NeoGames Technologies is a decade-old software company responsible for many fine three- and five-reel video slots. One of the most unique titles on the NT roster is the medieval-themed Castle Slot. The non-progressive 3-reeler is different from many of its contemporaries such as Wizards Castle, in that each reel row occupies a separate outbuilding of a sprawling castle compound. However, it’s up to the player whether they wish to play on one, two or all three machines.
Once you’ve gotten your head around the unconventional set-up of Castle Slot, it’s time to spin the reels and attempt to take home the bumper 100,000 credit grand prize. While 100k might not buy you your very own castle, we’re sure you can think of a few ways to spend the dosh.
A Slot Fit for a King
Castle Slot looks much as you’d expect given the name. The clock has wound back to medieval times, and a crenellated and imposing castle occupies a grassy mound against a backdrop of blue sky. The major battlements and towers are not our focus, though: the action takes place in three brick outbuildings with wooden slat doors. At the start of the game, you’ll be asked whether you wish to play in one, two or all three buildings; at this point, the wooden doors will part to reveal traditional casino reels.
The reel layout might be a tad unfamiliar, but the control panel is, as always, situated along the bottom of the screen. Here, you can set your maximum bet, play max, current bet and also toggle the autoplay button (here’s looking at you, lazy gamer). You can also easily view your real-time balance and make your way back to the casino lobby from this area. There’s a mute button, too, in case that dodgy soundtrack becomes unbearable (as surely it will, if you play long enough).
Gamers wishing to grab a piece of the action can stake coins that range in value from 0.1 right up to 10. Players looking to max out can wager a limit of three coins per line. Thus, you can place a maximum bet of 90-per-spin should you wish to set all three reels (and pay-lines) in motion. The jackpot, quite naturally, differs depending on how many machines you play – 100,000 awaits he who can hit the overall three-game jackpot; the top prize for playing two machines is 2,000, and it’s 1,000 for one. The icon that pays the princeliest sum is, logically enough, the heaving sack of gold coins.