From the 18th to early 20th century, the British Empire was the world's most-dominant force. And they acquired much of their land, including Canada, the American East Coast, India, and Australia, through their powerful navy.
Realtime Gaming's Victory slots is based on this concept, taking you on the high seas with the British Empire. But does this 5-reel, 20-line game conquer the slots world? Find out as we look at Victory's graphics, atmosphere, betting options, and special features.
Graphics and Atmosphere
This slot features an interesting background, with two ships battling above the reels. We also like how you see a ship and its sails when looking at the paytable screen.
The only thing preventing Victory's atmosphere from being great is a lack of music and quality sound effects. Nevertheless, we'll take the visual appeal of the naval battle happening in the background.
Symbols include a British admiral, lookout man, ship (wild), British flag (scatter), cannon, bell, A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9. Like the background, the symbols also look good. But we'd like to see a few more symbols related to the actual game, rather than letters and numbers.
Appearing only on reels 2, 3, and 4, the ship substitutes for all other symbols to form winning combinations. The admiral is the highest-paying symbol, offering 10,000 coins when he appears five times in an active line. The lookout man also pays well, delivering 5,000 coins when he lands 5 times in a line.
Format and Betting
You can adjust your coin size from $0.01 to $5.00, and your lines from 1-20. This makes the minimum bet worth one cent, and the max worth $100.00 per spin.
We found the hit frequency to be average in this game, so most players shouldn't have trouble playing all 20 lines at one cent a piece.
Also note that you can use autospin to keep the reels spinning with your selected betting options.
Victory Slots Special Features
The British flag triggers free spins and scatter payouts whenever it lands 3 or more times anywhere on the reels. Scatter payouts are worth 3x (3 symbols), 10x (4 symbols), and 100x (5 symbols) your triggering bet.
You receive 12 free spins for 3 ships, 20 for 4, and 50 for 5. Any win involving the ship during free spins is multiplied 4x, while all other wins are multiplied 2x.
Also note that this slot has a random progressive jackpot that's seeded at $1,000. You can win this jackpot randomly on any spin, and it's worth $1,713 at the time of this writing.
Final Verdict on Victory Slots
The only big downside we see to this game is that it doesn't have any music or relevant sound effects. We'd also like to see a few more original symbols.
But other than this, Victory slots has quality graphics, a bonus with a 2x-4x multiplier, and some large payouts. Regarding the latter, you can win up to 40,000 coins if you get 5 admirals (w/ 1-4 ships) in the free spins bonus.
That said, if you're a history buff who's interested in the British Empire's navy, then Victory does a good job of creating the atmosphere and offering solid bonuses.