Reel King Slot Review
Strictly speaking, Reel King
was always a Barcrest game but what with all the company mergers and acquisitions over the years, it has somehow ended up being lumped out with all the Novomatic slot games
and was developed for online play by Novo's own Greentube
game development subsiduary.
Whoever wants to take the credit, it doesn't alter the fact that Reel King has a lot of fans (as the Star rating to the right hints at!
) but in my opinion it is looking pretty dated compared to newer slot games. The fruits theme has always been a common one in the UK and Novomatic themselves use it for their Sizzling Hot Deluxe
, Xtra Hot
and "Stars" series like Power Stars
and Spinning Stars.
For me however, it no longer floats my boat. I can see why it appeals, with it's random mini-game feature being quite unique and entertaining but I think it's an acquired taste. Like the old Bar X slot machines and Rainbow Riches, you either love Reel King or you hate it.
Talking of which, Reel King and Rainbow Riches have been amalgamted into a hybrid slot called "Rainbow King". That's pretty crap too.
The only other point of interest for Reel King slot fans is that if you are a fan of these games and like some extra volatility thrown in, keep an eye open online for the "4 Reel Kings" variant which, as you may be able to guess, is 4 Reel King games on the go at one time. A fairly blatant copy of Aristocrat's "Wonder 4" concept IMO.