5 Knights

The theme for the classy new 5 Knights slots game from NextGen is an exciting medieval affair. The knights featured in the game are, of course, on a mission, and that mission involves the usual mixture of fair maidens, swords and armour.

However, your task as a player is to try and land the correct symbols that will achieve a big win. Maybe the Slide a Wild function will let you do this or perhaps the free spins when triggered, will provide the jackpot instead – who knows, you will have to have a spin to find out.

All of the action, set in the Middle Ages, is played out against an interestingly artistic background. At first the images might appear to be a little less impressive than some other games, however, they are designed to appear as if they have been drawn or painted on the reels. The featured symbols and dramatic background, complete with castle, add a lot of atmosphere to the game which should start to lure you in after a very short time of playing. The symbols in the 5 Knights slot include the kind of people and objects you would expect to see in this type of game, so expect to find a selection of queens, knights, castles and swords etc.

5 Knights is a 5 reel slot with 25 paylines and a number of features. Perhaps the most intriguing of these is the Slide a Wild feature. Before you spin you can move this along the top of the reels, and where you set the slider determines the multiplier you will scoop if you win with a wild symbol appearing on the selected reel. The further right you move it the more volatile the game becomes. The win multiplier therefore varies across the reels because of this. For example, on reel 1 it is a 2x multiplier while on the fifth reel it is a 6x multiplier. This means that it pays to think carefully about which reel you want to use this great feature on before each spin.   

Wild symbol:

The game’s wild symbol is the shield symbol, which can appear as a stacked wild. The shield can replace any of the game’s other symbols except the castle.

Scatter symbols and bonus rounds:

The castle is the scatter symbol in the 5 Knights game. If 3 or more appear on the reels at the same time then the player enters the free spins round.
The free spins feature is pretty much the same as the base game. However, the big difference is that you get 15 free spins with a 2x win multiplier applied to them.  This means that it offers a really good opportunity to rack up some wins.

Gamble feature:

The gamble feature of 5 Knights gives players the chance to double or even quadruple their winnings on the turn of a card. To get started you just need to predict either the colour of the card or the suit. If you guess right on the colour then your win is doubled. Predicting the suit correctly sees the win quadrupled. Of course, if you get it wrong then you lose the money you have just won.

Our verdict:

The 5 Knights game is a fairly basic type of slot that doesn’t include a lot of knobs, functions or fancy stuff such as long animated sequences. Having said that, what it does give the player is a solid and likeable game with a nice historical theme. The Slide a Wild feature is probably the stand out element that most people won’t have seen before. It is certainly worth giving this game a try and seeing if you can grab a big win while living out a bit of a medieval adventure at the same time.

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