The HBO series themed slots have proven a hit. Like Vikings Slot, the Game of Thrones slot is breaking records. Not many people know this, but in 2014 MicroGaming released not one, but two Game of Thrones slots! Let’s dissect them and see which one is the better slot for you to play:
The differences at first sight are mainly concerning gameplay and/or preference in volatility and payout. In other words: there are two versions of the same game, at least the same game on the surface.
In short, the first version of the game has 15 paylines and the other has 243 paylines. You might think “I’ll just take the version with the most ways to win’, but let us explain what this difference entails!
Difference in payout percentage
The difference between 15 paylines and 243 ways to pay out mean a major difference in the payout structure. Let’s zoom in on the consequences of playing the one version or the other!
The first version looks like this:
- 15 paylines
- 96,4% return to player
- €0,15 minimum bet
- €15 maximum bet
- €75,000 maximum win
The second version looks like this:
- 243 paylines
- 95% return to player
- €0,30 minimum bet
- €6 maximum bet
- €121,000 maximum win
Though the maximum bet of the second version is lower, this is still the highroller version of the game. With a higher minimum bet and a higher volatility (and greater possible win).
Difference in playstyle
The first version is easier to play, since it is so much more straightforward. Simply set your coin size, choose the number of coins per line and check how much you end up betting (€0,15-€15).
You will see the payout in cash instead of coins, so you have a great overview of your spendings and winnings. With the Scatter Symbol, you can get 200x your bet and unlock a bonus game. In this bonus game, you can choose how much risk you want to take:
- House Baratheon – 8 free spins – 5x multiplier – 3 house symbol stack
- House Lannister – 10 free spins – 4x multiplier – 4 house symbol stack
- House Stark – 14 free spins – 3x multiplier – 5 house symbol stack
- House Targaryen – 18 free spins – 2x multiplier – 6 house symbol stack
What is a bit of a letdown is that you only get these number of spins, no matter how many scatter you gather.
Last but not least there is the gamble trail feature, you can double up your win by going for a head or tails game. You will receive your win 16 times if you get 4 times lucky, but lose everything if you lose once. That is why we advise people to only gamble the small wins!!!
playing with 243 ways to win
Starting from €0,30, the betting is a bit steep for those who like to play small. It is especially a bit high since there is no progressive jackpot. The good thing about this version is that you get a lot more wins, though the wins are smaller than in the 15 winline. Not many are worth the effort.
It’s a matter of preference, but we decided the first version is the better one. That’s why you can find this Game of Thrones game on Power Slots!