Game developers High-5 Games (H5G) designed their Golden Knight video slots game, available for online and mobile play on both Android and iOS devices, around a familiar medieval legend: the dashing knight rescuing the fair princess from the dragon. The game’s four lines and five reels, outlined in a filigree gold frame, are displayed against a forested hillside, complete with castle and dragon.
Golden Knight features 40 bet lines, giving players five options as to the number of lines they play per spin. There are 11 bet-per-line options, so it is nevertheless possible to play all 40 lines at moderate stakes, although to activate the Scatter Bucks bonus feature, players must play all 40 and double the stakes they wager. In common with most slots games, players must match three or more regular game symbols in succession from the leftmost reel (Reel 1) on one bet line to win.
Golden Knight Icons
Golden Knight uses the standard poker symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A as its low-value symbols, rendered in illuminated medieval script. There are four higher-value icons among the regular symbols: a caparisoned horse and a fire-spewing dragon (which win from 20X the bet for three of a kind to 250X for five of a kind), and a bold knight and a fair princess (which also score at equal value, from 25X for three of a kind to 400X for five of a kind).
The Golden Knight Wild symbol is a coat of arms emblazoned with the word “Wild”, and it substitutes for any icon except the Scatter symbol, increasing the player’s chances of winning bet lines. Wilds also win in their own right if there are three or more in succession from Reel 1 on the same bet line: 20X for three wilds, 200X for four, and 1,000X for five.
Two Bonus Options
Like rewards added in AU eSports betting, Golden Knight has two bonus options. By playing all 40 lines, activating the Scatter Bucks feature and doubling their bet, players increase the value of certain Wild symbols. The multiplier bonus provided by these symbols also generally increases in value from left to right on the reels, to as much as 10,000X.
Apart from increasing the value of winning bet lines, the Scatter Bucks Wild symbols also display a credit amount that is added to the player’s win, whether the symbol is included in a winning combination or not. Golden Knight also features a Free Spins bonus, activated by a Scatter icon displaying the words “Free Spins” across a picture of a dragon attacking a village. This icon appears only on Reels 2, 3 and 4, but when a player scores one on all three reels, they are awarded seven free spins.
There are no added win multipliers during these free spins, but the Scatter icons still come up during the round. Three more will trigger another seven free spins, and so on, up to a maximum of 98 spins in a bonus round. Combined with the variable multiplier effects of the Wilds, free spins can trigger Golden Knight’s most substantial wins.