Forbidden Throne Review

Forbidden Throne is a 5 reel, 40 payline game from Microgaming. It’s visually superb with incredible HD graphics, the attention to detail and the exquisite display wouldn’t be out of place in a video game or animation. The game is set in the mythical Kingdom of the Forbidden Throne, and has an enchanting fantasy theme, which escorts players to a magical place, filled with fabled creatures.

Highlights

  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: null
  • Lines: 40
  • Bonus Game: no
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Software: Microgaming

How to Play

The regular gameplay is identical to many other 5 reel slots, but Microgaming have included some unique twists and variations into Forbidden Throne. Before spinning the reels, players must first place their bets, the bet size ranges from 40p-£20 per coin, and players can bet up to 10 coins. You can choose to spin the reels manually each time, or select the autoplay option for a faster gaming experience.

The aim of the game is simple, but the gameplay can appear a little complex at first. Essentially, all you need to do is land winning combinations across a fixed payline, but there are some added extras. The game uses mythical/fantasy based symbols, and they include:

  • A golden helmet
  • A winged headpiece with a ruby
  • An emerald, shaped like a snowflake
  • A fiery representation
  • Several gemstones

The gemstones are the lower paying symbols, the rest are all relatively higher paying. The game’s logo acts as the wild symbol, and it can substitute for any other in the game, except the glowing orb scatter logo, to help comprise winning combinations.

Important symbols in Forbidden Throne:

  • Wild: Game Logo
  • Scatter: Golden Helmet
  • High value symbols: Golden helmet, winged headpiece

Jackpots

Forbidden Throne isn’t a progressive jackpot slot, and there’s no bonus game which gives you the chance to play for a single big win. However, there are potentially massive wins to be earned via the regular gameplay, especially if you play with all 10 coins and increase their coin size. Players can potentially be rewarded single wins of several thousand dollars, just by spinning the reels. There’s also the chance to receive up to 500x your stake on each spin, although this is very unlikely to happen. The game is highly volatile and the RTP currently stands at 96.01%

Special Features and Bonuses

  • Wild Reels Feature: Forbidden Throne has 5 different characters which appear on one or more of the 5 reels, each spin. They include, an elf, a sorceress, a phoenix, a unicorn, and the game’s logo. The reel they land on will turn completely wild, which greatly increases your chances of landing a winning combination. What’s more, they can combine with each other, and if you land 5 in a row, you will receive 500x your initial stake.
  • Free Spins Feature: If you land 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, they will morph into golden thrones, with plus, velvet cushions. This grants you access to the “throne room” whereby you’ll receive 10 free spins, which will be spun automatically. 4 scatters award 20 free spins, and 5 award 30. These can be retriggered should you land more while the feature is active.

Graphics and Sounds

Microgaming have clearly invested a lot into Forbidden Throne’s graphics, and the result is spectacular. The symbols and characters are so well drawn, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re watching a feature length animation. The magical, fantasy theme is highly immersive, and the game’s setting is an enchanted hillside, with both fiery and stormy skies. The dramatic background soundtrack adds to the game’s excitement and suspense, and powerful jingles sound whenever you land a winning combo.

Conclusion

Overall, Forbidden Throne is a very enticing, and well designed game. The phenomenal visuals and graphics are very eye-catching, and they alone will ensure gamers enjoy playing this game. Aside from the stunning display, Forbidden Throne also has a lot to offer in the gameplay department too. The payouts are especially generous, and the very large betting range will attract both high rollers and cautious gamblers.

However, the game is highly volatile, and players who prefer not to spin the reels multiple times before winning may be a little disappointed. That being said, the payouts can be so lucrative it’s often worth the wait.