Microgaming officially unveiled Forsaken Kingdom—the designer is Rabcat Gambling—via its Microgaming Quickfire on March 4, 2015, but reports about its work in progress had dated from 2012. Forsaken Kingdom is a slot game adaptation of the Arthurian legend—captivating (romantic) stories revolving around the 5th century British ruler King Arthur who is notable for neutralizing Saxon invasions. The Castle Builder series is another kingdom-inspired product developed in-house.
The words “forsaken” and “kingdom” collectively refer to King Arthur’s ill-fated rule, which ended after Queen Guinevere’s extra-marital affair with knight Lancelot ignited a bloody civil war. Subtitled “the path of valor”, Forsaken Kingdom players are expected to have two, three, four, or five matching Arthurian symbols so as to win.
Forsaken Kingdom Game Characteristics
The Forsaken Kingdom’s 5X3 grid is the deciding factor for the non-fixed twenty pay lines. These are the eleven Forsaken Kingdom symbols: 10, J, Q, and K in gothic fonts and medieval decorations; an image of a castle; medieval black knight; a youthful King Arthur; a sword; a free spins-activating shield; and “Wild” Lady Guinevere dressed in red.
On the Forsaken Kingdom interface, players decide if to adjust downwards the active pay lines out of its default twenty lines; and choose if to adjust downwards the bet value from the default $2.00 value. Forsaken Kingdom’s minimum total bet is $0.01, when a $0.01 bet is staked for a lone pay line; the $40.00 maximum total bet results from staking a $2.00 bet for each and all of the twenty pay lines, which can be directly set using the “max bet”. The nine Forsaken Kingdom bet values are $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, $1.00, and $2.00.
The manhole-like icon at bottom centre is for prompting spins. The bet amount-based Forsaken Kingdom payouts are generous as exemplified by a $40.00 maximum bet in the dynamic pay table. The respective payments for two, three, four, and five matching symbols are: “10” symbol pays $4.00, $6.00, $10.00, and $20.00; “J” symbol pays $4.00, $8.00, $20.00, and $50.00; Q offers $6.00, $10.00, $50.00, and $150.00; K offers $10.00, $14.00, $100.00, and $200.00.
The castle image offers $0.00, $20.00, $100.00, and $500.00; the black knight pays $0.00, $30.00, $200.00, and $1000.00; the armored King Arthur offers $0.00, $50.00, $400.00, and $2000.00; the sword offers $0.00, $400.00, $4000.00, and—a non-progressive jackpot of—$40000.00.
Forsaken Kingdom game has three different bonus sections: an “eternal love bonus” when the king and Lady Guinevere appear on one top-row reel; an “epic battle” bonus after getting the king and Black Knight on one top-row reel; and the bet-multiplying “Round Table of Fortune” that is activated by a dozen knights circling a table, which can be boosted by progressively collecting knights using 2+ shields on the twelve places encircling the spin icon. More than three Shields offer free spins ,ranging from five to twelve.
The Forsaken Kingdom software and the ambient sounds are good; but the game stands out especially because of its hyperealistic 3D graphics such as the kingdom in flames, the artistic impression of king Arthur’s round table, and the composed, alert, and combat-ready King Arthur camouflaged in his kingdom’s ruins.
Luck in Forsaken Kingdom
A game of luck, Forsaken Kingdom RTP rate is 96.33% and the house edge is 3.67%.