The Sword of khans video slot appeared in online casinos in December 2019. It is created by Thunderkick. The Swedish manufacturer of gaming software is famous for unusual features of its slot machines and non-standard gameplay. The Sword of Khans slot machine is not the case: it is, in fact, a clone of the famous Book of Ra and Book of Dead slots.
The theme of the video slot is the Mongol conquests. There is no plot in the game. There are no design flaws, but nothing exciting either. By design, Sword of khans is a very ordinary slot for 2020 without animation and memorable audio tracks.
Sword of Khans slot machine is a free game without registration
The playing field of the Sword of Khans slot has a layout of 5 x 3. The number of lines is fixed at 10. Combinations are built from the first reel. Each paid chain can have either two elements (for the four highest characters), or three. Winnings from multiple combinations in a single round are added together. A scatter win is added to the total payout in the round.
The only special symbol is the sword. It combines the properties of Wild and Scatter symbols and activates the bonus game.
There are nine basic symbols: Khan, weapons, and armor, plus five symbols for playing cards from ten to Ace.
There is no risk game for doubling the winnings.
The Sword of Khan bonus game
At a glance, it is the same as in the Book of Ra slot, but there are several differences. The bonus is triggered by three "sword" icons in any places on the playing field. After that, the number of free rounds is randomly determined: from 5 to 15. The "expanding" symbol is randomly selected from among the basic ones. If this symbol now appears in any three places on the playing field, the entire reel will be filled with this symbol.
Then you will be paid for combinations with two important features: combinations are counted with breaks, meaning that the reels may not be adjacent; combinations may start not only from the first reel.
"Expansion" always means that 10 combinations were formed on all lines. The sword special symbol cannot be selected as "expanding" one, nor does it play as a substitute symbol for filled reels.
The main differences between the "Sword of khans" slot and other similar machines:
Restarting the bonus game (retrigger) occurs with just two special symbols ("swords"), and not with three, as in other similar slots.
If the same symbol is randomly selected for the "extension" when restarting, the winnings in all remaining and added free spins will be doubled. The multiplier can be increased to x3 on further restarts. If this happens, restarts are no longer allowed.
Official parameters of the Sword of Khans slot
The advertisement in the "Win up to x10 000" screen saver prompted the author of this review to check whether this is true. It turned out that 10,000 total bets is the limit on winnings in the bonus game. But it is only theoretically achievable. The real linear coefficient in the Sword of Khans slot is x2500 relative to the line bet (250 total bets), which is quite a lot. This, by the way, is the maximum win in one round of the bonus game.
The maximum win in the main game round is 550 total bets. These are the highest combinations of the all three highest paid symbols that appear at the same time. Return to player rate is 95.36%. The volatility is high.
At the time of writing this review, 1500 test spins were made. Of course, this is not enough for a high volatility slot. But valuable information was obtained about the trends of the Sword of Khans slot machine: for 1500 rounds, the bonus game occurred only three times. This means that you need to start playing with a small bet, and you must have at least 500 bets in reserve. The minimum bet in the online casino is 10 cents.