Hall of the Mountain King takes players to a fantasy realm of the trolls, where the one with the biggest club gets to be the ruler. With stunning graphics, generous free spins, and three distinct levels in the bonus round that progressively provide better rewards, Hall of the Mountain King certainly got a lot going on the way to the jackpot of 7,326x the stake.
Betting Options and Bonus Rewards
The world in Hall of the Mountain King takes inspiration from various fantasy genres, including the legendary Lord of the Rings and the prominent World of Warcraft series. The game sets out to reimagine the orc race. Instead of a ferocious, war-like people, orcs in the game are friendly to look at but not entirely without their signature looks, such as jutting fangs and facial piercing. Amongst these noble orcs, the majestic Bearded King premium is worth 40x the stake for five of a kind.
Ascending the social and political ladder of the orc kingdom is not a feasible task, however, as Quickspin rated Halls of the Mountain King a maximum 5 out of 5 on the volatility scale. Combined with the RTP of 96.29%, players can expect rough early-game pressure with some infrequent yet high-yielding pay in the late game. Nevertheless, players can easily reach 4,000x in the base game with its rich arsenal of features. And with a dash of luck and patience, the maximum jackpot of 7,326x the bet waits just a few steps away.
The game activates the Multiplier Meter feature whenever players land a Wild anywhere on the screen. Every 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Wild(s) reward players with 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, and 5x multipliers, respectively. When a win hits, it multiplies with the highest active multiplier. Furthermore, the multipliers can stack. So with a pinch of good fortune, players can score up to 4,000x the stake in the base game alone.
Landing 3 Hammer Scatters gain players access to the Free Spin bonus round of Hall of the Mountain King. The bonus round has up to three levels, each with progressively better rewards each time players advance through them.
In Stage 1: Symbol Upgrade, a troll will appear and smash the symbol upgrade section on the right side of the grid. Stacks of upgraded premium symbols will then replace the corresponding ones on the grid. Additionally, the troll can destroy the bottom of the multiplier meter, upgrading all multipliers to the maximum level of 15x. When the troll crushes the top block of the upgrade section, Stage 2 will commence.
In Stage 2: Whirling Wilds, players must collect as many Whirling Wilds as possible. The troll will continue to smash the blocks on either side of the grid. Players can collect up to 6 Whirling Wilds, which will hover above the grid. Once the troll has finished destroying the top block, the game progresses to the final stage.
In Stage 3: All collected Upgraded Symbols and Whirling Wilds combine to create epic wins. Despite lasting only three turns, Stage 3 of Hall of the Mountain King makes up for it with potentially massive rewards and random Whirling Wild drops on every spin.
Hall of the Mountain King contains decent graphics with smooth animations, although it sometimes looks like a generic medieval fantasy game. Unfortunately, the absence of options to skip the grind makes the game overly tedious. Quick Spin attempted to replace the Free Spins feature with a dull, linear bonus round that is often too brief to provide any entertainment value. Overall, Hall of the Mountain King is not my game, though some people might say differently.