Microgaming has developed their own brand of specific slot games and has dubbed them "rhyming reels". This is because this particular set of slot games are based on folklore, poems, songs and famous historical characters. Their latest effort is a slot machine game based on the British nursery rhyme Old King Cole. There is much debate about whether the nursery rhyme is based on any historical British character in particular, so Microgaming has come up with their own casino slot concept and has inserted Old King Cole straight into the action. This is a great game that is a lot of fun, and we have listed all the details below.

Our Verdict:

The game has a classic casino theme, and slot players will feel right at home straight away with the simple but attractive layout, that while may be taken as slightly generic, it means you can quickly grasp the game. The music is pleasant, and there are some good bonus features to enjoy on this five reel and twenty pay-line version. The less valuable symbols are your standard numbers and letters, and your higher value symbols are related to the story. You can place bets starting from just a penny, so there is plenty of flexibility, and overall we think Old King Cole is worth a try.

Wild Symbol:

The wild symbol is a useful way for the player to accumulate more winning combinations as the symbol itself substitutes for a lot of other symbols on the reel thus increasing the likelihood to pick up winning combinations. In this particular slot game, there are actually two wild symbols, the first being the Old King Cole name and the second being a golden disk so keep your eyes peeled for both of these as they are extremely beneficial to your game. Please note that these will not substitute for the scatter symbol.

Free Spins Feature:

One of the best features about normal slot machine games is the chance to extend gameplay by winning free spins. Users will not be disappointed with this version as free spins can be triggered by landing three of the scatter crown symbols with 3, 4 or 5 triggering the spins themselves. You can also win a multiplier of up to 7 and the maximum free spins that will be awarded is 12. This feature also stacks with the wild symbol so you can create a lot of extra winning combinations.

Gamble Feature:

For the risk takers out there, Old King Cole does have a gamble feature that allows players to put it all on the line for a chance at doubling or even quadrupling their money by selecting the gamble button and risking their latest win on a guessing game. Essentially a card will be drawn at random, and if the player guesses red or black they will double their winnings, and if they can also guess the correct suit they will quadruple their winnings! However if they get it wrong, they will be sent back to the reels with nothing.