Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest
Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest, developed by iGaming giants Playtech, is very the first game in the iconic Kingdoms Rise Series. This 5-reel, 575 payline slot is most well known for offering players the opportunity to benefit from The Owl Respin feature, which sees players win up to 12 re-spins with roaming wilds.
Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest is gorgeous, the game reels themselves are surrounded by creeping vines that wrap their way around the frame of the reel. Behind the reels is a lush sparkling forest with a small pond in the centre.
Low symbols are various sparking jewels, whilst high paying symbols are a panther, a bear and three menacing elven women each brandishing different weapons, these are known as Jayna, Kiera and Liana. The wild symbol is a green gem brandished with a tree, whilst the scatter is a roaming golden owl mask that triggers re-spins.
Kingdoms Rise is a unique game for quite a few reasons, firstly because of the reel layout, rather than being traditionally laid out, the slot is designed in a 3-4-4-4-3 formation.
The main game buttons are along the bottom of the screen. From left-to-right, there's an info button, a bet area that allows players to change their stake using - and + buttons (stakes can be between 0.10 and 100), an autoplay button (that allows players to place upon 100 automated spins) and of course the spin button.
Most interestingly, on the far right-hand side of the game screen is two unique features no other online slots have. There's a map button that opens up a large map and allows players to switch between Kingdoms Rise slots without having to close the game. Below that is a shop button that shows how many coins players have earned and when clicked opens up a feature store.
Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest is a low volatility slot, meaning that it tends to pay out smaller sums of money to players at more regular intervals. It has a very promising maximum win potential of 11,520x the player's initial stake and a slightly above average RTP of 96.26%.
Playtech pulled it out of the bag with Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest, this game is truly spectacular! It might not be full to the brim of unique bonus features, but it introduces the world to what Kingdoms Rise is all about. Beautifully designed, enjoyable mechanics and the ability to switch between slots at any given moment.