Thunderkick lets you travel to the Mongol steppe with its latest slot – Sword of Khans. By playing it, you will go back to the middles ages when the fearsome Mongol horde used to rule a great part of the world. If you are brave and lucky enough, you will relish in wild substitutions and free spins. The latter is enhanced with progressive multipliers and expanding symbols. These can lead to 10,000 times your stake wins!
Thunderkick is due to make this game available to play since November 17, 2019. You might not know, but the title Khan became prominent at the beginning of the 12th century. These years were marked by the reign of the Mongol Empire. Its influential commander was Genghis Khan. He managed to unite most of the Mongol tribes, which were nomadic. The famous leader created an empire that stretched across most parts of Central Asia and China until his death.
The game has 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 fixed pay-lines. You win from combinations of 2 to 5 matching symbols on any of the paid lines, done from left to right only. Play on mobile devices and desktop with wagers from 0.10 to 100 credits per spin. The volatility of the slot is very high and its RTP level is 95.38% – above the average.
The features in the game include free spins, which you can re-trigger. Before each session, you get a special expanding symbol. If you score the same symbol to be an expanding one in the re-trigger, you get a boost. Then, you will benefit from a multiplier which can lead to x3 increase in your wins at the most. You can score a full screen of the top paying symbols – the Khan, which pays 250 times your stake for a full line. Then, you will grab 2,500 times your stake. The win potential is 10,000 times your stake which is £1,000,000 at the most.
The background of the playing window shows mountains at dusk with snowy peaks. In front of them, a tribal temple serves as the playing area. It is in brown with a typical for the time roof structure. On the reels, you can land the card royals in a different colour each type. In the rounds, you will also get helmets, shields, body armours, the Khan and his sword. The Mongolian leader plays a very important dual function. The gameplay is a high-volatility roller-coaster where the free spins are the main attraction.
The symbols start with the playing cards from 10 to A at the lower end. These pay 10x to 15x bet for 5 of a kind combinations. Typical parts of the warrior armour represent the high-value symbols. These are a shield, a helmet and body armour.
The Khan is the highest-paying symbol – 5 of it on a pay-line grant you 250 times your stake wins. The Mongolian leader is the symbol with the most significant role, which is also a dual one. It plays the scatter and wild at the same time. So, it substitutes for any missing other symbols. The Khan also activates the bonus round when you land enough symbols, having a payout of its own as well.
The main winning potential hides in the free spins as usual. Hitting 3 or more of the sword scatter in a single spin will reward you with a random number of free spins – 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 or 15. Depending on the number of scatters you landed initially, you will also receive 2x, 20x or 200x your bet cash prizes for 3, 4 or 5 swords. You can re-trigger the feature by landing 2 scatter only. Then, you will receive another random number of free spins.
Before starting the free rounds, you will have a regular paying symbol chosen to be the special expanding one. When it lands during free spins, it will cover an entire reel. This expanding symbol will give you payouts for all pay-line it has covered even if they aren’t adjacent. When you land 2 or more of the premium or 3 or more low-value symbols, they will expand to cover the entire reel. These will give you extra wins to the other ones you already scored in the free rounds.
Thunderkick included another twist to the gameplay for the re-triggers. It comes into play if you re-activate the free spins and you get chosen as a special expanding symbol the same as you already have active. This one will receive a multiplier, which is x1 at first. With each consecutive same expanding symbol it increases to reach x3 max. On the bottom of the reels, you will see the current active expanding symbol as well as the multiplier value to each.
Adding a multiplier when scoring the same expanding symbol during re-triggers is a smart move. Since many slots have an expanding symbol chosen before the free spins start, this is a nice innovation. The multiplier adds a new twist that can result in much higher payouts.
The features, graphics, and the theme of the game are exciting. In a combination with each other, they grant a memorably spent time thanks to the epic story behind the game. The 10,000 times your stake max win is attractive and suitable for a high-volatility slot like this one. Play Sword of Khans for free and go on with real play after its release.