You know King Henry VIII, right? Well, you probably don’t know so much about the king himself as you know of the fact that he had 6 wives. Play’n Go decided to immortalize the king in an online slot machine called Battle Royal, where the battle is fought between monarchs and marriages. The royal battle puts King Henry “against” his wives in an uneven match fought to the death. Heads will roll and cash will flow in this exciting and bloody slot with a maximum win of 500,000 coins.
Long Live the King
The Battle Royal slot shares similarities with other fantasy epic slots such as Nextgen’s Kingdom’s Edge. Based on the story of King Henry VIII, the slot draws heavy visual inspiration from medieval England. It’s a 5 reel 20 payline slot with medium variance and a whopping max of 500,000 coins.
To start the review, let’s take a look at the graphics first. Visually, Play’n Go has done a great job of making the slot look great. Images of King Henry and his wives grace the reels, with additional royal symbols such as a coat of arms, spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds. The bet sizes range from 20c per spin to 100 EUR. You can play Battle Royal at any online casino for free or for real money.
Heads Will Roll
What makes the slot so unique apart from the massive rewards are two special bonus rounds, aptly titled “Long Live the King” and “Heads Will Roll”. Both are triggered by landing the coat of arms scatter on reels 1 and 5.
The Heads Will Roll feature is the highlight of this brutal slot. It’s essentially a free spins round where you get to pick the wife that survives the guillotine. The others are not so lucky – as soon as the guillotine appears on the reels, it’s off with their heads! The free spins will continue until 5 wives are beheaded, at which point they become extra wilds. It’s certainly a unique bonus that can trigger wins as big as a king’s ransom.
If your pick survives, the Long Live the King bonus round starts. During this exciting video game, you help King Henry find his way through a haunted dungeon, picking up chests full of cash prizes. As soon as you pick one, a ghost of one of the surviving wives moves across a row of chests protecting it. If the king gets in the way, he dies. To unlock the dungeon, you need to find a key in one of the chests which will also give you a nice multiplier. If you started the feature via the Heads Will Roll bonus, the multiplier is applied to the winnings you got via the free spins. And, yes, you get a Big Win video when that happens.
There’s also another feature called Royal Flush where low-ranking symbols transform into higher ones resulting in big wins.
A Game With Royal Prizes
With excellent graphics and bonus features and a RTP of 96.56%, Battle Royal is a slot you shouldn’t miss. It features riches only fit for a king and can reward you with a payout 5,000 times bigger than your stake. Even if you’re not thrilled about the theme, try it out for the bloody bonus game instead. After all, beheadings are never boring.