As you might guess from the title, this game is a stylish slot offering players the ability to play for cash without compromising their sense of decorum. Fusing stereotypical British reserve with the chance to land big wins, Royal Reels is a slot with a difference.
The graphics aren’t mind-blowing, as they’re kept fairly simply but there is an overarching sense of luxury to the whole game. With a red velvet sash featuring golden tassels scrolling across the top and gilded pillars on either side of the frame, there’s a sense of occasion when you’re ready to get started.
On the gameboard you’ll find gold-encrusted letters plus jewels, crowns and other opulent items, but there are also some down to earth symbols you’ll have played with in the past, such as plums and cherries. Simple in its structure, Royal Reels doesn’t overcomplicate play, leaving this as a game that anyone can enjoy.
Bag Some Booty
Without further ado, enter into the royal court and prepare to bag some booty by spinning the 5 reels that are waiting in front of you. Set out in the typical 5×3 formation, there’s a maximum of 30 paylines which can be reduced if you prefer to play on fewer. You can play with between one and five bets per line, giving a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 150. The value of these credits can be chosen too, starting at just 0.02 per coin and rising up to 1.00 each.
Behind the Scenes
If you’re not sure how much you want to bet on this slot, a quick peek at the paytable might help you to decide on your strategy. This is held away from the main screen but clicking on the “view Pays” button on the top right of your screen will allow you to navigate away. The “return to game” button closes the paytable when you’re ready to go back to the reels.
The paytable shows how many of each symbol is required to win, varying from two to four on a payline. The more symbols you spin the bigger the payout. However, if you want to bump up your haul, keep an eye out for the special symbols: the diamond, trio of gems and the crown.
The former is the wild and can replace other symbols on the reels to making winning lines. The latter two both open up special bonus features if you land three or more. Two separate bonuses with the same rules: click on an icon to reveal the prize in this Pick-Me style play.
If you’ve enjoyed your flirtation with the royal family and are keen to continue your liaison, there are some another slots on the market which offer a similar experience. Royal Masquerade from Play’n’Go offers five reels and 10 paylines with up to five coins which can be bet on each. This might initially look rather different but it takes British royalty back into the past for an elegant look at history. Another alternative is Royal Cash from iSoftBet, a title which offers 5 reels, 50 paylines and a low to medium volatility.
Royal Reels by Betsoft never veers from its cultured and dignified theme but still manages to offer players plenty of chances to land good prizes. With no scatter but two bonuses in play, there’s lots to keep everyone entertained and it feels like the next win is never too far away. High rollers may bewail the lack of a progressive jackpot but overall there’s plenty to be happy with here.