Hall of the Mountain King
The series of Quickspin slots with a fantasy and folklore storyline continues with Hall Of The Mountain King. After releasing with much success the Russian folklore-themed Ivan And The Immortal King, the game studio is taking us to the vast land of the North for an encounter with royal trolls. Uncover the rich treasures of the Troll King with symbol upgrades, progressive multipliers, whirlwind wilds and a free spins round that can lead to wins of up to 7,326 times your stake.
Hall of the Mountain King is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can face the king troll on desktop, mobile and tablet from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. Just like the trolls, the game is highly volatile with an RTP of 96.29%.
Graphics and Visuals
Edvard Grieg’s epic classic piece “In the Hall of the Mountain King” together with a sprinkle of Avatar fantasy land and troll legends served as inspiration for the creators at Quickspin. In true fantasy story-style, you will start your reel adventure right at the entrance to the king’s cave with the mountain and warm, friendly skies in the background. Collect three of the king’s hammers and you enter his cave in the free spins round where vast treasures are waiting to be collected.
Open the game to find the card royals from 10 through to A at the low end, followed by two female and two male trolls. The top-paying symbol is the troll king himself, paying 40x your bet for a five of a kind. There is also a wild symbol which appears stacked at all times, substituting for all regular pay symbols and awarding the same payouts as the troll king. The scatter on this slot is the king’s hammer with three needed to trigger the free spins.
Multiplier Meter and Wilds Explained
In the main game, you will see a multiplier meter on the left of the game window. It will activate when you hit a win with a wild symbol. Every wild in the winning combo will increase it by x1, up to x5 when five line up across the reels for each pay line. Thanks to the multipliers, a full screen of stacked wilds in the base game will pay a massive 4,000 times your stake.
The Mountain King’s Free Spins Feature
To enter the king’s treasure cave, you will need to hit three hammer scatters across the centre reels. Prepare to embark on a journey through three stages that will be increasingly hard but also more rewarding when you pass them. You will get a set amount of free spins to complete the first two stages and three free spins in the final stage. You will progress to the next stage if the troll king destroys the top stone block on the upgrade or multiplier meter.
Stage 1 – Symbol Upgrade: You will see a display on the right of the game window with five stone blocks, one for each of the five card royals. Every time you hit a win, the troll king will appear to smash the respective symbol block and upgrade it to the corresponding high-value symbol. At this point, the game adds super-stacks of the upgraded symbol to the reels. The multiplier meter is also active in the free spins with the difference that multipliers can go up to x15. The troll king will randomly destroy the bottom block with the smallest multiplier, adding a higher one at the top. You will progress to Stage 2 when you manage to destroy all card royal blocks.
Stage 2 – Whirlwind Wilds Collection: The symbol upgrade display is exchanged for a whirlwind wild collection meter. Every time you land a whirlwind wild on a free spin, the troll king will smash it, releasing a random number of wilds that are added to the collection meter. You will progress to Stage 3 if you manage to collect six whirlwind wilds. The multiplier meter is also active in stage two and will increase in the same fashion as in stage 1.
Stage 3 – Whirlwind Wilds Drop: You reached the final stage where you will get three spins with only premium symbols on the reels, plus a random number of the whirlwind wilds are dropped onto the reels in each of the three spins, virtually guaranteeing a win multiplier.
Hall of the Mountain King has the potential to become a blockbuster slot. The gameplay is engaging, the win potential awesome in both base game and free spins and the trolls as well as the rest of the slot just so authenticly designed that it was a pleasure taking it for a spin.