Play’ N Go has come out with a skillfully executed tribute to the infamous king of England, Henry VIII. The celebrated games developer has devastatingly enchanted players with their take on the whirlwind of the monarch’s marriages, two of which ended rather tragically. To be more specific, Henry VIII had two of his 6 wives – Anna Boleyn and Kathryn Howard – beheaded.
And now, half a century later, Henry VIII is a star of a highly volatile slot title, Battle Royal, which offers a decent 5 000 x the bet in winnings per single spin!
Battle Royal Slot Theme
All of the medieval royal entanglements take place in a castle full of beautiful women – all of the 6 wives surround the self-satisfied king Henry. However, unlike the pages of history that tell us the story of the two beheadings, Play’ N Go has you, or rather a chance, take charge of sending the queens to the guillotine. Heads will fly, leaving behind only one woman to survive, hopefully, along with your bankroll!
The visuals are stunning and immersive enough to let you willfully lose yourself in the atmospheric age of the reign of Tudor dynasty. We cannot help but give credit to the Play’ N Go accomplished team for producing a slot game that matches the kings’ and queens’ grandeur!
Reel Set Up, Symbols in Battle Royal Slot
In Battle Royal, you will not be taken to anything grander than a 5×3 reel grid, and neither will the 20 bet lines stand out in any way. Yet, we cannot really complain about a good old standard layout as long as an exciting action takes place there, which is undeniably the case in this slot.
Among the symbols, all of the 6 proud consorts of the king are high paying characters, with Jane Seymour, the third wife of Henry VIII, being the most valuable one. She is adorned with a golden gown and a strikingly gloomy face. We suspect her foul mood may be attributed to the fact that she will have to give away 30 x the bet to players who manage to land 5 icons with her image across a bet line.
Furthermore, apart from representing the same value as Jane Seymour ( 30 x the bet per 5 symbols), Henry VIII is the game’s Wild symbol. Lastly, the game features the scatter represented by a coat of arms that is sure to boost your wins even further.
In Battle Royal Play’ N Go bestows a trio of quite attractive features.
Battle Royal ‘Royal Flush’
The first magnificent feature is referred to as Royal Flush. It turns up in the main game in a random fashion and prompts the substitution of all of the poorly paying icons into a randomly selected one, hence better wins.
The high note of Battle Royal will be played when you witnesses 2 scatters resting simultaneously on the first and the last reels. Successively, you will have to choose between the two coats of arms to reveal one of 2 bonuses: free spins or a pick-me bonus (Long Live the King).
Battle Royal Free Spins
You’re bound to get excited once the free spins spring into action. On the other hand, this is also the darkest hour for the queens as 5 of them are guaranteed to be sent to the guillotine, with only one lucky woman having a chance for survival.
That said, at the start of the freebies round, you must try to guess which of the doomed wives is going to be spared from being beheaded. In the end, you’ll be rewarded with an extra prize, provided that your predicted scenario has manifested itself.
Getting back to the mechanics of the free spins round, it revolves around the deadly works of the guillotine. Each spin will prompt the drop of this ominous mechanism that will cut the head off a woman who will happen to be in its way. Specifically, if the head or the upper part of the woman’s body is shown on the bloody reel, she dies. On the other hand, if it is the bottom of her body that pops up, she escapes a gruesome death. The free spins mode is active as long as 5 queens bite the dust.
What is great about such a massacre is that once a woman is beheaded, she becomes a wild. If you don’t believe us, then you can do the maths and see how wild the game can become with 5 wilds paving your way to more winning combos!
The final stage of the bonus game will not fail to tickle your nerves either. That said, you will have to choose the reel to place the wife who survived. Again, a twist of fate will decide whether her head stays on her neck or not. If it does, you are awarded a prize! Otherwise, you unlock a pick-me feature called Long Live the King.
Battle Royal ‘Long Live the King’
Try to assist the king in picking the right chest and finding the key to run away from the dungeon full of ghosts to land some decent prizes.
It is important that he finds the key as the king will then be saved and as his grateful reward, all your winnings will be multiplied!
Bear in mind though, one wrong step may result in the attack on Henry by the ghost. So even upon getting the key, you might risk staying longer in the haunted room to search for treasures, we, however, advise you to grab the multiplier and run away.
Betting, Payout, RTP
Play’N Go unleashed a bona fide beast of volatility -10 on the scale of 10. So take time to work out your betting strategy considering the announced range of bets – $0.20 – $100 per spin.
The game promises an attractive 5 000 x the bet in winnings per single spin in the light of the 96.56% RTP.
- exciting theme
- 2 lucrative features
- awesome winning potential
- nothing new
- multipliers are hard to trigger
Battle Royal Conclusion
The Battle Royal slot game undoubtedly possesses the allure of the dark medieval history that so convincingly springs to life in the apt arms of the Play’N Go team. Further, it engages you into action heralding royal success!
This game is not about pushing the envelope though, yet it is an absolutely worthwhile slot story to entertain punters immensely!
Such good luck!