The set up in Knight’s Keep is very different from what you’ll find in most slot games. The number of rows on each of the 6 reels increases the further to the right you go. On those reels you’ll find playing card suit symbols as well as a range of royal-themed symbols. In order of value are sceptres, crowns, jesters, queens and kings.
The top paying symbol is the knight who will get you a payout of 10 times your stake if you land 3, 4, 5 or 6 of them on 1 of the 192 paylines. There’s also a wild. It doesn’t offer any payouts but it does replace all other symbols apart from the scatter.
Land 3 or more of the shield scatter on reels 2 through 6 on the same spin and you’ll trigger Knight’s Keep’s Free Spins feature. After a payout of 2, 10 or 50 times your total stake, you’ll then receive 5, 12 or 25 free spins. These take place on a new set of flipped reels. The set up here is 7x6x5x4x3x2. On each free spin, at least 3 of the reels will be filled with the same matching symbol. That will always include the 7-high reel 1.
Knight’s Keep started life as a brick and mortar casino slot game and that’s evident in the design in this online version. The sound and visuals are functional rather than things of beauty. Even allowing for the 192 paylines and unusual game engine, the gameplay here is pretty simple.
The individual symbol payout values aren’t especially high but you can expect to see plenty of stacks which can get the coins moving. We found the free spins round to be a real hit and miss affair too. We’ve not been bowled over by some WMS slot games but Knight’s Keep offers a top payout of 1,440 times your stake on every free spin so we’ll make an exception. I also recommend you try Zeus III which uses the same game engine.