The King Blitz slot comes with 6 reels, 4 rows and 4,096 ways to win. Landing 3 or more matching symbols on successive reels starting from reel 1 in any position will result in a winning combination. The only exception is the lion which you only need 2 to get a win.
Bet levels vary between 10p and £100 per spin allowing for all pockets to be catered for. There’s a Coins icon which, when clicked on, will bring up plus and minus buttons. These allow you to change your stake easily. Outside the UK, there’s a Turbo Mode and Autoplay which allows up to 100 autospins or until you trigger a bonus feature.
The King Blitz RTP is 96.54% which is higher than the 96% online slots average return. That said, 0.99% of that return is reserved for the 4 progressive jackpots. This means the actual RTP is 95.55%.
The volatility is very high (5/5) with most wins being medium and high in nature. You won’t land many small wins though so tread carefully. In terms of max wins, the top payout is 15,227 x your total bet. There are bigger wins from the progressive jackpots. The Blitz Jackpot will pay out at least £100,000 (more details below).
With an African savanna theme, the King Blitz slot takes you to the tropical grassland in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Set at sunset, there’s a mystical quality to the graphics and visuals. Part of the Blitz Jackpot series, King Blitz has similarities visually to Buffalo Blitz and Rhino Blitz.
The rather relaxing and enchanting soundtrack adds to the magical element. It does make you think you’re in a spa. When you land decent sized wins, an American style voice is heard narrating the outcomes. It doesn’t fit in with the theme/feel of the game and is more in line what you’d hear at a Las Vegas casino.
On the reels, you will see A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 royals. The higher value symbols are represented by antelopes, meerkats, giraffes, zebras and lions. The lion is the best paying symbol with 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 in combination rewarding you with 1, 3.75, 5, 6.25 or 7.5 x your total bet. Importantly, the lion symbol is stacked on all 6 reels.
The diamond is the wild symbol. It substitutes for all symbols above to form the best possible winning combination. The diamond wild doesn’t substitute for the Free Games scatter though.
Created by Playtech using the latest HTML5 technology, King Blitz can be played on iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices. It’s also available on tablets, laptops and PCs. The 6×4 layout works well on all devices but the best experience visually is always a laptop or PC in my experience.
The King Blitz slot has 2 bonus features. There are free spins with an increasing multiplier up to 10x when you fill the Collection Areas. Then you have 4 progressive jackpots which are won at random.
Landing 3 to 6 Free Games scatters on a base game spin will trigger the Free Games feature. 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters will reward you with 8, 10, 12 or 15 free spins respectively.
During the free spins, win multiplier symbols appear. You’ll begin with 2x win multiplier symbols. When they land, they will multiply the win if there is one as well as being collected in the area above the reels. When you fill a collection area, you’ll win additional free spins and increase the win multiplier value:
This means it’s possible to win an extra 32 free spins which can lead to 47 free spins in total. More importantly, you can benefit from 10x win multipliers on each free spin. If you land more than 1 win multiplier, the multiplier values are added together with a limit of 10x.
Part of Playtech’s Blitz Jackpot series, there’s a Jackpot Blitz feature that is randomly triggered. Once you enter, you can win 1 of 4 progressive jackpots. You pick from 20 diamonds which will reveal a corresponding jackpot.
The aim is to match 3 identical jackpot symbols. Here’s what each jackpot is guaranteed to pay (seed value) and the real-time jackpot:
The King Blitz slot is visually quite similar to other Blitz games such as Buffalo Blitz. Focusing on the king of Africa, the gameplay is true to previous slots in the series.
The Free Games feature gives you win multipliers which can reach 10x. Fill the various Collection Areas to win extra free spins and increase the win multiplier. This can lead to 15,277 x bet wins on each free spin.
Bear in mind it will take approximately 132 spins on average to trigger the free spins. That said, winning 1,000 x your total bet or over will happen once every 197,433 spins so King Blitz is extremely volatile.
The random progressive jackpots are always welcome with the Blitz Jackpot paying at least £100,000. The chances of winning are quite small but there’s always a chance.
Overall, I must say King Blitz has all the elements that made previous Blitz slots popular but with the added extra of bigger wins that it’s predecessors.