King Cashalot is the kind of game where you don’t really care what it looks like, or even what features it offers. Microgaming’s slot machine, it offers one of their biggest progressive jackpots, which can even go over the $1 million mark. The graphics are not impressive, on the contrary, but there is a reason why this old game is still incredibly popular, and it’s that huge prize. The slot offers kings and knights, princesses and dragons, all elements from a medieval story. There is food as well on the reels, from some kind of banquet. Only 9 lines are available on 5 reels, the jackpot going up to 15,000x normally, even before you take into account the progressive jackpot.
Betting and Prizes
Only 9 lines are used in King Cashalot video slot. The game allows for 1 to 5 coins to be part of each line’s bet, and their value seems to be fixed at $0.05. That gets you a line bet of up to $0.25, with the total for 9 lines being $2.25.
The biggest reward possible here, and with a bet of only a couple of bucks, is the progressive jackpot, which can be in the six or seven figure range, enough to make anyone rich. The second best payout is a 15,000x prize, which provides a good value and which can mean $3,750 cash.
King Cashalot Slot Features
The King symbol is the one that can get you the progressive jackpot, but to get it you need its icons on all five positions of the 9th payline. Get the King wild to form the same combo on any other payline, and it will pay you 15,000x the line bet instead.
As for the wild ability of the King, it will be a substitute, and it will also double prizes which it contributes to. Scatter and bonus icons don’t take advantage of the wild’s ability.
The only role available to the scatter is that of a trigger for a cash prize. The image is that of a Jester, and when you have two to five icons of this type in any position, you get a reward of 1x to 50x the bet value.
The Dragon is a bit more important, the symbol triggering as a scatter a feature called a Treasure Bonus.
Theme & Design
I’m far from impressed when it comes to the graphics of King Cashalot Microgaming slot. The slot looks like a very old title, with low quality symbols and with few paylines. It doesn’t have poker cards though, the low paying symbols having images of various foods that are worthy of a king’s table. The high paying symbols have images of the King, the Queen, Knight and Princess. A Jester and a Dragon complete the symbol list.
There is a very obvious good reason to play the game, and it’s a progressive jackpot that can get to huge values. The game costs little to play on, and it has a good list of features even without that jackpot, so it is worth playing.