In this newest release from ELK Studios, you will be spinning the reels back to medieval times. The theme will certainly take you back in time, however, the looks of the game have gone in a more modern direction, seeing the slot almost resembles a computer game. When loading the game you will get to see the three knights of the slot, named Sir Smash, Sir Count and Sir Charge.
The game will be played on the 7x7 reel set where wins will be formed through the Cluster Pays system consisting of 5 or more symbols needed to get a win. Wins can be formed vertically or horizontally. You will be spinning for wins of up to 2 500x your total stake. Micro Knights is a slot with an RTP of 96.10%, which is pretty average while having a medium to high volatility. Bets can be varied, starting from a minimum of €0.10 and up to €100 per spin.
Features in the game include super-sized symbols, Free Drops, wild symbols and much more, however, there is no jackpot available.
Design and Symbols
Micro Knights tell the story of the dragon king Chalcedony who has ordered all the knights to take charge outside of the walls surrounding his kingdom. The king wishes to keep his kingdom safe and has ordered all threats, whether they are big or small, to be eliminated. This giant task seems to fall on the shoulders of three knights as mentioned previously, these knights being Sir Count, Sir Smash and Sir Charge. As a player in this slot, you will embark along with the knights on their journey to bring back order in the kingdom.
The backdrop of the slot shows green fields and a castle, everything created in a cartoonish design, giving off the impression that ELK studios wanted this to be a humorous and fun slot. The symbols you will see on the reels will include wells, target practices, rabbits, mushrooms, meat joints, goats, frogs and bulls. Here, the bull is the most valuable symbol and will reward you up to 250x your total stake.
In the game, you will also find a wild symbol, which is represented by a golden goblet. This works in the same way as in most other slots, by substituting all other symbols with the exception of the bonus scatter. The bonus scatters symbol of Micro Knights is represented by a crown.
There are quite some features going on in the Micro Knights slot, with different flag features, the queue, a wild symbol and of course the Free Drops bonus game. All of this of course comes on top of the cluster pay system in the game.
Whenever you get a win in the game, a row of symbols could be moved to the queue should there be no more winning combinations. The symbols will be added to the queue starting from the left and working towards the right, the same type of symbols will also always be grouped together. It will be the Charging Knight who will indicate which row of symbols can be removed.
The symbols that are put in the queue will be used starting from the left to the right, they will be connected with symbols on the reel set to be able to form winning clusters. All symbols that have been placed in the queue can contribute to several different clusters in one single drop and they will stay in the queue until they have been part of a winning cluster.
Every symbol that is part of a winning cluster will add to the meter found on the right side of the reel set. When this meter has been filled up, a flag feature will be randomly selected.
- Super Size feature – a large symbol which can be 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4 in size will randomly be added to the reel set to reward you with another winning cluster.
- Inferno feature – all of the low-value symbols will be removed from the reel set.
- Extra Wilds feature – anything between 3 and 6 wild symbols will randomly be placed onto the reel set.
- Epic Charge feature – all rows will be moved over to the queue.
- Charge feature – anything between 2 and 5 rows from the reel set will be moved to the queue.
- Boosted Queue feature – all symbols found in the queue will be able to connect with the symbols found on the reel set in order to create winning clusters.
Free Drops Bonus Game
In this feature, you should be looking out for the crown symbol which is the bonus scatter of the game. Should three of these land on the reels, then the Free Drops bonus game feature will be triggered. You will be rewarded with 5 free spins and will also be able to re-trigger the feature to receive 10 free spins in total. Should you start out in this feature with an empty meter as well as an empty queue, then you will be able to benefit from all of the flag features listed above.
Our Thoughts on Micro Knights
There is one thing we are sure of and that is that Micro Knights is a colourful, fun and entertaining slot. If the goal of ELK studios was to create exactly that, then they have certainly succeeded. There are also plenty of features to keep the excitement going, with the Free Drops bonus game as well as the total of six different flag features that can be randomly activated.
If you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, then Micro Knights will likely be what you are looking for. However, if you are more of a classic fruit slot fan, then this is not the game for you. Of course we have to mention the downside of the low 2 500x maximum payout, a higher maximum win would have made this slot so much better.