While this game has modern graphics, it’s clearly a classic slot. It has a free spins game with no extra features on top, and a bonus round in which you pick chests to reveal your prize. I’ve played King Winalot for a short time in order to see what’s this game all about, and it turns out it’s difficult to win any money on it as most of the wins are smaller than your bet. Let’s go through the details of this slot game and see if it has any positive sides.
Main game and paytable
The game is played on a standard 5×3 board with 25 selectable paylines, so as the bet per payline is $0.01, this is a penny slot if you only wish to play 1 payline. For all 25 you’ll need to spend a minimum of $0.25, and the maximum bet per spin is $62.50.
The paytable is skinny, and will deliver only a win smaller than your bet most of the time, though the best symbol does have the potential of paying 500 coins, or 20x your bet, if you land five-of-a-kind. The four card symbols will pay 20 coins at best, so you can’t even get your stake back with these. There are only three high-win symbols, and two of these can pay 30 or 50 coins respectively, while only the best symbol, the King Winalot, can pay the already mentioned 500 coin prize, or at least a 50 coin prize for four-of-a-kind, which is 2x your bet.
Wild is always stacked three symbols high, and it’s only a matter of how many of those symbols will be visible on your 5×3 board. Prince is the Scatter, and when you land at least three you’ll enter the free spins game, and there’s an additional Bonus symbol that triggers the bonus round.
When you land at least three Prince Scatters, you’ll trigger the free spins game. For three Scatters you’ll get only 7 free spins, four four Scatters your prize rises a bit to 11 free spins, and if you land all five Scatters you’ll be rewarded with 21 free spins. There’s nothing special about these free spins, they’re just spins that are free, and it’s the other bonus feature that provides the fun. Three or more Bonus Lock and Key symbols trigger the bonus round. You’ll get to pick one of the chests and will reveal your cash prize.
King Winalot Slots RTP
Theoretical return to player isn’t known for this slot game. This is a problem, as we can’t be reassured that this game is paying well even though it doesn’t feel like it’s paying well. So the only conclusion is that the RTP must be low, as this game offers very little routes to big wins. Basically you only got the King Winalot symbol, and if you land five you’re winning 20x your bet. Not really a big win. And everything else is mostly smaller than your bet, so this is a difficult game to play.
It’s unlikely anyone will be playing King Winalot on purpose, after knowing how the game plays, and most people who play it will have just clicked it out of curiosity. It’s not a good slot game. It doesn’t pay well, and there’s nothing about the paytable that can even offer a prospect of a big win. The best symbol pays 20x, and with 25 paylines it’s theoretically possible to win 500x your bet if you land a full board of King Winalots, but that doesn’t seem to be enticing enough to tolerate all the downsides of this game, namely, the extremely skinny paytable that can and will pay $0.04 on a $1 bet.