Seriously – who doesn’t like to be treated like royalty from time to time? After all, it’s a rare treat we all deserve…surely! When it comes to online slots, there are literally thousands of examples out there that are supposed to leave you feeling like king or queen of the world. Well, that is assuming you don’t go and blow your money on the kind of slots that are about as fun as dental surgery!
None of which you’ll find here, as we only ever rate and recommend the kinds of slots we’re pretty sure you’d have a right-royal hoot with. So for today’s dissection, check out the specifics of Royal Cash and Royal Frog to see which of the two is more up your street:
First up, Royal Cash comes courtesy of the folks at iSoftBet and sets out to deliver the kind of online slot experience that is fit for a King. And given the fact that there are jackpots on offer that go as high as £100,000, there’s every chance you could walk away with a King’s ransom in treasure! It’s a classic five-reel slot with a total of 50 paylines to play for, with spins starting from a modest 50p and going right up to a regal £250 each.
The look and feel of Royal Cash is very much traditional and takes a bold, colourful approach to its design. Symbols include all the usual playing card values, along with members of the royal family, treasure chests, sacks of riches and so on. During the base game, it’s the Queen and King that have the potential to deliver the biggest payouts of all – five in a row been worth 1,000 coins and 2,000 coins respectively. And all the while the action is taking place, there’s a delightful orchestral soundtrack in the background to add to the pomp!
In terms of wilds, Royal Cash really does not mess about. In fact, there are no fewer than five available – materialising in the form of a standard wild and a series of additional wilds that also serve as multipliers for any winning payline, with values of 2X, 3X, 5X and 10X.
Away from the base game, the single most appealing and enticing feature is the free spins bonus round. You’ll need to score a series of Royal Cash logos to make your way over – two of these scatter symbols in any position will land you up to 15 free spins, three scatters are worth up to 25, four will net you up to 35 fee spins and if you’re lucky enough to land five scatters, you could be awarded up to 50 free spins!
In addition, a multiplier will appear on the right-hand reel, which will then apply to each win during the free spins feature – up to a maximum of 10X. Better yet, it’s possible to continue re-triggering free spins so during the round itself with the upper limit being set at a generous 100 free spins!
On the whole, Royal Cash is the kind of slot you are guaranteed to have a great time with for a spot of casual gaming, but it doesn’t necessarily have the kind of depth required to make it one you’ll come back to, time and time again. That being said, the free spins bonus round more than makes up for its slight lack of depth elsewhere.
Moving on to an entirely different end of the regal spectrum now, Royal Frog retells the tale of the Frog Prince in the form of a delightfully charming slot from Quickspin. There are five reels and 40 paylines to play for, with spins that start out from as little as 40p and go as high as £200 each. Unsurprisingly, this fairy-tale slot has just the kinds of fairy-tale graphics and audio you’d expect, along with all manner of colourful characters waiting to make your acquaintance.
As is standard with slots developed by Quickspin, this is an extremely well put-together game that’s a joy to spend time with. Wild symbols appear in the form of various royals, while the bonus symbol takes the guise of a yellow flower. If you are lucky enough to land three of these bonus symbols on the second, third and fourth reels, you’ll be rewarded with 10 free spins and your winning payline will be multiplied 3X. During the free spins round, extra multiplier is and wilds appear on the reels after every spin, meaning that by the time things come to an end is possible for there to be up to 50 additional wilds in play at the same time.
There’s also a stacked wild in the form of a Princess, along with the option of paying an ante on every spin to bring extra wilds into play. However, this means paying out anything from 80X to 160X your line bet, in order to bring the extra wilds into play with each spin.
What’s interesting about Royal Frog is the way in which the actual game play on offer is so much heavier and more serious than its theme. This is the kind of slot that could potentially appeal to high rollers looking to put plenty of cash on the line, despite the fact that it looks and feels like a slot that has been created for fairy-tale audiences. It’s a juxtaposition we actually quite like, though we have to admit that those looking for a few simple spins for a minimal cash outlay might not find their Prince/Princess in Royal Frog.