King Cashalot is a progressive slots game with a light-hearted medieval banquet theme, which isn’t surprising when you note that Cashalot sounds a bit like Camelot. The game has 5 reels, 9 pay lines and allows you to bet up to 5 coins per line, so the maximum bet per spin of the reels is 45 coins.
Sound effects are put to very good use in this game, with both medieval-style music playing throughout the game and plenty of people laughing, just as they would around a real banquet table. The cartoon-style graphics of the King Cashalot slots game are very impressive. Even when you play the King Cashalot game in full screen mode the colours are vibrant, detail is high and animations are smooth.
Symbols include a dashing prince, inexplicably wearing a suit of armour made of – you guessed it – gold; the eye-wateringly rich King Cashalot, bedecked a gold crown and a regal red-and-gold robe; a fetching damsel wearing a gold headband; and a golden dragon. There are also symbols depicting bowls of fruit, baking turkeys, a blueberry pudding, a massive ham hock and a bowl of fish. The slot’s medieval banquet theme is also conveyed with the use of sound effects, whence royal music booms from the speakers as gamers spin the reels.
Wagering and wins
The aim, if you haven’t yet guessed, is to line up matching combinations. Players can wager between 0.01 and 0.45 per spin to get involved, and all wins pay left-to-right save for the scatter symbol. The highest-paying symbol is that of the titular King, which yields a whopping 15,000x for five-in-a-line. Five queens, meanwhile, pays 1,000, while five knights pays 500. The scatter symbol is the jester, which appears on all five reels. It pays out a rather meagre amount though, and doesn’t grant free spins. Landing five-in-a-line pays a rather poky 50, but on the plus side, the scatter pays even on non-activated paylines.
The Wild Symbol
In addition to being’s the game’s true money symbol, King Cashalot is also wild, and can replace all symbols except the scatter and golden dragon to constitute winning combinations. Not only that, but the inclusion of a substituting wild in a successful combination sees the win doubled.
Incidentally, players must bet the maximum number of coins to qualify for the progressive jackpot, which is won when one lands five King Cashalot icons on the ninth pay-line. In other words, players must wager five coins on each of the game’s nine pay-lines to give themselves the chance of a glorious victory. The progressive jackpot starts at 100,000, but as stated, it frequently exceeds the one million mark. Indeed, there have been instances where the jackpot has risen to 1.7 million. The progressive pays out, on average, once every 40 or so weeks.
The Bonus Game
You have a better chance of activating the Treasure Bonus Game. This triggers when one lands three golden dragon symbols anywhere on reels two, three and four. In the bonus game, you get the opportunity to open three treasure chests containing various prizes. You open a chest one at a time, and you can elect to either keep the winnings you uncover or discard them and move on to a new chest.
All bonus game winnings are multiplied by the number of coins staked per line, as well as the number of paylines in play.