Queen of the Castle

Queen of the Castle is a 5 reel, 576 ways to win NextGen Gaming slot. It’s got a medieval theme and comes with quite a selection of features including; free spins, locked reels, mystery chest symbols, mystery chest nudges and more and up to 3,087 ways to win. You can access it on your desktop, mobile and tablet from 40p to £20 per spin.

About the Developer

NextGen Gaming was founded in 1999 and has its main HQ in London. The company also has offices in Stockholm and Sydney. NextGen serves a global marketplace and provides current and customizable gaming solutions to both land-based and online casino operators.

About the Game

The slot has cartoon styled graphics and players will see an entrance to a castle which encases the 3x4x4x4x3reel set. There’s 576 ways to win, and a pleasant soundtrack in the background to accompany the slot action. There’s the usual card symbols on the reels i.e. K, Q, J and A. There’s also velvet red thrones, royals, 4 colourful gems, little dogs, money bags and Queen of the Castle banners. The Queen of the Castle banners has the highest payout of 10x, 15x or 20x your bet when you land 3, 4 or 5 on a win line.

  • Wild symbol- The wild symbol is represented by the Queen of the Castle. It can replace all the other symbols except the bonus and crown icons.
  • Scatter symbol- The shield Bonus symbol acts as the scatter symbol. If you land 3 of them, you win 120x your total bet.
  • Locked Reels feature- This feature is activated randomly in the main game. When it starts, players will see vines wrapped around the 3 reels at the middle. They’ll lock in place and spin together to display the same symbol.
  • Red Mystery Chest symbol- It appears fully on the 1st reel and this activates the Red Mystery Chest Reveal feature. During this feature, all the royal symbols (Q, K, J and A) on the 2nd all through to the 5th reel are substituted by Red Mystery Chest symbols. The Red Mystery Chest symbols will reveal a randomly chosen symbol which could be the dog, money bag, banner, throne or 1 of the 4 gems.
  • Red Mystery Chest Nudge feature- This feature is activated when the Stacked Red Mystery Chest symbol partially lands on the 1st The stack can be nudged to fill the entire 1st reel which will then activate the above Mystery Chest Reveal feature.
  • Purple Mystery Chest symbol- This symbol can occupy the 5th reel to activate the Purple Mystery Chest Reveal feature. It works just like the Red Mystery Chest Reveal feature only difference being that all the Red Mystery Chest symbols and gems on the 1st to 4th reels are replaced by Purple Mystery Chests instead. These will then reveal a particular symbol (usually chosen at random). Good news is that it’s always a high value symbol like the dog, banner or money bag of throne that can be picked.
  • Purple Mystery Chest Nudge feature- In this case it’s the 5th reel that can be nudged to activate the Purple Mystery Chest Reveal feature.
  • Free Games feature- The free spins can be accessed when you land 3 Bonus symbols on the 3 reels at the middle. You will not only get 14 free spins, but also 120x your bet. The Bonus symbol will be replaced by the Crown symbol during the free spins. Every crown symbol that appears is tallied on the Tower. When the Tower Meter fills up, there’s a wave of benefits you could get including;

-1st Level (Tower Meter Size = 3) – the number of symbol positions on the 3 reels at the middle increases by 1 and promises 1,125 ways to win. 2 extra free spins are also offered.

-2nd Level (Tower Meter Size = 4) –1,944 ways to win and 2 extra free spins awarded.

-3rd Level (Tower Meter Size = 5) –1 row is added, 3,087 ways to win and 2 extra free spins.

-4th Level (Tower Meter Size = 6) –3,087 ways to win and 3, 4, 5 or 6 more free spins.

The Tower Meter resets itself every time you clear a level. Once you make it to level 4, it resets to Tower Meter Size 6. This means it can be refilled indefinitely to win an unlimited number of extra free spins.  

The Verdict

Queen of the Castle looks good and has a wide array of bonus features. The Free Games feature rewards unlimited free spins, an extra reel set, 3,087 ways to win and randomly chosen symbols are displayed on the 3 reels at the middle. The slot has a medium to high variance offering games of 3,100x your stake on every spin. What a treat!

Game rules can be found within game.

RTP: 95.40

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