5 Knights Has a Theme from the Middle Ages
5 Knights by NextGen has a medieval theme, filled with Knights and their armour, and some great rewards. Symbols include crossed swords, a gauntlet and other various weapons, the Knight himself, a fair maiden, and the traditional playing cards from nine through to the ace that form the lower paying symbols. Even these playing cards appear to have been printed in a gothic press. This game can be played online and also on your favourite mobile device, whether smart phone or tablet.
5 Knights is a five reel slot game with three rows and twenty five pay lines. The reels are set in the walls and turrets or a castle, and the background is a war tossed countryside of hills and a stormy sky filled with dark clouds.
If you find between three and five matching playing card symbols, you will win between five and one hundred times your initial wager. The Knight’ armour and weapons will also pay up to 150 times your original stake. If five of the fair maidens appear, or five Knights, you will be rewarded with 250 times your first wager.
A Unique Slide-A-Wild Feature
The Shield is the Wild symbol in the game, and as such can replace all other symbols in a winning combination except for the Scatter symbol. 5 Knights appearing also offers the unique slide-a-wild feature, which allows you to slide a Wild symbol on to any of the five reels. Above the reels is a small slider entitled Slide a Wild. This can be used to select a reel which has enhanced Wild payouts. If you land a Wild on that particular reel and it contributes to a winning combination, the payout will be subjected to different multipliers. Each reel will pay you a different bonus for the Wild. Reel one will pay you double your prize, reel two triple your prize and reel three will pay four times your prize. Reel four will pay you five times and reel five pays six times your prize.
The Wild will also appear on your selected reel, and will expand to fill all the positions on that reel. When this happens, a Knight appears and is beaten back by a hail or arrows.
A Profitable Free Spins Bonus Round
The Scatter symbol in 5 Knights is the view of the Castle, and Five Scatter symbols appearing on the reels will give you a reward of one hundred times your original stake, while three of the Scatters will unlock the free spins bonus round. You will win fifteen free spins at once, and during this round the Slide a Wild feature remains active, and all prizes will be doubled. The free spins round can be reactivated when three or more of the Castle Scatters appear.
The game 5 Knights also offers a Gamble feature, during which you can attempt to guess the colour of the next random playing card. If your guess is correct, your winnings will be doubled. You can have another try, and guess the suit of that card. If you are correct your winnings will be quadrupled. Be a bit wary of this feature, however, as you can lose everything by a wrong guess.
There is no progressive jackpot in 5 Knights, but the base game jackpot is a pretty lucrative one.