The Riches of Don Quixote slot - Free Play - Game Review
Riches of Don Quixote is one of the more literary inclined slots game powered by Playtech software. It is based on the iconic comedy and epic novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, it is most favourable slot to all the literary geeks and tickles there inner reader.
The graphics of the game are incredibly sharp and well-defined, while the gameplay itself is very unique and immersing. It allows the player to play with stacked symbols, frozen wilds, increasing multipliers and much more!
The symbols are spun on five reels and twenty five pay lines. The betting option range from 25p to £1,250 per spin. The symbols are based on the novel characters, which include: Don Quixote—the chivalrous knight, Dulcina - a beautiful buxom lady, a rickety old windmill, a shield, a helmet, and the novel itself. The design is reminiscent to Spanish Golden Age, which has been rarely used.
A unique feature of the symbols is that they create stacked symbols. Two symbols will get attached and will appear as one on the reel, they will occupy two reel positions. Higher value stacked symbols can lead to a lot of wins, even a few can skyrocket your winnings.
The second feature is the increasing multiplier. The multiplier begins with a 2x multiplier, but increases with every 2 free spins. Three or four free spins will allow a 3x multiplier, four and five free spins will allow 4x multiplier, seven and eight free spins will award a 5x multiplier, and nine and ten spins will award the player with a 6x multiplier.
The wild symbol, which is a windmill, will replace the standard symbols to create winning combinations, but it will also become a frozen wild if it appears on the middle position of the middle reel. This lucky ability will activate during the increasing multiplier feature and will deactivate itself afterwards.
The variance of the game was not quite high, but not very low either. It was perfectly balanced, which suited the literary gameplay perfectly. However, it does not offer any bonus games or the scatter symbols which could have created a very satisfying game.