Triple Royal Gold: Slot Overview
Swedish developer Thunderkick takes a break from dabbling in mythology and fantastical ideas to design a more down-to-earth online slot. The result is Triple Royal Gold, a 3x3 number drenched in classic slot iconography and one or two simple features. Not too simple, though. There's an interplay of gaming elements at work in Triple Royal Gold that may well spark a higher level of interest than initially suspected.
These are Avalanches, bonus token collects, and free spins with a progressive multiplier. Triple Royal Gold is a shiny slot which has a faintly land-based feel to it, though not just any physical gambling establishment, but a swanky upmarket joint with a strict dress code. Light shimmers off the three-reel gaming area, surrounded by lights and other flashy, green, and gold bits. Other than that, there's not a whole lot else to mention. The overall effect is pleasant and inviting enough to encourage further investigation.
Playable on any device, Triple Royal Gold provides bet levels of 10 p/c to £/€100 per paid game round. It comes with a default theoretical return to player value of 96.12% when playing normally, rising to 96.42% when buying the bonus game. Driving the action is a highly volatile math model, and 27 paylines make their way across the game board for landing two or three-of-a-kind wins. Cracking open the paytable we find five regular pay symbols – horseshoes, bells, bars, lucky 7s, and crowns. Values vary from 1x to 5x the bet for three of a kind; with one extra addition, the crown pays 1x the bet for landing a two-of-a-kind win. Diamond wilds appear on the reels, too, substituting for all other symbols except the scatter.
Triple Royal Gold: Slot Features
Triple Royal Gold keeps things fairly simple, as you might expect in a 3x3-styled game. Extras here include Avalanches with a symbol collection system that can lead to a free spins bonus game which has a progressive multiplier.
Symbols in winning ways or collected bonus tokens are removed from the game board and replaced with symbols falling down from above. If new wins occur or more tokens are collected after the dropdown, the process repeats all over again.
When any of the bonus tokens in the base game (B, O, N, U, S) appear in a winning combination, the respective token beneath the reels is lit up. That token then no longer appears for the remainder of the game round. If all 5 bonus tokens manage to be lit, the bonus game is activated, and 8 free spins are awarded. In the bonus game, when the horseshoe, bell, bar, lucky 7s, or crown create a winning combination, the respective symbol beneath the reels is lit up. When all five symbols are lit, +2 free spins are awarded, and the win multiplier is increased by a level. The win multiplier can reach as high as x27.
The feature buy option may or may not be available depending on your jurisdiction. If it is, players can buy access to the bonus game for the cost of 120x the bet.
Triple Royal Gold: Slot Verdict
Just spitballing here, but is creating a 3-reel Vegasy fruity slot a bit like crafting electronic music? Wait, hear us out. Presumably, it's fairly easy these days to make a so-so EDM track but tough to make something excellent that stands out from the sea of other songs - so it is with these sorts of games. In all fairness, Thunderkick has done a good job designing Triple Royal Gold. Triple Royal Gold is by no means a raging inferno of innovation, yet for this gaming style, Triple Royal Gold carves out its own niche, a modest one, and makes itself comfy and cosy there.
First off, there's the inclusion of the Avalanche feature, which doesn't show up in slots like Triple Royal Gold overly often. Again, not a major breakthrough, but it's a bit different and performs a couple of roles. Not only is it able to string together consecutive wins off a single spin as normal, but it kind of ties into the way the bonus round is triggered when B, O, N, U, S tokens have been collected. The collection carries on in the bonus round, this time increasing a win multiplier as a result when successful. It's all rather neatly efficient when things are running well. Triple Royal Gold is not terrible in terms of winning potential, either, maxing out at 5,000x the bet; such is the ability of multipliers to boost regular payout values when hitting in great numbers.
It's unlikely Triple Royal Gold is going to set the industry on fire, but it's also unlikely this was Thunderkick's objective when it was making the game. Instead, Triple Royal Gold goes about setting itself up as a playable, 3-reel online slot with Avalanches and a progressive multiplier that can lead to good things when it's going swimmingly.
Triple Royal Gold is a simple yet solid 3-reel slot that does things not always seen in games of this type.