Note: From May, the 31st 2012, this slot machine has been retired by its producer, Microgaming.
The Lord of the Rings, the epic trilogy written by J.R.R. Tolkien, has achieved massive popularity worldwide.
Rivaled only by Harry Potter and a few other series’, Lord of the Rings is a huge deal, especially here in the US. The story (and mainly the movies) got so popular that companies began designing Lord of the Rings fanfare, and a countless LotR-themed products.
It was only a matter of time before it reached the gambling industry. Today, there is a slot machine named The Fellowship of the Ring slot, and it’s gaining in popularity.
Overview of the game
Designed by Microgaming, one of the industry’s most respected software developers, this slot machine is sure to impress.
When playing The Fellowship of the Ring slot machine, you’ll join Frodo, Sam, Bilbo, Elrond, Legolas, and many other familiar characters from the trilogy. The slot machine actually uses HD footage from the Lord of the Rings movies to bring a legitimate feel to the game.
It’s also fun to watch segments of the movie in between spins to help keep you occupied.
The Fellowship of the Ring slot machine is a 5-reel slot, with 20 coins and 243 possible winning symbol combinations.
The game’s developers, Microgaming, say they have 2 other games in development stage, and they have every intention of completing the trilogy with new and exciting slot machines.
Lord of the Rings fans will love this innovative slot, and look forward to the additional 2 machines that are coming in the near future.
The winning symbols
Like most modern slot machines, the Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring slot machine does have some bonuses and wildcards.
The Lord of the Rings logo is a wild symbol, and when it appears, it stacks on the reels, which will help you make additional winning combinations. These wildcards can replace anything but scatter cards.
The second wild symbol is the Eye of Sauron, which appears only on reel 3. If you get this symbol, it will expand to cover the entire reel, so all the symbols on reel 3 become wildcards.
The last wildcard, The Ring symbol, is actually considered a scatter card. The Ring symbol can appear on any reel, and when it does, it can generate scatter wins which can pay up to 100 times your bet.
The Ring also has the ability to trigger the free spins feature. To activate this feature, you must spin three or more The Ring symbols on any lines.
Once activated, you will get 15 free spins with a random wild wheel. The random wheel means that on each spin, a random reel will become wild, helping you make more winning combinations.
It is possible to extend the free spin feature by getting 3 or more The Ring symbols during your initial 15 free spins.
If you’re lucky, you can win quite a bit during the free spin session. If you’re unlucky, you won’t lose anything as all the spins are free!