Is this the biggest blockbuster slot launch of recent times? Probably….Microgaming Casinos recently signed a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, to launch a number of high tech, graphic rich video slots, based on the wildly successful “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy of movies.
The films netted a cool $3billion at the box office around the globe and hoovered up no less than 17 Academy Awards including Best Picture (having been nominated for 30).
So does the slot stand up to closer inspection? Does it live up to the name? Well, we are happy to report, that yes, we think it does. This slot certainly ups the ante and will have all of the other casino software developers upping their game in retaliation. (Great!)
This mega slot comes on the heels of Microgaming’s last slot, Hellboy, which has been a big success with slots players across the planet.
The Lord of the Ring Slot is a 5 reel game that boasts 243 symbol combinations to win and comes packed with turbo charged “Cinematic Spins” which is Marketing Speak for “pretty damn good graphics”. The Lord of the Rings Wild symbol is stacked across the game´s reels, lifting your chances of landing winning combinations up a notch.
If you net a spooky Eye of Sauron symbol anywhere on reel 3 and it will expand and lay its rays over the entire reel making it Wild which will swap out for all symbols except the scatter.
3 or more of “The Ring” Scatter symbol anywhere across the reels will generate the Free Spins Feature. On each of these Free Spins a random reel is turned Wild. This Wild reel will exchange for all symbols except the Scatter Ring.
The Free Spins feature can also be retriggered, by the way, so you might see wins again, and again and again.
What´s In The Treasure Chest, Apart From Your Precious, Of Course.