Not to be confused with a human king of old, this roaringly good pokie features the king of the animals - the mighty lion. This excellent game was created by one of the world’s leaders in developing online pokies, the London-based company iSoftBet. With 25 lines and a plethora of bonus features, including free spins and an Epic Cash Wheel that awards a maximum of 100,000 coins, there is every reason to try your luck with The King. Read our full review below.
This iSoftBet game is not themed simply around the lion, with many other animals in the Serengeti domain featuring. The 25-payline, five-reel table is set in front of the backdrop of an African desert at dusk - a scene complete with a setting sun, desert trees and African skies. The reels are encased in an ornate gold frame complete with two lion's heads in the upper corners. In addition to the orange and purple skies, the main colour themes are yellows and golds. Animals featured in this game include some of Africa’s most majestic large mammals, starring an elephant, zebra, buffalo, rhino and - of course - the lion. African wildlife games are a common theme, but few of the current games available are as slick as The King when it comes to graphics and authentic sounds.
How to play
To make a wager, first click on the coins icon on the right-hand side at the bottom of the reels. You can then choose your coin value of between $0.01 and $1.00. This is made on all paylines, so your total bet for each spin will range from $0.25 to $25.00. To the right of the main green spin button is the autospin and advanced settings button - click this to choose between 5 and 100 automatic spins and to set a loss limit and a win level at which to stop the autospins. For guidance, this game has a medium volatility with an RTP of 96.02 per cent. To spin the reels, simply hit the large green spin button directly under the reels.
The animal symbols are joined by the familiar playing card letters J, Q, K and A. From the lowest-paying to highest, the animal symbols are the zebra, buffalo, rhino, elephant and lion. The lion, our king in this context, pays out a whopping 500x coin bet for five on a payline, whilst the elephant pays 400x and the rhino 300x. The lion cleverly doubles as the aptly-named wild symbol - this is a stacking wild that substitutes for all others with the exception of the scatter and cash wheel. The scatter icon is represented by a lion's paw print. Three of these paw print scatters found anywhere on reels one, three or five will award eight free King Spins. During the King Spins feature, up to five of the reels can spin ‘in-sync’, massively increasing the chances of payline wins. Take note that free spins cannot be retriggered.
The cash wheel
Look out for the cash wheel symbol. Five or more of these triggers re-spins, collecting more cash wheel symbols with each re-spin. The re-spins continue until no more cash wheel symbols appear. The total number of cash wheel symbols will determine which bonus feature you enter. 6-10 cash wheel symbols means a go on the super cash wheel, 11-14 cash wheel symbols means a go on the mega cash wheel, whilst over 15 of the cash wheel symbols gives players a chance to take a spin on the epic cash wheel . Players can win up to 100,000 coins on the epic cash wheel.
Personalise your gaming experience
Use the menu icon to the lower left-hand side of the screen to select whether to have sounds on or off. With the sounds on, you will hear the trumpet of an elephant whilst the reels are not in play and African drums when the reels move. If you turn those sounds on, you can also enjoy the lion's roar for wins with a lion wild symbol.
Playing The King for free
As with all games here at Online Pokies 4U, The King is available to play for free. Free play offers a multitude of benefits, notably being entirely risk free. You can enjoy The King - or any other pokies game - for hours, making absolutely no dent in your wallet whatsoever. Some players choose to continue to play for free, whilst others find that free play is an excellent place to get to know the kinds of games they like before they bet real money; for example, they can establish whether they prefer movie themes or adventure, or whether they enjoy low or high volatility games.
Where to play The King
At Online Pokies 4U we have The King optimised for a range of platforms, including a mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop. This means you can enjoy The King wherever you are, whether you are on the train, the sofa, in bed or at work - just don't tell your boss!.
It is fair to say that this game does not have a unique theme, but it has been done very nicely indeed. It is an ideal game for beginners who are getting to grips with pokies, and it is also a hit with those who love a good cash wheel. What are you waiting for? There is a jackpot of 100,000 coins to play for. Play your way, play for free, play on the go - however you play The King, this your chance to rule your domain.
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