Ogre Empire is a monstrous html5 video slot that games developer Betsoft Gaming launched on May 28, 2018. The game’s plot is characterized by a temperamental diurnal ogre and playful nocturnal urbanites. Themes: niche differentiation, magic, medieval architecture, luck, royalty, enchantment, flowers, gems, monarchy, fantasy, and folklore.
Similar games from Betsoft: It Came from Venus (May 2012), Frankenslot’s Monster (March 2016), Ogre Empire (May 2018), Back to Venus (April 2020), Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (July 2014), and Monster Pop (March 2020). Ogre Empire’s rival games include The Ogre Village (September 2019) from Nucleus Gaming, Giants (April 2017) from KA Gaming, and Orc’s Battle (July 2013) from Microgaming.
Twelve symbols (queen, king, diamond, ogre, clustered gems, stacked coins, spiked bludgeon, fly agaric, A, K, Q, and J) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Ogre Empire Game Characteristics
Ogre Empire is set in a fictitious snowy European kingdom, according to the background whose densely populated medieval town features Romanesque architecture. Its translucent 5X3 grid, which is embedded on a brown-framed community noticeboard, is divided up by twisted rods; the grid’s numbered margins indicate its 25 left-to-right fixed paylines.
There are nineteen symbols, eleven total bets, two bet multipliers, a self-multiplying win multiplier, three substituting wilds, transformed wilds, locked symbols, repopulating wild flowers, neither bonus game nor free games, a side game, and regularly pays from $0.05 to $1000.00.
Ogre Empire has seven special symbols and eleven ordinary symbols. Special symbols: day mode-activating sunrise; night mode-activating moonrise; symbol-transforming red-and-green Egyptian star flower (substituting wild); another symbol-transforming pink-and-blue star flower (substituting wild); grid-smashing lime ogre in a brown loincloth and huge belt; substituting “wild” green-and-yellow flower; and wins-doubling smiling and colorful jester.
Ordinary symbols: queen in a red costume; ornamented elderly king in red; blue diamond; clustered gems; stacked golden coins; spiked brown bludgeon; fly agaric; and floral, sculptured and orange card values A, K, Q, and J.
The Ogre Empire bet sizes: $0.25 (minimum bet), $0.50, $0.75, $1.00, $1.25, $2.50, $3.75, $5.00, $6.25, $12.50, and $25.00 (maximum bet).
The $25.00 bet offers these Ogre Empire payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. Diamond pays $75.00, $200.00, and $400.00. Ogre pays $50.00, $150.00, and $300.00. Clustered gems pays $25.00, $100.00, and $200.00. Stacked coins pays $25.00, $100.00, and $200.00. Spiked bludgeon pays $20.00, $50.00, and $100.00. Fly agaric pays $20.00, $50.00, and $100.00. A, or K pays $10.00, $20.00, and $75.00. Q, or J pays $5.00, $15.00, and $50.00.
During the aforementioned day mode payouts, wherein the ogre is awake, a reel-long sunshine is an X4 bet multiplier. Also, the landed red-and-green star flower repopulates once, twice or thrice; it replaces the neighboring ordinary symbols, transforming them into wilds. Sometimes, the ogre hits the grid with his bludgeon, prompting some symbols to fall while the locked symbols are joined by newly fetched symbols.
The moonrise loads the night mode that is set in a nightly grid beside the sleeping ogre; all A, K, and Q symbols open to reveal the caged jester, king, and queen, respectively. The jester (it lacks a regular payout) is a self-multiplying X2 win multiplier for the night mode payouts–queen pays $100.00, $250.00, and $750.00; while the king pays $100.00, $250.00, and $1000.00. The glowing pink-and-blue flower repopulates once, twice or thrice; it covers the adjacent ordinary symbols, making them wilds. A reel-long moonshine over the town is an X6 bet multiplier.
After the collectible wins, the “2X Double Up” that pops up at bottom right loads the side game. Players are prompted to “gamble all” or “gamble 50%”, by ticking their respective green-and-brown icons; players press the golden coin’s “heads” (king’s bust) or “tails” (flowers) that either doubles or nullifies the current win. Ogre Empire’s non-progressive jackpot is $25000.00.
The good Ogre Empire software features: mobile and desktop versions; quick spin; and 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins. Sound effects: grunting ogre, jingling, rattling, and chinking. The cinematic 3D graphics include gushing coins, grid-hitting ogre, glitter effect, winking king, white sunburst, dozing and clapping ogre, and petals falling off shaky flowers.
Luck in Ogre Empire
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Ogre Empire is 95.22% and the house edge is 4.78%.