In Alice in Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts is a beloved character from the story as she's a childish and foul-temperated monarch who is always quick to give death sentences to those who annoy her.
As a popular figure in the stories, she's the perfect subject for an online slot. Pragmatic Play's Wild Streak Gaming decided to focus a slot on the Queen of Hearts in Queenie.
In this slot, there's a wheel feature that awards free spins, jackpots, multipliers and additional wilds leading to wins of up to 4,200x your stake.
Queenie is a strange slot in terms of design as it feels like there's not a whole lot going on but there is actually loads of little details in the slot. The background has various red playing suit cards along with other items associated with the Queen.
To the left of the reels, the Queen of Hearts is here and animated at certain times. The design looks pretty good and combines realistic drawings with cartoons to create something unique.
As Queenie is all about royalty, the music in the background is classical with a full orchestral score playing. It feels fitting for the slot but there is always the option to mute it if you don't like classical music.
In the base game, there's not a whole lot to the gameplay as the focus is on landing wilds to trigger the wheel. All the excitement comes after landing the wheel which can lead to various modifiers, free spins and a fixed jackpot.
Like most Pragmatic Play slots, the spin button and bet level are at the bottom of the screen. Further to the left, there's a button leading to payables and different options.
Firstly, the RTP is at a great level with 96.51% and there's also a high volatility level. The high volatility levels lead to larger wins but they will be less often.
Sadly, the maximum win for this slot is 4,200x your stake which is quite low for a high volatility slot - but it's not too low to be off-putting.
Queenie is a fun slot with engaging mechanics with the wheel that definitely makes the slot stand out for all the right reasons. Unfortunately, the design isn't anything special and the overall win potential fails to excite.
If the maximum win was higher and the design was a little more innovative, then Queenie could be a masterpiece of a slot. Despite this, the overall gameplay can still provide thrills and is worth giving a spin.