Let’s take a trip to the islands of Westeros and Essos and see what riches can be found. Not sure what we are talking about then you obviously haven’t been watching much tv of late. It doesn’t matter though you will still enjoy what this game has to offer. Welcome to Game of Thrones 243 ways from the development team at Microgaming. Taking all that Westeros has to offer and delivering it to the palm of your hand!
Game of Thrones 243 ways is a 5-reel slot offering 243 ways to win and an RTP of just 95% for players. Again, on the lower end of the scale but at least this time there are more ways to win than with its predecessor, which only had 15 pay lines. You will see that all the symbols remain the same as does the tv sound track playing away as the reels spin.
Bet Amounts – Betting on Game of Thrones 243 ways begins at 30p per spin and can be increased to the maximum of just £6 per spin. To amend your bet, you can change the coin level and the coin amount as high or low as you wish prior to spinning the reels.
Wild Symbol – The Game of Thrones logo is your wild and will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter. It appears stacked in the main and bonus games, so this will potentially help create more wins as the reels spin.
Scatter Symbol – Your scatter is the iron throne and landing three or more of these will trigger the bonus spins round. But, your scatter also pays out for any 2 or more symbols in view as a scatter win, on top of your line win. If you have chosen the max bet, you may be looking at a win of 1200x coins if you have 5 on a winning line, making your scatter symbol the highest paying in the game.
Gamble Feature – Game of Thrones 243 ways has a map gamble feature active and it is very intriguing. Meaning on every win should you choose to gamble you will be taken through 4 destinations, choose the correct coin, either heads or tails to move to the next place on the map. With each move the amount won will double. But be warned, choose incorrectly and you will lose it all.
Bonus Spins Feature – In Game of Thrones 243 ways to win the bonus spins feature is the same lay out as in the 15 pay line version. But for those that don’t know what that is we have outlined them below. Land three or more scatter symbols to trigger the bonus spins round and you will be given a choice of one out of the four houses as shown below:
- Baratheon – gives 8 bonus spins with a x5 multiplier and house symbols in stacks of 3,
- Lannister – gives 10 bonus spins with a x4 multiplier and house symbols in stacks of 4,
- Stark – gives 14 bonus spins with a x3 multiplier and house symbols in stacks of 5,
- Targaryen – gives 18 bonus spins with a x2 multiplier and house symbols in stacks of 6.
Pick your house wisely and notice that you will also receive stacked wilds here as well. Bonus Spins can be retriggered from within the feature also.
Overall, we were hoping for more with this updated version of Game of Thrones 243 ways, maybe the extra feature we were wanting from the first game. But, obviously Microgaming are sticking with the ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it mindset’. Many players are flocking to this version though as opposed to the 15 line one and we can see why. We had many more frequent wins in the main game here than we did in the other.