Kingmaker Fully Loaded Megaways slot review
Kingmaker Fully Loaded Megaways slot by Big Time Gaming is essentially a rework of the original Kingmaker Megaways slot. There's no new mechanic or progressives in case you're wondering. The theme is a castle and mountain background as before and the stained glass reels remain identical too as do the sounds. It was like a hybrid of their Dragon Born slot alongside the Holy Diver slot and I'd still say that was the same. So what does 'Fully Loaded' mean for our bankroll?
On The Reels...
We get 2 to 7 tiles on our 5 reels here so there are 32 to 16,807 ways possible each play on Kingmaker Fully Loaded Megaways slot. Wilds are present singly on reels 2-5 with Crown scatters on all. The 5-of-a-kind pays remain identical to Kingmaker Megaways with Purple Gems at 10x bet, Red 0.7x, Blue 0.6x and Green 0.5x and low pays are six card values of between 0.4x and 0.3x. Symbols can appear stacked, and now to the Fully Loaded stuff!
Fully Loaded Multipliers
On the right of our game there's 4 pennants waving, each pertaining to a colour of the 4 premium crystal symbols from Purple down to Green. Each spin, a random multiplier of 1-99x is added to each of the 4 premium symbol pennants. Should a win land consisting of that symbol whether 3 or 4OAK, you get the displayed multiplier for that symbol's pay. On the old version, you raised those pennant multipliers by 1x each time a full way of 4OAK of that particular premium came in. Now you don't need to.
Get 3 Crown scatters for 7 free games, 4 awards 12 and all 5 awards 20. When you trigger them, on that triggering spin all 4 random pennant multipliers are added up and this total is the multiplier applied to any wins in the round. You play the free spins at maximum 16,807 ways so 5 reels of 7 rows. You can retrigger the in the same amounts as the trigger.
Kingmaker Fully Loaded Megaways slot has a RTP of 96.61% so is a knacker lower than before. The obvious question here is does the Fully Loaded amendment make it a better game and why do it? In my view, yes it does as the RTP and game performance is now not progressive, in other words you have an equal chance of winning a good pay on your first spin or you 1,000th spin. The RTP is spread evenly rather than requiring a lengthy period of play to get the multipliers high enough for decent base game pays and hoping the feature doesn't come in until it is quite high! Whether this change is down to feedback, lack of player take-up on the original Kingmaker Megaways or the possibility these 'stored' RTP mechanics could be outlawed by regulators as they encourage gambling persistence, I don't really know. What I do know is that it does improve the slot...