Reel Crown: Hold & Win Slot Overview

Reel Crown: Hold & Win is a new casino slot from iSoftBet where the most classic slot theme merges with a common feature with some nice tweaks. iSoftBet loves their Hold&Win games, and Reel Crown will be the 23rd release with the feature. The last two releases in the series, Plunderin’ Pirates: Hold & Win and Brilliant Diamonds: Hold & Win, were alright, but not more than that. We like the core mechanic of Hold & Win, but we’ve seen it so many times, so it has to be innovated on for us to be excited. Let’s see if iSoftBet has managed to do so!

An image of the base game grid with a green background

Reel Crown: Hold & Win is a video slot from iSoftBet with 5 reels, 3 rows, and 25 paylines. Players can choose between a of 0.25 and a of 25. The game has an RTP of 95.50%, placing it slightly below the industry average. It has a hit frequency of 23.80%, suggesting that, on average, you can expect a winning combination on almost every 4th spin. Reel Crown: Hold & Win is played at medium/high volatility and has a potential max win of 6040x the bet. 

There are some intriguing mechanics applied to keep you interested. The features are Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Reel Modifiers, and Respins Bonus.

Reel Crown: Hold & Win Slot Information 

Retro enthusiasts will probably love the game's looks, but we are not too excited. In the background, you’ll see a green curtain with card symbols. On top of it, there’s a classic-looking grid filled with equally classic slot symbols. It’s a nice-looking game, but it doesn’t ruffle our feathers. 

Reel Crown: Hold & Win can be played on all common mobile devices and desktops. A winning combination is created by landing 3 or more matching symbols on consecutive reels within the game’s lines, starting from the leftmost reel. 

The lower-paying symbols consist of cherries, lemons, oranges, and plums. A full line of 5 with one of these pays 2x-4x the bet. The higher-paying symbols include grapes, watermelons, bells, and 7s. Five-of-a-kind with these will pay 6x-16x the bet. The Wild symbol substitute for other paying symbols, and the crown is a Scatter symbol used to trigger the Respins Bonus. Let’s take a look at the features!

Reel Crown: Hold & Win Slot Features

What is the max win in the slot Reel Crown: Hold & Win?

You can win up to 6040x the bet.

What features are available in the slot Reel Crown: Hold & Win?

The features are Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Reel Modifiers, and Respins Bonus.

An image of the big win screen with a crown on top

Wild Symbol

Wild symbols enable more connections by substituting for other paying symbols.

Scatter Symbol

Landing 5 or more Scatter symbols triggers the Respins Bonus.

Reel Modifiers

On any spin, a modifier can be triggered. You’ll get to pick 1 of 3 mini slot reels, revealing one of the following features:

Win Spin = Mystery symbols are added to the reels to guarantee a win. These will transform into the same random symbol (excluding Scatters)

Bonus Add = Scatter symbols are added to the reels, increasing the chance of triggering the Respins Bonus on the next spin.

Wild Reels = Stacked Wilds are created on the reels. 2-5 Stacked Wilds are possible.

Respins Bonus

Landing 5 or more Scatter symbols will trigger the Respins Bonus, awarding you 3 Respins, where any symbols that land will stick in place and reset the Respins. Apart from Scatters with prize values, Booster Gems can also land. If you collect 3 of the same gem, it triggers a booster as follows:

Blue Gem = Unlocks up to 3 extra rows.
Green Gem = Increases the value on all landed Scatters.
Red Gem = Awards an extra respin.
Purple Gem = Increases the multiplier level.

When you run out of Respins, the total win is multiplied by the multiplier level. 

An image of the Respins Bonus where the reels have been expanded

Reel Crown: Hold & Win Slot Conclusion

We won’t beat around the bush. Too many Hold & Win games have come out for us to get excited. However, Reel Crown: Hold & Win offers more than most of the previous releases. Thematically, we’re treated to a very generic setting, but we are aware that many players like these types of classic environments, so we won’t hold that against the provider. But for us, who look at all new games coming out, it’s not too exciting. 

The Respins Bonus is tons of fun. It’s always fun with features where you build it up by landing symbols, upgrading the multiplier, unlocking more reels, etc. It’s somewhat similar to that of Diamond Heist: Hold & Win, which we enjoyed. All in all, we were pleasantly surprised by Reel Crown. It has a lot more to offer than the cover suggests!

Reel Crown: Hold & Win by iSoftBet comes with a generic frame but includes a delightful bonus game.