Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
The gameplay behind this 5-reel slot machine is very simple. First of all, you will have to select the amount that you want to wager by selecting one of the listed numbers running along the bottom of the game screen – you can choose from 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200.
Clicking a number will cause the slot machine to spin, so make sure you definitely want to bet that amount before you click it. From there on in, the game is simple – keep spinning until to line up the symbols on a winning payline. You can use your space key to start and stop each spin or you can sit back and watch this slot machine spin away with the “Autoplay” button.
The symbols involved in Shining Crown are based on the classic retro slot machine, with an assortment of different fruits and other iconic symbols. Lucky 7s are what you want to line up, 5 of them will bag you 5,000 coins. Other valuable symbols are watermelons and grapes but cherries, lemon and oranges will still bring in a decent amount of winnings.
There are two scatter symbols – a star and a dollar sign – and the wild symbol is the shining crown itself which appears on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels.
Go for the Gamble
This slot machine gives you the chance to double any winnings that are lower than 350 credits. If you land on a winning payline, you simply have to click on the lit up “Gamble” button to begin this bonus feature.
You will be directed to a new game screen where there will be a face down card. Guess whether you think its colour is Red or Black and if you get it right then you will double your winnings. Guess wrong and you will lose it all and you will be taken back to the slot machine screen.
This is a neat little way to boost a small amount of winnings in a game of 50/50 chance.
I hope you have a spare pair of socks handy, because the pair you are wearing about to be well and truly blown off by this jackpot round. This side game is a really simple but exciting way to lay your hands of some extra winnings. All you have to do is turn over 3 cards from a set of 12 and hope that they are all from the same suit.
If you are successful, then you will take away the jackpot amount that belongs to the respective suit. The highest value belongs to spades, then hearts, then diamonds and finally clubs with the lowest value.
A Jewel in the Crown?
Euro Games Technology has served up a more than decent retro style slot machine with Shining Crown. It may not be the most innovative design in the world, and it won’t satisfy those players who like to play in a novelty or hisorically themed environment, but it works just as well as any good slot machine should.
There are 10 paylines and a reasonably good scale of bet amounts available to choose from, meaning that you can simply play with low risk for low winnings or go all out for the big jackpots.
The only real downside to this slot machine is that is doesn’t offer any free spins to spice things up.