Chasm of Fear is the freshest installment in Playtech’s famous Kingdoms Rise franchise. It’s a curious combination of pirates, giants and monkeys, but the fantasy genre can create all kinds of bedfellows so long as it entertains and enriches. Kingdoms Rise: Chasm of Fear does both with Playtech’s staple features, including the three progressive jackpots and a game shop from where you can buy additional features with coins collected through the game play.
The game begins with the pirate’s ship entering a canyon from the top of which a giant throws down boulders on the vessel. This is a game where the background looks more appealing than the curved reels. Except for the serpent and the wild, all other symbols including the beer-guzzling pirate, the mysterious lady, the monkey and the scatter giant look faded. And then there are low-value gemstones in place of the 10-A royals found in most games.
Initially played on a 5 reels and 4 rows grid with 1,204 win ways, the reels expand into a 4-6-6-6-4 grid when the features come into play. The ways to win also increase to 3,456, which bring out the true potential of the slot’s base game RTP of 94.06%, which includes the feature plays. However, this figure does not take into account the game’s progressive jackpots, and potential wins from the additional features purchased from the game’s shop.
Chasm of Fear has 3 wilds with 1x, 2x, 3x multipliers that can be particularly useful during the bonus features. This is a highly volatile slot, which means medium wins in the base game and some high payouts during the bonus games. However, the features can be hard to trigger, and there may be some arid spinning spells. Hence, you should use the betting window of $0.10 to $500.00 wisely and make strategic adjustments to the game as it plays out.
Winning combinations are made when three identical symbols land on adjacent reels from left to right. The serpent is the only exception and pays out for landing on the first two reels only. The serpent is also the highest paying symbol with multipliers of 0.2 to 5 times your bet for landing on 2, 3, 4, and 5 reels. However, it is the multiplier wilds that you have to watch if you want to realize the game’s top payout potential of 10,000 times your bet. This does not include the jackpots.
There are three progressive jackpots in the game, which increase the game’s theoretical RTP to 97.06%. Any of the three jackpots can be triggered on any spin, though the chances increase with higher bets. The lowest jackpot is the Daily Strike Jackpot, which must be won before the date and time shown. The Power Strike Jackpot will pay out the amount that is shown. However, you should be aiming for the Epic Jackpot, which routinely runs into 6 figures.
These are the only bonus features of the game and are activated by the giant scatter. The giant gives you a re-spin whenever he lands on the second row of the fifth reel. The free spins feature is triggered when the giant lands on the third or fourth row of the last reel. You get 6 free spins.
During both features, the reels expand into a 4-6-6-6-4 grid with 3,456 ways to win, potentially creating some cataclysmic winning combos. If the giant again lands on the third row of reel 5 during the free spins round, you get three more free spins. If it lands on the fourth row you get six more free spins. Free spins and re-spins can be activated any number of times.
The Shop is a standard feature of all Kingdoms Rise games. You collect tokens as you spin the reels, which are displayed on the right when you have collected some. You can buy bonus features from other games in the franchise. You can also buy enhanced versions of the re-spins feature of this game in the following denominations:
You can set sail and play this game on the high seas. Playtech has fully optimized the slot with HTML5. This programming supports all cellular platforms like Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, etc. Hence Chasm of Fear slot can be played on all mobile devices that run on these platforms. It could be an average smart-phone or an advanced iPod.
Furthermore, HTML5 interface automatically restructures to the small screen. The gaming experience becomes as immersive as on a PC, with full graphical integrity and sound fidelity. Your smart-phone should have Safari, while if you’re playing on a tablet, Chrome is an ideal alternative. Just make sure that you have stable internet connectivity to enjoy uninterrupted playing.
We think that Chasm of Fear is the latest winner in the Kingdoms Rise series from Playtech. Fans of this genre will definitely enjoy the 2x and 3x wild multiplies, which can result in some really wild wins during the bonus games.
The shop of Kingdoms Rise can be pretty profitable as well if you collect enough tokens to buy the re-spins. The option to buy bonus features from other games in the franchise also gives players exposure to the other games.
And if you’re lucky enough to trigger the progressive Epic jackpot, please remember you first read about this game here.