With Queen’s Day Tilt we get a slot with a medieval theme. Perhaps not the most original theme around, but there aren’t actually that many medieval themes. Often, they are fantasy themes instead, which is not the same. Whilst it might not be the most remarkable theme in the portfolio of Play’n GO, the game is beautifully drawn and pays a lot of attention to all the details.
The symbols are on the simpler side for the most part, except the Queen herself and her two Knights (the red one and the blue one). The remaining symbols show us shields and the playing card suits.
This slot pays all ways, which means, any two matching adjacent symbols (horizontally or vertically) will yield a win. The Queen wild substitutes for all other symbols as there are no scatters or other bonus symbols in the game.
If you get 3 Queen, 3 blue Knights or 3 red Knights adjacent to each other, you will win 8x your stake. Three Lion shields pay out 5x your stake. The Rose shield and the Ram shield each pay out 4x your stake when you land them adjacently.
You can play this game from 0.10 to 100.00.
The aim of the game is to clear the 3×3 grid of reels off all symbols. That will trigger the free spins, but we’re not quite there yet. In any case, only symbols that are part of a winning combination will explode and clear the screen. The remaining symbols will drop down and hopefully align in such a way as to create further wins, which would then explode again.
This is helped by winning combinations of three symbols forming a wild that will then drop down and definitely create further wins. If a wild is the last remaining symbol on the reels, it will automatically be removed. This feature is called “Tilt” as it will trigger the free spins. Usually, however, when only one symbol remains on the reels, the “Tilt” will not automatically trigger. It might, but generally no more than 1 out 10 times you get this far.
Additionally, on any non-winning spin, the Queen wild might be randomly added to the reels, once again creating up to four winning combinations (depending on where it lands and how many different adjacent symbols it attaches to). This feature is called the Ruler Wild.
This slot comes with two main features. The Game of Accession is activated, if you have a win with the red and the blue knights during the same round. That won’t happen often, but you will see it more frequently than you’ll see the free spins.
Before the Game of Accession commence, you have to choose either the red or the blue knight as your champion. Then you get one free spin where only the red and blue knight land on the reels. All wins are then removed, potentially creating further opportunities for more wins. Ultimately, one of the two knights will yield more wins and thus be crowned the winner. If you picked the right one, your winnings are doubled and the feature ends.
The Queen’s Day spins are the main event here, however. Once you manage to clear your reels off all symbols, the free spins will be activated. All low-paying symbols have no been removed and you receive 5 free spins and 2x multiplier. Should you be able to clear the reels once again of all symbols, you’ll receive another 5 free spins, which will continue onwards as long as you clear the reels. Now the “Tilt” will always work in case only one symbol is left on the reels.
Additionally, whenever you get wins with both knights during one round, your multiplier will be increased by 1x. This can climb up indefinitely, at least in theory. Also, the Ruler Wild will make an appearance during any non-winning spin, which means you have guaranteed wins on all free spins, even if you only play five of them.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of Queen’s Day Tilt is 96.36%, which is above average and pretty decent. Queen’s Day Tilt is definitely a very volatile slot, even though it may not usually feel like it because you already get wins with only two matching adjacent symbols. But you can play 10 or more spins without a single win. The 3×3 grid of reels may just act to your disadvantage.
Still, all features, however small they might be, tend to appear regularly, except the Queen’s Day spins, perhaps. You may not win often, and big wins might be rare, but this slot manages to be interesting and engaging and the combination of features is pretty great. We certainly enjoyed playing this Play’n GO slot and you can’t really go wrong here.
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