Ivan and the Immortal King is a video slot from Quickspin with 5 reels and 20 paylines. The slot was originally released in December 2018 and can be played at online casinos such as Casumo, Guts or Rizk Casino.
Ivan and the Immortal King takes us into the world of Russian fairytales. Whilst fairytales are a popular theme among slot developers, Russian tales have rarely been featured. Quickspin knows how to make beautiful slot and visually Ivan and the Immortal King does not disappoint. The scene is set inside a magical landscape and the reels show us Ivan Tsarevich, the hero of the game, a beautiful queen and the Immortal King Koschey himself. Truth be told, he reminds us a little of a White Walker.
The fairytale, by the way, involves Ivan and his defeat of the Immortal King Koschey, whose life force is hidden inside a needle inside an egg inside a duck inside a hare inside a chest. Ivan has to find the needle, break it and thereby attain immortality himself.
Besides the Immortal King, Ivan and the queen, we also find a dragon and a wolf among the high value symbols. Gems in corresponding colours of those five symbols make up the low value symbols.
Ivan, the nominal hero, is the most valuable symbol on the reels, paying out 100x our stake for a 5-of-a-kind win. The Immortal King is worth 50x our stake for such a win and the queen pays out 37.5x our stake.
You can play this game from €0.20 to €100 a spin.
For the most part, you’ll be spinning away the reels whilst you are hoping to catch at least three scatters to trigger the free spin bonus. Wild symbols help you achieve 5-of-a-kind wins every once in a while, which helps to keep you going. At least, that’s how things worked for us.
Beyond that, however, you can also look forward to the Baba Yaga surprise. Baba Yaga is a commonly appearing witch character in Russian folklore. In this game, she comes flying onto the reels in a barrel (yes, indeed, a barrel) and randomly drops frogs onto the reels. She may leave extra bonus symbols on the reels, which tends to happen when you’ve landed two of them already. But she may also simply transform those frogs into any of the other symbols randomly, leaving you almost guaranteed with a win.
The bonus game is activated once you get at least three scatters on the reels. In that case you will receive 10 free spins and the chest with the 1x multiplier is activated right away.
With four scatters, you will receive 14 spins and the 2x multiplier with the hare is activated. Should you manage to get five scatters, you will receive 18 free spins in the 3x multiplier that comes with the duck.
However many free spins you start with, you can collect more. All you need is an influx of coin scatters. For every three you collect, you will climb to the next multiplier level and receive an additional 4 free spins. Here’s what that looks like:
Unfortunately, you can’t count on receiving a single coin scatter during the bonus game.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Ivan and the Immortal King is 96.29%, which is slightly above average and pretty good value. This game is very volatile, and wins will not be frequent. You may get smaller wins here and there and once in a while bigger wins even in the base game, but you will need to budget carefully to get anywhere with this slot.
Just as an example, we also want to caution you to set your hopes on the bonus game. It took us precisely 301 spins to trigger the free spins the third time we played this game and we won 5.5x our stake when that happened, not collecting a single coin scatter during the game. That was somewhat disappointing. On the other hand, Baba Yaga (who is also active during the free spins) left us previously more than once an extra bonus symbol in the base game (once even two of them), letting us play through the free spins, where we managed to get up to 5x multiplier.
Making this beautiful slot count will take a lot of patience. But it can be worthwhile because wins of 40,000x your stake are possible.
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