Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings

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A hugely popular movie series, the Lord of the Rings franchise was bound to make the jump to the gaming industry as well, and in the case of the slot machine it was Microgaming which got the rights to it. They came up with the game you see here, a thrilling experience waiting for players that are looking for a precious jackpot.

The 5 reels of Lord of the Rings feature 243 ways to win. You have several expanding wilds inside, but also scatters and free spins.

Betting

You may place a bet in this game via its 30 bet lines which are fixed, and of course this will activate all the ways to win for the round. You can modify only the amount that goes into the line bet, so the number of coins or their individual value, but not the number of bet lines. The coin value is rather small though, set at only $0.01 or $0.02.

Lord of the Rings Jackpot

In terms of rewards, the game will have up to 400 coins to give you per winning combination, and apparently you can win up to 4,860,000 coins as you play it. The progressive jackpots are called Mithril (the highest), Gold, Silver and Bronze, in the order of their value (high to low). The best one will be worth over $1 million, while the others are set to $10,000, $100 or $10 or higher.

Once again, we’re also looking at a good RTP, of 96.3%, so above that 96% mark that so many will consider acceptable these days.

Special Features

For a branded release such as Lord of the Rings, a long awaited slot, there needs to be plenty inside to keep the player’s interest. The game succeeds at this by using several good features.

Stacked Wilds

The stacked wild symbol will be in the game as a way for you to form combinations even if you don’t have all the required regular symbols on the right reels. The presence of a wild symbol on that reel will be enough though, as these symbols are substitutes if they appear in the right place. The stacked nature will also help, as it improves the chances of a combination happening or improving by adding more ways to wain to it.

Free Spins

The precious Gold Ring will be your scatter in the game and will have two potential ways of rewarding you. At least two will have to appear to give you some sort of prize, with three or more triggering 15 free spins which get 2x multipliers.

Should Gollum make an appearance during these free spins, you may get from the creature a random cash prize, additional free spins or an increased multiplier.

Gollum Feature

Gollum may appear at different random moments in the game, doing different things to turn the round into something fun and profitable. You might have him pulling down one of the reels to turn it into a wild. He could transform some symbols into wilds to get more wins formed. He could pour coins from a bucket, as an extra prize. He could also appear while holding a fish between his teeth, at which point you win a prize again.

Design

The Lord of the Rings series serves as a basis for this slot machine, and so naturally many of the symbols you get inside will have images of its actors. There is Bilbo, Aragorn, some of the hobbits, elves and even the evil sorcerer, though that last one pays less than the others. Royals have been chosen to act as low paying positions inside. It’s going to be a decent looking game, featuring in the background the green hills that our adventurers traveled across.

Summary

Get your own little taste of the Lord of the Rings saga through this Microgaming slot machine, which has very good features and impressive top rewards.

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