Lots of slots feature kings, but Thunderkick has just released the first slot we have seen featuring Khans. Journey back to the Mongolian Empire with Sword of Khans!
This intriguing new game is high volatility, action packed, and available now at Casumo. Just login or create a new account and prepare to vanquish your enemies!
Sword of Khans – what you need to know!
You may remember “Khan!” as the cry of rage of Captain Kirk in Star Trek II, but hundreds of years ago it was a term that struck fear across much of Asia and Europe.
This new game draws on its ancient legacy, but is thankfully more fun than frightening!
It starts out with a conventional 5 reel, 3 row format, features 10 paylines, and has an average return to player rate of 95.3%. Sword of Khans is rated as a “high volatility” game (which definitely matched our experience during the demo test – see below).
Low symbols are card values (10, J, Q, K, and A). Mongolian weapons and armour are mid symbols, and the Khan himself is the lone high symbol.
The last remaining symbol is the Sword of Khans itself, which acts as both a Wild and Scatter.
We found the base game very straightforward (although not terribly eventful). Collect three Swords in a single spin, however, and everything changes!
How the Bonus Game works
This game takes off when three Swords land on a spin, triggering the bonus game.
A giant graphic of a sword flashes across the screen to start things off. A reddish disk on the sheath flashes numbers, eventually stopping with the number of free spins the player has won. The sword is then unsheathed, and a random symbol is displayed just above the hilt. During the bonus spins, this symbol Expands whenever it is part of a win.
During the Bonus Game, paylines appeared not to be important. Our Expanding Symbols expanded (following a win) whenever they appeared either three times (for low symbols) or twice (for mid and high symbols).
More Free Spins can be won during the bonus game if two more more Swords land on a spin. The giant sword appears again and displays a random number of additional Free Spins and another Expanding Symbol. If the same Expanding Symbol is selected a second time (as happened during our demo), it becomes a 2x multiplier, or a 3x multiplier if it happens a third time.
The Bonus Game Free Spins during our demo was seriously crazy. Staring with just 7 Free Spins, Sword Scatters kept landing until we had collected a total of 41 Free Spins (plus four Expanding Symbols including one 2x multiplier).
Why we love Sword of Khans
There is a lot to love about this game, and we have to start with the theme. It is bold, original, and really works for a slot. Someone at Thunderkick had the courage to propose a Mongolian-themed slot, and we say “thank you!”
The music and effects for Sword of Khans are also a good match for the game itself. The metallic ring of swords clashing and flashing about is pretty constant, but instead of being irritating it drives excitement in the game.
Players who like a high volatility slot that focuses on the bonus game will like Sword of Khans. The base game is solid, but not hugely innovative. Once the Free Spins start, the fun ramps up REALLY quickly. Our demo test (see video below) illustrates this perfectly!
Where can you play Sword of Khans?
Thunderkick produces some fantastic games, but their slots are not listed on every online casino yet. Players who want to give this game a try should head for our friends at Casumo, who have it loaded and ready to play now.
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