Meet Notorious King Henry VIII in New Battle Royal Slot by Play’n Go
The scandals of the British Royal Family are widely known and one of its most notorious representatives is undoubtedly King Henry VIII. Best known for having six wives and multiple mistresses, the Tudor monarch beheaded his two wives. But, who would ever suppose that such a gory story would make a great plot for a slot machine? Well, the Swedish software developer Play’n GO has just unveiled their latest slot titled Battle Royal that is based on an infamous period in British history.
Established in the market as one of the pioneers of mobile gaming, Play’n Go has been very productive lately with new titles released almost on a weekly basis. The appearance of their slot machines has been improved recently and Battle Royal accompanies its predecessors with its cartoonish visuals. Sounds match the story behind the slot with King’s wives screaming and court music playing in the background. The game takes you directly to the court and with the reels flanked by royal banners on both sides. When it comes to the structure, Battle Royal uses a standard 5×3 layout with 20 paylines.
Commenting on the launch of the game as another strong title in a successful year for Play’n GO, CEO Johan Törnqvist said:
“We’ve had an amazing year this year, going from strength to strength. We are finishing 2018 as strongly as we started with the release of another creative game, that shows history in a fun and entertaining light.”
Ant despite the fact that this was not so funny period for British people and queens themselves, the slot takes a humorous look at it. On the reels you see six wives representing high-value symbols. The rest of positions are filled with playing card suits, which are nicely incorporated in the playtable. Smiling King Henry VIII assumes the role of Wild while the shield serves as Scatter. The King and his wives appear on the reels as 2-position high symbols.
The British monarch looks friendly and you should not be afraid to meet him as he will complete your winning combinations. Land 2 Scatters on the reel 1 and 5 at the same time and you will trigger one of the two bonus features. Just click on one of the triggering icons to reveal which one you will play.
The highlight of the game is the free spins feature Heads Will Roll! in which each of the wives must avoid the guillotines that appear above the reels and randomly fall onto them. One guillotine will fall on each spin and the wife that gets beheaded turns into Ghost Wild for the rest of the round. You should choose one of Henry’s six wives and if she is the last wife with a head on her shoulders, you win an additional prize. Free spins continue until only one wife stays alive. Select a reel and place her on it. In case she loses her head, the Long Live the King feature is automatically activated.
You can enter the Long Live the King feature from the base game as well by choosing one of the two triggering symbols. In this round, you have to guide King Henry VIII to escape from the spirits of his revengeful wives. Select chests to reveal instant prizes and if you help the King find a key, you will win a mysterious multiplier that applies to your winnings from the round. The feature ends when a ghost catches King Henry.
We are not impressed by the way the renowned slot developer has portrayed the infamous monarch, but as far as the gameplay goes, the slot will provide you with an exciting gaming experience. With a top prize of 5,000x your bet and innovative bonus features that support the theme of the game, Battle Royal will definitely keep you glued to the screen of your desktop, smartphone or tablet.