Game of Thrones Slot Review

Created by Microgaming, the Game of Thrones slot is based on the hit TV show which has wowed audiences throughout the world. This 5 reel, fantasy-themed title comes with two gameplay options. You can choose the 15 payline version and play from 15p to £15 per spin or opt for the 243 ways to win game engine with stakes ranging from 30p to £6. Both come with plenty of great features based on the 4 main Houses of Westeros (from the HBO show).

Official Game of Thrones slot game

Microgaming has teamed up with HBO for the official Game of Thrones slot game which was released in January 2015. The review below focuses on the 243 ways to win version which is better. Visually, Game of Thrones is quite simple with the Iron Throne forming the backdrop.

With the official soundtrack playing as you spin the reels, symbols include A, K, Q and J royals as well as the banners from each of the houses of Westeros – you have Targaryen, Stark, Lannister and Baratheon symbols with the latter paying 1, 2.66 or 8.33 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

The Game of Thrones logo symbol is the wild and replaces all symbols bar the Iron Throne scatter – 3, 4 or 5 in combination will give you 1.66, 3.33 or 16.66 times your stake. Being a 243 ways to win title, you can get winning combinations by seeing 3 or more matching symbols on adjacent reels (beginning from the first reel).

Iron Throne scatter

The famous Iron Throne serves as the scatter symbol. Find 2 to trigger a random cash prize in the Scatter Bonus feature. Find more than that and it will activate the Free Spins feature. You'll then be given the choice of 4 features, each based on 1 of the famous Houses of Westeros and each offering something a little different:

  • Baratheon Free Spins feature – this feature offers 8 free spins and a 5x multiplier. The yellow Baratheon banner will also become a three stack symbol for the duration of the feature.
  • Lannister Free Spins feature - opt for the Lannisters and you'll be awarded 10 free spins and a 4x multiplier plus a four stack symbol.
  • Stark Free Spins feature – house Stark offers 14 free spins and a 3x multiplier in combination with a five stack symbol.
  • Targaryen Free Spins feature - finally there's House Targaryen which will give you a whopping 18 free spins with a 2x multiplier and a six stack symbol.

The goodies can keep on coming as extra free spins are on offer if 3 Iron Throne scatters appear during any of the 4 free spins features. That means you can benefit from up to 36 free spins in total from the Targaryen Free Spins feature for example.

15 paylines vs 243 ways to win

Both the 15-payline and 243 ways to win versions of Game of Thrones are in the medium to high range in variance. You're more likely to find bigger wins in the base game in the 15-payline version. However, the 243 ways to win version comes into its own more in the 4 free spins features. It's a case of horses for courses really.

20,250 x stake wins

I would recommend you play the Game of Thrones 243 ways to win version – the biggest wins come in the Baratheon Free Spins feature where the 5x multiplier can lead to payouts of up to 20,250 times your stake on every single free spin!

The slot version may not lack the X-rated sex and violence of the television series but there's still plenty to enjoy though, especially thanks to the free spins features. And with a maximum payout of 20,250 times your stake, there's more than enough treasure on offer to keep the Iron Bank happy! If you like slots based on television series, NetEnt’s Vikings is recommended.