Released in early 2017, Unlikely Royals Slot comes to you from ReelNRG with First Look Games. It’s presented on a 5×3 grid with 40 set-in-stone Paylines.
It has a slightly creepy feel – but persist with it and you could soon be enjoying some serious winning potential. A spooky backing track enhances the atmosphere, as do the mildly menacing characters, and it’s set in a somewhat rundown palace, adding to the rather unsettling feel to this game.
How to play
With Unlikely Royals Slot, you can play away from a relatively high 0.50 a spin to a high-rolling maximum of 250 credits a pop. Autoplay and Spin functions are here, alongside Turbo mode if you fancy upping the pace a notch. It’s easy enough to get set up and start playing, with wins paying out from left to right.
Unlikely Royals Slots is optimised for mobile play, although the detailing of its design arguably makes it best enjoyed on a full-sized screen.
The entire royal family is featured – prince, two princesses, king and queen; each character symbol looks faintly sinister. The lower-paying card icons are also present, from 9 through Ace, with their elaborate design and jewel-studded perhaps making up for their less lucrative values.
Special features in Unusual Royals Slot
The Wild is the game’s logo, shelling out at 250x coin value for matching five on the same Payline. The Scatter is the crown.
As ever, the Wild substitutes for every other symbol bar the Scatter.
Launch free spins with three Scatters or more. Wilds will land stacked, and, if they only cover some of a reel, they nudge into place and expand to give you a fully stacked reel. You also bank 10 free goes at the same time.
Low symbol replace
This happens at random on any spin, and essentially means that any lower-paying icon anywhere on the reels becomes one of the heftier payers.
Mini reel side game
Every royal family member has a Spins symbol, and if you land between three and five of them anywhere you like on the reels, a little 1×3 reel set pops up to kick-start a side game in which you match a character or cherries.
A sparkly diamond is to be found above the reels. Land black-and-white portrait icons on individual reels to turn the diamond into a ruby. Once you have five rubies, you trigger the five-round art auction bonus, in which you need to find a buyer for the royal portraits. A cash prize is your reward for every successful sale, and the feature continues until all the portraits have been snapped up.
Unfortunately, there’s no progressive jackpot up for grabs in Unlikely Royals Slot. However, there is a top potential prize of 62,500 coins.
Return to Player
Return to Player or RTP is a tad on the low side here at 95.18%, making it slightly below the average. You should find Unlikely Royals Slot sits somewhere in the middle of the variance scale, on the lower side if anything, with standard symbols offering relatively low if steady wins, and the bigger hits coming from the features.
You’ll enjoy Unlikely Royals Slot if you like slots that send shivers down your spine. Even if you don’t, you should find the game entertaining and creative, and you’ll appreciate its innovative theme, despite the rather low RTP. It’s also especially rich in features.
Give it a go in free demo mode first, to see if it’s a game that works for you, and one you’d be happy to play for real money.