Hold on to your head as we take a trip back into history with Battle Royal, a 5-reel video slot with 20 paylines. Battle Royal features exciting Royal Flushes, Free Spins with additional Wilds and a bonus Pick Feature.
Battle Royal includes the King Henry 8th Wild symbol, a Coat of Arms Scatter, Henry’s infamous 6 Wives as the high-paying symbols, and classic card suits as the low-paying symbols.
The Royal Flush feature can trigger at random on the base game and convert all low paying symbols into the same symbol.
If a Scatter lands on both the first and last reel a feature choice is triggered. The player is invited to select one of the winning Scatters to find out which feature they will be awarded – Free Spins or Long Live the King (pick bonus).
In Free Spins the Heads Will Roll as the player must choose which of Henry’s Wives will survive the Free Spins guillotine. On each spin one of the guillotines on the reels will drop. If one of the Wife symbols are visible either fully, or the top half on that reel they lose their head and that symbol becomes Wild for the rest of the Free Spins round. If only the bottom half of the symbol is visible on the top row, the symbol is not eligible to be beheaded and turn Wild. Free Spins continue until 1 Wife character symbol is left alive. If the player’s chosen wife survives, an additional instant prize is awarded.
The last surviving Wife from Free Spins must then have her fate decided by the guillotine reels. Player must select a guillotine reel for the Wife. One guillotine will then fall. If it is the reel the Wife is on, she is beheaded, and the Long Live the King pick bonus is also triggered. If it falls on a different reel, she survives and player returns to the base game.
In the Long Live the King bonus feature the player must help King Henry collect loot and escape his haunted dungeon. Select chests to collect instant prizes. After every pick, a ghost of one of Henry’s wives will move across the screen, over one row of chests. If Henry is in the way of a ghost, he dies and the bonus feature ends. One chest contains a key. Once the key is obtained the player can choose to escape the dungeon and collect a mystery multiplier for their total winnings, or they can risk continuing to open chests and collect more instant prizes. If the feature ends due to Henry being caught by a ghost, the total round win so far is awarded. Multiplier is only awarded if the player chooses to escape. If the player has entered bonus via Free Spins, the multiplier is applied to total win from Free Spins and bonus feature.
The optimum strategy when the Long Live the King bonus feature is triggered from the Free Spins, is to escape as soon as you find the Key. If the Long Live the King bonus feature is triggered from the base game, the optimum strategy is to leave after picking four chests.
The RTP is 96.56%.