With the Game of Throne series entering its 8th season and HBO being a big figure when it comes to Slot machines, it’s easy to see why the Game of Thrones-themed Slots are popular among gambling enthusiasts. Microgaming released in 2014 two Game of Thrones Slots, one of them having 15 paylines while the other having 243 ways that a player can win. The two versions feature various bonuses, and while they look very similar on the surface, they have some key differences in the way players get paid – specifically the paylines.
Game of Thrones – 15 Lines
The 15 lines version of the Game of Thrones Slot is more traditional and it’s also easy to play. Players can set their coin size (from 0.01 to 0.10), choose the number of coins for each line (from 1 to 10) and the place their final bet – which can be as little as $0.15 or as high as $15. The amount a player can win depends on how much money they put in – the more money they placed on a bet then the bigger the payout will be. One interesting aspect about the payout table is that the winnings are shown in cash, as opposed to coins. This makes it easier for players to figure out how much they can win and get the hang of the game even if they haven’t played a Slots game before.
Game of Thrones – 243 Ways
Very similar in the way that it’s played, featuring the same features and art. However, this version of the game differs when it comes to betting as well as payouts. This Slots game allows players to bet up to $6 for each spin – with the minimum being $0.30, which is double the minimum amount required by the 15 Lines version. Given that the game offers plenty of ways in which players can win, some of the wins can be smaller than others, but the chance of hitting a lucky combination is higher.
If a player lands on 2 Throne symbols they will get awarded a random cash prize, and if the player gets 3 or more then the Free Spins Feature gets automatically triggered, allowing the player to select between Lannister, Baratheon, Stark or Targaryen. Each option has different advantages. Lannister Spins gives the player 10 spins with x4 multiplier as well as 4 lion symbol stacks. Baratheon awards the player 8 spins with x5 multiplier as well as 3 stag symbols stack. Stark Spins gives the player 14 spins with the multiplier being at x3 and 5 symbols stack. And last but not least, Targaryen Spins gets the player 18 spins, but with the multiplier being x2 and 6 symbols stack.
The game also has a Gamble Trail feature, for gambling enthusiasts who are feeling lucky. The feature allows players to try and double their wins up to 4 times in a row, meaning that the end result is that they get up to 16 times their win. The win can be gambled with a simple toss of a coin, with players having to pick heads or tails. With each correct guess, players can move on one more step (one out of four). However, it’s important to note that one unlucky guess and all the money is lost.
Overall both the '15 lines' and the ‘243 ways' games are aesthetically pleasing, featuring a design that has a rich color pallet as well as great animation sequences. The game’s symbols feature Westeros Houses, and if you’re a fan of the Game of Throne series then chances are you will find this style of it appealing. Players can try out both versions for free and see for themselves which game they prefer.