Game of Thrones may have ended so here's something to soften the blow
After ten years, 73 episodes in total, the promise of at least one, if not more, spin-off series, Game of Thrones finally came to its conclusion this week and while I am aware of the ending, I am not going to spoil it for anybody yet to see how things turn out in Westeros.
In true Game of Thrones style, the last season of just six episodes has split opinion over how the series was concluded. While some fans are happy at what has happened, others are furious and there are even petitions being organised online asking for HBO to re-shoot the entire season 8 once again.
Legends, mythology and heraldry have all combined to make Game of Thrones a huge success around the world but it is also true that these common ingredients have also been the inspiration for a number of top slot games. So if you are looking for something to while away the time now Game of Thrones has come to an end, why not enjoy a few spins on a slot?
What we have done is identified three slot games from Microgaming which are the perfect choice for you if you are going to miss the excitement occurring in Westeros, Essos and Bravos. Admittedly it may not quite be the same, but then again, you can't win a very nice pile of cash when watching Game of Thrones, so there are always two ways to look at the series coming to a conclusion.
So if you are going to miss your Game of Thrones fix, here's a trio of slots to help fill the void.
- Game of Thrones
Well of course it had to be #1 didn't it? You have a choice here of playing the 15 pay line or the 243 Ways to Win versions of the game and although it seems like the 243 Ways to Win offers significantly better chances of landing a win on each spin, I actually feel the 15-pay line offers the better value.
Both slots offer the same bonuses and prizes and the same chances to access them, so you won't be at a disadvantage if you play one over the other. With the stirring Ramin Djawadi theme song playing as you spin, you will be transported to Westeros and there are so many aspects of the TV series included on the slot, including the famous Dragon Eggs as the Scatters, the Iron Throne, the four different sigils for the four houses of Westeros and the four creatures that represent each house.
The base game is fun but the action really hots up in the Free Spins mode where you get to pick which house you want to align yourself with. Each house has its own Multiplier Bonus allied to a number of Free Spins. The larger the multiplier, the fewer the number of Free Spins you have. You can pick from any of the four houses, Targaryen, Lannister, Stark and Baratheon to play through your chosen bonus.
- Thunderstruck II
This medium variance slot is one of the most popular Microgaming slots ever produced and it is easy to see why. The game is based on a Norse mythology theme, many of which have been borrowed or inspired the narrative and action in the Game of Thrones series and features Loki, Valkyrie, Odin and Thor, the God of Thunder.
This 5x3 slot has a total of 243 Ways to Win across the reels and what appeals most of all to many players is the fact that it also has a jackpot of 2,400,000 coins. With a medium variance too, it is a slot which isn't going to take too many big bites out of your bankroll.
What is the massive selling point of the Thunderstruck II slot? Well in actual fact, there are many and it is this depth which makes the slot so popular. The base game is good fun and rolls along at a decent pace and is really enhanced by the randomly triggered Wildstorm bonus which can lead to some very big wins being achieved without leaving the base game as it can turn up to four of the five reels entirely Wild.
However, it is the four different Free Spins bonus games, which you have to work through in order to unlock each one initially before you can then select which one you want to play, which really gives the game added depth. Each of the bonus features is based on one of the main characters in the slot, Odin, Loki, Thor and Valkyrie and each character has their own number of Free Spins and an associated bonus, such as multipliers, additional Wilds and Rolling Reels in play on the Thor feature.
With a maximum coin value of 0.25 per spin, the maximum theoretical cash win is $600,000 (for 2,400,000 coins) which is a huge amount of money for a medium variance slot and the fact that the game has a quest element in unlocking the bonus features, and saves your progress from session to session ensures it is a game that you will always keep coming back to.
- Avalon II
Another sequel game that took the original to new heights, the Avalon II slot is a great link with the Game of Thrones slot as it is based on King Arthur mythology, many aspects of which have inspired the action in the Game of Thrones TV series.
This five reel slot comes with 243 Ways to Win and tells the story of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail. Bet's start at just 0.30 per spin, which makes it affordable for the vast majority of players although you can ramp up the bet if you prefer to play for more money.
While the base game is good fun, what really makes Avalon II so special is the quest element of its bonus features. Excluding the standard Wilds, there are a total of eight different bonus features including Lake of Legend, Misty Vale, Dusky Moors, Forest Falls and Isle of Avalon, the latter of which is the final game in the sequence and which will see you spin a wheel in order to try and unlock the biggest prize in the game.
One of the things that makes Avalon II so appealing is its sheer depth. You can play for a while and still be unlocking and discovering new aspects to the game and so if you are a fan of slots that reward your time and patience, then Avalon II is certainly a slot to try out.
Where can you play the Game of Thrones slot?
The good news is that while Game of Thrones may well have come to an end, you can still immerse yourself in a world of fantasy and legend thanks to the enjoyable Game of Thrones slot game! You can play this game at any of the Mega Moolah casinos!
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