Royal Family Slot: Introduction
Royal Family is a video slot with 5 reels, 4 rows and 25 fixed paylines playable from €0.10 to €200. The game features 7 common and 5 rare collectable feature items and a free spins game. It has a medieval theme and a free spins sound track that brings our minds to Rule Britannia. The game is however more or less a straight clone of Vikings Go Berzerk.
Royal family includes 4 low value symbols - hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds, and 4 high value symbols which are represented by characters in the form of kings, queens, princes and knights. We wish we could show you the paytable, but as it turns out Yggdrasil have done a schloppy job and delivered an unfinished game as demonstrated below.
Royal Family Slot: Features
There are 12 different feature prizes in the base game which award special features in free spin mode when collected. Each reel has its own rare collectable prize which only appears on the given reel. Only 1 rare prize can be collected for each free spin mode.
There are also 7 common featue prizes which can appear on any reel. Collecting any 2 feature prizes on 1 reel awards at least 8 free spins with the collected features active. If two or more collections are fulfilled simultaneously, they are treated as separate free spin modes and are played one after the other.
The 5 rare collectable prizes are:
- Reel 1: 2 extra free spins, x2 multiplier, 2 starting wilds
- Reel 2: x4 multiplier
- Reel 3: 2 starting wild reels
- Reel 4: 6 starting wilds
- Reel 5: 9 extra free spins
The 7 common collectable prizes are:
- +1, +2 or +3 free spins
- 1, 2 or 3 starting wilds
- remove 1 low pay symbol from the free spins reels
Royal Family Slot: Free Spins
The free spins mode can be triggered in 3 different ways including by collecting 3+ free spin symbols. In the free spin mode all high pay symbols will have a chance of becoming sticky wilds. All high pay symbols on the reels will spin and may turn into sticky wilds randomly. The wilds stick to the reels until the free spins mode is over.
- Hitting 3 free spin symbols awards 8 free spins
- Hitting 4 free spin symbols awards 16 free spins
- Hitting 5 free spin symbols awards 24 free spins
Royal Family Slot: Verdict
When we tried the game it appeared unfinished and several screens didn't work as they should. The screen that supposed to warn that cash bet has been changed, the info panel and other screens were all messed up which gave the impression of a bad job. One can only hope they got the maths right at least.
Royal Family is a clone of Vikings Go Berzerk, so nothing really feels new or innovative about it. There are supposed to be collectable features, but we rarely got to see any of them and it soon became quite obvious that you stand no good fighting chance going into the bonus with the standard 8 free spins.
The turning symbols in the free spins game that reveal the wilds are fun at first, but soon becomes a bit annoying since the chance of symbols turning into wilds seem to be 1 in 20 rather than 50/50 as is being visually presented. The game has a 96.1% RTP and unfortunately there is no information available regarding max win potential, but it is likely the same as Vikings Go Berzerk.