If fantasy themed games are your thing then you are going to love this next slot. Hailing from the library of Microgaming we have an epic adventure for any player that dares to believe. When we say dares to believe, we mean in things like unicorns and elves, interested now? Well then let’s get started in our quest to find the Forbidden Throne and the riches that come with it?
Forbidden Throne is a 5-reel, 40 fixed pay line slot offering a magical RTP of 96.01% for players. Transparent reels spin over a mountainous backdrop and an almost ethereal sounding music plays along as they spin. The setting of the game gives off both a hot and cold clash, which is echoed in the symbols too. A fiery bird takes its place on the reels, as does a cool looking unicorn. Likewise, the main elvish characters both have a fire and ice quality to them. Symbols include a helmet with wings, a gold helmet, a book, a snowflake and a fiery orb which make up your higher values. Lower paying symbols are drawn as gem stones which are red, orange, gold, blue and green in colours.
Bet Amounts – Betting in Forbidden Throne begins at 40p per spin and can be increased to the maximum of £200 per spin. To amend your bet, you need to click on the bet amount to the right of the spin button. You can then amend the coin level and the coin value with the sliders, until you reach your desired stake amount.
Wild Symbol – Your wild symbol is the Forbidden Throne logo. It will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter. It is also your highest paying symbol paying up to a x2,500 coin win if 5 are landed in a winning combination.
Scatter Symbol – A glowing golden orb is your scatter symbol in Forbidden Throne. Land 3 or more of these anywhere in view to trigger the bonus spins feature. The scatter symbol is active in both the base game and the feature, making landing the required number a little easier to do.
Wild Reels Feature – This is an interesting twist to the essence of the wild reels feature, which so many games have adapted over time. On every spin one of the 5 reels will turn completely wild with a dedicated character icon on each reel. In order from left to right you will see a unicorn, the female character, the castle, the male character and a phoenix. These characters will expand across the whole reel to help complete any potential wins. Scatter symbols will still be in play here and will overlay on top of any wild reel, so you won’t lose out on the winning potential and bonus spins there either.
Bonus Spins Feature – Upon landing three or more of the orb scatter symbols you will be allocated your bonus spins. Depending upon the number of scatter symbols you land will dictate how many spins you are allocated, these are shown below:
- 3 orb scatter symbols will award 10 bonus spins,
- 4 orb scatter symbols will award 20 bonus spins,
- 5 orb scatter symbols will award 30 bonus spins.
There are no extra multipliers in Forbidden Thrones bonus spins which can be a bit off putting, but to make up for it there are two little extras. Within the feature you will also have the wild reels feature activated and the bonus spins can also be retriggered here too, that should make up for the loss of a multiplier.
Forbidden Throne is a delight on the eyes, ears and pockets. Although the stake does go up to £200 per spin, there are plenty of more affordable stake options available. What you will be happy to hear is that the wins come often enough with the lower stakes as they do with the high. The only difference of course is the amounts won. That being said, get yourself into those bonus spins round and you may be in for a treat. We managed to retrigger the round extending our spins further and our wins too. Be warned though if playing at the higher stakes, as the wins do tend to fall on the lower end of the pay-out scale regardless of your bet amounts. Meaning that despite the regularity of the wins this doesn’t always benefit to play at the higher costs.