Kingdom's Edge Introduction
Kingdom's Edge is a video slot by NextGen Gaming with a 5-reel, 3-row and 20 payline setup. It's playable on all devices from €0.10 to €50 and comes with an expand wilds feature that is available in both the main game and the free spins game.
The theme of the slot belongs to the fantasy/epic genre similar to Microgaming's Avalon and Thunderstruck, it has cartoon style graphics and a Lord of the Rings type soundtrack. It's quite a simple slot which doesn't take long to understand.
The low-value symbols are represented by A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 Royals while the premiums are represented by 4 Hero symbols - Knights, Archers, Dwarfs and Sorceress. The most valuable symbol, the Knight, is only worth 5x for 5 across a payline and all premiums come 1, 2 and 3 symbols high.
There are 2 wilds available in the game. The GOLD WILD appears STACKED on reel 1 only and substitutes for all symbols except Scatter and SILVER WILD. The SILVER WILD appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 only and subtitutes for all symbols except Scatter and GOLD WILD. Both wilds are worth 30x for 5 across a payline.
This feature is triggered in the main game when the GOLD WILD appears STACKED on reel 1. The game will then initiate a re-spin and any SILVER WILD appearing on reels 2, 3, 4 or 5 will expand to occupy all positions on its respective reel. Any HERO symbol appearing on the same reel as a SILVER WILD will increase the win multiplier for the spin by 1. Any Scatter symbol (SHIELD) appearing on the same reel as a SILVER WILD awards 1 extra re-spin. Maximum possible win multiplier value per Rally Spin is x5.
3, 4 or 5 Scatter Shield symbols award 15, 20 or 25 free spins respectively. The free spins game doesn't differ from the main game except for one very beneficial function - whenever the GOLD WILD appears partially on reel 1, it is nudged to initiates the Rally the Troops feature. Further, 5 or 10 EXTRA free spins are randomly awarded whenever GOLD WILD stack lands fully on reel 1 without nudging. The free spins can also be re-triggered.
Kingdom's Edge Conclusion
Kingdom's Edge is definitely not NextGen's best game but not the worst either. This slot is all about the Rally Spins which is where you'll find most of the potential. A full screen of expanded wilds and the maximum multiplier of x5 pays 3000x, so there is some decent potential to be found here for sure. Kingdom's Edge was rather generous when we tried it and the bonus didn't appear all that hard to trigger. During our test run we got extremely lucky and landed a 300x win only a few spins in, which admittedly made us enjoy the game a bit more than we likely otherwise would. This is a slot that won't make any headlines but definitely worth a few spins if you're a fan of expanding wilds like we are.