Bringing a 3d Fairytale to Life
3D slots tend to be hit or miss, as the technology has been used well in some circumstances and completely misused in others. Generally speaking Castle falls into the bracket of the former. What the game does is adopt a cartoonish theme that depicts a princess in distress and the prince who has come to save her. Originality wise Castle does make a few missteps, but overall it’s a bright and bubbly title that is sure to draw attention.
The symbols used within Castle all manage to keep up the theme reasonably well. The low value symbols all take the form of shields, which is a nice touch. Alongside these you’ll come across symbols that all have a fairytale twinge to them, wiyj crowns, swords, and court jesters making the cut.
Ground breaking isn’t exactly an apt way to describe Castle, but the game doesn’t really put a foot wrong with the cliché theme it opts for.
Taking on the Adventure
The premise of Castle is pretty much child’s play, with the actual gameplay of effect not being much different. Simplicity is the name of the game here, with a very basic 5-reel, 10-payline in effect.
This game falls under the bracket of low volatility, so there are plenty of smaller prizes here to grab, which does mean that the top prize is only 5,000 credits though. With a low volatility title you are more than aware that the prize structure won’t be show stealing, so Castle won’t shock you here.
Letting down Her Hair
There is no getting around the fact that parts of Castle fall flat, as the game is distinctly lacking when it comes to zip. What doesn’t help matters is that the game lacks any potency when it comes to bonus features, as what’s here is nothing short of drab all the way.
The scatter and wild symbols, along with the gamble option, pretty much do the same as what you’ll find elsewhere, so in that sense Castle is more or less dull. The lack of a game-specific bonus game is also a massive disappoint, as MGA really could have done with picking up the slack here.
Bonuses are such a key part of the real money slots experience, but Castle ends up shooting far wide of the mark.
Scaling the Walls
In the controls department, Castle once again is as obvious as it gets. ‘Play’, ‘Bet’, and ‘Autoplay’ options are found below the reels, with it simply being a case of setting your wager here. The lack of the complexity within Castle’s controls really does tell the story of a below average MGA release.
Take in a Fairy Tale with Castle!
From 3D slots standpoint, Castle is a game that actually looks pretty good, as it’s over the top theme has “something” to it. The problem is that Castle isn’t backed up by any features of note. Bonuses are more or less as expected and the gameplay doesn’t do anything to spark imagination.
Castle had amazing potential, as its fun loving theme addresses, but there is pretty much nothing else here that ensures replay value. If we could say anything to MGA about Castle, it would be a case of must do better next time.