The game’s 20 paylines remain always active, so there’s nothing to adjust there. What can be configured of course is the line bet, which ranges from 1 to 30. With maximum bet settings enabled, that works out at 600 per spin. There’s an autospin button situated on the right hand side below the wheels. Here you can specify between 10 and 50 autospins. Audio controls and paytable information lie in the top right of the screen. Other than that, the only button to concern yourself with is the glowing yellow one that dominates centre spot below the reels. Give it a push and Medieval Money eases into life.
Look for Ms
The base game uses playing card symbols for the lowest values, before incorporating actual kings and queens higher up the chain. This does mean, however, that the game has both a K and a king and a Q and a queen. Five kings in a line are worth 300, while 5 queens come in at 250.
The highest value symbol, a pair of Ms on a shield, command 1,000 for 5. Other notable symbols to covet are Bonus, which manifests itself as an archery target, and Wild, played by a jester’s hat. Wild will appear on reels 2-4 only and will substitute for any of the regular symbols.
Land 3 bonus symbols anywhere on reels 2-4 and you’ll trigger Archery Picker. Here you’ll be tasked with selecting a target from the 9 that are available to reveal the bonus that you’ve won. This is where the game’s 4 bonus features come into play: Money Bags Picker, Joust Free Spins Bonus, Spell Picker and Dragon Path Bonus. With Money Bags Picker, you’ll be given the option of choosing from 3 bags of money. The bag you select will contain a bonus win of anywhere from 2x to 50x your total bet.
Up to 7 free spins can be won with the Joust Free Spins Bonus, which can include expanding wilds. Jousting Wilds Expansion is triggered when the symbols appear on the same row. At this stage, the blue and red knights will joust to determine a winner. If blue wins, all of the blue symbols on the row between the helmet symbols will become wild. If red wins, likewise with all the red symbols. In total, there are 10 wild symbols: red knight, blue knight and the 8 shields.
There’s certainly no shortage of ways to win in Medieval Money. Spell Picker is a feature that will see the wizard offer 5 spell bottles to choose from, with multiplier values attached ranging from 5x all the way up to 100x. Then there’s Dragon Path Bonus, which involves a wheel spin with a view to reaching the dragon’s treasure hoard, where a 200x multiplier awaits.
Due to its diverse and inventive features, Medieval Money is an extremely rewarding game to play. The soundtrack quickly gets annoying and the graphics are an acquired taste, but there’s no faulting the array of bonus features that are built into this 5-reel slot from IGT.