Cash of Kingdoms slot set for immediate release at Microgaming casinos
It's been a long time coming since the game was first announced, with a great degree of fanfare, at ICE Totally Gaming 2018 expo back in February this year, but after a wait of eight months, Microgaming in collaboration with Slingshot Studios, are finally set to release their exciting Cash of Kingdoms slot.
The tentative release date is October 2nd (although this has been revised several times over the past few months), so don't hold your breath...
The game was the star attraction of the third day of the ICE Totally Gaming expo at the Microgaming bar in ExCeL London. The company had a medieval theme with archery targets, gunpowder keg tables, suits of armour and even one of the world's finest foot archer displaying their sleigh of foot with a bow and arrow to amazed onlookers, accompanied by the soundtrack taken from the game.
At the time, Microgaming Games Publisher David Reynolds stated about the game:
"Cash of Kingdoms is built on a strong game engine that will give players an action-packed escapade with fantastic pay-outs.
"Combining an exciting feature set with a popular theme that appeals to many mobile gamers, we anticipate Cash of Kingdoms to be a long-term player favourite.
"It's the perfect adventure to add to our diverse games roadmap for 2018."
Quite why the slot fell down the release date order from an initial late spring/early summer release, down to an autumn one remains unclear, but the eagerly-anticipated game is set to hit casinos from October 2nd and players should be in for a treat.
What do we know about the Cash of Kingdoms slot?
We know that Cash of Kingdoms is set in medieval times and has a fantasy theme. It is a five-reel, 15-pay line slot that sees three symbols on each reel, so its initial appearance is somewhat standard for a typical Microgaming slot release (the company has a long history of producing high quality 5x3 reel slot games).
In terms of the bet size, players have a large number of selections with the smallest bet being 0.15 and the largest purported to be a massive 480.00 per spin. That means this is a slot which can be played by the smaller stakes' player quite happily, while also appealing to the player who likes to wager considerably more.
Symbols on the reel come in two different forms. There are the lower value symbols, which are the items on the reels including gunpowder kegs, bows and arrows, spell books, swords and shields. Alongside these lower value symbols, there are five character symbols on the reels who play a role in the story of the slot. These are the Crafty Rogue, the Bearded Bombardier, the Feisty Archer, the Magical Mage and lastly the Dashing Knight.
The Knight is the highest value of the standard symbols offering 10 times your total stake for five of his symbols across any of the available pay lines. Each symbol is stacked up to two symbols high which means multiple winning lines can be triggered on a single spin.
Despite being a lower variance slot, the game also boasts a relatively high jackpot winning figure purported to be over 100,000 which will certainly attract those that like to play for bigger money. The game also has a Wild symbol,which only appears on the middle three reels. Land a full stack of Wilds on the second or fourth reel and you trigger the new Invading Wilds feature, which is when these Wilds will move onto an adjacent reel, replacing all the standard symbols with Wilds to increase the potential of a higher value win for the player.
There's also a Free Spins bonus which can be triggered when you land three Scatter symbols on the middle three reels. This will award you 10 Free Spins and during the bonus, every additional Scatter landed on the reels will give you one additional Free Spin. During Free Spins, each of the reels contains Wild symbols that are Super Stacked.
Land a Super Stacked Wild reel on the second and fourth reels during Free Spins and the third reel will be invaded by wilds and give you a sizeable win, which will be boosted by the application of a 2x multiplier.
Cash of Kingdoms - Slingshot Studios Inaugural Release for Microgaming
It is also an important release for the company that designed and developed the game in partnership with Microgaming, Slingshot Studios.
"At Slingshot Studios, out energy and imagination push us forward," stated their creative director Richard Vermaak.
"We love building games that people love to play and we can't wait to share them with Microgaming for their operators to enjoy. Cash of Kingdoms is the first taste of what's to come."
Slingshot were the third independent studio to team up with the giants at Microgaming to produce exclusive content for the company. They followed Triple Edge Studios (who teamed up in February 2018) and who have released the games Playboy Gold, Halloween and most recently, Wicked Tales: Dark Red.
This was then followed by the announcement in June that Stormcraft Studios would be the next big development studio to team up with Microgaming. Their first release was the steampunk-inspired Fortunium slot, which hit casinos on June 20th, the company is also currently working on a sequel to the hugely popular Agent Jane Blonde slot.
Alongside Swedish company Just For The Win, who also develop games for Microgaming, this means that the Isle of Man companies slot output has become more diverse over 2018 and ensures that fans have an excellent choice of different types of slots to play, as well as abundant new features on some of the slots to enjoy, such as the Jumbo Symbols feature on the Halloween and Playboy Gold slots.
With so many new companies releasing games for Microgaming, as well as the company developing its own line of slots in-house, it is important that Cash of Kingdoms proves to be at least as successful as the other releases that have come out this year and it is going to be interesting to see how the slot is received by slot players upon its release.
Do check back to this site in the next day or two when we will bring you our comprehensive and unbiased review of the Cash of Kingdom's slot.
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