Travel back to medieval times, and sense the atmosphere inside of a big grey castle. Go with the flow, as the volatility is low in Yggdrasil´s newly presented game The Royal Family, it has never been easier. With 5 reels, 4 rows, and 25 paylines this game will have something to offer to all different kinds of gamers. It is a game that is definitely worth giving a try to.
As it was expected from Yggdrasil, this game is a good one in various ways, from the great design and graphics which are nicely balanced with animations and extras, all up to the various types of great and exciting features. The Royal Family and the whole medieval time's stories are often used in all kinds of slots, but this one is really something special.
The background of the game is covered with an animated picture of a castle in its full strength, and on the sides of a grid are the golden crown and helmet, waiting for you to choose your part when you plunder the castle. The soundtrack goes along with the theme, and you will get the feeling that you are in the old London´s tavern drinking some fine homemade ale.
As for the symbols, the low paid symbols include a nicely designed set of card suits, and they can bring you wins up to 2.8x your bet. As for the high paid symbols, they are also represented in a card manner, but this time they took the characters of the Prince, Queen, King, and Knight which is the most valuable and can bring you wins up to 10x your bet. There is also a wild symbol that is shown as a jester, and it replaces all other symbols, except the scatter that is represented as a golden trophy with lent around it.
The payouts are not that frequent since it is a low volatility game, but they will impress. With the help of features, they go up to 49540 times the stake in a single spin. Players can bet a minimum of 0,10 and a maximum of 200 coins per spin. The RTP is set at 96.1% which is quite good combined with the volatility.
As for the features, they are pretty unique and bring in some serious cash. We will start with the Royal Chest feature. In the base game, it can bring you cash prizes up to 100x your bet, or it can award the player with 8, 16, or 24 free spins. It is also active during the free spins and can bring some amazing prizes. It can bring you up to 4 additional free spins or up to 3 locked in wilds.
Also if you look under the reels you will see an empty spot under each one, which you fill with different feature signs. They will come in use during the free spins. There are two types of these symbols. The first ones are the rare collectible feature symbols and every reel has its own symbol. Starting from the first reel the feature symbols include swords, crowns, golden eggs, necklaces, and keys. There are also the common collectible signs which can bring you up to 3 free spins, up to 3 starting wilds, or remove one low paying symbol from the reels.
When two signs fill the two spots under the reel you will automatically enter Free Spins feature with the collected features active during the round. Also, there is a standard way of getting to the free spins and that is by landing 3, 4, and 5 scatter symbols which will reward the player with 8, 16, and 24 free spins respectively. The great thing is that every time a higher paying symbol lands on the reels it gets locked in place for the duration of the feature hopefully resulting in some awesome winning combinations formed.