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Reel King Slot Machine Review

Slot information:

Game  Reel King
Software  Novomatic
Type  Video slot
Reels  5
Paylines  20
Total coins  20
Coins range  0.20 to 100.00
Jackpot  500
Bonus round  Yes
Free spins/multiplier  N/A; 5-500x

Reel King is another classic slot from Novomatic group of companies designed to make you feel like you were playing a slot machine in a land-based Las Vegas casino. It is an incredibly popular and exciting online slot machine with plenty of thrilling features and a top prize of £200,000.


Reel King is one of the few remaining traditional fruit slot machines that have remained quite popular. Barcrest initially built this game as a land-based machine, but Novomatic obtained the license to revamp it into a fantastic flash-enabled video slot machine. The symbols you can expect are cherries, plums, 7s, bags of gold and the common card symbols (Ace, Queen, Jack, and King) as the lower paying symbols.

How to play Reel King

This classic machine has 5 reels and 20 paylines, and you can bet anywhere between 10p and £100 per spin. It is also a medium variance, unlike its other Novomatic counterparts. You can play as little as 0.02 per line on the adjustable line bets, but playing one active line at 0.02 is discouraged as you rarely get significant wins if any, and you do not take full advantage of the game. Otherwise, the game is suited well for both high and low rollers who would like either a more extended session or higher payouts.

Symbols and bonuses to look out for:

The biggest wins in this slot machine are from the Reel King feature which unlike many other slots where a combination of three or more scatters triggers it, it is randomly activated whether you have a winning combination or not.

Its activation is shown by the appearance of the cartoon Reel King with his own mini-reels that will guarantee you some great wins. The main idea is that the reel king can play his own slot since he is the king and can do whatever he wants. The king pays out wins ranging from 2.00 for 7s of any color to 25.00 for red 7s for landing any combinations of color-coded 7s. There is also a gamble feature where you can either double or lose all your winnings. This bonus feature is terminated as soon as you land a non-seven symbol and the winnings you have accrued will be awarded to you. This bonus also features a multiplier of 5-500x your total stake.

The Jester’s Hat symbol is another symbol to look out for in your base games, as a combination of three on your middle reels will deliver some wins. It also acts as the wild, where it can replace other symbols to complete a winning combination if it lands in the right position within an incomplete line. The wild also appears quite often as a stacked or expanded, thus increasing your shot of winning even further. To trigger the 50,000 coin jackpot, land three stacked jackpot symbols (the bags of gold) on all five reels while playing at the maximum 100-coin stake.


If you like the idea of a classic fruit slot machine online, then Reel King is the option for you. It is a nostalgic machine that many lovers of old-school machines have grown to enjoy playing, with its quirky, cartoonish design. However, its bonuses can do better, like those of its other Novomatic counterparts, and the lack of free spins is not entirely thrilling.