In a very cheeky move on Rival Gaming’s part, the developer has announced the release of a new online slot, called King Kashalot. The cheeky part is that they changed a single letter from the title of the popular King Cashalot slot which Microgaming uses to deliver some impressive progressive jackpots. Whether it’s going to pay off for them to try and take advantage of another company’s popularity, that remains to be seen. For now though, let’s check out the game and what it can offer.
First of all, you will get several excellent features in the game, which will include free spins, scatter symbols, stacked wilds and even a Pick em Bonus called King’s Chest. All in all, it looks like this 5 reels slot, with 25 lines, is aiming to be a player favorite in the near future.
Betting and Prizes
Rival Gaming gives the player enough opportunities to select a wager that he’s comfortable with. The options listed at the bottom will allow him to change the coin value, the number of active lines and the number of coins per line, in this order. If you just want to max out everything, use the Bet Max option. The coin value starts at $0.01 and goes up from there, even up to $1 most likely. There are as many as 10 coins used for each line, and 25 lines that you can have active. While the minimum bet for all lines which are active is $0.25, the maximum one is likely to reach a value somewhere in the region of $250.
I wouldn’t expect this to be a game which pays as well as the slot machine that it’s based on. Still, there will be enough good features inside, for you to take advantage of.
King Kashalot Slot Features
One of the major features involved in the game is coming in the form of the stacked wild. The symbol is used in whatever variant it appears on the reel, occupying 1 to 3 positions. It could even be part of all the active lines, if you’re lucky. Have it next to several matching symbols, to get them to form a combo together, with the wild being the standard substitute. King Kashalot himself is acting as the wild.
The Prince icons are your scatters here, and with three present, you will get into the free spins.
As for the Key and Lock icons, these are also scatters, and the game will use them to get the player access to a bonus game. It’s a relatively simple option, where you have to make picks from a screen filled with treasure chests. It’s actually called King’s Chest. The opened chests will reveal various prizes.
Theme & Design
As you probably expect, the game will use a king’s court for inspiration. King Kashalot, the main symbol of the slot, is a stacked wild and so it will often cover full reels, making it hard to ignore. Symbols on the reels will also show off other characters, like the Prince, the Jester, his Queen, a Key & Lock, plus four card suits. It’s a cartoon-style design, but a decent looking one.
Originality is not a strong point for King Kashalot, especially since it’s so blatantly named after the extremely popular Microgaming slot. It’s an OK game in a lot of ways though, so maybe it will catch on.