- Provider: Playtech
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 25
- Coin Value: £0.01 – £30
- Maximum Bet: £300
- RTP: 96.26%
- Maximum Payout: Progressive
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Multiplier: Yes
- Mobile: Yes
Kingdoms Rise: Guardians of the Abyss Slot Review
It is said that the Kingdoms Rise video slots will be the best Playtech will offer in 2019. And the first video slot of the series we will test is called Kingdoms Rise: Guardians of the Abyss. The Playtech title is set in an underwater kingdom, ruled by the wise King Odeon. His main advisors are his daughter, Princess Akali, and the Royal Captain Jax, who is truly devoted to his king. The 2019 release is a five-reel, 25-payline video slot that offers the Guardian Bonus, with three different options, and three progressive jackpots. Visually impressive, the Playtech product is playable from £0.10 per spin.
As we already mentioned, the reels are set deep under the see, in the kingdom ruled by King Odeon, but do not worry, you will not need your snorkeling equipment. The mightiest of symbols is accompanied by his daughter, Princess Akali, and the Royal Captain, called Jax. Among other symbols you will notice their weapons, including a Trident, Knives and a Sword, while four gemstones are used as low-value icons. The Wild will substitute for all regular symbols. The Golden and the Silver Shells are used as Scatters that trigger the Guardian Bonus.
When it comes to the rules of the game, it is pretty easy to join the forces of King Odeon, because you will quickly learn all there is to know about gameplay. The 2019 release features five reels, three rows and benefits from 25 paylines, which pay left to right, starting from the leftmost reel, with three of a kind being the minimum for landing payouts. Only the Wild pays even for two of a kind. Betting is fixed at 10 coins per spin, but the coin denomination can be altered, so you can wager from £0.10 to £300 per single spin.
Land three or more Shell Scatters on the reels to trigger the Guardian Bonus. Basically, you play the Free Spins feature, but before that you need to spin the Shells to determine which of the three features you get (Shell 1), how many freebies you get (Shell 2), and the power of the feature (Shell 3). If we did our math right, up to 25 freebies can be triggered at once.
Odeon feature will get you free spins and up to 300 extra Odeon symbols on the reels during the feature. In Akali feature, you get a random number of added Wilds on the reels on every free spin. Finally, the Jax feature gets you random multipliers on every Wild that appears on the reels during free spins. The Power of feature determines the number of Odeon symbols (Odeon feature) and random Wilds (Akali feature) will be added, as well as how big the multiplier will be in the Jax feature.
There is also the Progressive Jackpot, which can be triggered after any spin. In all Kingdoms Rise video slots jackpots are connected and gamers can win three different progressive jackpots.
As for the payouts, you have already seen that it is possible to win a Progressive Jackpot, which can go through the roof. Also, there are plenty of opportunities to land hefty payouts, especially during the Guardians Bonus, with added high-value symbols, Wilds and win multipliers. Kingdoms Rise: Guardians of the Abyss’ RTP is 96.26%.
Kingdoms Rise: Guardians of the Abyss on Mobile
The Playtech title boasts crisp graphics and a very good soundtrack and a job well done in the graphics department makes it easier for players to enjoy the 2019 release on handheld gadgets, because the reels run as smoothly as possible. Of course, if you prefer the desktop version, you can enjoy the game from the comforts of your homes.
+ Stunning visuals
+ Excellent Guardian Bonus
+ A rewarding Progressive Jackpot
– Multipliers available only in one of the Free Spins options
– Not all symbols are theme-oriented
Being action junkies ourselves, we love the fact that the Playtech product offers plenty of additional features, including three options in the Guardians Bonus. Our personal favourite is the Akali feature, with random Wilds added on every free spin. If this is not enough, players will be pleased to know that they can collect tokens that appear on symbols during gameplay, which can be then used in the Kingdoms Rise shop and buy features from other Kingdoms Rise video slots. We are glad to recommend all Kingdoms Rise video slots to gamers.