From slot developer Microgaming in partnership with HBO, the Game of Thrones slot is the official slot based on the global hit television show.
Featuring Game of Thrones-themed visuals and a unique, themed free spins reward based around the different Houses of Westeros, this slot is a must-play for fans of the epic TV show.
There are actually two different versions of the Game of Thrones slot, one that features 15 paylines and the other that has 243 ways to win. Both slots are 5 reels and on each, a win can be formed by matching symbols from left to right, either across paylines on the 15 paylines version, or on adjacent reels in the 243 ways to win variant.
The 15 payline slot accepts stakes between 15p and $15, while the 243 ways to win slot takes 30p to $6 stakes. Both variants feature quick spin and autoplay functions.
The slot features impressive HD graphics that don’t look out of place today, despite the slot being six years old at the time of writing. The visuals are themed around Game of Thrones, with an image of the coveted Iron Throne forming the backdrop to the slot and reels being decorated with the iconography of the Houses of Westeros.
Unfortunately, likely due to licensing costs, there are no images of characters or scenes from the TV show featured on the slot, but the clean, uncluttered presentation works just as well without them. To complete the package, the Game of Thrones theme song plays during the game.
The Game of Thrones slot features a scatter bonus that triggers when you land on two scatter symbols and awards a cash multiple of your stake. The main attraction, however, is the free spins feature. It triggers when you land on three scatters, at which point the player is asked to choose an allegiance to one of the Houses of Westeros: Baratheon, Lannister, Stark, or Targaryen.
Each House offers a different number of spins, stacked symbols and a multiplier:
Baratheon – 8 free spins, 5x multiplier, 3x stacked symbols.
Lannister – 10 free spins, 4x multiplier, 4x stacked symbols.
Stark – 14 free spins, 3x multiplier, 5x stacked symbols.
Targaryen – 18 free spins, 2x multiplier, 6x stacked symbols.
Maximum payouts vary depending on the version of the game you are playing. The maximum possible payout across both games is 20,250 x stake, which can be won through the Baratheon free spin feature on the 243 ways to win reel.
As with payouts, RTP of the Game of Thrones slot varies depending on which game you are playing. The 15 paylines RTP is 95.03%, while the 243 ways to win game has an RTP of 95.07%.
An average RTP and medium variance make this slot a fairly standard affair from a gameplay perspective – as is usually the case with licensed games. However, the different free spin modes offer a twist on the usual bonus feature, and the themed visuals are a great way for fans to get their Game of Thrones fix now that the TV show is over. Just make sure to play the 243 ways to win variant, as its higher RTP and maximum payout make it the more rewarding of the two games.