You may remember the previous Highway Kings slot game from Play tech. Or maybe you don’t. It was a dull line concern with a weird kind of bingo bonus feature that turned a sensible 3%-ish House Edge into a far from sensible 27% house edge. Also, the graphics were terrible.
Well, someone must have seen something in the previous game as Highway Kings is back in the form of Highway Kings slot.
And guess what? The graphics are still terrible. But the game as a whole is much improved.
Firstly, there are some decent size wins to be had in this American Trucker themed slot even if you don’t beat the bonus. The largest is 10,000x coin size for 5 of a kind of the Huge Truck. But there are others – containing a healthy 5,000 coins for 5OAK for the Gas Pumps symbol. This alone makes the game more valuable than the look and feel suggests.
Oh, and the game pays both ways. Always nice.
And, unlike the previous Highway Kings slot, there is a appropriate bonus round. Checkered Flag symbols on reels 1 and 5 trigger this – a Truck Racing game leading to a free spins feature. The truck you choose gives a win multiplier (max 5x) and the lane you choose for the race gives you an primary amount of free spins (max 25). The best thing: this bonus can be re-triggered an unlimited amount of times.
We were lucky, I think, and managed to trigger it three consecutive times. Nevertheless, the win wasn’t massive – 120x our 1.00 bet. Not exactly in the ‘I’m-going-to-buy-a-new-car’ range.
Nevertheless, immediately after the free spins, we beat 5 Gas Pumps for a very healthy £5000 win. At which point, we danced around the laptop in a manner not suiting people of our age.
Five of a kind wins actually appear more frequently than you might expect.
For us, Highway Kings slot is a decent slot machine where you can pick up some decent wins without having to get to the bonus round. That’s something we like a lot.
If it wasn’t for the fact that the graphics are poor and make the slot look out of fashion, this would have been a solid 8/10 game. The return to player is 94.99% but don’t let that . There’s gold in them thar Trucks.
Lastly, I thought we should mention you can bet up to a huge 300.00 per line!