Queen's Day Tilt by Play'n GO released on 14.02.2019 is a 3-reel & 3-row online slot with 1 paylines and a 96.36% RTP. This is a royal-themed game offering players a max win of up to 5000x their stake. Queen's Day Tilt can be played on all devices from €0.10 to €100 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
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Design and Symbols
Play ‘n Go’s design is as impressive as ever here, revealing a detailed backdrop of the festivities in full swing. Hospitality tents and jousting Knights give way to the splendour of the Royal Castle and a majestic vista of mountains and blue skies in the distance. The gameboard is a square, framed 3x3 grid with symbols sitting atop sandstone bricks from the castle walls. The soundtrack is suitably regal and of its age, with plenty of organ and lute – typical of the English renaissance.
Low value symbols are the standard card suits, clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades. Medium value symbols are shields bearing (in order of value) a goat’s head, a rose, and a lion’s head. The highest paying regular symbols are the blue knight and the red knight both of whom award 3x and 12x the stake for 2 and 3 of a kind respectively. The other symbol is the Queen Wild who substitutes for all symbols otherwise paying the same as the Knights.
The game mechanic is such that symbols involved in a winning combo will disappear after the win has been counted. All remaining symbols will then fall (where possible) into the empty spaces created. However, unlike the usual ‘cascading reels’ mechanic, no new symbols will take their places. If you manage to empty the grid then you will unlock Free Spins, but more of that below.
Unusually for a 3x3 game there are a number of different features. There are two randomly activated base game features, ‘The Ruler’ and ‘Tilt’. There are also two triggerable features in the ‘Game of Accession’ and the “Queen’s Day Free Spins’.
After any losing spin a single Queen Wild may appear randomly on the reels to create a winning combo.
In the event of there being only one remaining symbol on the board the ‘Tilt’ feature will occasionally trigger to clear the board and award Free Spins.
Game of Accession
Game of Accession is trigger by landing winning combos with both Knights in the same spin. A free spin is awarded with only Knights appearing on the grid. You must pick which Knight will produce the biggest wins on that spin, and the game has three outcomes:
- Win – The free spin winnings are doubled
- Lose - Collect winnings from the spin
- Tie - Free spin re-triggered
Queen’s Day Free Spins
5 free spins are awarded if a run of wins removes all symbols from the grid. It can also be triggered with one symbol remaining if the Tilt feature is randomly activated.
The free spin round benefits from having all the low value symbols removed. Furthermore the free spins start with a 2x win multiplier which will increase if you land wins with both Knights in the same spin.
Also, both the ‘Ruler’ and ‘Tilt’ features are in play during free spins – in fact the Ruler feature will trigger after every losing spin. Free spins will retrigger for another 5 spins if you clear the board.
Our Thoughts on Queen’s Day Tilt
I never thought I’d see the day when I endorsed a 3x3 slot. Yeah, I know that some of the 3x3 high variance slots are popular among the community but they’ve always kinda bored me. Well, the times they are a changin’ it would seem and Play ‘n Go have broken the mold here. From the game mechanic to the multitude of features, Queen’s Day Tilt has so much to offer from such a small reel set. Of course, it’s still a pretty damned volatile affair and clearing the board to get the free spins is no mean feat. However, the game has plenty to offer and in my opinion will be a great success for the Swedish games provider.