in tot he free spins round, you'll need to select from a menu of free-spins/multiplier offers, as is the fashion these days with video slots. Choose from 8 spins at 5x to 18 at 2x with extra stacked symbols. You pays your money, you takes your choice (well not in this case, I guess, as the spins are free).
While we wouldn't put Game of Thrones in the same category as their top 243 Ways to Win games like Thunderstruck 2 and Immortal Romance, it does a pretty solid job and will certainly be popular with fans of the series. The option of choosing different version of the slot is an interesting one, although I get the feeling that they haven't quite cracked this on this showing alone. It seems more of a gimmick. I would wager that they will keep experimenting with this feature- why not just have an "in-game" switch where you can switch between versions, or better still- and control where you can increase and decrease the volatility yourself!