Ogre Empire Slot
Ogre Empire appears to be a game with a fantasy setting, a slot machine that’s available in Betsoft’s collection starting from late May 2018. The game is designed to be different from most, and what better developer to take on a unique theme than Betsoft, which made a name for itself with this sort of thing. The premise appears to be centered around a huge ogre that’s occupying a town and doing mayhem during the day, sleeping at night and letting townsfolk come out at that time.
The setup that’s involved in Ogre Empire uses 5 reels and it has 25 fixed lines for them. There are rewards of up to $1,000 delivered for the game’s unique combinations, two game modes that use Day and Night times, as well as features that include wilds with multipliers, expanding wilds and various unique symbols for the two modes.
Betting and Prizes
A wager that’s set up for Ogre Empire will involve all available lines, and so the player is left with a decision that concerns just the amount that’s used on each one. It can start from as little as $0.01, but with the option to increase it to $1 per line. The full betting range, for 25 lines, will be $0.25 to $25.
Luckily, the paytable tells you exactly how much each symbol can pay with the currently selected bet, so there isn’t too much guesswork involved. You can get wins of up to $1,000 per active line, if the right symbols form a combo. Multipliers of 2x may come, if certain wilds help out, but it’s not always going to be the case. Long-term, it’s a slot that will pay reasonably well, but at 95.22% it’s not going to be among the better games that are released at the same time as it is.
Ogre Empire Slot Features
A big part of the game’s system revolves around the two modes, Day and Night. Each one has its unique symbols, and it starts from the Sun and the Moon. These are the symbols that, when appearing fully on the reels, will bring on their own game mode and will also pay a small amount, 4x or 6x total stake. The Day mode gives you the Ogre, while Night mode has the people of the town.
For Day Mode, you will encounter the Sun Bloom Wild Flower, which grows in neighboring positions and turns up to three others into wilds. The unique feature of the mode is Ogre Smash, where the creature may smash reels, crushing stone and allowing other symbols to fall in those positions.
In Night Mode, there will be new symbols that will replace the A, Q and K, through the Joker, Queen and King icons. The Joker Wild has a 2x multiplier. There will also be the Night Bloom Wild, which expands and transforms up to three symbols into wilds.
Theme & Design
The fantasy theme wouldn’t be unusual on its own, but the story that’s being told is fairly unique. You have an ogre that rules over a town during the day, and which falls asleep at night, allowing the people to come out. The symbols will sometimes show playing cards, other times it will display jokers, queens or kings instead. Regular symbols have the wilds, the ogre, diamonds and gemstones, as well as gold coins, the ogre’s club and toadstools.
Ogre Empire feels like one of the more unique releases that Betsoft has designed in a long time, and it even has great graphics, something that’s been missing from some of their newer titles. I’m not loving the average RTP though.