Rise of the Mountain King by NextGen Gaming released on 02.04.2020 is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 30 Paylines and a 96.85% RTP. This is a Northern Fantasy-themed game offering players a max win of up to 50000x their stake. Rise of the Mountain King can be played on all devices from €0.30 to €15 per spin and is considered a medium volatility game.

Special Features


When discovering a new slot game, it is always exciting to see what special features it comes with.

Rise of the Mountain King currently offers players:

  • Respins
  • Multipliers
  • Buy Pass feature.

Kings Re-spins

To trigger the Kings Re-spins you are required to land three or more Wild symbols anywhere on the reels.

Before the re-spin begins, any wins generated from the initial spin will be paid and any scatters present on the reels will turn into the Wilds for the respin.

During the respin the King Reels spin overall triggering the symbol positions as an overlay. The re-spin feature can be retriggered if one or more new Wild symbols land on the reels. Any Wild symbols that land during the respin will remain in position until the re-spins round comes to an end.

The re-spin feature will continue until there are no more additional Wild symbols added to the reels or all the spaces are filled with Wild symbols.

Rise of the multiplier


To activate the Rise of the Multiplier feature, you are required to land a minimum of three scatter symbols on the reels.

  • 3 Scatters will award 8 free games
  • 4 Scatters will award 9 free games
  • 5 Scatters will award 10 free games.

Above the reels, you will find a ‘Collect Meter’ which indicates the amount of scatters collected throughout the free game. Any scatter symbols which are present in the triggering combination will be automatically added to the ‘Collect Meter’. Likewise, for each additional scatter symbol which lands on the reels during the feature will contribute once to the meter.

For every Scatter symbol that lands on the reels during the free game, 1 extra free spin will be awarded. Any wins which are generated and consist of one or more Wild symbols will activate the Wild Multiplier.

The Wild Multiplier starts an x5 and increases during the feature up to a maximum of x100. Any wins generated will only be calculated once per the free game feature.

  • 6 scatter collect count = x10 Wild multiplier
  • 9 scatter collect count = x15 Wild multiplier
  • 12 scatter collect count = x25 Wild multiplier
  • 15 scatter collect count = x50 Wild multiplier
  • 18 scatter collect count = x100 Wild multiplier

To really crank things up, during the Rise of the Multiplier feature, the Kings Re-spins can also be triggered.

Buy Pass Feature


If you want to bypass the hassle of chasing the special features, then why not buy straight into the free sins round.

The cost of the Buy Pass feature depends on the amount your bet coin is set at. If you are a high roller then you can opt-in for the Buy Pass feature at a maximum cost of €1,500.

On the other hand, if you are someone who prefers to play lower stakes you can purchase the Buy Pass feature for a minimum of €30.

You can eplxore more titles with this function on our feature buy slot category.

The Buy Pass feature has two options for you to pick from. Buy or Chance.

Chance is worth half the amount of Buy and comes with a circle which is split half in red and half in green. Once you have selected Chance, the dial will spin on the circle. If the dial lands on Red you will not be awarded a discount, if the dial lands on the green, you will be able to play the Buy Pass feature for half the cost.

Please be aware that you can spin the dial as many times as you wish, although each time Chance is selected the amount displayed will be deducted from your balance.

When the feature begins, you will start with a x5 multiplier and 8 free spins. Here you will have the chance to increase your spins by collecting scatter symbols as well as increase the multiplier up to x100!

Design and Symbols

NextGen designed Rise of the Mountain King to be a visually beautiful online slot to enjoy playing.

The colours used and subtle and add a magical out of this world effect to the slot game.

The reels are actually invisible in this slot game, which means the background is fully effective throughout the whole game, adding to the story and setting the scene.

Rise of the Mountain King is set in another world, high above the clouds and just in front of a glorious castle.

9, 10, J, Q, K and Ace make up the lower-paying symbols, whereas the higher paying symbols are illustrated by the different characters and their weapons.

Our Thoughts

Overall this new online video slot game by NextGen is beautifully designed. One aspect I really liked is that I could move the Spin button feature, to place it somewhere on the gameboard which suits me.

For a medium variance slot, the game offers great potential to land some mega wins, with the x100 multiplier and re-spin feature.

I also enjoy the fact you can buy straight into the free spins round and at the same time, taking a gamble to try and land yourself a discount.

In my opinion, NextGen gets top marks for this new online slot game. All aspects of the game are thoughtfully designed and put together.