Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole

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Old King Cole is another online slot game in Microgaming’s Rhyming Reels Series. These games are based upon popular children’s nursery rhymes, and this one of course, is based on the traditional nursery rhyme about the original merry old soul, Old King Cole. The 5 reels of this slot are set within a classic nursery rhyme book, packed with colour and musical notes, and feature 20 pay lines. I’m not quite sure I totally understand the soundtrack, which seems to be from the genre of trendy rap music… perhaps the intent is to modernise the nursery rhyme.

The symbols here relate to the nursery rhyme; there’s the merry old soul himself, followed by the three fiddlers, a hookah pipe, a bowl of cereal and traditional playing cards from Ace to 10.

Old King Cole’s crown is the scatter symbol and the golden ticket to you too becoming a merry old soul. This symbol can land you 12 free spins and up to 7x multiplier, if you land 3 or more on the reels. The free spins can even be retriggered, and there are 2 wilds present for the duration – these are the gold disc and the Old King Cole logo symbol. Both these will substitute all symbols but the scatter; the gold disc only has this function in the free spins game but the Old King Cole logo acts as a wild in both free spins and the main game.

This Rhyming Reels slot can also offer the classic gamble feature to players who have won in the main game. Play a simple game of card predictions and you could be on your way to doubling or quadrupling your win.

Verdict

Once I had overlooked the theme and soundtrack combination, I had a really enjoyable time playing Old King Cole. Microgaming often impress with decent bonus games, free spins and multiplier offers, even if the theme or visuals can be a little bit of a let-down sometimes.  This is an entertaining game that has the potential to award you some really big wins in the free spins feature, so totally worth checking out.

 

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