Hall of the Mountain King looks like something straight out of World of Warcraft, so fantasy fans like myself will feel instantly engaged by this new slot from Quickspin. There is also a cultural twist here because the reality of this fantasy epic is that the game was inspired by Edvard Grieg’s 1875 orchestral masterpiece, In the Hall of the Mountain King.
As interesting as that is, I’m sure you are much more interested in the game itself rather than where it came from, so let’s dive in and see what kind of treasures this King is hoarding.
Playing the Game
This is a pacey game with plenty of features and regular wins to keep players heads in the game and their outlook positive. Stake levels range from £0.20 to £100 so there is room for most players to get involved at an amount that works for them, and although the setup is a basic 5×3 20 payline job, it works well alongside everything else.
I feel like they have got the balance just right here; I hit the freespins feature within 20 spins, and with up to 7326 times your stake available to win every time you land those three scatters you will be crossing your fingers that the Mountain King is in a good mood.
Multiplier Meter – Multipliers of 1x – 5x are awarded depending on how many wilds you land on the winning spin. This can also be upgraded in the Free Spins round.
Free Spins – This will trigger if you land three scatter symbols, after which it will break into three different stages:
- Stage One will upgrade low value symbols to high value symbols.
- Stage Two will see the player collect Whirling Wilds when they are smashed. These will be stored until…
- Stage 3. The collected Whirling Wilds will drop down over 3 final spins to create further winning opportunities.
During Stages 1 and 2 the Mountain King will smash blocks in the upgrade column on the right to help you on your way. Once he smashes the top block you progress to the next stage.
After a brief spinning frenzy, I’m really looking forward to a proper session on this one. It looks fantastic (kudos to the graphics guys, really) and the atmosphere intensifies at quite a rate once inside the freespins feature, helped along by the soundtrack which features elements from the Grieg piece that inspired the game.
I would call it a low to mid volatility slot, which I know isn’t for everyone, but slots are supposed to be fun, and Hall of the Mountain King keeps it this way while still allowing for some air punching wins. Obviously, if you have a bankroll that can support the hefty top stake you might have a different experience – the default RTP is 96.29.