Kingdoms Rise: Guardians of the Abyss

|Playtech|2019|RTP: 96.09 %
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Kingdoms Rise: Guardians of the Abyss
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Last update
September 11, 2019


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Descend into the dark depth of the vast sea on the slot from Playtech. Responsible for the design of Kingdoms Rise: Guardians of the Abyss is in-house studio Origins, making it the third title in the Kingdoms Rise series of progressive jackpot slots. Summon the guardians to trigger three types of free spins or use your collected tokens to buy a respin feature. Spin the reels right and you might win one of the three progressive jackpots.

Slot Details

Kingdoms Rise: Guardians of the Abyss is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 25 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right. Descend into the deep waters on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to a high-roller friendly 300 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with an overall RTP of 96.09% of which 0.99% is contributing to the jackpots and 3% are reserved for the Kingdoms Rise Tokens.

You will be descending into deep waters when you load the game, arriving at the entrance of the abyss. The three warriors guarding it dominate the reels together with their weapons of choice. The reels are encased in a stone frame with remnants of the once vibrant underwater world strewn around it. A melancholic soundtrack interrupted by metallic noises when you spin the reels emphasize the doomsday scenario.

Open the game to find gems in turquoise, purple, blue and pink colours at the low end of the paytable, awarding 2x to 4x your stake for a five of a kind. They are complemented by the three weapons of the guardians at the medium level, paying 6x to 10x your bet when five land on a line. The premium symbols are the three guardians – Jax, Akali and Odeon. Hit five across the reels to win 20x, 30x and 40x your stake respectively.

An intricate icon marked with “W” is the top payer and wild symbol substituting for all regular pay symbols. A seashell in a silver or gold frame acts as the scatter.

Kingdoms Rise: Guardians of the Abyss Slot Features

Similar to the other slots in the series, Kingdoms Rise: Guardians of the Abyss is packed to the brim with features that will keep you well entertained while chasing those big progressive jackpots. There is a Guardian Bonus with three free spin modes and a Token collection feature.

Hit three seashell scatters to trigger the Guardian Bonus. Any scatter landing with a golden frame on the triggering spin will award better prizes. The three seashells will move to the front and you get to spin each once to determine your prizes:

  • 1st Seashell: Determines which of the three Guardian features is awarded, each with its own modifier
  • 2nd Seashell: Reveals a random number of free spins
  • 3rd Seashell: Determines the power of the feature, the more powerful the better the reel modifier

Once the selections are made, the bonus round starts with the selected Guardian, the number of free spins and power. The feature cannot be retriggered.

  • Odeon Free Spins: A random number of Odeon symbols are added to the reels on every free spin. The total amount is based on the power of the feature.
  • Akali Free Spins: A random number of up to four wild symbols are added on each free spin. The maximum amount per spin is based on the power of the feature.
  • Jax Free Spins: Any wild landing on a free spin will display a win multiplier of up to x6.

With the launch of the Kingdoms Rise series, Playtech is introducing an in-game Token rewards system that comes at no extra cost as such but 3% of the RTP are attributed to it. Gold coin tokens can appear attached to any pay symbol and will be added to your personal Token balance. You can use them in the Kingdoms Rise Shop to buy a feature on any slots from the series. You can head to the shop any time to exchange your tokens.

The Wild Vortex Respins feature is available from 300 Tokens upwards. A vortex containing wilds will land on reels two, three, four or five before throwing out random wilds. The total number of wilds depends on the amount of Tokes used.

  • 300 Tokens: Gets you the vortex with one extra wild
  • 750 Tokens: Gets you the vortex with two extra wilds
  • 1,500 Tokens: Gets you the vortex with three extra wilds

The respins continue at no extra cost as long as there is at least one wild on the reels. They will shift by on position towards the vortex on every respin and will be sucked inside the vortex once they reach it. The feature ends when there are no more wilds in view.

Last but not least, and for some players the most important part, are the three progressive Kingdoms Rise jackpots. These are localized jackpots specific to a single casino or all brands of a casino group. A percentage of 0.99% of each bet contributes to the three jackpots. They can trigger randomly after any spin with the chances of winning one being directly relative to your bet size.

  • Daily Strike Jackpot – must be won each day by the date and time shown
  • Power Strike Jackpot – must be hit before it reaches a monetary threshold
  • Epic Jackpot – unlimited jackpot which can be hit at any time

Final Verdict

After Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest and Kingdoms Rise: Sands of Fury, this is the third addition to the Playtech series of jackpot slots. And it is the most volatile of them all but also has the biggest win potential in the standard game. Beautifully crafted with some stunning visuals and animations, this is a slot that should be on everyone’s ‘must-try’ list.


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