King Cashalot from Microgaming might be a little bit dated but it still offers a very fun and surprisingly humourous game. What really sets this game apart is the fact that it offers a truly enormous jackpot. The prize is regularly over the one million mark: the stuff that dreams are made of. The game is also packed with bonuses as well as being upgraded to perform well on mobile devices. If we must say so, we think it looks even better on the small screen, with those older graphics and gameplay holding up very nicely in this format.
Theme and background of King Cashalot
As the name suggests, the slot is set in Medieval times, but rather than focusing on the hard times then, it chooses a fun, upbeat take on this time period. The reels are rather plain, though, and set to a simple purple background, but it’s the symbols on the reels that elevate the theme. Here you can find a number of exciting and tasty medieval foods such as bowls of fruit, a turkey, a bowl of fish, ham and a pudding. Other symbols include King Cashalot himself as well as a girl in a gold headband and a large golden dragon. The whole thing is enhanced by the soundtrack which is resplendent with the medieval sounds one might hear at a banquet.
Layout and functionality of King Cashalot
The setup of the slot is a simple five-reel with just nine paylines. These all pay left to right so you need to be mindful of this when landing the symbols on the reels. When it comes to bonuses there’s a fair few available. King Cashalot is the wild and he can replace all symbols with the exception of the scatter and the golden dragon. In order to land the progressive jackpot that ticks ever upward above the reels, you need to land five of the king wilds on the ninth payline. Landing three dragons will give another bonus – they can only land on the centre three reels – and will give you a mini game where you choose from eight chests to earn yourself a prize.
Our opinion about King Cashalot
While rather dated, this slot is still a whole lot of fun. In fact, this might not actually be so special if it wasn’t for the rather exciting jackpot that’s available. However, it’s not just the jackpot that makes this exciting in our opinion: there are also numerous smaller wins to be made consistently as well. There’s also a fixed coin bet of just 0.05 per spin which makes this game ideal for those with smaller budgets, enabling everyone to get online and have some fun. There are some minor gripes in that there are no free spins or a gamble feature, which could have added to the fun (and the wins), but overall this is a pretty solid game that’s worth a couple of spins.
Other games you might like if you enjoyed King Cashalot
If it’s a massive jackpot you’re after then checking out either of the top listed games from Microgaming and NetEnt – Mega Moolah and Mega Fortune – are two of your best options. Both games are slick and stylish combining their huge jackpots with some in-game features and extra bonuses. If you’re more a fan of the old-school style and looking to keep your gaming a little simpler, then cast your eye toward Major Millions – an army-themed slot that offers basic gameplay and graphics, but some very good wins on the side.