Ivan and the Immortal King Slots
With so much competition in slots, developers are looking for any advantage to capture player attention. This often leads to new and interesting themes being tried out. And Quickspin may have found an interesting inspiration: Russian folklore! It tells the fairytale of Ivan Tsarevich and his efforts to destroy evil king Koschei. Ivan and the Immortal King is played on a 5x3 board with 20 fixed paylines. The main special feature is a free spins round, during which you advance through different stages. The stages match up the story’s progression, each step bringing you closer to destroying Koschei. And, you know, a solid win on top of that!
How to PlayNow, at first glance, there’s nothing inherently Russian about this game. It would fit in with any other fantasy releases, which we quite like. It manages to look good without coming across as merciless pandering in an attempt to draw gamblers from that country in. The only place where that influence really comes across is in the symbols themselves. Quickspin’s slot is played on a 5-reel board, where each reel is three icons tall. There are a total of twenty paylines, which cannot be turned on or off. To win, collect three or more identical symbols in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. All wins must follow one of the currently active paylines, or else the cash prize won’t be awarded to the player.
Betting Options and PayoutSetting your total bet can be really easy or a real pain in the neck. Fortunately, the developers made it remarkably easy to choose your ideal wager. First, it displays everything in raw cash values using your local currency; no coins here! Second, it allows you to directly pick the stake that suits you best. This allows for bets between $0.20 and $100 on each spin. Ivan and the Immortal King has high volatility, which isn’t surprising. If we’re talking purely theoretical wins, you could score up to 40,000x! That said, during Quickspin’s own testing, the maximum jackpot anyone won was 10,222x your total bet, so that’s what we went with as the top prize. The RTP is 96.29%, which is above the current industry average.
Symbols and Extra FeaturesGood icons can transform the experience of any game. As you spin the reels, you’ll come across the various characters from the story, and various gemstones. Using gemstones as filler symbols isn’t the most creative idea in the world, but we like it a lot more than playing card royals. Baba Yaga randomly appears and changes icons on your reels. She will either change symbols into Scatters, or a randomly paying icon with a guaranteed win. Collect three or more Bonus Scatters to start the free spins round. Depending on the number of Scatters you have, you start off on higher levels. Each level comes with more free spins and an increased multiplier. To progress into another level, you need to collect at least three Progress Scatters on each multiplier level.
Our VerdictIf it was just a unique theme, we wouldn’t blink twice at this release. But Ivan and the Immortal King also delivers on a fun free spins round. It truly makes you feel like you’re trying to find an elusive needle. But once you do and hit that awesome jackpot? There’s no better feeling in the world!
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