The middle ages always provide an interesting backdrop for a video slot, and here we yet another based on the legend of King Arthur and Camelot. The difference though is that Microgaming has chosen to take a light-hearted look at the theme, which is a legend after all
Presented over a setup based on the typical 5 x 3 format with a modest 9 paylines, King CashaLot is bright and vibrant slot provides a stark contrast to the reality of the times - dark, dangerous and a touch unpleasant in many ways. This rose-coloured look back at the middle ages introduces you to a range of happy, beaming characters, along with a tasty progressive jackpot to really lift the mood.
The symbols say it all
In a quirky move, the usual playing card symbols that often represent the lower value cards have been replaced by a range of ingredients from a banquet. You’ll find piles of fruit, a dessert of some kind; some fish, chicken and beef too.
High-value symbols are the characters of the theme, depicted as a King, Queen, Prince and Princess. The king doubles as the wild, replacing all other symbols to form wins, except for the scatter. The scatter is the court jester, along with an additional dragon bonus which comes along to activate a feature.
The bonuses to take up the slack
Land five of the King wilds on the ninth payline to get access to potentially huge wins. Keep an eye on the payline information, this will help you work out which it is. Winlines run from the base of reels one and two, the middle of the third reel and the top two lines of reels four and five.
Trigger this bad boy by landing three dragon bonus symbols scattered across reels two, three and four. Then pick one of the eight treasure chests and either accept or reject the prize within. Reject it and get two more goes, the third you’ll have to keep so don’t get greedy.
That whacking great jackpot takes King Cashalot from average and humourous slot to a valid condenser. Though if that’s your sole aim, make sure that you select all nine of the paylines at setup, otherwise you’ll never be able to reach the progressive jackpot. Good luck with this one, for such a colourful slot it’s quite a dark horse!
Words: David Bailey-Lauring