An extravagant castle looms behind reels, bordered by velvety, red drapes, setting the scene for The Royal Family online slot. Yggdrasil’s 5x4 reel Royalty-themed slot is illustrated Pixar movie-style, with bold, colourful symbols and amusing animations. The harpsichord soundtrack fits well with the medieval theme and makes for an immersive experience. Loaded with a hit frequency of 25%, you can expect free spins, sticky wilds, bonus chests and reel-specific collectible bonus items.
Landing 3, 4 or 5 trophy free spins symbols anywhere in sight will trigger the Free Spins feature where you will be awarded with 8, 16 or 24 free spins respectively. Here all the high value symbols can randomly transform into sticky wilds.
There’s a total of 12 different feature prizes located in the base game that, when won, can be used in the Free spins feature. Each reel has its own collectable prize, and only one can be collected for every free spins feature. Note that there are 7 feature prizes that can appear on every reel.
By collecting 2 feature prizes on 1 reel, you will activate the Free Spins feature to set off a minimum of 8 free spins – you can also collect 2 or more feature prizes which are then played out one after the other.
Some of the common feature prizes that appear on each reel include:
+ 1 starting wild – awards you 1 starting wild
+ 2 starting wilds – awards you 2 starting wilds
+ 3 starting wilds – awards you 3 starting wilds
+ 1 free spin – awards you 1 additional free spin
+ 2 free spins – awards you 2 additional free spins
+ 3 free spins – awards you 3 additional free spins
Remove 1 low pay symbol – 1 of the lower value symbols is removed from the reels.
As for the reel-specific feature prizes, here’s what you need to collect per reel and the respective reward you can expect:
you need to collect swords (reel 1), crowns (reel 2), golden eggs (reel 3), necklaces (reel 4) or keys (reel 5) – they will reward you as follows:
This feature applies in both the base game and Free Spins feature when the Royal Chest symbol appears on reel 5. In the base game, it can give you a cash prize up to 100 times your stake or access to the Free Spins feature with 8, 16 or 24 free spins. In the Free Spins feature, it will grant you up to 4 extra free spins or up to 3 sticky wilds.
The Royal Family is a solid title. It is a great-looking slot with a base game that is mostly a supporting feature to the bonus features. The free spins mode is the most rewarding aspect and can be accessed 3 ways, which means your chance at the maximum prize is greatly increased and much higher, in comparison to some other slots. The collectible symbols add a nice touch, but you might find that you have to play for quite some time to reveal them. That being said, you wouldn’t turn to this slot for mind-blowing cash drops, as the win potential is comparably low. You’re more likely to enjoy this title if you’re just looking for some casual fun that delivers modest prizes.