“Is the Lord of the Rings the Lord of the Reels? We think this is one reel to rule them all…”
Let’s be honest: It’s unlikely that the Green Dragon inn, the Prancing Pony, or any other Middle-earth watering hole would have had a slot machine or video game tucked away in the corner of the pub.
However, had a Hobbit ever had a hankering for a little online slots action, there would have been only one choice: The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring online slots. From this point on, known as: the LOTR slots.
The LOTR slots is a five reel, 243 payline slot. Theming, reel symbols, and the game’s introduction are all lifted directly from the Peter Jackson movie. It’s a great looking game that LOTR lovers are going to traverse Mordor to play.
The background of the game comes to life with cinematic clips lifted directly from the movie. Many of the games symbols are also cuts from the film. It is a fabulous franchise.
That’s a Nasty Hobbit You’ve Got There…
The game uses the 243 payline model which basically means you simply need adjoining identical symbols to start hitting those winning combinations.
And lining up those winning combinations is made a lot easier by the games two wild symbol: the LOTR logo and Sauron’s eye. The LOTR logo is stacked which means you win multiple combos when you line these up.
The wild Sauron’s eye symbol appears only on the third reel but will sometimes expand across the entire reel, making all lines live, and opening up a wealth of Hobbity treasure hoards.
Predictably, the game’s scatter symbol is the ring. Line up three of these and you launch the free spins feature. You win 15 free spins and, on each free spin, a random reel is turned wild. This wild reel, combined with the 243 paylines, is where you start to fill your pot. It’s like a second breakfast jackpot!
Should you line up three more rings, the free spins feature will be re-triggered. Although this games regular jackpot is not an earth shaker, you can win up to 1,900,000 coins during the free spins. This is where the money is.
I’m a huge fan of everything Lord of the Rings so this game presses all my buttons and is great fun to play. Many movie or comic book online slot adaptations use the barest elements from the source material and deliver a game that has little to do with the original item.
It’s not the case here. Microgaming has pulled out all the stops to create an engaging and sticky slot that keeps you coming back for more. The stacked wild feature keeps the cash coming and the bonus round is worth going that extra mile to win. Just like Gandalf: it’s magic!
This game is very good for your elf. Fun to play, true to the movie, and packed with action and excitement. It’s also a good payer. It doesn’t have the smorgasbord of features that a game like Thunderstruck enjoys but it is a truly cinematic experience. I will say that the music did start to drive me mad though. Now, if I can just make it to that volcano…